A Little Nativity
Authors: John Kenward, Ruth Kenward
Age Range: 3,4,5,6
Availability: In Stock
Exceptionally easy to produce and very sweet, this is the perfect answer for those wanting to re-tell the Nativity story in a direct and simple way that even the youngest may understand.
It’s Christmas Eve and none of the children want to go to bed! ‘Can we have a story?’ they ask Mum and Dad (who – if it’s a large cast – have a LOT of children!) ‘Please tell us a story!’ they beg. What follows is a simple telling of the Nativity story through songs (which have plenty of actions). The Nativity is acted out during the songs, after each of which the children ask ‘What happened next?’ Mum and Dad take the story forward into the next song, and so it goes on, until it really is time for bed!
Absolutely brilliant! The children were still singing the songs weeks later as they loved them so much. How has this not been done before? So simple and yet poignant. I highly recommend 'A Little Nativity'. Stephanie Carter - Teacher, Surrey
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Best Nativity To Date!! Review by Anne Marie Mcaleese - Principal Teacher, St Matthew's Primary, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland
Having been involved in the directing and producing infant Nativties for MANY years , I can honestly say that "A Little Nativity" is a work of genius!! The music and script "tick all the right boxes" and the children, from Pr1-3, LOVED performing it! I only had to play a song twice before everyone knew it. Even the older children having watched the performance were walking around singing the songs -unbelievable! I didn't think you could do anything better than "A Wriggly Nativity" but I stand corrected - Well done to the writers and many thanks!
Excellent! Review by Kirsten Brown - Eyfs Leader, Newcastle
This is a fantastic production! We have been able to learn the songs and put the whole performance together in less than two weeks. The children love the songs (as do the staff!) I would certainly recommend this for anyone trying to stage an Early Years production.
Absolutely Brilliant! Review by Mrs. Stephanie Carter - Teacher, Surrey
Absolutely brilliant! The children are still singing the songs weeks later as they loved them so much. How has this not been done before? So simple and yet poignant. I highly recommend 'A Little Nativity'.
Excellent. Review by Dom Pooley - Sunday School Teacher, E. Sussex
A wonderfully simple score with lyrics and melodies that enable each child to grasp and understand the meaning of what they are singing. The tunes are catchy and the words are powerful. Excellent, no matter how large or small your chorus is.