The Savior’s Birth

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given (Isa. 9:6).
Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki; photos by Kelly Larsen

Nativity Ornaments

To make the ornaments, you will need: heavy paper, glue, scissors, crayons or markers, and paper clips.

  1. 1.

    Glue this page to heavy paper and let the glue dry.

  2. 2.

    Cut out the ornaments and punch a hole in each small circle.

  3. 3.

    On the back of each ornament, draw your own picture of the same event or of a modern Christmas decoration.

  4. 4.

    Bend a paper clip into a hanger and hook one end through the hole.

  5. 5.

    In a family home evening, you and a parent can read aloud “The Savior’s Birth” (page 30). As you read, family members can take turns hanging the ornaments on your Christmas tree.

Ornaments with paintings of Christ(click to view larger)

(Clockwise from top center) The Birth of Christ by Carl Bloch; Annunciation to the Shepherds by Del Parson; The Annunciation by Robert T. Barrett; Flight into Egypt artist unknown; No Room at the Inn by Robert T. Barrett; The Arrival by Michael Albrechtsen

Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus snuggles deep (Pretend to sleep.)
in warm but scratchy straw. (Scratch.)
On nearby hillsides, shepherds hear (Put hand to ear as if listening.)
the angel’s song with awe. (Pretend to lead an angel choir.)
They race to Bethlehem to see (Run in place.)
the King born in a stable, (Make an animal sound.)
then kneel before the Son of God— (Kneel.)
a manger for His cradle. (Pretend to rock a baby.)

[illustrations] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

My Book of Prophets

Note: These pages are to be added to the book started in the Friend, September 2001, pages 32–33.

Instructions: Remove page 33 from the magazine, glue it to heavy paper, and color the pictures. Cut out the pages and punch holes on the circles. Stack the four pictures with Gordon B. Hinckley on the bottom, then Howard W. Hunter, then Ezra Taft Benson, and Spencer W. Kimball on top. On the back of each page, write what you have learned about that prophet during the year. Add the pages to the back of the book you started in September.

Book of prophets(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Beth Whittaker