My Portrayal of "We Three Kings"

Activity Objective

To examine the story of the visit of the Magi

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to summarize the story of the visit of the Magi.


  • Bibles


  • Invite a volunteer to share with the others the meaning of the word epiphany.
  • Allow the children to share their thoughts about the meaning of this word and the reasons why we celebrate Epiphany.
  • When you feel the children are ready for the activity, provide them with a Bible and ask them to find the story of Epiphany in Matthew 2:1-15.
  • Read aloud the story to the children, and encourage them to read along silently.
  • After the reading, gather the children into three groups.
  • Separate the story into three parts and assign one part to each group.
  • The groups will then plan a retelling and dramatic re-enactment of their assigned section. Encourage one child to retell their portion of the story while the others act out the events.
  • When the groups are ready, have them present their dramatic interpretations in the order of the story.
  • Close this time together by asking the children to share the ways in which they plan to celebrate the season of Christmas.
  • Encourage the children to consider how we might learn from the story of the Magi and their celebration of Jesus' birth.

Learning Styles

Body Smart, People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Provide the children with props for their performances.


For the children who may feel uncomfortable performing in front of others, allow them to illustrate their interpretation of the story.