This free printable Nativity story book for children is a great way to add a literacy activity for Christmas, as your children write and draw along whilst listening to our simple read-aloud version of the Nativity story.
Free Nativity lapbook printable for children to complete
Use our free printable ‘My Nativity Story book’ alongside our child-friendly retelling of the Nativity story to teach your children about the Christian festival of Christmas.
Want a ready-made Nativity kit? You can get a complete Nativity Unit, ad-free and all-done-for-you, from our Play Academy. See more details and get your compete Nativity Unit, along with all the printables, here.
In this part of our Nativity activities, your children can:
:: read / listen to a read-aloud simple version of the Nativity story
:: learn about the Nativity story and the Christian festival of Christmas
:: develop their reading/listening comprehension skills
:: practice recall and sequencing skills
:: re-tell the Nativity story in their own words and pictures as they make their own keepsake Nativity book
Printable Nativity writing prompts
As part of NurtureStore’s Nativity Unit, your children can create their own Nativity book, using our free printable. See below for details of how to print the My Nativity Story pages from the Literacy section of NurtureStore’s Free Printables Library.
The printable includes a title page and five pages which your children can complete as they work through the five days of this unit. Each page has a space for an illustration and a space to write a sentence, to tell the Nativity story, stage by stage.
This book supports children to:
:: understand the nativity story
:: practice writing and drawing
:: tell the story in their own words
:: sequence a story correctly, with beginning, middle and end
Once you have completed each page you can glue them together along the side, folding along the dotted line to turn the pages.
How to use the Nativity Story Book
Print a copy of the free Nativity book for each of your children, from the Literacy section of NurtureStore’s Free Printables Library. (See below for details)
Read our child-friendly retelling of the Nativity story. You can share the story in one complete reading, or read it in five parts – over the course of a week perhaps, or on the five Sundays around the Christmas festival.
Invite your children to retell the story in their own words and pictures, on the pages of the printable My Nativity Story book.
You can use our printable Nativity vocabulary list (also in the Free Printables Library) to help your children with their writing.
Once all parts of the book are complete, use the border on the left-hand side of the pages to fasten the book together, using glue, staples or stitches.
Your children can then have the book as a keepsake or use it to read their version of the nativity story to friends and family.
More Nativity activities for children
Save time and teach better by using NurtureStore’s ready-made lesson plans!
:: see our full set of Nativity activities for children
BONUS! Give your children a global perspective, promote diversity in your class, and build a rich multi-cultural curriculum by learning about the festivals of the world. Save time and teach better using NurtureStore’s complete set of ready-made world festival lesson plans and activities.
Download the free Nativity Book printable
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