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About Ready-Ed Publications Ready-Ed Publications was established in 1984 with the purpose of creating practical classroom blackline master activities. At the time, the role of the teacher was becoming ever more diverse with an increasing range of duties and responsibilities within the school and school community. Since then, the role of the teacher has continued to evolve with an escalating range of tasks and obligations, ensuring a reduction in time available to prepare work for the daily instructional program.

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Throughout these past 24 years, Ready-Ed Publications has built a reputation as publishers of Australian made, high quality, innovative, timesaving materials for teachers of primary and lower secondary levels. In addition, all materials are based on state or national curriculum guidelines or specific age-related interest areas and subjects.

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Ready-Ed Publications aims to assist busy professionals by making available contemporary classroom materials that contain relevant and stimulating work to support the requirements of the curriculum. Perfect Plays for Primary Students Book 2 © 2009 Ready-Ed Publications Printed in Australia Author: Diana Bickford Ilustrators: Terry Allen, Heather Leane

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for noncommercial educational purposes. However, this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution.

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Contents

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Theme: Sharing Our Environment

Based on the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, this play has an Australian theme. Three kangaroos want to cross a bridge to eat the grass on the other side. Bunyip has other ideas and tries to stop them. This nearly ends in disaster until a swaggie convinces Bunyip that they can all share the grass.

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This play is about Little Dude learning about the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables from his Granny. He also learns why some foods are best left alone.

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This is the traditional story of the first Christmas, told in rhyme and ending with a nativity tableau.

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Teachers’ Notes

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It’s your turn to produce an assembly item for school. You’re searching for a play with a fresh approach and a bit of zip. Are you looking for answers to these questions?

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• Where can I find ideas which incorporate movement, song and at the same time work around a central theme? • Where can I find an item suitable for a whole class performance, so that each child feels important?

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• How can I find a play which will integrate my learning area and which is simple, short and entertaining?

• What type of item or activity will encourage children to develop their imaginations? How can I improve their organising abilities and of course their confidence, while still using language in a context which is real to them?

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Each play has been ‘class tested’ and has proved to be a successful medium for stimulating learning experiences as well as a source of great fun and entertainment.

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In it, you will find three creative plays which may be staged with a minimum of stress, yet with maximum enjoyment. The plays are suitable for an ordinary assembly using basic/simple costuming or for a large production using more elaborate settings, backdrops and costuming.

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In this book, you will also find activities linked to the three plays to use in your classroom or club group.

It is my sincere hope that teachers and child workers, whether just beginning or experienced, will find ideas that are useful and stimulating enough to stir the creative potential that exists in every class member. Diana Bickford

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Curriculum Links

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QLD The Arts (Levels 1&2) - Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts English (Years 1,2&3) - Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing

TAS The Arts (Standards 1&2 and Stages 3–6) - Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts English-literacy (Standards 1&2 and Stages 3–6) - Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing, Speaking and Listening

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NT English (Bands 1&2) - Listening and Speaking, Reading and Viewing, Writing Creative Arts (Bands 1&2) - Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts

VIC Victorian Essential Learning Standards English (Levels 2&3) - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening The Arts (Levels 2&3) - Creating and Making

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ACT Essential Learning Achievements (Early and Later Childhood) ELA1,5,7,8,9,10&11

WA The Arts (1) Arts Ideas (2) Arts Skills and Processes English (6) Speaking (5) Listening (8) Reading

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- Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts English (Standards 1&2) - Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing, Writing

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NSW Foundation Statements for Years 1,2&3 English (Stages 1&2) – Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing Creative Arts (Stages 1&2) - Visual Arts, Music, Drama

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Teaching Notes - Play 1 Play This Land is for Sharing

Theme Sharing Our Environment

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Skills • Comprehending • Problem solving • Counting • Extending vocabulary • Understanding rhyme • Comparing

• Classifying • Decision making • Designing • Identifying • Dramatising • Creating

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• Recognise the importance of sharing our environment. • Use movement and voice to create dramatic roles and situations which they will perform to an audience. • Use picture and context clues to make meaning. • Learn and understand the value of sharing. • Use general problem solving strategies when working mathematically. • Learn to work collaboratively with their peers.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• INTEGRATED CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES Maths S&E/Science

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Sharing Our Environment Nature Word Search What Am I?

