Introduction

This DIY nativity service is for use in worship, Messy Church or a Sunday School setting. It is intended that everyone will participate and, hopefully, everyone will come dressed for a part in the nativity story or be prepared to dress up with simple appropriate costumes when they arrive (e.g. shepherds get a tea towel; angels some tinsel for a head band etc).

 

On arrival, cards are given out with a role on it and what each participant will say (congregation will call out their response at the appropriate places. There is a place for them as innkeepers (‘Who’s there’) in addition to the role of the three inn keepers. The inn keepers song is spoken in a ‘rap’ style with the congregation echoing the innkeeper’s lead.

Congregation singing is encouraged with PowerPoint slides to download.

 

While the children will all come to the front to participate, adults are invited to stay in their seats and stand as appropriate to offer their lines with the children. The celebration has lots of opportunities for people to ‘ham up’ their lines and hopefully there will be lots of laughter and joy.

 

The songs that accompany this are meant to be full of expression to carry the sense of the part of the story they are referring to.


What you need:

Microphones for the MC and the Narrator

Hand held microphones (see notes below for where)

Microphones for band and singing group       

Cups and wooden plank for donkey noises

Manger (and baby)

Ribbons for children to wave and dance

 

Leaders:

MC

Narrator

3 Inn keepers – (each one to “Rap” a verse of a song for the congregation to echo)

Band

Singing group/choir

Congregation

 


A complete set of these plays can be Purchased in print format for HERE

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