Tell children to look under their chair for a star (they're numbered).
In the numbered order children get to come up and choose which nativity character they'd like to be. When the nativity is assembled sing Picture a Christmas.
SR: Have each nativity child read a scripture that goes with their character.
- Cut out stars
- Number stars
- Gather items for children to wear for each character (Joseph, Mary+Jesus [baby doll], Wise Men, Shepherds, Angel...)
Before children arrive:
- Tape stars under chairs