The main purpose in teaching Primary 3 Lesson 47: Jesus Christ Was Born on Earth (Christmas) is to understand the importance of Jesus Christ's birth.
Play this Nativity Card Game from Green Jell-O with Carrot during the lesson to better understand the pieces of the story. You can send one home with each of your children too.
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Once in Royal David's City- Hymn #205
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks- Hymn #211
With Wondering Awe- Hymn #210
Away in a Manger- Children's Songbook pg. 42
Christmas Bells- Children's Songbook pg. 54
Have a Very Merry Christmas!- Children's Songbook pg. 51
Little Jesus- Children's Songbook pg. 39
Mary's Lullaby- Children's Songbook pg. 44
Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby- Children's Songbook pg. 48
Once within a Lowly Stable- Children's Songbook pg. 41
Picture a Christmas- Children's Songbook pg. 50
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus- Children's Songbook pg. 36
Sleep, Little Jesus- Children's Songbook pg. 47
Stars Were Gleaming- Children's Songbook pg. 37
The Nativity Song- Children's Songbook pg. 52
The Shepherd's Carol (Round)- Children's Songbook pg. 40
There was Starlight on the Hillside- Children's Songbook pg. 40
When Joseph Went to Bethlehem- Children's Songbook pg. 38
Who Is the Child?- Children's Songbook pg. 46
My Primary 3 Lesson 47 handout packet includes:
- I am thankful for the birth of Jesus Christ manger scene. Bring some yarn or straw like material to glue on the manger. Then put some construction paper circles on to represent Christ's head.
- Christmas coupons- 4 coupons to fill out and give to a parent or sibling as a Christmas gift
- O Holy Night coloring page (thanks to Melonheadz)
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A Nativity Presentation- A script that you can use to help the kids act out the Christmas story.
Christmas Advent Wreath- While it's supposed to be an advent, I think a lot of the kids would have fun just gluing the pictures on to the wreath.
Nativity Garland (scroll down)- String the pictures to make a garland or a necklace or mobile.
The First Christmas- A dot to dot of the wise men.
Find the Differences- Spot all the differences in this nativity scene
The Christmas Story (scroll down)- A picture you can use as you tell the story- point to the parts or cut out and make a collage, necklace, etc.
Nativity Craft- Make this craft for your lesson
Nativity Cutouts- Can make this one 3D but also just cut out and make a scene.
The Wondrous Nativity- Another scene to put together- may work best as a lesson visual.
Two Witnesses of Jesus Birth- Silhouettes to use with a shadow box or just attach sticks to them and have the kids use them in a shadow puppet show.
"Come Unto Christ"- Poster
"Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him"- Poster
Christmas Tree- Maze
Lisa's Christmas Countdown- Story told with picture helps.
Getting Ready for Christmas- A manger template that you can put together then glue straw on.
The Christmas Story- A sliding story craft
Keeping Christmas- A story with ideas on how to keep Christmas all year round.
Christmas Mosaic- Use this picture outline to make a mosaic.
Merry Christmas! Game- Basically Bingo but the kids can make their own boards.
Christmas Workshop- A craft of baby Jesus and a manger
A Week for the Christmas Story- Supposed to be an advent but you could do the activities as a class then put the pictures on.
For EVEN MORE ideas for this lesson, see my Christmas in the Classroom post- it's full of LDS things for Christmas.