It’s nearly December!
Month of Carol services, mince pies and panic.
Here are some more ideas you can use in your Christmas preparations. These should take less time to prepare than the Christmas Scripts I posted two weeks ago.
Try going right back to the roots of Christmas with Nativities Straight from the Gospels. You can find Luke and Matthew’s version of events and I’ve even combined them if you want the full story. Perfect for accompanying a sermon on either of those passages.
For those of you with all the right costumes but none of the times here’s a suggested playlist to tell the Christmas Story through Songs. Obviously you can pick your own songs but this is a nice starting point.
And now for something a bit different: less traditional and with a strong Christmas message this script is super flexible. Christmas King can be performed by any number of people, kids and adults alike. It can be read, memorised or performed with simple actions to accompany the lines. I’ve even done it with audience participation; getting them to cheer along, and pulling people up on stage to turn into clocks, crosses and Christmas trees! It doesn’t require costumes or props unless you want them and it’s so easy to pass a microphone or have all the action take place in front of a mic stand if that’s what you need.
Tips on getting kids to act well!
Hello and Merry Pre-Christmas from the Disorganised Sunday School Blog.
You’re probably here because you’re wondering what to do with your Sunday School this year. Maybe you’ve got a whole Carol Service to plan, maybe a kids slot in an otherwise grown up event. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can get your kids to learn lines in the next few weeks or you’re looking to do something completely different. Below are a few Christmas plays I’ve written or collected; hopefully there’s something here for you whatever you need. So dive in, enjoy and happy planning!
Click on the titles to read excerpts and find the downloads for each play!
Angel Tours Nativity was written when our Carol Service was happening outside so makes use of minimum equipment (Max. 3 microphones) and incorporates songs for a whole Carol Service experience. Also; it’s ideal if you’ve got small numbers of kids or lots who are unwilling to talk as they’re largely not required to.
An Unspecified Number of Wise Astronomers From Somewhere East of Israel is probably my favourite of the nativities I’ve written. It’s a pedants dream of corrections and once again features minimal line learning unless you’re one of the two narrators. Designed to be acted out just before We Three Kings of Orient Are but that’s not technically necessary.
Don’t forget Don’t Miss Christmas! Some ‘might have been’ scenarios of those who ignore the birth of Jesus, a light-hearted but genuine invite for people to discover the real Jesus for themselves.
These are both excellent scripts from other authors that I’ve used before and enjoyed! If you’re after an amusing and chaotic nativity choose The Misunderstood Christmas and be prepared to go off piste, and if you want a thought provoking Christmas comedy go for In the Same Country. Both are free to use but their creators ask that you let them know if you’re using them, you can find their emails by clicking on the links.
The Story through songs and Straight from the Gospel nativities
Tips on getting kids to act well!