Dramatic Play of Jesus with the Teachers

Activity Objective

To teach the children to act out the story of Jesus with the Teachers

Lesson Outcome

The children will tell the story of Jesus obeying his parents.


  • Bible


  • After reading the Bible story of Jesus with the Teachers, ask for children to volunteer to be Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the rabbis at the Temple.
  • As you narrate, direct the children to act out the story. Encourage them to use the appropriate body language to show how each person felt.
  • Act out the story a second time and choose one of the children to be the narrator, as well as different children to play the other parts.

Learning Styles

Body Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Depending on the size of your group, you may want to repeat the activity so other children get an opportunity to take on a role.


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.