I have always done some Christmas songs and performed them in Sacrament meeting when I was a primary chorister during all 4 times I have had the calling. Christmas music brings the spirit into the meeting every single time it is sung. But to have little children singing songs of the Savior’s birth, well, that adds a special feeling all its own. And you can use some pretty tone bells, or get one of the kids to play their violin in a simple way. These things add so much to the meeting.
Or you could Borrow a few resonator bells from your neighborhood elementary school for the older kids to chime to the beat. It will add a lot to the songs to have bells chiming, especially during the song Christmas Bells are Ringing, one of my favorites.
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Or you can buy one of these xylophones that are a total STEAL at $20 bucks. I have used these for years in my classroom and primary presentations AND school musical productions. They are very high quality and pretty tough even with all the kid use they’ve gotten. I love them and have 3 of them. I highly recommend them. They come in a cool case with 2 little mallets.
I use both of these types of musical instruments in my classroom and I used them often as a chorister. The kids LOVED to come up and use the mallets and keep percussion during singing time.
We both used to be temple ordinance workers for 3 years when that temple first opened and before that were ordinance workers at the Jordan River Temple. I miss it. There is no place like being in that peaceful, otherworldly place.
But I’ve also done PICTURE A CHRISTMAS and WHEN JOSEPH WENT TO BETHLEHEM too. It’s not too late! Do a Christmas number. The parents love it and it special music always adds to the spirit of the meeting.
Our family Nativity a few years ago at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. HERE is a copy of my Program that we do. Remember the reason for the season amidst all the shopping and gift giving. He gave us the greatest gift of all, his life and Atonement. Enjoy the beautiful music of Christmas this month.It is fun to get the adults involved in the nativities too. December Primary Singing Time. Remember the joy of Christmas music and to include some familiar songs into your teaching this month.