Lesson 30: Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father (Christmas)


Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 30: Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"The Wondrous and True Story of Christmas" by President Gordon B. Hinckley

12 Days of Christmas Hymns- Quick study to strengthen your testimony


"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

"He Sent His Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 34

"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"- 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


Christmas- There are a ton of great Christmas movies that you could play with this lesson. This link takes you to 5 pages worth.


My Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 30 handout packet includes

  • Nativity coloring page

  • Shepherd coloring page

Activity Ideas

Jesus is Born- A Read with Me story-read it as a class with the lesson (they can read the pictures) and give each one to take home with them to share with their family.

He Sent His Son- Use the oval picture as a medal or to put on a necklace.  On the back you can put Jesus is God's son or something similar.

Picture Strip Bookmarks- Probably something you'd have to make beforehand either to use in your lesson.

I Will Trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ- Great map.  Try using stickers instead of gluing the pictures.

Two Witnesses of Jesus' Birth- Use the silhouettes to make puppets and tell the story in your lesson. Give each child a puppet.  You could even bring a flashlight and play shadow puppets!

Match the Stick Figures with the Facts- Use the clipart to make stick or finger puppets or to make a manger scene. You could even glue them onto sturdy paper and make it into a headband so it'll be like a crown.

The Christmas Story- Use this picture during your lesson.  When you say the character, have the children point to the right picture.  If you print it off in black and white they can then color their own pictures.  You can make them into a bracelet chain too.

Nativity Garland- (at the bottom) Follow the instructions to make a garland.

Stories of Jesus- Use this picture and above clipart to make a collage of the stories of Jesus- glue pictures in place of the scripture outlines or use some stickers.

The Savior's Birth- Another Read with Me story of His birth.

Nativity Figures and Facts- I like how these are strips- cut and tape together to give everyone their own bracelet and little piece of the nativity story.  Have them line up in the right order and raise their arm to show their bracelets as you tell the story of Jesus' birth.

The Christmas Story- A great manger to use with scrolling story pictures.  You can have the kids glue on extra hay or add more star stickers too.

Christmas ABCs- Sing the ABCs while learning different parts of the alphabet song.  

Christmas Advent Wreath- Glue the pictures to the wreath. Instead of all that cutting, try these nativity stickers.

The Nativity- Nativity scene pieces to just color or make into a scene.

The Christmas Story- Two scenes to color- one with the shepherds and one with Mary and Joseph

Nativity Cut-outs- Make this beforehand to use during your lesson!

Christmas Ornaments- A tree with ornaments to glue on.  Each ornament has a scripture to read.  

The Greatest Gift- Ornaments to make with scriptures.  

"Come unto Christ"- Bright Idea Poster- We cut out the kids and put our family in- you could take a picture of your class and do something similar and hang it up in your classroom or give one to each child as a Christmas gift.

Coloring Pages

Isaiah Prophecies of Jesus Christ's Birth

Jesus Christ is Born

Christ's Life on Earth

Jesus Grew Up in a Righteous Family