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Our Beautiful Environment Count the Birds Smallest and Biggest

Classifying

Arts Caring for the Environment Living in Australia Make a Badge

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Language

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Resources

The Bernstein Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) by Stan and Jan Bernstein Crocodile Smile by Sarah Weeks Where Does the Poo Go...When You Flush? by Caren Trafford www.newint.com.au/shop www.epa.gov/kids/game.htm (download a free Happy Earth Day activity book)

Evaluation

Did the students: • Enjoy working together? • Have an understanding of how to care for the environment? • Show confidence performing in front of an audience? • Problem solve to find ways to share their environment?

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Production Notes Costumes

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• SWAGGIE Checked shirt, hat with corks, swag roll.

Setting

• BACKDROP: Australian Bush Bridge Blue crepe paper (water under the bridge) Green crepe paper (grassed area)

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Three triangles Three bells Three drums One cymbal

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• KANGAROOS Headbands with ears attached.

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Let me tell you a story That’s nearly, really true It’s about three roos, a bunyip And a place called *Aussiedoo

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(* Replace Aussie with the name of your school adding doo on the end)

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I live in Aussiedoo. Fair dinkum. (bows)

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I live in Aussiedoo, (bows) TOO ROO. (waves)

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a..nd….there was Big….. BAD….

BUNYIP who lived in Aussiedoo River. Bunyip:

My ears are bent like a boomerang, My nose is as long as a didgeridoo, My teeth are as sharp as glass and I am the BOSS of Aussiedoo. 9


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Now our story starts. The kangaroos are ready, To move across the river. They have to take it steady.

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I want to cross the river, I want to eat the grass. Don’t try to stop me, Excuse me! Let me pass.

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(Cymbals clang – Bunyip jumps up)

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Hang on mate, Don’t be a sucker. I’m much too small To have for supper.

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Cor blimey! Look at that, He’s eating all the grass. I’m going too. Excuse me mate, let me pass.

Who’s that jumping on my bridge? It’s something you can’t do. I’m the big, BAD, BUNYIP, And I think I’ll eat you.

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Middle Roo:

Fair go mate, don’t be hasty. I’m not that big Or that tasty.

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Wait for his brother, He’s nice and fat. Wait for his brother, He’s bigger than that.

Okey Dokey….you can go.

Middle Roo:

YUM, YUM, YUM

Big Roo:

Stone the crows He’s got across. I’m going too, And I’m the Boss.

Bunyip:

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(Middle Roo eats grass) (Drums play as Big Roo jumps on the bridge)

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It’s only me…. Great, big kangaroo, I’m not looking for a fight, Just move over mate, she’ll be right.

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No, no, no! Not on your nelly. Put your doogs up, I want you in my belly.

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‘Ava go you mug.

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Hang on cobbers, Don’t be mean. Let’s work this out. Let’s be a team.

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Swaggie:

This land is for sharing, The water is too. Sharing and caring, For you and you and you. Sing everybody, sing, Sing, SING.

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Caring and sharing, we can all live happily, Caring and sharing is what we have to do. This land is for caring, the water is for sharing too. Caring and sharing for you and you and you.

(This is more effective with matching actions)

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Everyone:

Caring and sharing, Caring and sharing, Caring and sharing for our environment. The land, the water, we all know what we must do, Caring and sharing for you and you and you.

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That’s okay mate, You just made a blue. Let’s forgive and let live, That’s all we have to do.

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Crikey! What a story. Listen to the laughter. By caring for each other We’ll all live happily ever after.

Swaggie:

Too roo! (waves)

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Too roo! (everyone bows) THE END

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Caring For The Environment

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Draw a picture in each box to show the promises that you could make to help look after our environment, so that it is a place worth sharing.

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Our Beautiful Environment

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Classifying

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Look at the animals below. How are they alike and different? Colour and then cut out these animals. Group them in as many different ways as you can.

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Note: Students should look at the pictures and discuss how they are alike and different. They should investigate how many different ways the animals can be classified, e.g. number of legs, skin covering, size, habitat etc.

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Living in Australia

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Count the Birds Jack and Ann went to the park with their mum to look for birds.

