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Symbols of Christmas Primary Activity

A couple years ago I was looking around for a Christmas primary activity to do with the girls from church and ran across some ideas for a lesson centered around the symbols of Christmas. This activity takes some of the symbols and decor we use around Christmastime and gives them a Christ-centered meaning. This would be a great activity for church or a primary lesson.

Symbols of Christmas Primary Activity

I was so happy to find that the dollar store had these small Christmas trees. I got each of the girls a tree and velvet zipper pouch. I also bought some specific items to decorate their trees that represented Christmas symbols. All from the dollar store! Each girl got a set of the decorations and a printout of what they symbolize. I put it all in the velvet bags before the activity.

dollar store Christmas tree

Here’s a list of the items each child will need for this Symbols of Christmas Primary Activity:

  • free Christmas symbols printable
  • Christmas tree
  • zipper pouch
  • bell decoration
  • candy cane decoration
  • star decoration
  • gift decoration
  • wreath decoration (I found some decorative wire and twisted it into wreath shapes.)
  • light decoration (These were actually light bulb earrings that lit up by pushing a button.)
Symbols of Christmas Primary Activity

We talked about what each of the symbols in their bags represented as we decorated their trees one item at a time.

Symbols of Christmas Church Activity

Then, since my house was decorated for Christmas, we did a scavenger hunt to find other Christmas symbols. I just printed out the image on the #5 Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt on this website. We finished that, they all had a cute Christmas dessert, packed up their trees and decorations, and got to take them home. They loved the idea of having their own little tree to set up in their rooms! Such a fun symbols of Christmas primary activity!

Click here for fun kid craft ideas and go here for more fun primary activity ideas for kids.

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Friday 1st of December 2023

Thank you so much for this cute idea. We did this with some slight variations and it came out so cute. The girls loved it and we all decided it was the best craft we had ever done. It also saved me when I had to change the Activity Days plan last minute!

Jeannie W

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

I just want to say I love this idea and I’m doing this for our activity boys at church, I found alot of the items at Dollartree here in Canada, I was so excited to even find white trees. Thank you for sharing.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Oh yay!!! I always wonder if anyone uses my primary activity ideas! :D My daughter loves putting her little tree in her room at Christmastime.

Susan Taylor

Sunday 12th of June 2022

I’ve been called recently as the Primary Activities Day Girls Leader in the Battle Creek, Michigan Ward, and am gathering ideas for activities that the girls may enjoy. I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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