Christmas Step-by-Step

  A simple preschool (Pre-K) Christian musical Christmas program designed for 3-7 year old children.
This musical includes an interactive narrated script and 6 preschool Christmas songs.
Free instructions for song motions & sign language are written into the musical score.
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Watch your preschoolers walk, run, march, tip-toe, or whirl and twirl their way through the Christmas story with the characters in Christmas Step-by-Step.  Mary and Joseph wear their most comfortable shoes for their many steps on the long trip to Bethlehem . . . then Joseph surprises Mary with a new pair of slippers for her hot and tired feet!  All of your preschoolers will be the animals in the barn and will sing about the birth of a savior as they flap their wings, swing their tails and nod their heads.  The angels whirl and twirl their ribbons with excitement as they deliver God's good news to the shepherds and then sing their song of praise to God.  The shepherds can't help but jump for joy as they share the news of the birth of a savior with everyone they meet.  In Christmas Step-by-Step, your preschool children will invite everyone to sing with the angels and jump for joy with the shepherds as they celebrate God's gift of a savior to the world - Jesus . . . God's promise to be with us where ever we go!

Preschoolers who sing in the preschool program, Christmas Step-by-Step.
Christmas step-by-step, Christmas step-by-step,
We will tell the Christmas story step-by-step.

Take a quiet step.  Jesus is asleep.  SH!
Take a noisy step.  There are lots of sheep!  BAA!

Take a singing step.  Angels sing a song.
Take a Christmas step.  You can come along.

Click here to read a script excerpt from the play.

Click here to listen to short samples of the songs in the preschool musical, Christmas Step-by-Step.

Christmas Step-by-Step
1)  a script with interactive narrated script  (the narrator keeps the preschool children engaged by asking them questions as the story is read) along with 10+ non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines), prop list and staging,
2)  6 preschool Christmas songs that are full of motions, claps, jumps and sign language (Away in a Manger & Go Tell it on the Mountain-refrains are included),
3)  piano score with guitar chords,
4)  a vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each song).
Program performance time: 20 minutes.

One of the preschool sheep in Christmas Step-by-Step. Purchase of this preschool Christmas musical ($40 plus shipping) grants you permission to make as many copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, script and MP3s/CDs as you need for your performance.
Purchase this musical in digital format and everything will be e-mailed.  You print everything and create your own MP3 playlist.
Purchase a paper copy of this musical with a CD and Cathy will send the musical and listening CD via priority mail.

Cathy will e-mail your script (MSWord format) so you can add your actor's names and edit the script as needed.  All you have to do is ask!
A preschool boy who is singing in the preschool Christmas program.

A keyboard-only accompaniment CD (no vocals) is also available for $20 plus shipping.
Prefer digital format for your accompaniment tracks? 
MP3s are available for $3 per song and can be e-mailed.  No shipping charge!
Accompaniment tracks (MP3s or CDs) come in handy when your piano player isn't available or when you need to free up your hands to teach motions or sign language to your preschool children.  These accompaniment tracks may also be used for your performance - it's like hiring a piano player who plays the music the same way every time!

To preview this musical preschool Christmas program,
the full script and the vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each song) are available for $10 plus shipping.   The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical. 

If you would like to use the 10-12 minute script
as your play and insert your own preschool Christmas songs, the purchase price of the performance rights for the script is $20.  This script includes an interactive narrated script  (the narrator keeps the children engaged by asking them questions as the story is read) along with 10+ non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines), prop list and staging.  The script can be sent via e-mail to save shipping charges.

