Children’s Nativity Story

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Photo: Grace International School

“FANTASTIC! Within seconds I was the proud owner of a cracker of a nativity play”
Nuala Levack of Our Lady of Fatima School, Birmingham

As with all of my nativity plays, the Children’s Nativity Story is…

  • purpose written
  • adaptable
  • easy to learn

As I began writing nativity scripts for my own use as a children’s leader, I deliberately make them…

  • easy to recast in the event of absence or illness, and
  • simple to use regardless of the number of children.
  • INSTANTLY DOWNLOADABLE in an easy to use format.

The nativity script lasts around 25 minutes and is written entirely in rhyme, including the narration and all of the speaking parts, a proven way to make the script easier to remember.

Preschools, primary schools and churches across the world have written to say how simple and effective they have found it, very often adding that it has been their “most successful nativity to date.”

Click here to read testimonials specifically relating to this script.

The Children’s Nativity Story…….

Children's Nativity Story

Children’s Nativity Story

Tells the traditional, bible based nativity story in a fun way, using

Lots of gentle humour and

Short, rhyming speaking parts (averaging 2 to 4 lines) to make everyone feel special.

Whilst flexible and adaptable for ANY SIZE CAST (smallest reported to date is 5, and the largest is a whole school), the script is written with 19 speaking parts and…

The script is all held together with a rhyming narration which therefore makes last minute changes much easier to accommodate.


  • The basic traditional nativity costumes
  • a good reader to narrate
  • a cast of between 5 and 90 (according to the customers who have already used it)

THAT’S RIGHT…NO PIANIST REQUIRED, although sheet music is provided if you are fortunate enough to have one!


(Can be reduced or increased without changing script length as alternatives are offered for the narrator or other actors to say.)

If used as written it will include 19 speakers, plus non-speaking extras and singers:

Narrator, 2 roman soldiers, Mary, Joseph, Donkey, 3 shepherds, Angel Gabriel, 4 innkeepers, 1 wife, star, 3 kings, (plus angels, animals, crowds, carol singers.)


All of the songs use familiar children’s tunes with

  • very SIMPLE SONG WORDS.   (Less rehearsal required)
  • song words to non-copyrighted, FAMILIAR TUNES
  • NO LICENCE FEES TO PAY, (and I am happy to waive my own)
  • SHEET MUSIC PROVIDED for IF you have a pianist
  • PLUS FREE MIDI BACKING TRACKS (great to rehearse to without a pianist and/ or use for the performance)

Click here for a preview of the script……    CHILDREN’S NATIVITY STORY

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What songs are included?


Mary holds baby Jesus at Grace
International School, Bangladesh

I have used my own easily remembered words to the following popular tunes

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star   (ie, Angels’ song called “Glory to our God on High”)

Jingle Bells (ie, Kings’ song called “Three Kings Came”)

The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy (ie, Shepherds’ song called “Shepherd’s Calypso”.  This can include a solo verse by a shepherd for an extra special touch, plus a chorus sung by angels)

Also included are a couple of songs already known to most children….

Away in a Manger

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Finally, my own “Donkey’s Journey” song

So, how much does it cost, and what is included?

I pride myself in making my scripts the best value for money around, so my Children’s Nativity Story, including sheet music and FREE music midi files, can be downloaded instantly to your computer for the special low price of  just £9.95.

For this one time investment you will receive:

  • An easy to follow script, with
  •   a built in note-making column
  •   a character listing and breakdown of lines per character
  •   a casting list (add your own children’s names)
  •   Notes to help you on how casting can be adapted
  •   Some helpful directing suggestions
  •   Words and sheet music to all of the songs
  • Permission to re-use the script with NO LICENCE FEE TO PAY
  • FREE downloadable MIDI FILES as MUSIC backing tracks

And wait, there’s more…….



which is yours to customize as you choose once you have bought it, so that you can……..

  • Reduce or lengthen the script
  • Miss out or change songs
  • Add names
  • Print off your finished version, exactly representing your own personal nativity plans, and distribute individual speaking parts for the children to learn.
    • All without any untidy scribbles or mess on the pages, leaving it as clear and easy as possible to read and use!

Having the downloadable copy was invaluable as we could adapt it to meet our own needs and personalise it”
Kirsty, Summerhill Junior School, Bristol

You can take advantage of this unprecedented option to upgrade and receive the actual, adaptable word document in addition to the PDF (you’d be mad not to) for just £2 extra. Just follow the simple instructions once you click the “BUY IT NOW” button.

