The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 46: The Birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas) is to feel thankful for the birth of Jesus.
These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!
- 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.
- Build your own Christmas scenes with my coloring pages- includes the Nativity, Wise Men, Shepherds, and Nephites.
- Send your class home with one of these simple gift ideas.
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"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"- Hymn #214
"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
"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" (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 1 Lesson 46 handout packet includes
- Nativity coloring page
- Shepherds coloring page- Have fun with these coloring pages by gluing on textiles like cotton balls for the sheep, foil star stickers, sandpaper for the stable, etc.
- Star cut outs to go with Enrichment Activity 2- one is in yellow, the other white so you can print it directly on colored paper instead and save yourself some ink.
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.