This Away in a Manger flip chart is perfect for the holidays. This beloved Primary song 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 kids will love knowing this song when it comes up for caroling, in sacrament meeting, and at other times through the season. With this colorful and condensed Away in a Manger Flip Chart you’ll be able to help the kids quickly learn the song, even if you’re short on weeks to teach it!
Plus, the fun echo chorus is easier to lead with the color-coded parts! Just assign one side of the room to red and the other to green and then switch!
More Primary Christmas Flip Charts
You’ll also love these other Christmas Flip Charts:
You can find lots of fun Christmas Singing Time Ideas, too! One of my favorites is this Nativity Skit!! And on that note, our family has an annual tradition on Christmas Eve of using this The Savior’s Birth Nativity Skit that integrates Christmas songs and the story of the nativity!! It’s all laid out for you with parts and lines.
Away in a Manger Lyrics
This song is published in the Children’s Songbook Page #42.
You can also find it in the LDS green hymn book Page #206 without the chorus.
You can find Away in a Manger sheet music here.
Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;
The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
Alseep (Asleep) Asleep (Asleep)
Asleep, the Savior in a stall!
Asleep (Asleep) Asleep (Asleep)
Asleep, the Lord of all.
The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes;
But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.
Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.
Away in a Manger Printable
Singing Time Flip Chart
The flip chart for Away in a Manger is just 1-page per verse and a single page for the chorus. This makes it really easy to use just the verses you need and know exactly when to flip the page!
I’ve shared some of my favorite hacks to get the most out of your Primary Singing Time Flip Charts. That’s a really helpful post for both new and long-time music leaders!
This colorful flip chart highlights some of the keywords throughout the song to help guide along early readers and grab the interest of visual learners!
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Away in a Manger
Black and White Flip Chart
While I LOVE using color on my flip charts, sometimes you need something ink saving or just simple to get the job done. If you are flipping a notebook over the podium or presenting this song in the chapel, you might choose to use this more simplistic flip chart.
It’s still just 1-page per verse with as large of font as that would allow. I found that more pages just made it confusing when to flip and a lot of excess pages to deal with when I was a music leader, so I’m all about simplicity! It’s also in landscape orientation, to match the other flip charts in the series!
Away in a Manger Color-in Flipchart
For those with only a black and white printer that want to add a little fun, try this color-in version of a flip chart with cute graphics for some of the keywords.
Away in a Manger
Slideshow Flip Chart
You can also utilize this Away in a Manger flip chart powerpoint slideshow version! If you’re lucky enough to have a TV in your Primary room, it’s easy to cast the flipchart to the TV with your phone or laptop and you won’t have to mess with flipping a bunch of pages!
If you’re teaching this song, you’ll love all these fun ideas to help you teach Away in a Manger in singing time!!
What’s your favorite Primary Christmas Song? Leave any feedback in the comments below!