Are you so excited to teach Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus in your Primary this year? It’s one of my very favorite Christmas songs from the hymn book and the kids love to sing it, too! I’ve complied all of my Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus singing time ideas into this one post so you can easily find a variety of ways to teach this song to your Primary children.
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Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Teaching Packet
You’ll absolutely love this teaching packet with a huge variety of fun and interesting ways to teach this song with lots of printable helps for both verses and all the extended printables. It also includes a custom art flip chart.
Head over to grab this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus teaching packet in my shop here. It is also available in my Etsy shop here.
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Flip Charts
Head over first to choose between an assortment of different Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Flip Charts options that will best suit your Primary’s needs. You’ll find both flip charts and the lyrics to reference as you decide which verses to teach.
9 Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Song Puzzle
In this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Song Puzzle the kids will search for a variety of different symbols and pictures that represent the different lyrics as they unscramble the picture puzzle. It’s a great activity to use as a small group envelope challenge or use it with your Primary as a whole group.
2. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Stained Glass Art
I had SO much fun creating these gorgeous and unique Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Stained Glass Art pictures! There’s a picture to represent each line of the song as you teach the verses in a very visually intriguing idea.
3. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Finish the Picture
Follow along with this mini challenges in this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Finish the Picture activity. It’s a great way to teach or review the lyrics. Plus you’ll love the cute art that goes along with each of these mini tasks!
4. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Ribbon Wands
Bring out your ribbon wands and follow along with this fun pattern that matches the song perfectly with this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Ribbon Wands lesson plan! It’s a great way to add in movement and add layers of meaning while teaching this song.
5. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Hand Actions
Add in lots of fun movement that will help the kids remember the lyrics, too, with this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Hand Actions activity! You’ll use simple hand motions to represent the different lyrics and follow along with the rhythm of the music in a fun way.
6. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Hear the Sounds
Help the children connect with the meaning of the song as you talk about some of the sounds and scene of what it would have been like to be there in this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Hear the Sounds activity. It’s a great way for the kids to use their senses and a connection with their surroundings to build deeper meaning with the song.
7. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Melody Map
Help the kids perfect the melody with the way the lyrics move along with the notes with this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Melody Map lesson plan. You’ll find a colorful crack the code element too that links different keywords as you move through the melody.
8. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Rhythm Sticks
Pull out your rhythm sticks and tap and click along with the beat as you sing through the song for a super fun way to review the lyrics. Head over here to see the Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Rhythm Sticks pattern and lesson plan.
9. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Sing-Along Video
You’ll love this video to help introduce the song in your Primary or send it to your Primary families to sing along with to practice the song before a performance.
9 More Ways to Teach Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus – Story Video
The church has a really cute video all about Samuel that you can use to supplement teaching this song! You can also view the Samuel and the Star video on YouTube here.
2. ASL Signs (In the Leafy Treetops Blog)
3. Bonus 3rd Verse (Facebook Group)
4. Simple Letter Challenge (Facebook Group)
5. Alternate Hand Actions (Facebook Group)
6. Blend with Easter Hosanna Chorus (Facebook Group)
7. Piano Solo (YouTube)
8. Violin and Cello Instrumental (YouTube)
9. History of Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (Hamilton and Son Music)
For more activities, see these Away in a Manger Singing Time ideas!
What other fun Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.