As a teacher at a small school, you might be struggling to find a Christmas play that doesn’t require a host of angels, shepherds, stable animals and the rest. However, they do exist, and many scripts are flexible enough that they can be chopped and changed to suit smaller classes. Here are some suggestions to help you adapt the cast list to suit the size of your production along with some recommended nativity plays for small groups. How to tailor a Christmas play script to a small cast If you’re…read more
What to Do if You’ve Left Your Christmas Play Until the Last Minute No matter how much anticipation there might be for the annual Christmas play, the last minute panic is inevitable. But if you think you might have left it too late, think again. These quick and easy Christmas play ideas will help you put on a nativity at your school or church – even if you’ve only left yourself a few weeks.
Have You Left Your School Nativity Play Until the Last Minute? As December approaches, so too does the season of nativity plays – a tradition in schools throughout the country, and one that is great fun for pupils and members of the wider community who come to watch. However, if you’ve left the planning for your school nativity play until the last minute, don’t worry – it’s still not too late to put on a great show!
Using a Nativity Play to Liven Up the Christmas Story As Christmas approaches, one problem that teachers face is how to teach their pupils about the nativity story. This story has been repeated for many generations, so some teachers may choose to put on funny school nativity plays in order to breathe fresh life into the story. Adding an element of humour can make it more appealing, relevant and enjoyable for the younger generation.
Choosing Secular Christmas Plays for Children As the world changes and schools and communities become more multicultural and multi-faith, the traditional Christmas play becomes an issue of contention as it is increasingly exclusive and some parents may find that they don’t wish for their children to participate. However, this doesn’t stop a school from continuing with their traditional seasonal events. The issue can easily be overcome by choosing secular Christmas plays for children.