The Simplest Nativity Play Ever

Nativity Scripts Available

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Children’s Nativity Story

Grandpa’s Nativity Story

Baby Jesus Came To Town.

Simplest Nativity Play......

The DIY Nativity Play.........

Alphabet Nativity Play....

Donkey’s Christmas Play

The Story Of Christmas

That Wonderful God-given First Christmas Day

Good News Nativity ...

The script lasts 15 to 20 minutes, plus any music you might choose to include, and telling the traditional bible based nativity story entirely in rhyme using narration and small optional speaking parts, with obvious prompts making rehearsals a luxury, not a necessity.

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The Simplest Nativity Play Ever…

The Simplest Nativity Play Ever…Tells the traditional, bible based nativity story, in a very simple way, using

Narration interspersed with obvious prompts for….

19 (optional) short, rhyming speaking parts (averaging 2 to 4 lines) to make everyone feel special.

Whilst flexible and adaptable for ANY SIZE CAST the script is written with 2 narrators (which can be shared and split into smaller parts as you choose), an instructor, and up to 19 (optional) speaking parts (any of which can be said by the narrator if preferred) and…

  • Is all held together with a rhyming narration

The speaking parts all include obvious prompts such as “The innkeeper said….” and printable prompt cards (and ‘name tags’ if required) are included with the script.  Every detail has been considered to minimise your workload.

Illness and absence (and even stage fright) is easily accommodated, as the narrator can simply continue with an actor’s lines as part of the story.

I have even written two choices of message at the end so that you can choose the most appropriate for your production.  Option A is a biblical message, and Option B is a general ‘goodwill’ message.

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  • A “Simplest Nativity Play Ever Roll Call” performance poem: a fabulous and unique finale for your nativity play.  Again, all in rhyme, this gives everyone involved the opportunity to stand (and maybe take a bow), again without rehearsal required, as they are mentioned individually.  This idea has been so well received that it has become my trademark and I now write one for every script.
  • “The Unending Christmas Story”: A purpose written rhyming Christmas shape poem which can, if you choose, be read out to round up the message, at the end of your nativity play.

So, what are you waiting for?  It doesn’t get much better than this:

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(Not £21.95) but £9.95 for a customisable word document

(including printable props, prompt cards and name tags)

Still not sure? How about these alternative Children’s Nativity Plays, all including songs 

with sheet music and simple mp3 backing tracks:

Prefer a nativity service with bible readings, a nativity play, a couple of songs for the children to perform, combined with carol singing for the whole congregation? ……

This last script is very specific and written for a church service….

Get your FREE "Nativity Roll Call"  

The perfect ending to any nativity play!

Thank you so much for your interest in my Nativity Roll Call Poem.  Unfortunately I am temporarily unable to provide an automated service for the Free Roll Call, (script purchases remain unaffected) but if you would like to email me at I shall be happy to email it to you in person.

Please accept my apologies for any potential delay, and my assurance that I shall personally attend to your request as a matter of urgency.  If you require any other assistance regarding your nativity planning please do not hesitate to ask and I shall do my best to help.

God bless


Want a Simple Nativity Play?

“Our little church decided to have a Christmas program at the last minute and I’ve only got two practices with the children.

The Simplest Nativity Play Ever is going to save my life!” 

Angela Bratcher

Perfect for a pre-school, primary school or church nativity play….

in fact, for ALL GROUPS of ANY AGE

(especially small casts and those without time to rehearse.)

The script can be narrated with or without actors (but needs Mary and Joseph), with a choice of the actors speaking or the narrator saying their lines.  Even the instructions to the actors are said in rhyme as part of the script, so NO REHEARSAL is required.

Written entirely in rhyme  (a proven way to make it easier to remember), the script lasts 15 to 20 minutes (excluding any music you choose to add).  No music is included so that you can use your own familiar songs, or include carols instead.

As with all of my nativity plays, the Simplest Nativity Play Ever is…  

  • purpose written
  • adaptable
  • easy to learn

As I began writing nativity scripts for my own use as a children’s leader, I deliberately make them…

  • easy to recast in the event of absence or illness, and
  • simple to use regardless of the number of children.
  • INSTANTLY DOWNLOADABLE in an easy to use format.

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Spoilt for choice?

At this price, where’s the harm in buying a couple and being prepared for next year too?  You have my blessing to mix and match the songs (and even parts of the scripts if you like.)  Adapt them as you choose.

Ps. if you are still not sure, remember that you don’t have to take my word for it. Read the fantastic testimonials that I have received, from teachers and nativity organisers who have used the scripts.

PPs Still not sure? Click here and let the script previews speak for themselves. In the meantime why not TRY OUT MY WORK FOR FREE? Download your FREE COPY of my “Nativity Roll Call” rhyming poem which makes a fantastic finish to any traditional nativity play!  Just enter your name and email address in the box below, click the “SEND IT NOW!” button and you will immediately be given the opportunity to download the Roll Call poem.  Once you’ve seen how simple and instant the download process is, why not come back to purchase your instantly downloadable nativity play – you’ll be glad you did!

Used this script before and want an alternative? ...

With all of the script prompt cards pre-prepared for you, and simple and flexible enough to do without rehearsal if necessary, but with lines for anyone who wants to say them? Want lots of options on how to use it to make it perfect for your unique circumstances?

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