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The youngest shepherd is lying on the grass. (Point to the boy.) All day he has followed the sheep. Now he is tired. The sheep are tired. (Point to the resting sheep.) It is time to rest.

Shh! The older shepherds talk softly. They talk about God. (Pretend to yawn.)

The youngest shepherd is lying on the grass. (Point to the boy.) All day he has followed the sheep. Now he is tired. The sheep are tired. (Point to the resting sheep.) It is time to rest.

Shh! The older shepherds talk softly. They talk about God. (Pretend to yawn.)

See the bright angel! (Point to the angel.)

The angel speaks to the shepherds. “Do not be afraid. I bring good news! Today in Bethlehem a special baby is born—Jesus, the Lord! Look for Him lying in a manger.”

See the bright angel! (Point to the angel.)

The angel speaks to the shepherds. “Do not be afraid. I bring good news! Today in Bethlehem a special baby is born—Jesus, the Lord! Look for Him lying in a manger.”

Singing, singing. Shining angels are singing. (Point to the angels.) Angels are singing in the sky. “Glory to God!” they sing. “Glory! Peace to all people!”

The happy angels sing and sing. The shepherds listen and listen. (Point to the shepherds.)

Singing, singing. Shining angels are singing. (Point to the angels.) Angels are singing in the sky. “Glory to God!” they sing. “Glory! Peace to all people!”

The happy angels sing and sing. The shepherds listen and listen. (Point to the shepherds.)

Running, running. The shepherds are running to Bethlehem City. (Run with child around the room.) They want to see Baby Jesus. The youngest shepherd wants to see Baby Jesus too.

Running, running. The shepherds are running to Bethlehem City. (Run with child around the room.) They want to see Baby Jesus. The youngest shepherd wants to see Baby Jesus too.

Hurrying, hurrying. The shepherds are hurrying to find the baby.

Look, over there! What is that light? (Point to the light.) There is the baby! He is in a manger. It’s just like the angels said.

Hurrying, hurrying. The shepherds are hurrying to find the baby.

Look, over there! What is that light? (Point to the light.) There is the baby! He is in a manger. It’s just like the angels said.

Look into the manger. (Point to the manger.) See Baby Jesus. (Point to Baby Jesus.) Kneel, shepherds. (Kneel and bow head.)

Kneel and worship Baby Jesus.

God sent Baby Jesus because God loves us. Thank You, God.

Look into the manger. (Point to the manger.) See Baby Jesus. (Point to Baby Jesus.) Kneel, shepherds. (Kneel and bow head.)

Kneel and worship Baby Jesus.

God sent Baby Jesus because God loves us. Thank You, God.

Now Jesus is in heaven. Someday He will come and take us to live with Him there.

Jesus loves you and me. He wants us to be with Him forever. (Pray.) Thank You, Jesus. Come soon. We want to live with You forever. Amen.

Now Jesus is in heaven. Someday He will come and take us to live with Him there.

Jesus loves you and me. He wants us to be with Him forever. (Pray.) Thank You, Jesus. Come soon. We want to live with You forever. Amen.