Lesson 46: The Birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas)


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 46: The Birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas) is to feel thankful for the birth of Jesus.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!

The following links are to LDS.org resources unless otherwise noted.

Teacher Study

The Life of Jesus: A Christmas Scripture Study (27 days)

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

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


"Angels We Have Heard on High"- Hymn #203

"Away in a Manger"- Hymn #206 or watch this performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains"- Hymn #212 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"- Hymn #209 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 

"I Believe in Christ"- Hymn #134 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"- Hymn #214

"It Came upon the Midnight Clear"- Hymn #207 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Joy to the World"- Hymn #201 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"O Little Town of Bethlehem"- Hymn #208 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful"- Hymn #202 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Once in Royal David's City"- Hymn #205

"Silent Night"- Hymn #204 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"The First Noel"- Hymn #213 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"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


Find 5 pages of videos here including the latest, Christmas videos.

Jesus Christ is Born- Illustrated scripture story (about 1 1/2 minutes)

All the Bible Videos are great- you can buy them now too! 


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. 

Activity Ideas

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.

Coloring Pages

The Christmas Story

Jesus Grew Up in a Righteous Family

Isaiah Prophesies of Jesus Christ's Birth 

Jesus Christ is Born 

Jesus Grew Up in a Righteous Family

For EVEN MORE ideas for this lesson, see my Christmas in the Classroom post- it's full of LDS things for Christmas.