Christmas programs

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  1. Bookworm

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    Is there any place to get Christmas program ideas for small churches? We only have 10 kids between kindergarten and 12th grade. This year I am having the 5 oldest kids each read the story behind a Christmas carol, and then a ladies quartet will sing the carol. The youngest kids will recite some Bible verses and sing. What do other small churches do for a Christmas program, or do they even have a program?
     
  2. TaterTot

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    We are a small country church (about 60 in S.S.) and we always have a program. This year we are doing a short musical called "The Signs of Christmas". It is very simple and a sweet presentation of the Christmas story. It doesnt call for costumes, but we will have a Joseph and Mary (teenagers) in the baptistry on a platform. Often, I ask the youth to be angels and sign songs from up there too, so it looks like a heavenly scene. As for cost, this year, we have spent a total of $10 on our musical. That was for a book and cd. We have taught the songs by rote because many of our kids dont read yet. We have about 15 that will be singing, and that includes 5 toddlers.
    For the past two years we have done a full drama/costume musical. There are so many ways to cut corners and still do a quality presentation.
    Your program sounds like a great idea. I hope it all goes well!
     
  3. joyfulkeeperathome

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    My mom usually writes a play and that way she is able to specifically include each child that wants to participate! Last year's was really cute, it was about two old ladies (played by two of our teenagers) searching for the "Spirit of Christmas." They hire detectives to go on a search and they find all sorts of things that they think are the spirit of christmas (santa claus, christmas cookies, carols, christmas cards, etc.) Finally, they come upon a nativity scene (we did a live nativity) and realize that Jesus was the "Spirit of Christmas"! It was very well done and the kids really enjoyed it. HTH
     
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    We are a very small church plant work. We try to do a play every year with the kids in our Kids Klub, most of whom are lost. We struggle every year with what to do. We have adapted bigger plays and done all kinds of things. We are using an adapted one from this site ( http://www.dramatix.org/Linkpages/Childrens.html ) this year. We keep all our plays on file to hopefull reuse. We normally have 5-6 key players, about the same in minor roles, and the rest support with singing.
     

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