Away in a Manger – Draw & Trace

My primary children love creative activities! Get some crayons and have fun with this Away in a Manger – Draw & Trace activity! I LOVE this simple watercolor of the nativity, especially because the shapes are very simple to recreate. …

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Away in a Manger – Partner Arm Swings

Socialization can be an important part of a child’s learning. Have your primary kiddos pick a partner and have some fun with this Away in a Manger – Partner Arm Swings activity! Believe it or not, young children truly thrive …

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Away in a Manger – Gifts of Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, children are eager to rip open beautifully packaged boxes and bags to see what’s inside. This Away in a Manger – Gifts of Christmas activity is a great way to allow children to use their sense …

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Away in a Manger – Paper Plates

There are weeks when my primary lesson is perfectly planned out and ready to go… and then there are other weeks where I find myself in panic on Saturday night trying to throw something together for singing time. On evenings …

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Away in a Manger – Silent Video

Growing up, one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season was setting up our nativity and watching a video of the miracle of Christ’s birth. There is something so beautiful about watching the birth of the innocent Christ child …

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Away in a Manger – Dance Scarves

If you have an extra wiggly primary, movement activities can be a lifesaver! Dance scarves are a great way to get kids engaged and moving! This simple Away in a Manger – Dance Scarves activity is a super fun way …

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Away in a Manger – Unscramble the Words

I love using word games in primary. Word games are great because they help reinforce problem-solving skills as well as hand-eye coordination. They are also just a fun way to see if your primary kiddos really know the song! This …

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Primary Song Guess Game

I had a whim of an idea to play a “Wheel of Fortune” type game to introduce the Primary songs this year! This won’t be exactly the same game, as I don’t need the prize wheel and don’t have time …

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Away in a Manger – Guess What’s Next

One of my favorite ways to review primary songs is through competition. This Guess What’s Next review game is a great way to review “Away in a Manger.” This activity is best for Senior Primary but can be adapted for …

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Away in a Manger – Flip Chart

Away in a Manger is probably my favorite of the Children’s Songbook Christmas Songs. It’s a perfect one to teach to the kids, too, as it’s in the Hymn book and a popular one sung throughout the Christmas season. The …

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