- Star: The star was fulfillment of the promise that a new star would arise on the night of Christ’s birth. The people of the Book of Mormon also saw the star, as well as the Wise Men that came from the East.
- Candy Cane: “the candy cane is widely recognized as a reproduction of a shepherd’s staff.” (Bruce D. Porter “King of Kings”) The crook on the staff helps to bring back sheep that have strayed. the candy cane is the symbol of Christ being our shepherd.
- Christmas Wreath: “The Christmas wreath originated in remembrance of the crown of thorns worn by the Savior on the cross; it may also remind us that God’s plan is “one eternal round.” (Bruce D. Porter “King of Kings”)” The wreath symbolizes eternity and the eternal nature of Christ’s love. it is a circle, without beginning and without end.”
- Christmas Bells: “Christmas bells can serve as heralds of his coming.” (Bruce D. Porter “KIng of Kings”)
- Tree Lights: Remind us that Christ is the light of the world.
- Christmas Stockings: “Even the Christmas stockings hung by the fireplace may bring to mind those who have neither shoes nor stockings, whose store of worldly goods is bare, prompting us to reach out and share with the needy at this time of year. In the symbols and traditions of Christmas, all things bear record of him.” (Bruce D Porter “King of Kings”)
- Gifts: We give and receive gifts at Christmas time in remembrance of Heavenly Father’s greatest gift of all: His son Jesus Christ.
- Christmas Tree: The green color of the evergreen tree remains green all year round. our Christmas trees represent eternal life – the greatest gift from our Savior. The needles point heavenward, reminding us of Christ.
- Santa: generosity and kindness.
- Hand a sheet to each child and everyone competes against each other. I’d recommend this variation for Senior Primary ONLY. Have them turn around and place their sheet on their chair and they kneel on the floor. Then, when it’s time to sing, everyone turns around and stands up. It provides some great movement.
- Give each class a sheet and everyone can gather around their teacher and play against classes. This is great for larger primaries and young kids. Again, everyone can turn around to face the front when you sing.
- Print off one or two Singo sheets as large poster sizes either at Costco OR I “tiled” 2 of the Singo sheets so each will print on 6 pages. You can then piece them together on the chalkboard. Download using the access button below (again, something is wrong with Google Viewer so just download the items to your computer and all the pages should be there). Use more magnets as your markers (or use the calling cards to cover matches) and have the primary just fill in the singo chart if only using one chart. Kids can come up and draw a calling card out of the bag. If you print off two, the primary can compete against the teachers or boys, vs. girls, etc. Note that if you only use 1 or 2 sheets, there may be calling cards that you will not be using so make sure to remove them!
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