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Another simple Xmas play for children aged 3 to 6

christmas tree

The Littlest Christmas Tree

 Narrator – Long ago in the forest there were 3(or they can be as many as you want) beautiful Fir Trees.  These 3 fir trees hoped that someday they would be Christmas Trees.  They were very patient and each day they grew and grew

 (Trees walk up to the front. Trees will stay up front.)

All Children  sing to the  tune of I’m a little Tea Pot

I’m a little fir tree growing tall

Someday I’ll be the best of all.

I’ll go home with a family and

A Christmas Tree is what I’ll be!

Narrator – So the trees waited excitedly for a family to come and pick them for their Christmas Tree and then one day it happened!  A family came to the forest!

(Family walk up to front beside trees.)

Family – tune of Muffin Man

Oh will you be our Christmas Tree

our Christmas tree our Christmas tree.

Oh will you be our Christmas Tree

and sparkle on Christmas Day?

Narrator – The family walked around all the trees and decided to take home the very biggest tree they could find!  The dad brought out his axe and cut the fir tree down and off they went!

Family and biggest tree go back to spots.

All Children – tune of I’m a Little Tea Pot

I’m a little fir tree growing tall

Someday I’ll be the best of all.

I’ll go home with a family and

A Christmas Tree is what I’ll be!

Narrator – Soon another family came to the forest and they looked at all the trees too.  They didn’t want a great big tree and they didn’t want a small tree.  They saw a tree that was just right!

Family – tune of Muffin Man

Oh you are just the perfect tree

The perfect tree, the perfect tree

Oh you are just the perfect tree

For us on Christmas Day!

Narrator – The family was so happy that they had found the perfect tree for their house that they cut it down and off they went.

 Family and middle tree go back to their spots.

Narrator – The littlest Christmas tree was all alone and he was sad and lonely.

Little tree is all alone up front.        

 All Children – tune of Have you ever seen a lassie

Will I ever be a Christmas tree

a Christmas tree a Christmas tree

Will I ever be a Christmas tree for a happy family?

Narrator – Soon some beautiful red birds came and sat beside the little fir tree.  They brought some of the feathers and string from their nest.  They decorated the littlest tree with the feathers and the string.

(Birds come up and hook decorations on tree.)

Birds – tune of Are you sleeping

Don’t be sad, don’t be sad

We are here to stay

We are here to stay

We’ll be your friends on Christmas Day

We’ll stay and we won’t fly away.

Don’t be sad, don’t be sad.

 (Birds can sit beside tree or go back to spot depending on the wiggle factor of the bird children!! )

Narrator – The littlest tree began to feel better.  Soon some little bunnies hopped over to the little tree.  They brought some berries that they had found on the way.  They strung the berries on the tree.

(Bunnies hook berries on tree )

Bunnies – Red and Green – tune of Mary had a Little Lamb

Red and Green are Christmas colours,

Christmas colours Christmas colours.

Red and Green are Christmas colours, pretty Christmas colours.

Bunnies can sit beside tree or go back to spot depending on the wiggle factor of the bird children!!

Narrator – The feathers, string and berries looked so pretty on the little tree that he began to feel like a Christmas Tree.  He was just missing one thing!

All children – tune of Brother John

What is missing? What is missing?

On our tree? On our tree?

A twinkling Christmas star,

A twinkling Christmas star

That’s what we need, that’s what we need.

Narrator – It was starting to get dark, and the stars were coming out in the night sky.  The stars knew that Christmas Night was the birth of a special baby and they had a big job to do.  The stars were going to tell the shepherds about the baby Jesus lying in a manger.

All Children – Baby Jesus – Finger play

Baby Jesus fast asleep in his manger bed –

(Children make a cradle with hands and then put folded hands beside head to mimic sleeping)

Come oh come on tipee toes,

(Children make come on sign with hands and then get up on tipee toes).

See the one that loves us so.

(Children hold hand over eyes and then put hands over heart.)

Narrator:  A little star wasn’t able to go with all the big stars and she heard the plea of all the animals and the little tree. She decided that she would go down and be a Christmas Star for the little tree.

(Star or stars come forward and stand beside little tree. If you need to fill more spots than you can change the narrators line to some little stars weren’t able to go and they decided to go down… )

All Children – Star – tune of Little Tea Pot

I’m a little Star from in the sky

I’ll sit on the tree top way up high

I’ll shine for you in my special way

And twinkle brightly on Christmas day.

Narrator – The star looked just beautiful on the little tree and now the tree felt just like a Christmas tree!  In fact, he thought he was the most beautiful Christmas tree ever!  Don’t you think so too?

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2 thoughts on “Another simple Xmas play for children aged 3 to 6

  1. Just wanted to say I love your site. Live in Des Moines, IA and do lots of drama programming in the area. We are strong believers in drama for the preschool set! Just bought your book and can’t wait to get it.

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