Holiday Skits for Young Students

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Developing holiday skits and plays for young students can be a challenge. This list of ideas for imaginative holiday performances can help you to create an event that is enjoyable for children and their parents.

Religious Christmas Plays

For religious or private schools, Christian Crafters offers a long list of good-natured Christmas skits. Some are Biblically inspired, while others share warm-hearted stories of faith and holiday spirit.

Another Christian themed website showcases an extensive catalog of free skits and plays celebrating the historical and mythical St. Nicholas.

Secular Christmas Plays

For teachers looking for a more secular approach to holiday skits, Apples 4 the Teacher provides an abundance of creative resources for teachers.

Festival of Lights

Finally, there are a few sites that offer scripts for Hanukah.

The Tree of Light is a full-length musical that can be performed, royalty-free, so long as teachers request permission from the playwright.

And for older students who might enjoy classic sketch comedy from vintage 1980s Saturday Night Live, recreate this whimsical skit about “Hanukah Harry.”

Each of these choices will bring laughter, fun, and creativity into your classroom… all the while spreading a bit of holiday cheer!