Remember, it is a totally customizable Word Document IN ADDITION TO THE ORIGINAL PDF.


  • kingA “Nativity Roll Call” performance poem and message to the audience : a fabulous and unique finale for any traditional nativity play (not just this one).  Again, all in rhyme, this gives everyone involved the opportunity to take a bow as they say their own individual line.  This has been so well received that I now write one for every script.
  • The  “Full Christmas Story” : A purpose written Christmas rhyming poem which can, if you choose, be read out to round up the message at the end of your nativity play.

So, what are you waiting for?  It doesn’t get much better than this:

Grab your LICENCE FREE COPY of the Children’s Nativity Story script at the …….

 Special Low Price of

£21.95 £9.95 for the PDF version

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You will then get the option to UPGRADE to the fully customizable Word Document package for just an extra £2.

 Not sure?

Maybe you’d prefer the combination of a modern day Christmas Eve setting anticipating Santa (or St Nicholas), alongside a reminder of the traditional bible based nativity, with a hint of pantomime villain in Herod!

If so, click here to go to my GRANDPA’S NATIVITY STORY

Or how about the gossiping innkeeper’s wife telling the traditional nativity story using her diary, with her somewhat downtrodden husband, and the narrator correcting her version of events from time to time! Mary also adds an extra touch of humour with her uniquely amusing dialogue with Joseph. (Older children and even teenagers particularly enjoy this nativity script)


Happy to use your own choice of songs/carols, or maybe to combine your nativity play with a church service and congregational hymns? 

If so, our price for the following options is EVEN LOWER!….

Why not let the narrator tell the entire story and give the cast instructions, all in rhyme via the script (making this possible to do without a rehearsal!)?There are 19 small optional speaking parts (each following obvious prompts such as “The innkeeper said….), plus lots of narration to share as you choose, as well as an instructor giving the instructions to the actors if you have any.  Printable script cards are included (plus ‘name tags’ for if you have a director brave enough to do an impromptu nativity play without rehearsal!)  If the actor doesn’t say it, the narrator does….Do you fancy doing a simple nativity play?

If so, click here to go to THE SIMPLEST NATIVITY PLAY EVER.

This last script is very specific and written for a church service….

Do you have a fun, family atmosphere in your church?  Older children?  Not many children?  Little opportunity to rehearse? The hilarious and unique Do-It-Yourself Nativity Play invites people from the congregation to join in as the script progresses, all narrated and directed IN RHYME AND RHYTHM, and unashamedly mocking (via the script) the adult volunteers!  Sound like fun?

If so, click here to go to THE DIY NATIVITY PLAY.

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Spoilt for choice?

At this price, where’s the harm in buying a couple and being prepared for next year too?  You have my blessing to mix and match the songs (and even parts of the scripts if you like.)  Adapt them as you choose, and the upgrade to the word document will make it even easier!

Ps. If you are still not sure, remember that you don’t have to take my word for it. Read the fantastic testimonials that I have received, from teachers and nativity organisers who have used the scripts.

PPs Still not sure? Click here and let the script previews speak for themselves.  In the meantime why not TRY OUT MY WORK FOR FREE – download your FREE COPY of my “Nativity Roll Call” rhyming poem which makes a fantastic finish to any traditional nativity play!  Just enter your email address in the box below, click the “Send my Free Roll Call NOW!” button and you will receive your FREE copy delivered straight to your inbox!  Once you’ve got that, come back here to select your instantly downloadable nativity play – you’ll be glad you did!

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PPPs.  Why do I do it for this price?

I love the work that you are doing!  Let’s face it, you are doing endless extra hours and voluntary work, so this is my way of supporting you and saying that it is all worthwhile and appreciated.  Well done, and keep up the good work!  Enjoy the script, have fun with your nativity play, and have a wonderful Christmas!

God bless

Angela Yardy

Children’s Nativity Story

2 comments on “Children’s Nativity Story
  1. Emma Smith says:

    I have just bought the children’s Nativity but not sure how I download it?

    • Helen says:

      Hi Emma, thank you for contacting us I will personally ensure that you receive your script without any unnecessary delay. Your payment automatically triggered an email from us to you (to the email address attached to your PayPal account) and I can see in our system you have not yet downloaded your script. Therefore I will resend that email to you now but can I ask that you also check your spam/junk folder in case it has landed in there for some reason. I will check back in our system to ensure that you have downloaded your script and I (or Angela) will also send you a personal email to follow up to make sure everything is OK. Thank you so much for your custom, I’m sure will love your new script and your Nativity Play will be a fantastic success.


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