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A Little Nativity
This has to be one of the easiest nativity musicals to produce - and one of the most adorable! Even the costuming is easy, as nearly everyone can simply wear their pyjamas! 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 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'." S. Carter - Teacher, Surrey
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Author: Age guide: 3 to 6 Running time: 20 mins - performing licence required No. of songs: 8
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Review by Rachel Crowe -Family Outreach Coordinator, Yeovil
We used 'Little Nativity' as a sing a long. It was incredibly easy to do without any rehearsal as we taught the songs as we went along. The toddler groups LOVED it. The parents really enjoyed a fresh look at the nativity story with their under 5s being adorable. Easy actions, no complicated rehearsals, fitted in to a very accessible time frame for the under 5s. Cannot recommend this highly enough for toddler groups, nurserys and preschools.
Review by Emma Bright - Teacher, Brighton
Just wanted you to know that "A Little Nativity" & "A Wriggly Nativity" were both a tremendous success at Westdene Primary this Christmas!! Thank you so much for writing engaging, enjoyable & stress free nativities for KS1 children - they loved it, as did all the staff & parents too!
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!
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.
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'.
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.
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