It’s not singing time in December without singing Christmas Primary songs and hymns! Make sure to sing as many Christmas Primary songs as possible using these Christmas Primary singing time ideas!
My Primary’s absolute favorite is Christmas Singo! But When Joseph Went to Bethlehem is a close 2nd! But don’t skip adding handbells to any of your Christmas singing time activities. Christmas is the magical time to bring in handbells!
Christmas Singing Time Ideas for Primary
These Christmas Primary singing time ideas are divided into categories (click on the link to jump to that section):
- Christmas Themed Singing Time Ideas
- Children’s Songbook Primary Christmas Songs
- Christmas hymns
- Christmas Songs in the Friend Magazine
- Secular Christmas Songs
And by all means, if you have a Christmas singing time activity to add, please leave a comment!!
Christmas Primary Singing Time Ideas
2. Merry Christmas Singing time
Spell MERRY CHRISTMAS all while learning about the reasons for the season AND singing Christmas primary songs! This Merry Christmas singing time idea also doubles as a great Christmas Primary program for your ward party or similar!
3. Twelve Songs of Christmas
Have a Song-A-Day Christmas in singing time with this 12 Songs of Christmas singing time idea!
4. Elf Yoga Singing Time
Singing Time Elf yoga will have your Primary kids moving to various elf yoga positions and loving it!
5. Naughty or Nice Silent Singer
Primary children love an opportunity to be “naughty” or “nice” with this Naught or Nice Silent Singer singing time activity!
6. Primary Christmas Song Nativity
Create a Primary Christmas Song Nativity in singing time all set to Primary Christmas songs!
7. Christmas Hot 'n Cold
Play Hot ‘n Cold in singing time with a Christmas twist! This simple activity never gets old and is even more fun around the holidays!
8. Handbells for Christmas
Christmas is the BEST time to bring in handbells! Try singing any of the Christmas Primary songs using my Christmas Primary song handbell charts.
Primary Singing Time Christmas songs to sing
Then don’t skip teaching all the beautiful Christmas Primary songs in the Children’s Songbook! You will LOVE all of these singing time ideas for teaching them…
10. Once within a Lowly Stable
If you know me, you know I LOVE using handbells at Christmas time! Use these puppets and handbells to teach Once within a Lowly Stable.
11. Who is the Child?
12. Have a Very Merry Christmas
Here’s a quick and easy lesson plan for the Primary song Have a Very Merry Christmas! Create simple actions that coincide with the lyrics and add in the handbells as a movement option!
13. Away in a Manger
This clever lesson plan to teach Away in a Manger incorporates simple shapes drawn on the board that eventually come together to create a manger scene! It’s so simple that you don’t even need to be an artist to pull it off!
14. Oh, Hush Thee My Baby
This simple Christmas singing time lesson plan idea teaches this often overlooked song, Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby. It utilizes scarves that compliment these soft lullaby actions!
15. Sleep Little Jesus
16. Christmas Bells
17. Mary's Lullaby
Teach Mary’s Lullaby in singing time using handbells!
Christmas Singing Time Ideas: LDS Hymns to teach
You can’t go wrong teaching a classic Christmas hymn in singing time! Make sure to check out these favorites!
18. Away in a Manger
Whether you teach the version in the Children’s Songbook or the hymnbook, teach Away in a Manger with shapes drawn on the board that eventually come together to create a manger scene! It’s so simple that you don’t even need to be an artist to pull it off!
19. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hark! The Herald Angels sing is a classic Christmas hymn! Teach it in singing time using a flip chart with Susan Fitch illustrations and optional handbells.
LDS Primary Christmas Singing Time Ideas: Teaching songs from Friend Magazine
20. My Christmas Testimony
Help your Primary share their testimony of the Savior by teaching the song My Christmas Testimony! They’ll be able to write all they know about the Savior and the events surrounding His birth.
If you want to branch out from the Children’s Songbook, there are several Primary Christmas songs published in the Friend magazine! Check out these lesson plans for a few of those songs.
21. When We Seek Him
I HIGHLY recommend teaching When We Seek Him in singing time using Susan Fitch’s flip chart!
22. Could I Hold the Baby
Could I Hold the Baby is a very popular Christmas song! And I know why … it’s BEAUTIFUL! Make sure to check out all my singing time ideas for teaching Could I Hold the Baby.
Primary Singing Time Christmas: Secular Songs to Sing
Your Primary may be asked to sing at your ward’s Christmas party, rest home or somewhere outside of church services! If that be the case, teach them these secular Christmas songs!
22. Jingle Bells
Jingle bells is perfect for playing on the handbells using this Jingle Bells handbell chart!
23. Carol of the Bells
Or give your Primary a challenge and play Carol of the Bellsusing this handbell chart.
What are your Christmas Singing Time Ideas?
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