The Nativity Story

A Christmas Skit for Young Children
to Perform in Their Parish, School, or Classroom

The goal of this production is to present a simple but authentic account of Christ’s nativity.  By joyfully encouraging children to be a part of this project, they will be invited to build their confidence and love of the faith.  Young Catholics will learn that they are a vital part of the Church as they help share the Gospel account with others.  And most importantly, children can draw closer to Christ Jesus.

 

This skit is designed to be performed by children in grades K-4.  A narrator will present part of the Nativity account, while actors deliver simple lines and movements on stage or on a set.  In-between the action, appropriate Christmas hymns will be sung to match the scenes.  For your convenience, lyric sheets and music scores are included in this packet.  A choir of children should be used to accompany the performance.  If a children’s choir is not available, consider having each class or grade level of children lead and sing one of the carols presented in the skit.  As well, the audience should be invited to participate in the pageantry by singing the opening and closing hymns along with the children.

Preparation for this skit can be as simple or elaborate as desired.  It may be performed on a small stage, in a parish, a hall, or even a classroom.  There are very few required setting props so that the skit may be performed almost anywhere, if necessary.  The setting and costumes may be created to fit the needs of your parish or class.  A few suggestions have been made for props and actions in the director’s script.



Embrace Simplicity.  To help young players, we have tried to use simple, clear language and incorporated easy stage movements.  We wanted children to be able to easily follow the five scene storyline.  All spoken lines may be found in the Actors’ Script, and an oversized font has been used on all student pieces to aid young readers.  Lyric sheets also display an oversized font and a margin of generous white space to allow them to be placed in a duo-tang report cover, if desired.

 

What’s Included in the Package?


Cast & Setting Sheet

Scene Summary Sheet

Director’s Script

Actors’ Script – Only spoken lines are included to allow flexibility in direction

Actor Line Strips – Children may use these cut-apart pieces to study their lines

Cast Assignment Sheet

Invitation – Thematic Paper invitation can be sent home to families

Envelope – Thematic envelope for the Invitation

Poster – Thematic sheet to advertise or remind people about your performance

Lyric Sheets – Lyrics included to all of the hymns used in this skit

Hymn Scores – Musical scores included for all of the hymns used in this project


CAST OF CHARACTERS

(Each character will have at least one speaking line.)

Narrator

Mary

Joseph

Angel Gabriel

Caesar Augustus

Innkeeper#1

Innkeeper #2

Innkeeper #3

Innkeeper #3’s Wife

 

Angel #1

Angel #2

Angel #3

Shepherd #1

Shepherd #2

Shepherd #3

King #1

King #2

King #3

 

SKIT SCENES


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Scene 1 – The Annunciation  [Luke 1:26-38]

 

 

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Scene 2 – THE JOURNEY TO Bethlehem

– Caesar Augustus Gives His Decree  [Luke 2:1-3]

– Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem  [Luke 2:4-6]

– There is No Room at the Inn  [Luke 2:7]

 

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Scene 3 – The Nativity  [Luke 2:7, 11-12]

 

 

 

angel-150x122Scene 4 – The Angels Visit the Shepherds

– The Angels Appear to the Shepherds in the Fields  [Luke 2:8-14]

– The Shepherds Visit the Holy Family in the Stable  [Luke 2:15-17]

 

 

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Scene 5 – The Magi

– The Wise Men Follow the Star of Bethlehem  [Matthew 2:1-2, 9-10]

– The Magi Visit the Holy Family [Matthew 2:11]

 

Lyric Sheets and Musical Scores Included

For the Hymns Used in This Skit.



O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Gabriel’s Message

O little town of Bethlehem

Away in a Manger

Silent Night

Angels We Have Heard on High

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

O Come All Ye Faithful

What Child is This?

We Three Kings

The First Noel

Joy to the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Nativity Story - A Christmas Skit for Young Children

The Nativity Story - A Christmas Skit for Young Children


Celebrate the Nativity of the Lord with a Christmas Skit for Young Children (Gr.K-4) to Perform in Their Parish, School, or Classroom.   The goal of this production is to present a simple but authentic account of Christ’s nativity. By joyfully encouraging children to be a part of this project, they will be invited to build their confidence and love of the faith. Young Catholics will learn that they are a vital part of the Church as they help share the Gospel account with others. And most importantly, children can draw closer to Christ Jesus. This skit is designed to be performed by children...

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