Grandpa’s Nativity Story Play Script

by angela on September 3, 2013

Grandpa's Nativity Story Play script

This 25 minute nativity play  tells the traditional, bible based nativity and blends the story with a modern Christmas Eve in a fun way using rhyming narration and including…

  • the nativity story for Grandpa to READ (no script to learn)
  • 22 short rhyming speaking parts (averaging 2 to 4 lines) (Can easily be shared differently for a smaller or larger cast)
  •  with the option to include the character of  Santa/St Nicholas.
  • It is flexible and adaptable for ANY CAST SIZE (customer feedback puts the smallest cast to date at 9, and the largest 150)

The script has received some fantastic customer feedback and uses  simple song words to the following familiar tunes (including sheet music and FREE midi backing tracks)


We wish You a Merry Christmas
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Oranges and Lemons
Children of Jerusalem (the tune of a simple children’s Easter hymn)

Plus my own simple, and catchy “Santa’s Song

 The Saginaw Children’s Worship Festival in USA used this script in 2011 and needed so little rehearsal that they were able to perform the script on the same day that they received it!

The script begins with the narrators lines…..

Hello, and welcome to everyone here.
It’s lovely to see you at this time of year.
I’m sure, there’s no doubt, that you all know the reason
For our celebrations at this special season.

It’s not about presents, or parties or fun,
Or family games, when all’s said and done.
They do have some value (they all have their worth)
But none is as special as Jesus’ birth.

So now as we start our nativity play
We have a clear message to give you today……
We start as our children are sat up in bed
(When each of them should have been sleeping instead!)

The script continues with a children’s bedroom scene the night before Christmas, where between 1 and 5 excitable children, dressed in pyjamas and dressing-gowns, begin the acting (all in rhyme).   They are interrupted by Grandpa, who then reads them a bedtime story (the nativity).  Each nativity scene is introduced by Grandpa’s reading and then continues in rhyming couplets for more children to act.

For a larger script preview, including precise details of the cast and the lines allocated to each character, click here.

If you have any specific questions, by all means email me and I will be happy to help.

You can download this script for just £9.95 (for the pdf document, plus sheet music and backing tracks) and I would highly recommend opting for the Upgrade to receive the entirely customizable word document for an extra £2….customers have all agreed how much simpler it makes things!

If you would like to buy my GRANDPA’S NATIVITY STORY SCRIPT click here to go to the appropriate page on my sister site, then click on the orange BUY NOW button.

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I now sell a range of low priced, high quality (post)cards (with and without envelopes), bookmarks, posters (downloadable and actual) and canvases in my shop (click on the menu bar at the top of the page)
Whether you are looking for end of year classroom gifts (bookmarks), illustrated poem poems to create a poetic environment, an uplifting card for a friend, a unique but inexpensive personal gift, or pastoral cards for your church ministry, you will find something to suit.
My prices are deliberately low as I want the words to be shared, so I even offer a bulk buy discount when you buy 30 or more cards and/or bookmarks.
Unfortunately, I am currently only able to ship within the UK, but there are many downloadable illustrated posters available to everyone, as these can be downloaded and printed straight from your own computer, as many times as you like for just £2.50.

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