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This packet includes 8 different ways to teach When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Christmas song with printable lesson plans and visual aids to help with teaching in Primary! Plus, includes a printable custom art flip chart!

✅ This printable file includes:

** When Joseph Went to Bethlehem Flip Chart – Includes color, black and white, landscape, and portrait with multiple font sizing to fit your needs.

1. Comic Strip – Color in a comic strip style chart with a picture for each line of the song.

2. Hand Actions – Use these simple hand actions to help teach the lyrics of the song with meaning.

3. Song Trivia – Ask these fun questions about the song lyrics to review the song.

4. Pipe Chimes – Play a chime for every other note of the song to pull out the strong beat.

5. Directional Marching – March along with the song switching directions after each line.

6. At the Stable – Picture what it would be like to be there at the stable with these symbols.

7. Sing & Act Skit – Follow along with a simple script to act out this song’s message.

8. Egg Shakers – Shake on specific keywords to help the children focus on the lyrics.

*All activities can be used to teach all 3 verses!


“When Joseph Went to Bethlehem” words by Bessie Saunders Spencer (1898–1989) music by I. Reed Payne (1930–2009) © 1960, 1977 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by Permission.

All files are digital print files only and will be delivered digitally.

Due to the digital nature of this product, all sales are final once they have been downloaded. If you have concerns or questions, please message me and I’ll do my best to help!

Print Size & Use:
Each page is designed to print on 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper or cardstock. You can also print on A4 paper size with an extra margin at the top and bottom of the page. Adjust your printer settings to fit the print to page with your paper size settings. You will need a PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat reader which is a (available as a free software) to view and print this file.

Terms of Use:
All files are available for your own personal and church use only. They may not be shared or distributed beyond your own personal and church use. My work is protected by copyright laws and cannot be recreated, resold, or modified.

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When Joseph Went to Bethlehem singing time packet filled with fun ways to teach this song for LDS Primary music leaders including a custom art flip chart, comic strip, egg shakers, hand actions, directional marching, pipe chimes, song trivia and more!

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