Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Pageant and Christmas Tree Symbols

Pageant Puppets

I love this Christmas Pageant that I found a long time ago in an old Friend magazine.  My children used this to give December talks in Primary when they were children. 

Remember the Meaning behind the Symbols of Christmas (Trim the Tree)
The following is a fun activity to do with a mini Christmas tree and mini ornaments.  My children have also done this as a talk in Primary.  Kids love it!  You could also make this a ritual as you trim your own full-size tree.

Star:  God promised a Savior for the world, and one bright star shone down from the heavens as fulfillment of that promise.  (3 Nephi 1:21)
The Color Red:  The first color of Christmas, symbolizing the Savior’s sacrifice for all.  (D&C 19:18)
Christmas Tree:  The pure green color of a Christmas tree remains green all year long.  This shows the everlasting hope of mankind.  All the needles point heavenward.  This is to remind us that our thoughts should turn toward heaven.  (Alma 18:30)
Bell:  Lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell.  It should ring for mankind to return to the fold.  (Mosiah 26:21)
Candle:  The candle represents a mirror of starlight reflecting our thanks for the Star of Bethlehem. (Matthew 5:16)
Bow:  We put bows on our presents to remind us of the spirit of the brotherhood of man.  We should remember this as the bow is tied, with love and good feeling toward each other.  (Romans 12:10)
Candy Cane:  Represents the shepherds crook.  The crook of the staff helps bring wandering sheep back to the flock.  It reminds us to show love because we are our brother’s keeper.  (Isaiah 40:11)
Wreath:  Represents the eternal nature of love.  It never ceases, stops, or ends.  It is one continuous round of affection.  (Moroni 8:17)

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