A Wriggly Nativity
One of the UK's favourite nativities, 'Wriggly Nativity' is designed for children who just can't sit still! Every angel, sheep, shepherd and lamb will be using all their excited energy to wriggle their way through this little musical. Irresistible!
'A Wriggly Nativity' tells the Christmas story almost entirely through songs, actions, movement and dance. Everything is easy to learn, there is very little dialogue and the narration between songs is brief. The songs have actions for the whole choir, so every child is specifically required NOT to sit still while singing! Great fun.
"The children were enthusiastic from the moment they heard the CD and we didn't have one tear on performance day. They wanted to be singing and acting. It was easy to stage - the best I have done and parents commented it was the best they had seen. Parent comments: 'Once we played the CD I could see why you liked it so much - it is very special.' 'We haven't stopped singing 'A Wriggly Nativity' since October!' 'All the family know it off by heart now.' 'You said bring tissues - I didn't know I'd be crying tears of laughter!' 'This is the best nativity I've been to - and I've been to lots!' ~ Kate Hart Dyke, Supervisor, Pre-school, Sussex
[Scroll down for more reviews, samples, photos, video etc.]
You can buy the excellent app from iTunes. It tells the story of 'Wriggly Nativity' with tons of interactivity, with all the Wriggly songs for the children to sing along with! There are great games to play, plus a Nativity quiz. Brilliantly designed for young readers and very easy to use, even for pre-schoolers. Click on the video tab below for an interactive tour of the app
More information here:
Author: Age guide: 3 to 7 Running time: 25 mins - perf. licence required No. of songs: 9 songs
Send us your review
If you enjoyed putting on this show, please email us a simple review to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review by Gill Butcher - Nursey Teacher, Ipswich
We did wriggly nativity last year and it was superb. Our parents and head teacher said that it was the best nativity that we had ever done. We found the app really helpful with the children in learning the songs as they are only 3-4.
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!
Review by Helen Parsons, grandparent.
This is just so brilliant for little ones and easy to learn due to its catchy tunes. They ( and I) are singing it over and over again. Starshine have done it again!!!!
Review by Elizabeth T, parent, Edinburgh
My daughter's school did this show and we loved it
Review by Amethyst - Teacher, Nottingham,
Perfect for Infants, catchy tunes with a great backing track and suggested actions capture the imagination. An effective re-telling of the Nativity story. We have really enjoyed doing this and heartily recommend it.
Review by Teacher, Leicestershire
It's a super musical with lively, infectious easy to learn songs. Our children and adults cannot stop singing and wriggling. There are parts for all our infant classes. We are finding it great fun!
Most Enjoyable Nativity.
Review by P. Lester - Teacher, Leicestershire
Everybody really enjoyed working with 'A Wriggly Nativity' and it has to have been one of the most enjoyable nativity shows that I have done. The atmosphere in the hall was great - I could feel the families really enjoying themselves. The CD was really useful - it was great for me not to have to play piano for the production as I felt much more useful in front of the children. *Parents - 'Fantastic! Wonderful!' - 'The best Nativity I have ever seen.' - 'The children were really enjoying it.' - 'Really catchy songs.' - 'Good to tell the story in such a different way.'
Fun To Learn.
Review by Charlotte White - Teacher, Wiltshire
The actions with everything made the songs easy and fun to learn and the incidental music made everything run very smoothly. The CD backing tracks made it much easier to direct.
Children Loved The Actions.
Review by Rachel Martin - Teacher, Yorkshire
Very good! The children loved the actions and the humour in the songs, everyone was involved and it was easy to organise - even with 110 Y1 & Yr2 children!
Children Really Enjoyed It.
Review by Sheila Smith - Performing Arts Leader, Croydon.
'A Wriggly Nativity' was the most appropriate nativity we could have done for our children. The whole nativity was accessible to all and was very well received. Most importantly of all the children really enjoyed it. Thanks very much.
Review by Kate Hart Dyke - Supervisor, Pre-school, Sussex
The children were enthusiastic from the moment they heard the CD and we didn't have one tear on performance day. They wanted to be singing and acting. It was easy to stage - the best I have done and parents* commented it was the best they had seen. rn*Parents - 'Once we played the CD I could see why you liked it so much - it is very special.' - 'We haven't stopped singing 'A Wriggly Nativity' since October!' - 'All the family know it off by heart now.' - 'You said bring tissues - I didn't know I'd be crying tears of laughter!' - 'This is the best nativity I've been to - and I've been to lots!'
Easy And Fun To Learn.
Review by Teacher - Wiltshire
A new way to present a familiar story. The actions with everything made the songs easy and fun to learn and the incidental music made everything run very smoothly. The CD backing means it is easier to direct.
Review by Corinna Richards - Teacher, Bow, London
The children have really enjoyed learning the songs.
Actions Were Fun.
Review by Anna Reid - Head Teacher, East Sussex.
The songs were great for FS/KS1 children. 'A Wriggly Nativity' is very age appropriate and the children enjoyed learning and performing the songs. The actions were fun and kept the children motivated. Thank you!
A Wonderful Experience.
Review by A Birch - Sunday School Superintendent, Bolton.
The children in our Sunday School, a small group of 15 ranging from 3 to 12 yr. olds, have had a wonderful experience practicing and performing 'A Wriggly Nativity'. The music and words are so catchy and the children picked up the tunes very quickly. Thank you once again.
Absolutely Brilliant Performance.
Review by Ruth Wakeley - Teacher, Shropshire
Thank you for allowing me to use some of the songs from Wriggly Nativity. The songs were well received by the parents with comments of a good choice of songs for the children to sing and an absolutely brilliant performance! - We all enjoyed learning the songs
A Wriggly Nativity
A Wriggly Nativity 1
A Wriggly Nativity 2
A A Wriggly Nativity
A Wriggly Nativity - App Tour
- A Wriggly Nativity