Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Visitors

I'm so excited about our plans for Primary next week. We are welcoming some special visitors for a combined Sharing Time and Singing Time. We will hear from wise men, the inn keeper, shepherds, angels and Mary as they share their experience surrounding the Savior's birth. Each person will provide their own simple costume and share a 1 - 2 minute narrative of who they are, what they did and how they felt about their experience with the Savior's birth. Some will sing songs and sometimes we will sing with them.

I think this has the potential to be a powerful experience for the kids especially if the visitors allow it to be a little personal and share their feelings. I've been amazed so far at how willing the adults are to participate!

We'll have only one visitor (or group of visitors) at a time and the visitors will move in and out of the room during the transition songs the children sing.  Here's my agenda: 

Wise Men –    
Children          See the Joy  CD
Inn Keeper –   
Children          Away in a Manger p. 42
Angels –        One angel explains and then a heavenly host joins to sing: Joy to the World  hymn #201  (children join in on chorus)
Children       Picture a Christmas  p. 50  
Shepherd –    The First Noel  hymn # 213  (Children join in on chorus)
Children          Stars Were Gleaming  p. 37
Mary –          Mary’s Lullaby  p. 44                   
Children          Could I Hold the Baby sheet music

Merry Christmas!

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