A Nativity Shadow Play
Shadow puppets are especially well adapted to such tableau presentations as the Story of the Nativity. The figures suggested here are not articulated, but they can be given movable joints like those of the shadow dragon. It is best to have two different scenes set up on separate screens that can be changed in the frame. A narrator should read the story from the New Testament. Use recorded music or enlist the help of the Sunday School choir. Suggested in the illustration are Mary and Joseph moving toward Bethlehem (67), the shepherds tending their flocks (68), the Wise Men following the Star (69), the herald angel (70), the shepherds kneeling at the stable (71), and the Wise Men coming forward to adore the Christ Child (72).