Another way we used last year to help the children in our school lunchtime club to get familiar with the Nativity story was to turn old Christmas cards into jigsaws. Not only did they have to pick up on the clues of the character they were assembling in order to build the jigsaw but it also led them to discussion about what the picture was showing. There were two ways we made the jigsaws:
Cut a single card into jagged pieces...
Cut a selection of cards into straight pieces and mix them up.
This works well for small groups of children because they have to work together to separate the pieces and build the picture. You can do this as a timed activity and see which group puts them together in the quickest time!