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.
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