If you already have a script and you prefer to purchase individual songs from Cathy's preschool Christmas musicals, you have the following options:
      1.   Purchase sheet music.  Sheet music ($4 per song) includes piano score, guitar chords and motions.  Sheet music can be e-mailed (PDF format) OR printed and mailed.
      2.   Purchase an MP3 to go along with your sheet music.  MP3s ($3 per song) include two tracks for each song:  a vocal track of Cathy singing the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals.  MP3's are e-mailed.
      3.   Purchase a Custom CD to go along with your sheet music.  There is a $10 labor charge for each custom CD plus the cost of each song that you purchase.  Custom CDs include both a vocal track of Cathy singing the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals.  (Example:  Custom CD with 2 songs = $10 labor charge + $3 for Song #1 + $3 for Song #2.  CUSTOM CD with 2 SONGS TOTAL =  $16.)  Custom CDs are shipped via priority mail.

Have questions? 
Go to Christmas Preschool & Children's Program Frequently Asked Questions for answers to children's choir director's questions about Cathy's Christmas programs.

Click here for Can-Do Christmas Program tips for anyone helping with the Christmas program.

All orders must be prepaid.  There are 3 ways to order:
1)  Mail Cathy's printable
order form with a check to: Cathy's Music LLC, 1923 Noble Road, Arden Hills, MN  55112.  $20 fee for returned checks.
2)  Use your PayPal account.  E-mail your order & mailing address to Cathy ( and she will send you a PayPal invoice.  As soon as your PayPal invoice is paid, she will put your order in the mail.
3)  Pay with a credit card over the phone.  E-mail Cathy your phone number ( and she will call to take your order and credit card information over the phone.

All orders are shipped via priority mail. Overnight shipping rates are available for U.S. orders upon request. 
All international orders must be placed via e-mail and paid through PayPal.  NOTE:  There will be a $5 currency conversion charge on all international orders.

Please note that all sales are final - no refunds or exchanges.

Click here to order or listen to short samples of the songs in the preschool program, Christmas Step-by-Step.

"Your programs are awesome, easy to use with the kids, and the congregation enjoys them very much!  This is our 5th year using your programs and we just want to say 'thank you'!"

Rhonda R., St. Luke & St. John United Church of Christ

"'Christmas Step-by-Step' was perfect for our Sunday school children.  The preschool girls loved whirling and twirling across the chancel to tell the good news.  I have been looking for music that was easy yet fun to sing and still told the good news.  May God continue to inspire you.  God bless!"

Mary S., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

"We did 'Christmas Step-by-Step' and it was great.  Not only was it adorable but it was very age appropriate.  The children picked up on the words in the songs and really sang out.  Thank you."

Dawn D., Baptist Church

"'Christmas Step-by-Step' was outstanding.  We received more compliments, by far, from this year's play than from previous years.  The kids had more fun than ever before and the parents just couldn't stop commenting on how great it was.  Way to go!"

Mr. Richard, Sunny Days Christian Preschool

"Thank you for continuing to write such great kid's music.  I can't wait to receive the order and eat, sleep, and drink 'Christmas Step-by-Step'!  It should be fun . . . . I still have 'Christmas all Around' in my head from last year!"

Heather J., Evangelical Covenant Church

"We used your 'Christmas Step by Step' last year and it was the best program we have ever had!  Thank you for publishing such quality preschool musicals!"
Amanda H., Richland Baptist Preschool

"We ordered 'Christmas Step-by-Step' and LOVED it!   Thank you!"

Dawn S., United Methodist Church

"Thank you for 'Christmas Step-by-Step'.  Everyone said that it was the best Christmas play that the youth department has ever presented."

Frances H., Second Baptist Church

"I wanted to share with you that our preschoolers performed 'Christmas Step-by-Step' and I think it is one of the most successful productions ever of one of your musicals.  What a wonderful story AND music!  The children and teachers (and directors!) loved the songs, and the parents and friends in the audience were delighted by the presentation."

Dianne G., Trinity English Lutheran Church

"Thank you for 'Christmas Step-by-Step' . . . we love your music and plays for our preschool and primary children!"

Donna H., Bethlehem Lutheran Church

"Just wanted to say thanks for writing such great plays.  We had 37 children perform 'Christmas Step-by-Step' this year and it turned out so great!"

 Janice S., Floyd Baptist Preschool


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