“Lesson 47: Jesus Christ Was Born on Earth (Christmas)” Primary 3 (1994), 235–40
“Lesson 47,” Primary 3, 235–40
To help the children understand the importance of Jesus Christ’s birth.
Prepare a copy of the star puzzle handout, located at the end of the lesson, for each child. Cut out the puzzle pieces, and clip them together or put them in an envelope for each child.
Be prepared to teach the children to sing or say the words to “Stars Were Gleaming” (Children’s Songbook, p. 37) and “Silent Night” (Hymns,no. 204).
A Bible and a Book of Mormon.
The following cutouts: the birth of Jesus Christ (cutout 3-11), the shepherds (cutout 3-12), the angel (cutout 3-5), and the Nephites and the star (cutout 3-13).
A sheet of colored paper for each child.
Glue or paste.
Picture 3-73, Samuel the Lamanite on the Wall (62370; Gospel Art Picture Kit 314).
Make the necessary preparations for any enrichment activities that you will be using.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week.
Choose from the following activities those that will work best for your children. You can use them in the lesson itself or as a review or summary. For additional guidance, see “Class Time” in “Helps for the Teacher.”
Use simple props to role-play the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Give each child a paper and crayons. Help the children to fold the paper like a card. Write the word Christmas on the front. Ask the class to make Christmas cards for their families by drawing pictures of what they have learned from the lesson.