The Christmas Donkey

Want a new and interactive way to tell the Christmas story? Download our Christmas Donkey resource for free.

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Download our interactive resource and discover a new and interactive way to tell the Christmas story.

Travel with our donkey detective from Nazareth to Bethlehem as he seeks to unravel the Christmas story. Pick up clues along the way and store them on his saddle. 

Narrate the story as children customise and interact with their donkey as the journey unfolds.

Written in fun, engaging and straightforward language, children will delight in hearing the Christmas story told from the donkey’s point of view! 

And a second version for those with adaptive learning styles.

Do I have to be confident in telling the Christmas story myself?

We have provided you with a complete story script written by Tony Bower of the York Schools and Youth Trust. Of course, you can add your style to the story, but the whole Christmas story script is available for you in this free download.

How long does reading the Christmas story script take?

The script is written in three parts, and each section takes approximately 12 minutes to read.

Who is this Christmas donkey resource for?

Anyone who would like to inspire young children to engage and interact with the Christmas story in a new way. We think this is a great resource for parents, carers, church group leaders and teachers.

What aged children is this Christmas activity aimed at?

We think children aged between 6 and 9 would really enjoy taking part in this activity, but use your discretion, we’re all young at heart!

Included in your free downloadable Christmas donkey resource pack:

-A full story script of the Christmas story. 

-Downloadable 3D donkey and clues to cut-out and assemble (full colour and black/white options are both provided)

Do I need any other equipment?

You will need scissors, glue, and if you’ve chosen the black and white downloadable version of the donkey you may like to make colouring pencils or pens available too.

Have fun!