Who’s Missing – Nativity Guessing Game

Taking a simple old game and making it new! This game requires little prep and can be done even with just one child.

Having read the nativity story, place a variety of characters from the nativity either ornaments or printed, place them on a tray and allow the children to view them, touch them and identify who is who. Then cover with a cloth so none can be seen and without showing the children, remove a character. Lift the cloth and ask the children to guess who is missing.

When they have identified the missing character chat together about what you each know about them – what part did they play in Jesus’ arrival? Wonder together about how this character would have felt when Jesus was born, how did their life change? Return the character to the tray and go again until you have chatted about all the characters on the tray.