This Sunday we will be doing a sing-a-story of Christmas (scriptures and song order came from “A Children’s Songbook Companion”). I have my nativity poster ready to go, using just 5 figures, that will be placed inside numbered envelopes. On the back of each figure there is a scripture written to help tell the story of the birth of the Savior. A child will come up, get the appropriate envelope, we will read the scripture, place the figure on the board and sing the song.
1 – Star: Helaman 14:2 (sing “Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus”)
2 – Joseph: Luke 2:1, 4-5 (sing “When Joseph Went to Bethlehem”)
3 – Mary: Luke 2:7 (sing “Away in a Manger”)
4 – Shepherd: Luke 2:8, 9-10 (sing “Stars Were Gleaming”)
5 – Baby Jesus: Luke 2:11 (sing “The Nativity Song”)
This will probably take 2 weeks to sing all the way through – especially since we are playing pipe chimes with “Stars are Gleaming”, and the children will want to sing it 10 times, until everyone has had a chance to hold a chime!
Great idea! I have a set of chimes I'm borrowing from a former chorister and I was pondering on what song to put them to. I love the idea of Stars Were Gleaming. I like how you made the poster for the chiming, too. Very easy to understand!
This is an awesome idea!! I think I'll use it for Singing Time this Sunday! Thanks for posting this! :o)