A Primary Christmas Song Nativity

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Email
Print

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
**This post contains affiliate links.  That means I receive a small commission from sales at no cost to you.  But know that I wouldn’t recommend this product if I didn’t LOVE it!
 
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 need costumes for all the actors/participants as you would for a regular (non-musical) nativity.  Costumes can be as simple as using bathrobes, sheets, extra fabric, etc.  Here are a few more ideas for costumes:

“Poster” nativity where each child holds up a poster costume, similar to Children All Over the World posters.

Or the December 2023 Friend Magazine suggests nativity costumes made from paper plates.

Amazon has tons of children’s Christmas nativity costumes as well (Amazon affiliate link):

Baby Jesus

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

Nativity Scriptures

These are the scriptures to read along with the corresponding Primary song to sing after each scripture is read:

  • 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 especially with the handbells)

Nativity 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 using this flip chart format for the Primary kids on the stage as well!

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

More Christmas Singing Time Ideas

Make sure to check out more Christmas singing time ideas.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Christmas Singo Primary 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.

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Email
Print

Make singing time easy!

Get it to go!

Singing time just got even easier!  With my Singing Time To-Go, all you have to do is print!  Be prepared for the entire month – every month!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Singing Time To-Go Membership

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Be prepared in singing time for the entire month – every month!  And all you have to do is print!

Recommended singing time supplies:

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Will Be Valiant Primary Singing Time Ideas

I Will Be Valiant Primary Singing Time Ideas

The Primary song I Will Be Valiant, with its rhythmic marching beat, is one you’ll definitely want to teach in singing time!  Not to mention it’s call to be one of Heavenly Father’s needed valiant servants!  So make sure to use these fantastic I Will Be Valiant singing time ideas when you teach it!

Gain access to ALL my free lesson plan printables

    Hundreds of printables organized by song title and category that coincide with my singing time lesson plan posts!

    Sign up to join the singing time party:

    New Primary Music Leader?

    Sign up to receive emails to get you started in singing time!

    Make singing time easy!

    Get it to-go!

    Singing time just got even easier!  With my Singing Time To-Go, all you have to do is print!  Be prepared for the entire month – every month!