Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Music and Jesus Christ

FHE lesson exchange, author unknown.

1- Gather Hymnbooks, Children's Songbook and Scriptures.

Opening Prayer

Skip this for now. You will be singing for the activity.

Read D&C 136:28.

Music is a very important part of worship. It invites the spirit into our hearts. Unfortunately, often we sing songs without really knowing or paying attention to the words. Turn to the Christmas songs in the Hymnbook an Children's Songbook. Allow a family member to pick a favorite song. sing and enjoy the song. Then go through the song verse by verse. Understand what that song is about. Sing and review a song choice for each family member.
Christmas is all about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Singing and understanding these beautiful songs will help us to focus and keep the true spirit of the holiday season.

Use this discussion to challenge your children to keep the true focus of Christmas this year on Christ and not toys or other things that commercialize the holiday.

Closing Prayer

Holiday Peppermint Slices
1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
red food coloring
green food coloring

Remove dough from the wrapper. Cut the dough into thirds. Combine 1/3 of the dough, 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract and red food coloring. Beat until tinted. Repeat with the second 1/3 of dough, remaining 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract and green food coloring.

To assemble, shape each portion of dough into 8-inch rolls. Place the red beside the green; press together. Add the plain roll on top. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the dough into 1/4 inch slices and bake 8-9 minutes.


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