Join the Thompson Family as they learn to give their Christmas to God. This play uses pre-schoolers through teens or adults. 8 solo adult or teen parts, songs and short or group parts for 2’s thru Juniors. Sheet music included for 7 songs.
How to Make a Wise Man Hat
No Room For Jesus
Evan Scott, a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge, journeys in his dreams through Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. Can these dreamy visions change a man who has “No Room For Jesus”?
This play uses 1-4 adults or upper teens with major parts and 2 adults or upper teens with medium parts; 2 lower teens or mature kids for medium parts; 7 children with short parts, and some very minor parts. Choir sings three very easy songs and Evan Scott sings a funny song. Kids and carolers sing 2 carols.
What Can I Give Him?
The Abercrombie family discovers what they can give Jesus for Christmas. Uses 4 adult or upper teen parts, 8 or more children’s parts, and a narrator. No songs.
Names of Jesus
What do various names of Jesus tell us about His character?
Uses narrator, puppet team, kids, choir to sing a very easy song and medley.
Gifts for Baby Jesus
Very easy. Uses 5 people dressed as Biblical characters and a narrator. Parts could be read and would need little-to-no rehearsal.
How Lovely Are Your Branches
What if your Christmas tree could listen in on your conversations? You might find he knew all kinds of secrets. And if the ornaments could talk, they could tell you a story of their own. Uses a narrator, 4 older kids, and six people to do puppets or six kids in costume.
Sounds of Christmas
This reading of the Christmas story allows the whole audience to participate by adding sound effects with rhythm instruments, voices, etc. No rehearsal needed.
Sometimes Christmas is a time of expecting great presents and being disappointed. But the first Christmas gift was an ordinary-looking Baby who offered the best present ever. Uses a narrator, 4 youth, 5 kids, 2 adults or youth, and a choir or ensemble.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Moses, David, Isaiah, Luke, and John tell how God prepared and used them to write the story of Jesus, “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” This very simple program takes about 25 minutes and can be done with no group practice. Can be used in place of a Sunday morning sermon or in many other ways.
New Words for Traditional Christmas Carols
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Shaped by His Love–Gingerbread Man Craft Night
Hang In There — Clothes Pin Craft Night
Follow the Star — Christmas Star Craft Night
7-Color Jesus Poem and Object Lesson
Baby Shower Word Search–Psalm 139
Road Sign Song (visualized children’s song)
Answers to OT Timeline Quiz and Motions
If you are planning to use one of these programs in your church and want to write me a quick note about it, I’d be glad to know how they are being used.
Awesome ideas! I was about ready to give up looking for something simple for our small congregation.
God Bless You!
I’m glad these programs can be helpful to you.
We have a small country church and I was looking for something simple for Christmas. Thanks so much for your web site. It is so helpful and we are looking for forward to doing the Names Of Jesus. God bless
Thanks. Hope you enjoy using it.
Thanks! Might be perfect! I was looking for something with congregation participation and no rehearsal! Love it!
Thanks. Hope it goes well.
Hi, Deb, I was interested in looking at the “craft night” idea for our ladies’ group; however, when I click the link, it asks for a password and username. Is there another link possibly?
Thanks in advance!
Could you please try again? There’s no reason anything should be asking you for a password and username. If you still can’t get it to work, I will look at it again, but it seems to work on my end. Let me know what you find out. Thanks.
I am looking for a program for our annual Christmas party for the women at our church What would you suggest?
Sorry, I don’t write programs for women’s parties and don’t know of any either. Thanks for writing, though.
We used your “What Can I Give Him?” Christmas Play this year, and it was wonderful. I appreciate your help for our little church. We were able to plug in all of the children, so everyone had a part to play. Thank you!
Thanks, Rebekah. I can tell from your pictures that you do a great job with programs in your church. I wrote this play for Lisa’s school when she was in first grade in Taiwan. Now she’s 38! Glad it worked for you.
Thanks for these! I did the sounds of Christmas a few years ago and I’mthinking of doing it again since I am in another church no. It’s a fun one and the children are already doing a skit but we need a little bit more time filled. We had a blast! Our baby was a real ham and bawled and bawled. So funny!
Thanks for your note, Pauline. We may use it at our church again this year too.
With less children in our church this year, it seemed our annual nativity program would have to be skipped this year. After reading “Gifts for Baby Jesus”, I feel we can still do it and adapt it to your play. Thanks so much for sharing these ideas! They truly are a blessing! God bless you!
We’re also facing a Christmas where we need something really easy. Glad to be of help to others like us.
My Sunday School class consists of 3-6 year olds. Which program do you suggest? Thanks so much!
I don’t think any of these will work for them. I’ve never done a program for kids this young. That takes a very particular kind of program that you won’t fine here. Sorry.
Our church is very small and all children are grown and gone. needless to say I was elated to come across this website, Thank you
I’m glad to hear it was helpful to you. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your church.
Thank you so very much for sharing these resources. They have been extremely helpful in planning our program this year!!
I’m glad to share my resources so they can be used by others.