|Idea found on ScrapWarrior.com|
The nativity is always a great teaching tool for kids when it comes to explaining the birth of Jesus. I love setting mine up every year and love that my oldest likes to ask questions about it. I came across this wonderful nativity set craft and knew it was a wonderful opportunity for my children.
What you need
- About 13 toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls
- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- Printed Coloring sheets
This does take a while to finish since there are many pieces to color and cut out. Next year I plan on breaking it up and doing it several days. This will give up a better opportunity to talk about how God used many different people to welcome Jesus into the world.
To break it up here are a few ideas:
Day 1: Stable, palm tree, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus
Day 2: Angel, Shepards, sheep, and donkey
Day 3: Wise men and camels
Books to read with the nativity:
The Christmas Donkey by T. William Taylor (a childhood favorite of mine)
The Cripled Lamb by Max Lucado
Let us know what your favorite Nativity Books are. I love adding to my book list.