Could I Hold the Baby Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Are you looking to teach something this Christmas outside the Children’s Songbook? Could I Hold the Baby is a perfect choice as it’s been published by the Church!  Teach Could I Hold the Baby using these Primary singing time ideas.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Primary Singing Time Ideas

This song is so simple and so sweet!  Your Primary is sure to fall in love with it using any of these singing time ideas!  I love letting the kids work on a nativity puzzle as they listen to the song over and over again.  They won’t even realize they are learning a new song!

Teach the Primary song, Could I Hold the Baby using these various singing time methods (click on the link to jump to that section):

  1. Nativity Puzzle
  2. Eraser Pass
  3. Picture Order
  4. Pointer Actions
  5. Acting Out Phrases
  6. Handbells

Lyrics and Music for Could I Hold the Baby

Download the sheet music to Could I Hold the Baby on the Church’s website.  The lyrics make me wish I could have held the baby Jesus on that first Christmas night!

It’s Christmas Eve, I’m tucked in bed, I’m snug and warm, my prayers are said. I start to think about the first Christmas Night. The manger warm, the baby fair, the star that led the shepherds there, and what I’d say to Mary as she smiled at the little Christ child.

[CHORUS] Could I hold the baby? Will he smile at me? Does He know why He is born and what his life will be? Could I hold the baby and tell him of my love? How glad I am that Jesus Christ was sent from heaven above.

Now ev’ry day the whole year through I’ll think of all that I can do To be like Him and live as He showed me how. And I’ll remember that Christmas toys are not as dear as girls and boys, that Jesus loves each one of us endlessly. He loves you and me.

Could I Hold the Baby Flip Chart

Find Could I Hold the Baby lyrics in a printable flip chart format so you can easily post the words in your Primary!

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

If you are looking for a flip chart that includes pictures, I LOVE this flip chart from the Primary Pad.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Eraser Pass Primary Singing Time Ideas

Singing Time Ideas for teaching Could I Hold the BAby

1. Nativity Puzzle

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Puzzle Primary Singing Time Ideas

Teach Could I Hold the Baby in singing time using a simple nativity scene puzzle activity.  Give your Primary a challenge to complete their puzzles and they won’t even notice they’re learning a new Primary Christmas song as they listen!  Christmas magic!

2. Eraser Pass

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Puzzle Primary Singing Time Ideas

Pass the “baby” so everyone gets a turn to hold it in this singing time idea for Could I Hold the Baby Eraser Pass!  As they pass around the baby (aka an eraser!), your Primary will figure out what words do and don’t belong.  Great for an older Primary.

3. Picture Order

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Pictures and Actions Primary Singing Time Ideas

Use these simple Primary singing time idea actions for teaching Could I Hold the Baby.  Putting pictures in order is perfect for a younger Primary.

4. Pointer Actions

For added movement, teach these pointer actions as each page is placed on the board (starts at 11:15 in the video):

6. Act out the Phrases

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Primary Singing Time Ideas

Act out phrases for the 1st and 2nd verses.  Assign classes a phrase.  Have each class come up with a scene then act it out. Sing each phrase after it’s been acted out. Bring any props to include as you’d like.

7. Handbells

Once your Primary knows Could I Hold the Baby, add handbells!  This handbell chart plays the chords:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Could I Hold the Baby Primary Singing Time Ideas Handbells

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If you need help with handbells, make sure to read through this Using Handbells in Primary guide!

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