Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Your Primary will NEVER forget the story of Samuel the Lamanite once they learn this Primary song!  Use these Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Primary singing time ideas to make the story of Samuel found in the Book of Mormon story come to life!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Primary Singing Time Ideas

Do you remember felt story boards used at school, church or story time at the public library?  If you’ve never seen or used a felt story board, I HIGHLY recommend trying it!  They create unique medium, especially as you teach this classic Primary song!

But also make sure to check out these other Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus singing time ideas as well (click on the link to jump to that section):

  1. Story Board (verses)
  2. Bugles (chorus)
  3. Handbells
  4. A Children’s Songbook Companion
  5. Sharla Dance
  6. Prophet on a Wall

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Song History

This information comes from Stories from The Children’s Songbook by Sister Pat Graham.

When the song first appeared in the Friend (Dec. 1985, 29), it was entitled “Christmas in Zarahemla.” The title was changed to help emphasize the message of the song…

Every Christmas [the composer, Gretje Rowley’s] family read the Christmas story from the New Testament… [and] in the Book of Mormon about the first Christmas in America.

We tr[ied] to imagine how the people felt about Jesus’ birth. I tried to make the music sound a little like both Jewish and Indian music.”

Sister Rowley had worked on words of her own and felt they were too complicated. When she used Sister Gabbott’s poem [the author], she couldn’t get the musical ideas down fast enough—they flowed naturally.

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Lyrics and Music

Find the sheet music to Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus on the Church’s website.  The beautiful summary of this story couldn’t be told any better:

Said Samuel, “Within five years A night will be as day, And Baby Jesus will be born In a land far, far away.”

[Chorus] Hosanna! Hosanna! Oh, let us gladly sing. How blessed that our Lord was born; Let earth receive her King!

Across the sea, in Bethlehem, Lord Jesus came to earth As Samuel had prophesied, And angels sang His birth.

[Chorus]

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Primary Song Sing Along Video

You may also want to check out the sing along video for Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.  It’s a great way for you to easily become more familiar with it or to show to your Primary during singing time.

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Flip Chart

Find Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus 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

Or this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus flip chart with pictures is also available to download:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Book of Mormon Singing Time Flip Charts Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

Download the Free Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Singing Time Printables

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Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Singing Time Ideas

1. Story Board

Camille's Primary Ideas Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus story board Primary Singing Time Ideas

Teaching the verses to Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus just SCREAMS using a vintage flannel story board {well, at least in my opinion}!  Flannel boards used to be the go-to medium for story telling but also available are keyword printables if you’re short on time.

2. Bugles (Chorus)

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles Primary singing time idea

What better way to sing, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” than with bugles!  Have your Primary bugling all the “hosannas” found in the chorus of Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.  And all you need are some simple household supplies!

3. Handbells for Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

This handbell chart utilizes simple chording on the chorus. Make sure to check out more details for using handbells in singing time.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles Primary handbell chart singing time idea

These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.

 

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4. A Children's Songbook Companion

Children’s Songbook Companion contains a singing time lesson plan for every single song in the Children’s Songbook including Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles Primary singing time idea

These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.

 

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5. Sharla Dance

Camille's Primary Ideas Meets Sharla Dance

Sharla Dance has several singing time ideas for teaching Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus including:

6. Prophet on the Wall

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Prophet on the Wall Primary singing time idea

Children love to act out a good story!  So let them act out the story of Samuel on the wall when you teach the Primary song, Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus using this prophet on the wall singing time idea!

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