A Primary Christmas Song Nativity

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This Primary Christmas Song Nativity is a great lesson the Sunday before Christmas in singing time.  It may take longer than your allotted 20 minutes so plan accordingly.  This also doubles as a GREAT activity for your ward or family Christmas party entertainment!

Camille's Primary Ideas: A Primary Christmas Song Nativity singing time ideas
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Present the Nativity as it is found in Luke along with the birth of Christ in America in Helaman.  In between scenes, sing 5-6 Christmas songs found in the Children’s Songbook.

Nativity Costumes

You’ll need costumes for all the actors/participants as you would for a regular (non-musical) nativity.  Costumes can be as simple as using bathrobes, fabric, etc.  

You can even do a “poster” nativity where each child holds up a poster costume, similar to Children All Over the World posters I’ve made found HERE (however, this version could potentially be LOTS of work!).

Oriental Trading has costumes for purchase (or even for ideas to DIY!) found HERE as does Amazon here (Amazon affiliate linkes):

Baby Jesus

Also bring a doll for the baby Jesus – unless one of the small nursery children are willing ;).

Scriptures to Read

These are the scriptures to read and the songs to sing after each:

  • Helaman 14:2 – 13 (Samuel the Lamanite on the Wall) – Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus
  • Luke 2:1, 4-5 (Joseph & Mary traveling) – When Joseph Went to Bethlehem
  • Luke: 2:7 (The Nativity) – Away in a Manger
  • Luke 2:8 – 10 (The Announcement of Christ’s Birth to the Shepherds) – Stars Were Gleaming
  • Luke 2:11 (The Birth of Jesus) – The Nativity Song
  • Christmas Bells (optional but it’s fun!) – find details HERE

Singing Time Idea

Have children reenact what you are reading in the scriptures (silent acting while someone narrates the scriptures).
 
  • Have Samuel up on a wall (chair) with other primary children below shooting “arrows” at him, not listening, etc.
  • Have someone hold the decree from Caesar, then Joseph and Mary wearily traveling (not sure how you’d do the donkey – maybe a poster!)
  • Mary, Joseph & Baby Jesus only
  • Shepherds and the angel telling them to fear not
  • The nativity again with the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Wise Men, angels and all cast members.
 
In between scenes, sing each primary song – congregation and primary actors.
 
Available to download is a complete Nativity Narration so you know what comes when.
Camille's Primary Ideas: A Primary Christmas Song Nativity singing time ideas
Camille's Primary Ideas: A Primary Christmas Song Nativity singing time ideas

Ward Christmas Party

For a ward Christmas party, pass out copies of the lyrics.  

Camille's Primary Ideas: A Primary Christmas Song Nativity singing time ideas

These are also available in my Resource Library.  Then post the words like I do HERE for the primary kids on the stage as well!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Help children and teacher sing by posting the words in singing time during your lesson plan

More Christmas Singing Time Ideas

Want more Christmas singing time ideas? Then scroll through my Christmas singing time posts HERE.

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Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Christmas > Christmas Sing-A-Story.

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