Come Follow Me, December 16-22 "Good tidings of Great Joy" Christmas
Updated: Dec 26, 2019
Here is an excellent idea from Mitzi at https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/
Mitzi is a busy Elementary teacher that has donated he time to making free CFM lesson plans. She is very talented and her lesson plans are very centered on scriptures, which I LOVE.
Nativity Ornaments – Cut these ornaments out. Take turns pulling them out of a bowl/bag. As they’re pulled out, read the scriptures on the ornament and discuss how that part of Christ’s birth made His birth so special. Listen to Christmas songs from the Primary Children’s Songbook while coloring the ornaments and then glue them onto the wreath.
You could also have them color additional pictures of Christ or write their favorite quotes about Him on the back/sides of the wreath.
Here is the video that the manual recommends watching about Jesus's birth:
Here is the new one the church put out that is just beautiful, it's called "The Christ Child"
Here are a bunch a Christmas videos by the church. I plan on just letting them all play on my TV while I'm in my kitchen, cooking up a storm this Christmas:
Come Follow Me- For Primary says "Ask the children to tell you the story of the Wise Men following the star to find Jesus. If they need to be reminded of the story, see Matthew 2:1-12 or...watch this movie: (Chapter 7, The wisemen)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGsg1q-_8sA
"Hide a picture of Jesus in the room.
Draw or cut out a paper star and hold it in the air."
"Invite the children to pretend to be wise men carrying gifts, and lead them around the room to find Jesus."
(I actually Love dressing up, and have quite a collection of nativity clothes, but since I can't send those out to you you over the internet...these cute masks will have to do.)
"What are some gifts that we can give Jesus in our lives today?"
(Here is a printable, that the kids can draw their gifts to Jesus in. May want to do this before so they can hold them as wiseman and deliver them to Jesus)
Come Follow Me For Primary page 193 "Sing a few Christmas songs with the children, such as "Joy to the World" and "Silent Night" or "Stars Were Gleaming", "Away in a Manger," and "Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby"
Here are a couple interactive Christmas song printable's:
Joy to the World:
Here is one for "Away in a Manger"
Thank you Janell Whitney, for the picture!
For senior Primary:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 194 “Invite the children to write on several slips of paper things they could do to help them focus on the Savior during the Christmas season. Put their papers in bags or other containers for the children to take home. Some ideas may include reading the scriptures, singing Christmas hymns and doing sincere acts of love.”
Cut this out and glue the edge to make a little bag, to hold the children's ideas on how to stay focused this Christmas.
BTW Christ's picture is supposed to be out of focus (:
I'm trying to simply this year...look at my Christmas card last year.
Isn't it the funnest thing ever. I can't really top that anyway. So I decided to only give to a couple of neighbors this year and simply my card...it does take a lot of time to make them that cute.
So here is my Christmas card/tag...and I'm sharing it with you , as my gift to you this year.
I love the focus on the Savior and hopefully it will keep reminding me to simplify.
God Bless You and Merry Christmas!