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What Am I? Read the clues then draw and write down the name of each Australian mammal.

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I have a tail like a paddle. I have webbed feet. I live in a burrow. I swim in the water. I am a __________________________

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I am an Australian mammal. I have a very long, strong tail. My baby lives in a pouch. I have two very big legs.

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My front legs are very strong. I love to eat ants. My tongue is long and sticky. I am an __________________________

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Make a Badge

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Make one badge for yourself and give away the other three. • Colour in the badges. • Cut them out and glue them on to heavy card. • Punch a hole at the top of each badge. • Put a safety pin through each hole. • Share your badges.

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A Few More Ideas to Build On ...

• Invite community service workers to describe how they help the community, e.g. RSPCA representatives, Rangers, Vets etc.

• Collect a variety of leaves that children can examine and sort in as many ways as possible. • Soils, earth, sand and clay may be sorted according to colour and texture or what happens when they are mixed with water.

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Teaching Notes - Play 2

Play Do You Know What’s Good For You?

Theme Making Healthy Choices

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Develop an awareness of the importance of making sensible choices. Recognise the value of respect for their bodies. Recognise the elements of a healthy diet. Experience a stimulating, interactive learning environment. Learn to interact with their peers. Be given opportunities to present a dramatisation to a familiar audience. Skills

Dramatising Critical Thinking Making Choices

Listening Print making/Designing Interpreting

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S&E/Science Let’s Look at Food What Did You Eat?

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Evaluation

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Wombat Stew by Mem Fox I Get So Hungry by Bebe Moore Campbell Alexander and the Great Food Fight by Linda J Hawkins www.incredibleedibleCrafts.com

Did the students: • Know the requirements of a healthy diet? • Show confidence performing to a familiar audience? • Understand the importance of making healthy food choices?

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Production Notes Costumes

BURGER, CHIPS AND COKE – Cardboard cut outs (as large as the children) but expanded to look extra wide, tied around necks.

CHORUS – Headbands with healthy words written on them. E.g. fruit, vegetables, vitamins, healthy, good, tasty, fresh, energy, strong bones, fit, names of fruit and vegetables, etc.

LITTLE DUDE – Any children’s clothes.

VITAMINS – Cardboard cut outs (as large as the children) of fruit and vegetables tied around necks.

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GRANNY – Grey wool hair in a bun (talcum powder in hair should work.) Dress with apron.

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Do you eat your veggies? Do you eat your food? Just listen to our story, About Granny and Little Dude.

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Here, Little Dude, eat this up, I made it just for you. Eat up, eat up, while it’s fresh, Yummy, fruit and veggies too.

Granny, Granny, do I have to Let this pass my lips? I’d rather have a burger and coke With lots and lots of chips.

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We’re full of fat And preservatives too. We’ll give you wind ‘cause….. We’re not that good for you.

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Chorus:

Granny shook her head, Rolled her eyes and sighed.

Granny:

Vitamins, Vitamins, help me please, Little Dude wants food that’s fried.

Chorus:

Then all of a sudden, Granny’s wish came true, As in marched the Vitamins, Two by two. Left, right, left and right, Left, right, left and right, Left, right, left and right, We are here to help you.

Carrot and Broccoli:

Listen Little Dude, We’re Vitamin A We’ll help you see better During the night and day.

Little Dude:

Hmm, my eyes are not as clear As they used be, Will eating these veggies Really help me to see?

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Eat your veggies and your fruit, Eat your veggies and your fruit, Eat your veggies and your fruit, Make your body healthy.

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Eat your veggies and your fruit, Eat your veggies and your fruit, Eat your veggies and your fruit, Make your body healthy.

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Orange and Apple:

We’ll heal you when you’re hurt Our name is Vitamin C. And to make your bones strong Are our friends, Vitamin D and E.

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I never knew you did so much, I never knew it was true. Goodbye junk food goodbye I really don’t need you.

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Sorry! Pardon me! Phew wee!!

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Yummy Garden

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Yummy Food Colour in the foods that you have eaten. Circle the foods that you like the best.

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What Did You Eat? What did you eat for after school snacks?

What did you eat for dinner?

