Monday, December 27, 2010

Primary Music Idea - The Greatest Christmas Gift





I had spent hours trying to decide what would be the best way to celebrate Christmas through music the week before Christmas.  I had received a phone call from my sister Stacy who had mentioned she was going to be using one of the Mormon Messages as part of her Sunday Young Women's Lesson.  I loved the video so much that I too decided that this was what our Primary children needed to see that particular Sunday.  At first, I asked the Primary Children what it was that they were hoping to receive that week for Christmas.  The Primary Children fell for it and began listing every toy you could possibly imagine.  Then, I said that I had a video to share with them about a family on Christmas morning and that I wanted them to pay very close attention to what was happening in their home that day.  After the video, I asked them what they had noticed.  They all noticed that the most important gift of Christmas is the birth of our Savior.  I had placed several pictures of the Savior's birth and life into gift bags and packages with the name of a song that we could sing in conjunction with the picture.  This activity brought the spirit into our Primary Room that day and continued to be a message that the Primary Children remembered throughout the holiday season.

If you would like a copy...please comment here or email me directly at jennifer.hawkins@hotmail.com.  Please be sure to leave me your email address!

16 comments:

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I would love a copy! One of the things our Primary did last year was to use the Fisher Price Nativity set the entire month of December. Each part of the Nativity had songs on the underside. The kids got to pick them up and help with the songs. For Christmas, each child recieved a picture of a nativity that was in wood for an ornament for their tree. One of the men cut them out and the Primary presidency stained them. They were placed in a gift bag with the Christmas story from Luke. The kids loved it.

Mom25Nations said...

I would love this. I don't teach in primary, but would love to use this at home

Mom25Nations said...

Sorry, didn't put my email. It's mom25nations@gmail.com

Mamma Llamma said...

This is PERFECT! Thank you for sharing and being willing to share your copy as well.
ttmom 42 at yahoo dot com

Sister Emily Hawkins' Mission said...

Would love this. I do primary music. Thank you so much
jhawkins3398@gmail.com

SPJ said...

I would love a copy of this. Thanks. terryandkori@earthlink.net

April said...

This is exactly what I've been looking for. I'd love a copy if you are still sending some out.
campinasrm@yahoo.com

sue said...

Can I get a copy of this
sueellenhafen@yahoo.com

Craig and Kim Mathie said...
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Craig and Kim Mathie said...

Is this still available? Thanks for sharing! kimmahie@hotmail.com

April said...

I'm desperate for a copy. Will you still mail this to me?

apriltbean@gmail.com

Leta Godwin said...

If you are still doing this, I would love a copy as well. Thank you!
thegodwin6@yahoo.com

McDowell Family said...

I would love this for tomorrow! Thanks mommyduck07@gmail.com

Mama Loie said...

It is Saturday night, I am teaching tomorrow, and I am still drawing a big fat blank! Please send me our copy! I love this idea for our Young Women.

Mama Loie said...

Oops! My email is loielowry@gmail.com

Lynette Goodrich said...

Would love a copy of this for my sharing time. goodrichl73@hotmail.com