This Christmas FHE lesson uses the scriptures to teach how the people of the Book of Mormon looked forward to and celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
1. Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace;
Sleep in heavenly peace.
2. Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
3. Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth;
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Suitable for all ages
Read aloud: The birth of Jesus Christ was foretold by ancient prophets. Many people are familiar with the story of the Bible and the people anxiously waiting there. However, the people of the Book of Mormon also knew about the birth of Christ and looked forward to his coming. Today, we will be reading through the beautiful scriptures that tell the story of the those who waited for the star to appear.
Read through the following scriptures. If in a group, write down the scriptures on pieces of paper and have everyone ready to read through. If you’d like, you can stop at certain points and sing a Christmas hymn.
- Helaman 13:2-3
- Helaman 13:4
- Helman 14:2-4
- Helaman 16:1-2
- 3 Nephi 1:4-5
- 3 Nephi 1:8-9
- 3 Nephi 1:10-11
- 3 Nephi 1:12-13
- 3 Nephi 1:15
- 3 Nephi 1:16
- 3 Nephi 1:19
- 3 Nephi 1:20-21
Once you are done reading, ask the question: How do you feel about the birth of Christ?
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony.
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-Vanilla Candy coating
-Crushed Candy Canes
- Begin by laying out your parchment paper.
- Place crushed candy canes in a bowl and set aside.
- Begin by breaking up your candy coating into cubes and placing in a pot on LOW heat. Melt while stirring with a rubber spatula constantly. Melt until there are no more chunks.
- Pour candy coating into a skinny and tall cup/jar.
- Dip pretzel rods into the candy coating and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces and/or sprinkles and let set. ENJOY!
Candy Cane Hunt
For this activity, you’ll need boxes of candy canes. We suggest choosing some in different sizes. Hide the candy canes around the house and have everyone go on a scavenger hunt. For older children or groups, you can place a time limit on the search.