I remember when we were living in Rhode Island, I planned some pretty intense Christmas plays. The nice thing about it, we had a Christian school, and we could practice every afternoon for several months. It took much planning, hard work, and commitment for me and the children. Most smaller churches don’t have the resources or time to this.
Don’t feel that you must have months to plan and rehearse a children’s program to be a blessing to your church. Here are a few suggestions to help you plan a simple children’s program.
- Keep it simple.
- Don’t be too intense with the children…have fun with them.
- For very young children, use a few inexpensive musical instruments like bells, drums, etc.
- Begin your program by letting the children enter the auditorium carrying battery operated candles and singing a Christmas Carol.
- Have an adult or teen narrate the Christmas story by reading it from Matthew or Luke.
- Use power point slides as the children sing.
- Download some of the Christmas Carols from a Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack. Use the picture on the sound tract as a slide and play the music as the people are entering the auditorium.