100+ Christmas Singing Time Ideas by Song!

I really love coming up with fun and unique holiday ideas, but Christmas makes it HARD! There are so many different Christmas songs to pick from (see our list of over 100 Christmas Songs for Primary!) that this post will be a little different than my other holiday singing time ideas posts — I’m sharing ideas by Christmas song title!!

There are over 100 Christmas Singing Time ideas in this post, so just scroll down to the song your are teaching to find lots of ways to teach that song. You can also adapt ideas from other lists, as many can be modified just a little bit and work with any of these songs.

More than 100 Christmas Singing Time Ideas with fun ideas to work for teaching Christmas songs of your choice or browse through the singing time ideas by song title! Huge resource list for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

I’ve also started off the Christmas teaching ideas list with some activities that can fit with any of the Christmas songs or that go through and work on a variety of different Christmas songs from the Children’s songbook.

More than 100 Primary Christmas Songs for LDS Primary Music Leaders to teach during Singing Time

100 Christmas Songs for Primary

If you’re still searching for the perfect Christmas song to teach, head over to this master list with TONS and TONS of beautiful songs to pick from. I’ve also listed some of my favorites to help you narrow down the list.

Christmas Singing Ideas

(For ANY Christmas Song or MIX of Christmas Songs!)

1. Christmas Spot It & Ways to Sing

Try out this SO cute and fun printable Christmas Spot It game! Includes a free printable spot it game with a Christmas theme and 13 game cards. Print in 1/4 page or full page size with fun variations on ways to play. Plus ideas for using this activity for Singing Time for LDS Primary Music Leaders with Christmas Songs from the Children's Songbook or Christmas ways to sing.

This adorable Christmas Spot It games can be played in 2 ways! Each symbol has a matching Christmas song you can sing AND a matching way to sing! So pick either mode and have fun singing with some cute Christmas Ways to Sing!

2. Symbols of Christmas

Symbols of Christmas easy and meaningful singing time activity to teach the importance and meaning behind the things we see at Christmastime! Plus, sing along Christmas songs and add an object and fun way to sing to bring the symbols to life. Plus, includes a super cute Jingle Bells Christmas gift tag printable and gift idea for your Primary children. Free printables for LDS Primary music leaders.

This one just might be my favorite activity for Christmas!! You’ll teach some of the important Symbols of Christmas while singing through a variety of songs or incorporating the symbols into how they relate to your song of choice.

Plus, there’s some fun add-ins for using props, colored posters, draw the symbols on the board, and other ways to use this one!

3. Christmas Tic Tac Toe: Shepherds, Angels, Wise Men

Christmas Tic Tac Toe - A fun 3 player Tic Tac Toe (or 3 teams) with symbols for the shepherds, angels, and wise men and lots of repetition for a single song, mix of songs, or 3 Christmas songs of your choice! Fun singing time idea or printable game for families.

Have you ever played a 3 player game of Tic Tac Toe? I’m so excited for this fun themed activity that ties in the Christmas Devotional! You’ll divide into 3 teams of the Shepherds, the Angels, and the Wise Men while singing whichever Christmas song you are teaching.

4. Merry Bells Handbells Christmas Song List

Merry Bells Christmas Song List - A fun holiday tradition with your family perfect for 4-8 people or add a second handbells set to expand to more participants! See all the Merry Bells Handbells charts and Play-Along DVDs for Christmas, Primary, Hymns, Children's songs, and Patriotic songs.

You can’t make it through Christmas without bringing out your handbells!! They’re my favorite to use during the holidays. Head over to see this master list of all the Merry Bells Christmas Song List to find the bell charts you need. Plus, use my promo code PrimarySinging to save 10%.

5. Primary Christmas Songbook Sing & Color

100+ Christmas Singing Time Ideas by Song! Easy ideas for Music Leaders Christmas Songbook LARGE1 5

This one actually uses a mix of ALL the Primary Christmas songs, instead of just one song in particular, but I think it’s a fun activity after you’ve learned or presented your songs to extend the Christmas fun! Head over to grab the printable Christmas Songbook Sing & Color activity!

12 More Christmas Singing Time Ideas

Teaching Ideas by Specific Christmas Song

(In Alphabetical Order by Song Title)

Away in a Manger

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25 Ideas for Teaching Away in a Manger

See my curated post with 25 different fun ideas for teaching Away in a Manger in Singing Time! Or, here’s quick-links to the 8 ideas published on my site:

Born to Be a King

Born to Be a King Handbell Chart - free printable Merry Bells hand bells chart for teaching this song in Singing Time! Helpful printables for LDS Primary Music Leaders for this beautiful Christmas song!

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells Hand Bells Chart for LDS Primary music leaders teaching this Christmas Primary song this year in Singing Time!

Could I Hold the Baby

100+ Christmas Singing Time Ideas by Song! Easy ideas for Music Leaders could I hold the baby sq flip chart

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Flip Chart & Lyrics - Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders Singing Time printables flipchart. This is a great LDS Hymn Christmas Song to teach and is part of the Doctrine & Covenants Come Follow Me song list.

If I Were There

If I Were There Flip Chart & Lyrics - Printable singing time song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Use your choice of flipchart printables while teaching this beautiful Christmas song!

Mary’s Lullaby

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Oh Hush Thee, My Baby

Once Within a Lowly Stable

100+ Christmas Singing Time Ideas by Song! Easy ideas for Music Leaders Once Within a Lowly Stable 20220912 104818

Picture a Christmas

Picture a Christmas Flip Chart for LDS Primary Music Leaders - printable singing time song helps and lyrics

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

Samuel Tells of Baby Jesus Flip Chart for LDS Primary Music Leaders - printable singing time song helps and lyrics

Stars Were Gleaming

Stars Were Gleaming Shadow Puppets singing time idea

The Nativity Song

100+ Christmas Singing Time Ideas by Song! Easy ideas for Music Leaders Nativity Song Poster 5

The Shepherd’s Carol

100+ Christmas Singing Time Ideas by Song! Easy ideas for Music Leaders Shepherds Carol Flip Chart 5

When Joseph Went to Bethlehem

When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Simple Actions fun singing time idea - Use a series of actions and movements to go with the lyrics in this fun movement activity for LDS Primary music leaders teaching this song this christmas!

When We Seek Him

When We Seek Him Line Matching

More Christmas Ideas
from the Friend Magazine

There are some resources that aren’t perfectly made for Singing Time, but can be adapted to incorporate into your activities! These are free resources published in the Friend Magazine.

What are some of the ways you’ve taught any of these Primary Christmas songs?

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