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Sunday, November 30, 2014

FHE Lesson {C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Means}

 These two lessons have a similar idea, so I've combined the two here.
 
 
Opening Prayer: Child
 
 
Lesson:
What does Christmas mean to you?
We can use the letters of Christmas to remind us of what it stands for.
 Play the Song C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (C is for the Christchild) Sing it or play a version via Youtube
When I was but a youngster, Christmas meant one thing
That I'd be getting lots of toys that day
I learned a whole lot different when mother sat me down
And taught me to spell Christmas this way
C is for the Christ child born upon this day
H for herald angels in the night
R means our redeemer
I means Israel
S is for the star that shone so bright
T is for three wise men, they who traveled far
M is for the manger where He lay
A is for all He stands for
S means Shepard's came

And that's why there's a Christmas day!


Second time around show pictures to match each letter/word of the song. 
Print out or write large each letter of 'Christmas 'and lay out letters and pictures as you sing/talk about the song.
You can make it into a Banner and Leave up all week to remind you of what Christmas stands for.





 The Christmas ABC’s

This lesson inspired by December 2011 Friend Magazine Christmas ABC's
 
Collect pictures of the following (or show on an ipad/laptop)
Share matching scriptures if time permits, or choose just a few.

Angels (Luke 2:1-9)
Bethlehem ( Luke 2:10-15)

Christ (2 Nephi 25:23,26)

Deeds (1 John 3:18,23-24)

Everlasting (John 3:16-17)

Family  (Luke 2:16-17)

Gold  (Matthew 2:1-11)

Herod  (Matthew 2:12-16)

Israel  (Matthew 2:19-21)

Joseph (Matthew 1:19-24)

King  (D&C 128:23)

Lord  (D&C 19:1 Isaiah 26:4)

Mary (Luke 1:27-38, 46-48)

Nazareth (Matthew 2:22-23)

Obedient (John 8:29, Hebrews 5:8-9)

Peace  (Luke 2:14, Isaiah 9:6)

Quickly (D&C 49:28)

Reedeemer (Job 19:25, Mormon 9:11-13)

Steadfastness (2 Nephi 26:8, 31:20)

Teach  (Matthew 28:18-20)

Unshaken faith  (2 nephi 31:19)

Voice (Alma 5:38, Helaman 12:23)

Willing (Mosiah 26:17-18)

Young (D&C 43:20)

Zion (1 Nephi 13:37)


Create a collage with the pictures, or draw your own pictures for each letter.
Draw up a grid and fill it in with the Christmas ABC's.
 
Alternatively make this into an advent calendar and feature one word per day with accompanying picture and scripture. 26 Days!



Closing Song: Away in a Manger #42

Closing Prayer:

Treat: Gold Chocolate Coins

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