Your Primary children will love learning this song, especially with these really cool Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Stained Glass art to help you teach this song in Singing time.
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Stained Glass Art
Sing through Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (flip chart here) song once, before introducing this song. It’s okay to sing it through, even if it’s the first time the kids will be hearing this song. It will just help them get familiar with the melody, some of the words, and the length and flow of the song.
Say or sing the first line of the song: “Said Samuel within 5 years.” Have the children say or sing it back to you.
Show them the first stained glass art picture. Ask what they see in the picture. What clues are in the picture?
Yes! The #5! This will help remind us that Samuel warned the people Christ would be born soon.
Say or sing the second line of the song: “A night will be as day.” Have the children say or sing it back to you.
Show them the second stained glass art picture. What do they see? What clues do they spot? Why would the night be as day? Did you know that really happened?
Sing the first two lines together.
Continue to work your way through the song adding a line at a time and bringing in the symbolism of the stained glass art.
Unscramble: Unscramble the pictures and help get them back in the correct order as you sing through the song. Then, flip one over and have the children silent sing that line of the song.
This is great for word retention as it makes them think about the lyrics in a different way as they try to sing internally. Then, switch to a new flipped over picture to silent sing.
Envelope Challenge: Cut out the 1-page stained glass art pictures and have the kids rearrange them in the correct order as a small group or individual challenge.
Color & Sing: Use the 1-page art page and let the children follow along as you learn the song. Point or color on the way as you teach each line of the song. Then, they can take their art home to practice the song at home.
Action Words: Add an action that corresponds to each picture to add as you teach each line. For example:
- 5 = Hold up your hand with 5 fingers stretched out wide
- Night to Day = Use two hands as a pillow and pretend to sleep and then wake up and shade your eyes from the bright light.
- Baby Jesus = Rock a baby in your arms.
- Across sea = Wave your hand up and down like waves.
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this The Miracle Picture His Miracles singing time activity!
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Stained Glass Printable Visuals
This free in-post printable includes 4 stained glass art pictures for the 1st verse in the 1/4 page size.
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You’re going to love this next idea great for teaching or reviewing this song. Continue on to this Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Song Puzzle singing time activity.
What other fun ways will you use this Stained Glass singing time activity in your Primary room?