A Musical Night in Bethlehem



The night Christ was born is an incredible special story.  So special, it's written in SCRIPTURE. He is special!!!



So for this Singing Time, we wanted to do something a little more ...special :)





Read a scripture that tells a part of the "Night in Bethlehem" when Jesus was born, then build a Nativity with a piece from that scripture.



Keep the music going the whole time!  Even in between songs and reading the scriptures, have the piano play softly.





Tell the children that we are going to tell the special story of Jesus's birth through scriptures and songs.






Read these scriptures in order before singing the corresponding song (before each reading, tell the children to listen closely):




Read Luke 2:9-10. "What piece of the Nativity did it talk about?"  Have the children raise their hand, call on that child to add that piece under the stable (ANGEL). - Sing, Once Within a Lowly Stable.

Read Helaman 14:5.  "What piece of the Nativity did it talk about?"  Have the children raise their hand, call on that child to add that piece under the stable. (STAR) - Sing, There was Starlight on the Hillside.

Read Luke 2:4-5.  "What piece of the Nativity did it talk about?"  Have the children raise their hand, call on that child to add that piece under the stable.  (MARY AND JOSEPH) - Sing, When Joseph Went to Bethlehem.

Read Luke 2:8.  "What piece of the Nativity did it talk about?"  Have the children raise their hand, call on that child to add that piece under the stable.  (SHEPARDS or SHEEP) - Sing, a Shepherd's Carol.

Read Luke 2:7.  "What piece of the Nativity did it talk about?"  Have the children raise their hand, call on that child to add that piece under the stable.  (MANGER) - Sing, Away in a Manger.

Read Luke 2:11-14. "What piece of the Nativity did it talk about?"  Have the children raise their hand, call on that child to add that piece under the stable.  (JESUS) - Sing, Sleep Little Jesus.




For a Google Doc of this printable cards click HERE :)



End by singing the song, He Sent His Son and bear your testimony of Christ as our Savior.




We hope by the end, they can feel the specialness of the birth of Jesus Christ.  There's nothing like music to pierce your heart and let the Spirit teach.





For a paper print out of the Nativity from lds org, click HERE.  Another great free printable HERE from Making Life Blissful.  Or you could bring your own to assemble.  I prefer to bring my own :)



Merry Christmas!!!



-iheartprimarymusic




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