Born in a Stable is a very simple Nativity song sung to the tune of Baa, Baa Black Sheep with easy actions, just perfect for introducing the Christmas Story in a way that very little ones can understand.
Often, traditional Christmas carols might be a bit too difficult for younger children, so this simple little song really helps them connect with the words and engage with the story.
It is also perfect to sing whilst playing with a toy nativity set or to accompany crafts during Advent.
Born in a Stable: Advent / Simple Nativity Song for Kids
Born in a stable, (make a roof with your hands)
A long way away, (point to the distance)
A little tiny baby, (cradle imaginary baby)
In a bed of hay. (rock baby Jesus)
His Mother was Mary, (hands together in prayer)
And the Angels did sing, (hand together in prayer)
“Glory to God!” (hold up arms in praise)
For the birth of a King, (hold up arms in praise)
Three Kings came to see him, (hands make a crown on head)
From lands far away, (hand over eyes looking far away)
They followed the star, (make a diamond shape with fingers)
To praise him on this day. (lift hands in praise)
The baby’s name is Jesus, (lift hands in praise)
He is the son of God, (lift hands in praise)
He came to teach us how to live, (hands together in prayer)
Our Saviour and Our Lord. (hands together in prayer)
(sing to the tune of Baa, Baa Black Sheep)
Melody for Born in a Stable: Advent / Simple Nativity Song for Kids
Accompany the song with the simple actions as described in the brackets above. The words fit in easily with the the first half of the traditional tune for Baa Baa Black Sheep (up to 3 bags full!) then you just repeat it.
Here are the KS1 Christmas Singers from St. Mary’s at Crewe singing Born In A Stable for the 12 Schools of Christmas competition.
Aren’t they brilliant!
If you’d like some more very easy ideas for little ones, visit our Five Simple Christmas Piggyback songs for 2-5 Year olds.