Next Sunday I will bring out one of my old family home evening lessons to use in singing time. (You can click on the photo above to see the wording on all the ornaments better. ) Being that it is the day after Christmas, I will begin by asking who is planning on taking their tree down soon, then I will explain that even though we are putting ornaments and Christmas decorations away, we can still give “gifts to Jesus” all year long, as we serve one another. (Mosiah 2:17)
I will then pick helpers to come up and match the 2 sides of an ornament together, read the “gifts” on each, and sing a corresponding song. Here are a few examples:
ball ornament: “When my sister is sick and needs to rest, I read her the stories she likes best.” sing: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”
candle: “I made a special thank you card to give to my father who works so hard.” sing: “Daddy’s Homecoming”
gingerbread boy: “My brother needs help with his paper route, so I hop on my bike and we get them out.” sing: “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus”
gift: “I scrubbed and mopped the floor for the sweet widow living next door.” sing: “Fun to Do”
This activity came from the book, “Tons of Fun! Gospel Activities”, and as such, I’m not able to share a digital copy with anyone. It would be fairly simple, however, to use a miniature tree (or even a paper one) with hand-drawn ornaments of your own. Good luck, and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!
I love your idea, infact so much I would love to use it in my Primary next week. Do you have a template for the tree and ornaments? Could you pass them on my way if you do. Thank you
Dedra Tolman, Lacey WA firstname.lastname@example.org
I also would like a template of the ornaments and tree my email is email@example.com
Karen Mendenhall Stake Primary Pres.
I love this idea, could you send me by email please? firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!