Born In A Barn

By Nikki Lewis
23 Reviews
Ages: 4-7
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Born in a Barn is a wonderful nativity play for 4-7 year olds, which children will enjoy performing and parents will love to watch. Now available with Words on Screen™.

 


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please see below.

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About Born In A Barn


Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Born in a Barn, a charming nativity play for nursery and young primary school children.

There's a good deal of commotion in a Bethlehem stable when the animals realize that there's a baby in the barn! The cows, sheep, pigs, cat and cockerel all learn about their special guest from the donkey that brought the baby along as well as the guests that follow.

As more and more visitors arrive to greet the new king, the animals slowly realise what a privilege it is to share their home with such an important baby.

This exciting nativity play is perfect for involving nursery/reception children in a production with older infant-age children.

Available with a Words on Screen™ CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

 

Running Time:35 minutes approx
Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:View cast list Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.
Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ System Requirements:

Words on Screen™ CD ROM System Requirements

PC:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster process for netbooks.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit) or later, Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 12.0 or later, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB graphics memory

MAC:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • macOS 10.7-10.14.6 inclusive
  • Safari 12.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM; 128MB graphics memory

For the Download Player System Requirements, please click here.

My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your Out of the Ark Music online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. If you have already downloaded and installed a Download Player from our website simply refresh your player and select your new eSongbook. You will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed Download Player version 2.0 or above.

If you don’t yet have a player then follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your online account
  • Within the My Words on Screen™ Online panel (on the My Account dashboard) choose either to Stream Online or Download Player
  • Within the player click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook. From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.

ISBN:9781901980875

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ CD ROMs are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.

 

Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Shh, Don't Wake The Baby
It's A Long Way On A Donkey
Don't Worry Mary
No Room, No Room
Wake Up Shepherds!
We Are Camels
He's The King
Born In A Barn

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Song notes
  • Cast list
  • Script and lyric sheets for 8 songs
  • Music score for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Words on Screen™ CD ROM

Words on Screen™ CD ROM

  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
If you are a Mac user, click here.
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts, & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details

Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs with Words on Screen™  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£55.85

Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence Only (Online Order Only)

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A Words on Screen™ eSongbook for you to stream or download, including PDFs from the book and MP3 audio tracks. This eSongbook is only available as an online purchase. NO BOOK, AUDIO CD OR CD ROM INCLUDED. Instantly access everything you need from your online account. Pack includes an Annual Performance Licence. There is no postage and packing charge for this item.

£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ CD ROM

More Info

Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

Book & Audio CD

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£24.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

More Info

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

More Info
£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

More Info
£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Brilliant play

By Anne

This was a absolutely brilliant play. The children loved everything about it and parents kept coming to me and telling me how much fun it was to watch and that they really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend this to any school especially big schools (like ours ) as you can have groups of children dressed as the different animals in the barn. Thank you out of the ark.


Brilliant!

By Jane

My daughter did this play last year in year 2 and she loved it! Born in a barn has got to be the best play I've ever seen. 5 stars.


fantastic

By Mjay

fantasic songs, very well written. My daughter and her school performed this and it was fantastic. very catchy


A hit

By Tessitura

We have just done this Nativity, it is easy to teach. Year 2 took the main parts, and all managed to learn their parts easily. Some more minor parts were played by Year 1 and then we had reception and the nursery ( aged 3 to 4) as the supporting cast. he parents thought ti was one of the best performances they had seen. Our total cast was about 50.


brilliant!

By gkay

My favourite school play - had the children and parents in stitches. Lovely songs and easy script for Year 1/2.


Excellent Nativity

By Kent Deputy

This was an excellent Nativity to involve and engage the whole of our Infant School. The parents really enjoyed it as it was traditional but had fun and humour too.


Best play to date

By Goodonion

This is a fantastic play that our whole school (K-6) performed for our end of year Christmas Gathering. The script is funny and the songs are so catchy and enjoyable. The students had a great time performing and the whole school community really loved the funny storyline. Highly recommended!!!


