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A pageant/story for many children
By: Rachel Olson
(Duration: 45-60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 7 males, 8-16 either, 16-24 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
"'Twas the night before Christ's birth and far above earth/The angels prepared to announce Jesus' birth." Two readers hold an oversized storybook and present a rhyming narrative of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. A large cast of shepherds, angels, townspeople and others contribute singing and brief dialogue. Based on the beloved poem 'Twas the...  read more
Artistic Children's Program for Christmas
By: Teisha Strelow
(Duration: 60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 10-65 either, 10-65 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
An over-sized book children construct depicting the Nativity is placed on an easel. Children read from A, "Angels told the wonderful news about our Savior's birth," to Z, "(Don't) Zip through this season without remembering his birth." Also includes a pastor-congregational responsive reading and Scripture readings.
Four Pantomimed Bible Stories
By: Jean Stangl
(Duration: 4 scenes, 8-10 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 1 either, 1-4 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible)
Here’s one instance where children should wiggle in church! A narrator tells a Christmas or Easter Bible story while children pantomime along. The benefits of this innovative kinesthetic approach to storytelling are many: learning Bible stories, exercise, development of sequencing and motor skills and creative expression. May be used in Sunday school or as part...  read more
A candlelighting collection for children
By: William Dohle
(Duration: 5 scenes, 5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 2 females, 1 male, 2 either, 5-19 total cast)
The banter between these irrepressible angel characters will delight your congregation while highlighting the hope, faith, love and joy themes of Advent. Perfect for presentation by a children’s Sunday school class. 1. Hope … of a Savior—Gabby and Urie prepare to visit Zechariah, because “sometimes you speak best when you can’t speak at all,” 2...  read more
A pre-Christmas children's program
By: Jan T. Brown
(Duration: 30-40 minutes; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 4 males, 6-33 either, 11-38 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-25 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible)
All the children in your Sunday school—from nursery through sixth grade or up—may be included in this easy-to-present program featuring symbols of the Advent season. The symbol ornaments hang on a large Advent calendar banner when the program begins. A fourth- through sixth-grade reader explains the meaning behind each of the 24 symbols as a preschool child...  read more
A words and visualization participation program for children
By: Mary Joyce Love
(Duration: 20 minutes; Speaking Cast: 11-16 either, 11-16 total cast; 
     Flexibility: gender flexible)
This uniquely child-centered program allows many children of all ages to participate creatively in telling the Christmas story. Using a sheet as a screen lit from behind, silhouette figures enact the events of the Nativity. Inspired by the words of children, the script may be used as written or as a pattern for the insertion of the words of your own church...  read more
A pageant with parts for everyone
By: Rachel Olson
(Duration: 45-60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 2 females, 2 males, 19-27 either, 24-31 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible)
One pageant to meet all your Christmas programming needs! A large group of children of varying ages and abilities may participate in this song-filled performance—a clever balance of the contemporary and the traditional. Left alone in the house one evening, five toys come to life and argue about which of them is the best present. Then the Nativity characters stop...  read more
Animal adventures for Advent candlelighting
By: Barbara Heimburger
(Duration: 5 scenes, 2-3 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 4 either, 4-20 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
Moo, baa, and hee-haw! Our furry, four-legged friends take center stage in this Advent series for child readers. The weekly spirited conversations between a donkey, a cow and a lamb from a stable in Bethlehem relate to the traditional components of Advent: hope, peace, love and joy. Involving children in the series gives them a sense of belonging with a minimum...  read more
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