Great Ice Breaker for a Christmas Party
Use this list for guessing games such as printing these items on labels that you put on people’s backs as they enter a party. They have to ask yes/no questions to others to guess what is on their label. A great ice breaker.
This is an advent calendar counting down the days to the Lord’s Second Coming.
Three lesson ideas to use at Christmas time
Here are some additional clues for the Stocking Unstuffer SM Game above. These should work just great. Of course you can always use these hymn clues in another game.
I have done this for three years and the students love hearing about themselves. The last day of the seminary, I did baby Jesus and also Mary, the mother of Jesus. I even put my own picture up–taken several centuries ago, of course.
For an inexpensive gift we gave our students Hershey Bars, along with this poem.
A low-cost gift idea for your student
During the Christmas break, we choose one day and hold a winter seminary event for 5 hours.
A Reader’s Theater about Christmas in the Americas
For Christmas, we made a Scripture Mastery Advent Calendar. Under each flap was a word associated with Christmas (star, tree, present, manger, red/green, etc.)
Lesson ideas for teaching around Christmas
I have written a Christmas poem that goes nicely with a candy cane to give each student……inexpensive and gets the point across. You are welcome to use it or make changes that suit you.
A wonderful website about Christmas
Here is a great talk related to Christmas Gifts that you might consider working into a Christmas lesson.
For any of you contemplating a “12 Days of Christmas” activity — I had heard some time ago that the song was symbolic for Christians, and found an explanation online.
A great place to order LDS Christmas Ornaments
A talk by H. David Burton
A Readers Theater on the Mission of Christ
A Stocking SM activity and other fun holiday ideas
“Everything about Christmas is related to Christ." Santa wears the colors of Christmas, Red for the redeeming blood, white for purity. He even has a pure white beard like pictures of Christ and Heavenly Father in heaven. Without typing the whole thing, here are the “Old meanings” in summary form.
I wanted to have some special devotionals in the month of December. I revised the points to ponder while partaking of the sacrament from Elder Holland. I made an advent calendar with a piece of matte board and a picture of Christ in the center.
Have a small artificial tree that the students decorate with items that remind them of the Savior.
Gift ideas for your students
I did an advent calendar with 24 doors on it. Now, I know that this is not a complete list of events of the second coming but this is what I have picked out (with the help of a Know Your Religion talk). If you have different signs, use them in your calendar.
The symbolism of the 12 Days of Christmas
A fun variation on "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Use this list for guessing games such as printing these items on labels that you put on people’s backs as they enter a party. They have to ask yes/no questions to others to guess what is on their label. It's a great ice breaker.
Last year I made a Christmas ornament for everyone with all the Old Testament scripture mastery verses on it.
We’ve chosen to make these candles for our class. We’ve attached a tag that has the SM Matt 5:14-16 (the light of the world).
A SM variation of the game Memory
A fun way to celebrate Christmas Morning with SM
Many ideas of how to teach about Jewish traditions at the time of Christ
This beautiful painting of Samuel the Lamanite, along with a quote from Helaman 14 would make a lovely Christmas gift for Book of Mormon Seminary year.
I love doing a Secret Santa gifting in my class! The kids pick names out of a bowl and then have to make/put together a gift SPECIFIC to their person’s interests.
A relay race that puts your Nativity knowledge to the test.
We’re going to chase for SM and when you get it, you’ll call out the number in the order in which you found it.