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!
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):
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 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.
Ward Christmas Party
For a ward Christmas party, pass out copies of the lyrics.
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!
More Christmas Singing Time Ideas
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.