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Christmas Drama Games for Children

 

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Christmas Drama Games for Children

Game: What’s the time Santa Claus?
Age: 3 years +
Minimum number of participants: 4
Resources needed: Clear space.
Benefits: This activity is based on a popular traditional children’s game that can also be used very
effectively in a drama session as a warm-up game. This game also helps children with their listening
and co-ordination skills.
Instructions: One child is chosen or volunteers to be Santa Claus and stands at one side of the clear space. His/Her back is to the other children, who are standing at the opposite end of the
space. The rest of the children shout out: “What’s the time Santa Claus?” Santa Claus does not turn around. He/she replies: “four o’clock.” The children walk forward the number of steps that Santa Claus calls out (in this case, four). The children ask again: “What time is it Santa Claus?” Santa Claus replies: “five o’clock.” The children take five steps forward. The children continue to ask the question and to walk the appropriate number of steps forward. Eventually, when Santa Claus thinks that the children are near enough he/she will say: “Christmas time!” Then, Santa Claus turns around and chases the children. They must try to rush back to their starting place. If
Santa Claus catches one of them before they reach home, that child is Santa Claus in the next game.

Christmas Drama Games for Children

Game: Elves and Reindeers
Age: 5 years+
Minimum number of participants: 2
Resources needed: Clear space.
Benefits: The children work as part of a pair but it helps them practise giving clear directions to
their partners.
Instructions: This is a fun game that children enjoy. Divide the group into pairs. Child A is the Elf and child B is the reindeer. The elf must guide the reindeer around the clear space by giving them very specific directions. The elf can say for example: “go ten steps forwards” or “put your hands in the air and turn around five times”. The elf must make sure that their reindeers do not bump into other elves and reindeers in the group. They can switch roles after a few minutes.

Christmas Drama Games for Children

Game: Mrs Claus’s Knickers
Age: 5 years +
Minimum number of participants: 3
Resources needed: Clear space.
Benefits: This helps to improve eye contact and children body language. It also stimulates the
imagination as the children must come up with unique questions.
Instructions: The children sit in a circle. One child sits in the middle of the circle and everyone
in the circle takes it in turns to ask him/her a question, for example: “What did you have for
breakfast?” The child in the middle is only allowed to answer “Mrs Claus’s Knickers’ and they must not laugh or smile. If they laugh or smile they must change places with the child who asked the question.

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The Littest Christmas Tree – A five minute Christmas play for children

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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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Another simple Xmas play for children aged 3 to 6

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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?