Below are free downloadable activity guides for Bethlehem Barn, along with character outlines for coloring or puppets.
If you've used any of these ideas or created your own, please let me know. I'd love to hear your stories and share your ideas with others!
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Bethlehem Barn is a light-hearted retelling of the traditional Christmas story. Kirkus reviews said, "...Westgate-Silva's sense of humor makes the retelling enjoyable--and perhaps a good choice to adapt for a church Christmas pageant."
So that's what we did!
If you put on this play, please send me photos!
Ancient legends tell us that for one hour on Christmas Eve, animals are given the gift of speech. If we could have heard the animals on that very first Christmas Eve, what do you think they would have said?