Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers: Nativity

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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. 

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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.

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