Lesson 7: The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth


The purpose of Primary 2 Lesson 7: The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth is to feel the joy that came when Jesus was born.

Teaching Thoughts

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The Nativity- (8 minutes)- Bible video covering the whole story.

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

Find 5 pages of Christmas related videos here


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 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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 

If you want to listen to the music only, you can download the music for the Christmas hymns and Children's Songs here. 


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My Primary 2 Lesson 7 handout packet includes

  • Coloring page with Luke 2:10 about the Shepherds. Glue cotton balls on the sheep and star stickers for the sky!
  • Nativity coloring page
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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, it would be fun to glue the pictures on to the wreath.

Christmas Music Quiz- (older classes) Fill in the blanks.

Paper Plate Dove- Could make this paper plate dove as a Christmas craft and talk about the symbolism.

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 or teach the kids how to draw sheep.

Nativity Cutouts- Can make this one 3D but also cut out and make a scene.

Star of Bethlehem- (older classes) How many times can you find the word star.

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 Play- (older classes) Solve the puzzle to find the message.

Christmas Tree- Maze

Lisa's Christmas Countdown- Story told with picture helps.

Christmas Tree Matching- Match the Christmas objects to their symbolic meanings.

Getting Ready for Christmas- A manger template that you can put together then glue straw on.

Christmas Word Search- (older classes) Search for the words

Christmas is About Christ- Craft idea, ways to remember Christmas, and fill in the blanks.

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 Carol Crossword- (older classes) Crossword

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

Jesus Grew Up in a Righteous Family

The Christmas Story

Isaiah Prophesies of Jesus Christ's Birth 

Jesus Christ is Born 

Find even more resources focused on the Christmas story.