Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nativity Pictures


When I wrote "The Nativity Song" (Children's Songbook page 52) I was planning a Christmas program and wanted to do the Nativity without costumes. I drew posterboard-size figures for children to hold instead. Each picture can be enlarged with an opaque projector. Use one color for each character and draw the lines with a black marker. Cut out separate light pink construction paper face and hands and glue in place. Add eyes, etc. and figure is complete. Two characters are put in place with each verse of the song. My figures are laminated and were made in 1979--we still use them every year!

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  1. Thank you so much for posting these. I remember as a child my mom was the primary chorister and I spent many hours tracing and coloring these with her. I LOVE the song. Now I am the chorister for my ward and can't wait to have my own copy!

    Also, I attended the Layton Music workshop and was so thrilled to have all the tips and resources that you made available.

    You are so wonderful and have blessed and continue to bless many lives by sharing your love for music. Thank you again!!!

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    1. Are you still music leader? I am going to add a few things next week that are relevant to 2014 music.

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  2. Sis. Graham,

    I attended the class is Murray today, and just want you to know how much I appreciate all of your preparation and willingness to share your resources. I own both of your books, and live by them! Thank you again!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I'm just responding three years later! I hope you are still teaching.

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  3. I'm a lucky girl because I got an opaque projector for Christmas. I will, for sure, be making these! Thank you so much!

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    1. How did your projector work? -I don't know another person who has their own opaque projector! Very handy.

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  4. Hi Sis. Graham,
    I attended your class in Orem in 2009 or so. Now I'm in the Primary Presidency and would love to send our chorister to your class. Is there a way I can find out more information or if you're still holding the class. I'll check back for a reply.
    Thanks so much!

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    1. Dear Torrie,
      I'm not too smart about using this website--I just noticed the reply part and am sorry I didn't respond before. I did a workshop this morning at Day Murray Music--I do one each Jan. If I have another opportunity to teach I will let you know.

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  5. I'm so glad to have run into this blog site! What a great find. I have one of your books and love it. And, I must say, it's a bit intimidating to have one of your grandchildren singing in my primary.

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    1. Now I am very curious--what ward are you in? I hope my grandchild is singing well for you. Best wishes!

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