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A Few More Ideas to Build On ... Use vegetables and fruits to make prints. Spread some paint on washing up sponges set in polystyrene trays. Children experiment printing with a variety of fruit and vegetables. Choose which prints they like and print on to a large piece of paper which can be used as wrapping paper.

Scratch and sniff art - mix one teaspoon of a coloured powdered drink (lime, orange, strawberry, lemon) with one teaspoon of water. Draw a picture and then paint the picture with the mixture that you’ve made. Allow to dry. When dry, scratch details into the picture – then sniff.

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Have a cooking day – or an international food day. Invite parents, staff and grandparents.

Make faces using an apple – carve out features and watch the face age over the weeks.

Grow a hairy - fill the toe of a stocking with a tablespoon of wheat – add potting mix until it’s an oval shape. Tie off stocking with a knot. Place the oval into a container so it sits at the top and fill with water. Make sure the tail of the stocking is in the water. Watch it grow hair. Top up water when necessary. Add eyes, nose and mouth to complete the ‘hairy’. Give it a name.

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Teaching Notes - Play 3 Play The First Christmas

Theme Origin of Christmas

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• Gain an understanding that language has an important effect on the ways in which they view themselves and on the community in which they live. • Learn to speak for a purpose and perform a practised dramatisation to an audience. • Develop an appreciative awareness of cultural traditions in their community. Skills

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Draw and Match Missing Words Classifying Words

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Counting By 2s Left or Right? Colour By Numbers

Resources

What Would You Give? Birthday Time

Make a Mobile Template Nativity Diorama

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The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell Finding Christmas by Helen Ward Aussie Night Before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison B is for Bethlehem by Isabel Wilner Wombat Divine by Mem Fox www.kented.org (Christmas links and activities) www.kidzone.com (Christmas themed worksheets) www.christmaswithlove.com

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Evaluation

Did the students: • Enjoy preparing their dramatisation to perform before an audience? • Show confidence and creativity? • Remember a sequence of events? • Use their voices to create atmosphere? • Work cooperatively?


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Production Notes Costumes

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MARY – Blue dress/sheet/crepe paper. White or blue head dress.

JOSEPH – Length of brown crepe paper with hole cut out for head, tied in the middle.

INNKEEPER – Tea towel or small towel on head with band around forehead to hold in place.

SHEPHERDS – As above, plus

ANGELS – White dress/sheet/ crepe paper, wings, halo.

KINGS – Crown on heads and gift to carry. Coloured sheet draped like cloaks.

ANIMALS - You may want to add either toy animals or make cardboard cutouts, e.g. of sheep, donkey, cows, etc.

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Play 3 : The First Christmas characters:

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Joy to the World by Isaac Watts While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Nahum Tate Silent Night by W.J. Kirkpatrick O Come All Ye Faithful by John Francis Wade The First Noel – An Old English Carol

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem by Phillips Brooks Holy Night by J.S. Dwight and A.C. Adam We Three Kings by John Henry Hopkins Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Charles Wesley Mary’s Boy Child by Harry Belafonte

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(Mary and Joseph arrive at the innkeeper’s door. Knock and he answers.) Narrator 1:

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(Shepherds look at the line of angels elevated on boxes holding lanterns or torches)

(The song While Shepherds Watched Their Flock at Night is played/sung) Angels:

Go to Bethlehem, follow the star, And in a stable you will find A baby born this very night, The saviour of all humankind.

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Across the desert came three kings The news had travelled fast. They followed the star so big and bright And found the little babe at last.

(The song We Three Kings of Orient Are is played/sung) They all looked on in wonder Realizing that this was just the start, The birth of a special little baby boy Who’d bring joy to every heart.

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Draw and Match

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Three kings came to see the baby.

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What Would You Give?

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Birthday Time The first Christmas was the day the special baby was born. This was his birthday. December 25th.

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Left or Right?

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Colour By Numbers 1. red 2. yellow

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Nativity Diorama Procedure: • Paint inside of shoe box. • Glue straw to bottom of shoe box to create floor. • Use popsticks to decorate the walls of shoe box. • Glue matchboxes or polystyrene squares to back of figures and stick in place. • Add star and angel on top of box. • Optional: use lid of the shoe box to create a pitched roof.

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A Few More Ideas to Build On ... Charity Christmas Box

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