Have you taught When Joseph Went to Bethlehem for Christmas before? It’s a sweet song everyone will love! To help teach it in a fun and different way, I created this fun When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Comic Strip.
You can have the Primary children help you create a custom flip chart or full on comic strip using these 2 sized printables!
If you’re still looking for your December song choice, don’t miss this post with 100+ Christmas Songs for Primary Singing Time! There’s lots of awesome songs to pick from.
When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Comic Strip
Sing through When Joseph Went to Bethlehem flip chart once, before introducing this activity.
Post the comic strip pages one at a time, or all at once. Have 2-3 children come up front and work on adding drawings to the first or their choice of page while everyone sings through the song.
Point out some of the symbols and pictures drawn and echo sing one line of the song that represents the pictures. You sing the line, and then the kids repeat sing back to you the words.
Now switch up the volunteers and sing through the song again.
When the comic strip is all finished, divide the Primary into two groups. Then, alternate singing every other part of the song.
- Hand out individual comic strip charts and let the kids draw the song while you all sing together. Then, have the children come up front and show off their unique comic strip drawings!
- Pass out one page to each class (or small group) and then bring all the completed pictures together up on the board or with a volunteer from the class to hold their page upfront!
- Flip over pages of the comic strip and stand and sing out with loud and pretty singing verses the flipped over pages.
- Let the children take their filled-in or blank comic strip home and practice singing through the song throughout the week!
- Have the children sing all the pages that match the colors they are wearing.
For another fun comic strip lesson plan, head over to this When I Am Baptized Comic Strip singing time idea!
Printable When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Comic Strip Lesson Plan
Below you can grab the fun printable When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Comic Strip style flip chart! I’ve made both a single-page and a multi-page option so you can use whatever works best for your Primary.
The single page would be great for passing out to the kids individually and the multi-page is perfect for putting up on the board and working together on it as a Primary!
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Next, head over to see this Away in a Manger Paper Plates lesson plan!
What other fun ideas could you incorporate with this When Joseph Went to Bethlehem comic strip singing time idea?