I am grateful for the birth of the Savior
(Friend Dec. 2005, suggestion# 3)

 

Tell the story of the birth of the Savior by dividing the Primary in two groups.

Provide simple costumes and the following references for each group:

 

Group 1:

Helaman 14:1–7 and 3 Nephi 1:4–21;

 

Group 2:

Luke 2:1–17).

 

Invite each group to read the references.

Choose a child to be the narrator and read the scripture references as the other children role-play the story.

 

Invite Group 1 to perform the story of Samuel the Lamanite.

Sing "Samuel Tells of Baby Jesus" (p. 36).

 

Invite Group 2 to perform the nativity from Luke 2.

Sing "Away in a Manger" (pp. 42–43).

 

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For younger children:

Involve as many children as possible in the role-play and have a leader tell the story in simple words as the children act it out.)

Invite the children to share these stories with their families.

 

Bear your testimony of Jesus Christ