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Q&a: How To Create An Effective Flip Chart

Downloaded from: http://afprimarysingingtime.blogspot.com/2013/02/q-how-to-create-effective-flip-chart.html Flip charts can be a great way to teach a new song.  I have several opinions about them, so I’ll share a few of those with you and then give you some ideas about how I create flip charts and how you can do it at home! Opinion #1:  Don’t overuse them.  You do not need to use a flip chart every month.  There are a lot…
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Our Christmas Story Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I don’t know about you, but I am getting into the Christmas spirit.  And with only a few weeks left in the year, I’m sure some of you are into Christmas songs full-swing.  If not, don’t stress!  It’s never too late to teach a new song for the holidays!  I LOVE this song that was published in The Friend a couple of years ago.  It’s catchy, they lyrics are simple, and you can teach it really easily with the flip chart or just a few props (or combine the chart with props, which is what I would do.  But that’s just me!).

Here is the sheet music.
Here is the flip chart.

Here are a few things you could use:

Box labeled “Ornaments” – keep all of your items in the box, to stay organized!
Small Christmas tree (to place the ornaments on, of course)
Candy cane
Picture of shepherds (p. 4 in flip chart)
Angel tree topper
Silver star (if you don’t have one, just cover a cardboard star with foil)
Picture of star of Bethlehem (p. 8 in flip chart)
Package wrapped in red paper
Picture of Savior
Evergreen sprig or bough (pass around so they can feel and smell it)
Jesus in the manger piece from a nativity scene

This may not be the most appropriate song for a Sacrament Meeting number, but it is a great one for the kids to learn to connect a few secular symbols with gospel meaning, especially tying into the Savior.  Let me know how it goes!

What songs are you teaching for Christmas?  Any fun plans?

Our Christmas Story Tree

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