Symbols of Christmas Memory Match

Symbols of Christmas Memory Match Primary Singing Time Idea

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Print 2 papers (each) of these Christmas Symbols, cut into squares, and tape or tack them to the Primary chalkboard facing backwards.  

Call up a child to turn over 2 squares at a time and see if they can get a match.  If not, call up another child and let them pick 2, and so on.  Sing a Christmas song when a match is found and read the meaning behind the symbol and why we use them during Christmas time.

Symbol Meanings from

Red: Red decorations and ornaments are everywhere at Christmas. The color red can remind us of the Savior’s sacrifice.
Christmas Tree: The evergreen tree can remind us of Christ’s victory over death. Through His atonement we can have everlasting life. Mosiah 15:8 “And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men.”
Bell: Shepherds sometimes used bells to help their sheep find home, reminding us of Christ’s love for each of His sheep and His desire to welcome each of us home.
Gift: The gifts we give and receive can remind us of the gifts the wise men brought for the baby Jesus and the gifts of repentance and redemption that Christ has given us.
Bows: A gift wrapped with a bow can remind us to tie our families and friends together in the bonds of goodwill.
Lights: Christ is the light of the world. John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Star: Reminding us of the star the lit the sky over Bethlehem when Christ was born.
Candy Cane: Just like a shepherds crook, the candy can can remind us of Christ’s role as the Good Shepherd. John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
Wreath: The circle of the wreath never ends and can remind us of the everlasting love Christ has for us and the love we can show for Him, for our families, and for others.
Stocking: Hanging empty stockings and hoping they will be filled can remind us of the importance of patience in waiting on the Lord. Psalm 123:2 “Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.”
Holly: A sprig of holly is evergreen, reminding us to persevere and keep our faith alive in the hope of Christ.
Light: The Christmas lights can remind us to share our light! Matthew 5:14 and 16: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Here is the list of Christmas Topic Songs from the Primary Children's Songbook:


Now the children will know why we use these symbols during the CHRISTmas season and have had a fun time learning and singing!!!


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