Big Ted's Christmas Gift

You will need: Gold (a brick painted gold); Frankincense (an ornate jar); Myrrh (an ornate bottle of perfume); A Nativity Scene with a Crib and a Baby Jesus; Big Ted. (It can be any Teddy as long as it is big. If you intend to use any of the other Big Ted’s Adventures then it is helpful to keep this Teddy especially for this purpose.)

Big Ted’s owner Ben had been listening very hard to the story of the three wise men that visited the baby Jesus and how they had each come with a gift to give him on his birthday: Gold; Frankincense and Myrrh.

[Show gifts of gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.]

It reminded him of his own birthday when everyone came to his party and gave him lots of lovely presents. Just then he decided that he would give the baby Jesus a present. After all it didn’t seem fair that everybody else got presents at Christmas! Everybody that is, except the birthday boy himself.

Ben asked his Mummy what he should get. She just laughed...

Ben discovers the secret of giving at Christmas.

A story to encourage children to think about giving. Use at: Children's Christmas Services, Nativity Services, Toddler Groups, Nursery, Foundation phase, Key Stage 1 or Religious Education. It may be used to introduce a school nativity, or any event based around the Christmas story.

A great resource to use with children in the months running up to Christmas. The story aims to introduce the story of Jesus' birth and its meaning. Children will be encouraged to think about what they can give, rather than receive. Plus a hands on craft activity to make salt dough stars and decorate them.

Supports Foundation Phase Moral and Spiritual development:

  • Personal Development: To learn to value the right of individuals to their own lifestyle and beliefs.
  • Identity & Culture: To understand at Christmas Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, some 2000 years ago.
  • Identity & Culture: To know Christians are taught to give and be generous.
  • Supports schools in providing religious education that is broadly Christian, and promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children.

Package contains the Story (PDF file), a set of large coloured pictures (PowerPoint runtime and PDF version), a colouring sheet and instructions how to make salt dough Christmas tree decorations.

Sneak peak of the story text alone - Click the picture

About the author and artist:

Rev. Richard Hardy has worked with Toddlers and Children in a church for several years as a minister. Richard lives in Wales. He has also addressed Parent & Toddler group leaders helping them make the most of their opportunities to support parents and encourage child development. He has led assemblies and taken R.S. lessons in Schools.

Lucy White-Lewis is studying Animation in Wales and has produced a set of delightful original digital images to accompany the story. Images (C) Rev R Hardy

Total Download size: 3.50MB - Pay with PayPal, then click the link to download.

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