12/5/08

Nativity Crafts and Activities

My children look forward to the day after Thanksgiving because it is our family tradition to get out our Christmas books, music, and Nativity set on that day. Over the Christmas season, I usually read The Christmas Story several times and let our children act out the story with our Nativity set. When Jacob was a toddler, we bought the Little People Nativity Set which is great for younger kids. In the next couple of years, I would also like to invest in a more adult Nativity set but for now the Little People set works well. The purpose of this post is to share some websites where you can find free fun Nativity crafts and activities that you can do with your children.

Scrapbook Scrapbook has a free printable Christmas Nativity Manger Scene. This color, cut, and glue Nativity craft is something my kids enjoy doing every year.

DLTK has a Christmas Nativity Scene you can make for your felt board.

Makingfriends also has a really cute printable Nativity scene.

ColoringBookFun has some adorable Nativity themed coloring pages.

Scribd has a free template for a Nativity lapbook.

Last but not least, there is a great wood products company in Maine called Casey's Wood Products that sells natural wood Nativity figures which can be painted or left the way they are. They have all the figures you would need to make a complete Nativity set for under $5 plus shipping. You should check out some of their other wood cutouts and turnings as well.

5 comments:

carriejoy said...

Hi Amy!

We're posting about our advent times too. I've found 2 places with "Advent" coloring pages - dltk being one of them. I've linked to each coloring page as we've done it, day by day. Thanks for sharing! I'm checking ebay for the little nativity set!

Lisa West said...

Wow, you have some great references here on your blog. Love the one on the muscles. Isabella would love that. We are doing two things for the Advent season. One is putting a letter "ornament" on a paper tree every day and each letter stands for something (A for angel)and has a Bible reading.
I will definately refer to you alot. Thanks Amy... hope all is well. God Bless. Lisa

Anonymous said...

hi Amy,
thanks for the links, i teach Religious ed with my sister in Victoria, Australia. we are closing up for the year and we always hand out a book with lots of Christ centred activities for them to do in the holidays. we are always on the look out for new sheets to put in their.
keep up the good work,
Natasha

Kosel Family said...

Thanks for the cool coloring page website!

Maxine said...

Hi there!:)
Thanks for the share of links, I wanted to suggest another great site for coloring online.Thecolor.com is a good source of great coloring stuffs.