Everybody's favourite nativity!

By Pumpercake

Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children performed this nativity last year. All the parents, children and staff agreed that it was the best nativity they had ever done/seen. The songs are very easy to learn and are extremely catchy... beware because you will wake up singing 'Born in a Barn!' We added an animal dance for our Reception children. Whilst having a strong message about the real meaning of Christmas, it really was fun, fun fun from start to finish! There was not a dry eye in our hall by the end of our performance and the children even got a standing ovation. A fabulous Infant produdtion.


fantastic

By chelsea

i did this play at school i loved it


best one ever

By Kathryn

We did this with the whole school the children loved it and I still hear snippets of the songs around school as children are working


Great nativity!

By Tim

5 stars - we loved it and the KS1 production at our son's school was perfectly balanced with roles for each of the year groups - still singing the theme song!!


Fabulous!

By SingingLady

A great musical to perform at Christmas time. Simple enough for all to achieve great results and wow the parents!


it was good fun

By rob

i am doing the play at my shcool it is so good i am a owl it is good being a owl i love the songs [ posted on 19/12/2009


good-interesting

By Cece

Very good fun, good songs. Amazing show, would like to see it again!!!!!!!!


Modern retelling of the amazing Christmas Story!

By Christmas Musical

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to do something completely different for their school Natvity play! My school put on two performances of Born in a Barn last Christmas and it was really amazing! We were very fortunate to have some money to buy costumes and a back drop but really all you need to make this work is a bit of creativity and enthusiam! The children absolutely loved it and it worked really well with Primary Two singing and playing the non speaking roles and the Primary 3 children taking the speaking roles. We had our p3 choir involved and lots of singing and dancing! The hall was filled with lots of smiles from both our children and their parents!! The feed back was brilliant and so this year we are trying Christmas with the Aliens!!


fantastic songs made the show brilliant for everyone!

By Mrs H

Song were very easy to learn for the children. Great opportunity for a a solo donkey that had us all crying - soooooo sweet. You can add actions to the lively songs really easily and the parents loved it!


enjoyed by all!

By smiffie

Born in a Barn is a great nativity play for ks1. all the children teachers and parents enjoyed it and we managed to include all 150 children! Im back for this Christmas' play!


Great!

By Andie

Fab . Songs were great and children loved them and found them easy to learn. We did it with Reception, year 1 and year 2 children.


Uplifting and fun, fun, fun

By Nicki

We have just finished our performances of this wonderful nativity play. The audiences loved it and there wasn't a dry eye in the house! We had 120 children aged 5 - 7 all singing acting and playing percussion. The older children took the main parts with the younger children being animals, shepherds and angels. This allowed us to divide the play into parts for more manageable rehearsals. The songs were punchy, humerous yet meaningful. A delightful experience for all and such great fun!


Very catchy songs!

By Green123

We are performing this with Years 1 & 2. The songs are catchy and not too difficult to sing with plenty of scope to include solos and group singing and dancing parts. The script is good but some lines have had to be split to support the younger children. We've been singing it for several weeks and I still love it. Well worth a go!


Great!!

By Ash

Wow what great songs


Great script with lots of humour and lovely songs

By Michelle

Our Year 3 and Year 4 children are performing this play at Christmas. They are so enthusiastic that they have practically learnt the script already and we've only had 3 practises! There is lots of humour in the play, as long as you can get the children to use the correct expression. The children and I are looking forward to the performance.


Lovely script and songs - but very long lines!

By Plainsy

We are performing this play with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. We love the script and songs, but unfortunately the lines are so long we have had to split them into two and three parts, creating yet more animals - we now have a very full stage! We wouldn't advise this play for Reception aged children (as it is listed), but it is lovely for older children. We are keeping our fingers crossed that everyone remembers where they are and what they have to say!


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