Checkin’ It Twice
Checkin’ It Twice is a Christmas musical for preschool through elementary age children. This program includes a script with the Luke 2 text plus speaking parts and 6 original Christmas songs and contemporary arrangements of 4 Christmas carols.
Your children will need a bunch of checklists to tell this Christmas story and, once they get their checklist, they will all be Checkin’ It Twice.
. . . Mary and Joseph use sticky notes to keep track of what to pack for their trip to Bethlehem.
. . . The angels will double-check their list for the things they need for an upcoming concert.
. . . The shepherds will use a clipboard to lead a roll call of their sheep on a hillside.
. . . The wisemen will collect star-gazing equipment that will lead them to the newborn savior.
NOTE: This script is exactly the same script that is included in the musical “The Christmas Checklist”, which was originally written using only Christmas carols. Customers wanted to use this cute script but they requested contemporary music. Cathy re-used the script and replaced the Christmas carols with some of her original Christmas songs and renamed it “Checkin’ It Twice”.
You have your choice of a full-length 40-minute program or a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Check out the songs in the 40-minute version of Checkin’ It Twice:
Kids song about Jesus' birth, mellow
(this song is included in the following Christmas programs for kids:
40-minute version of Checkin' It Twice includes verses 1 & 2 with hand bells or xylophone part
20-minute version of Checkin' It Twice includes verse 1 with sign language & triangle part
20-minute version of Special Delivery includes verse 1 with triangle part)
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Checkin’ It Twice:
Away in a Manger
Jesus is A-sleepin’
Giddy-up and Go Tell It
Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.
Checkin’ It Twice includes:
1) 6 children’s Christmas songs and kid-friendly arrangements of 4 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including snaps, rhythm instruments, motions and sign language,
3) piano score with guitar chords,
4) a listening CD (a vocal recording of the full version of each song),
5) a script with the Luke 2 text that includes 18+ speaking parts and 10+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging.
Ready to buy this musical for your kids?
Purchase of this Christmas program grants you permission to make as many copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, script and MP3s/CDs as you need for your performance.
You have your choice of a full-length 40-minute program OR a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Item #2080a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2080b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2084a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2084b – 20-minute program – Paper copy
Purchase this musical in digital format and everything will be e-mailed. You print PDFs of the sheet music & script 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!
Item #2081a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2081b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2081c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2081d – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 20-minute program
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 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! A keyboard-only accompaniment CD (no vocals) is available. If you prefer digital format for your accompaniment tracks, MP3s can be e-mailed.
Item #2082a – Preview package for 40-minute musical
Item #2082b – Preview package for 20-minute musical
To preview this children’s Christmas program, a preview package is available that includes the full script and the listening CD (a vocal recording of the full version of each song). The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical.
Item #2083 – Script only
If you would like to use the 10-12 minute script as your play and insert your own children’s Christmas songs, you may purchase the performance rights for the script. This script has the Luke 2 text and includes 18+ speaking parts and 10+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), 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 Christmas musicals, you have the following options:
1. Purchase sheet music. Sheet music 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 include two tracks for each song: a vocal track and a keyboard-only accompaniment 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 the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals. Custom CDs are shipped via priority mail.
Please note that all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.
Everyone loved the Christmas program. I’ve never seen the kids so enthusiastic! I think the best part was that the kids loved the songs and the musical told the wonderful story of Christ’s birth in a very entertaining way. I can’t wait to do another one next year!
So much fun
Our children had so much fun presenting Checkin’ It Twice. We have done numerous delightful Christmas programs, but we did yours with considerable less practice and it was still a huge hit. Thanks so much for your ministry.
A huge success
Our Christmas program was a huge success. The kids absolutely loved preparing for the program. They loved the mix of musical styles and the actions in the songs. Through the use of your program, you have provided us with a means to minister to our congregation through our children. God bless!
I just wanted to let you know that we did Checkin’ It Twice and it was a GREAT hit! The kids loved the music and sang out and everyone was touched by the story. We will definitely look at some of your new programs for next year.
A new twist
I just had to tell you that many people thought Checkin’ It Twice was the best program our school has ever presented! They loved the songs and the way that the traditional Christmas story was told with a new twist. As the director, I thought that the songs were catchy and easy for the children to learn. The suggestions for motions and sign language were very much appreciated.
Our small country church did Checkin’ It Twice. We included about 35 kids – nursery through high school. The kids loved the songs and it was so much fun. Great program!
Kids are excited
I have to tell you that my kids are excited and asking when we can get started on our Christmas music! I have several older boys that join the choir, just during the Christmas season, to be part of your production. You have blessed our church in many ways with your gifts. Thank you so much.
Sing so loud
I just wanted you to know what a fantastic Christmas program we had this year. We have never heard the children sing so loud and joyfully. They loved the songs and motions and the church really rang out with the Christmas story. Thanks for all your help.