Christmas Nativity Play

Friends of my family growing up had a manger in their house in place of a tree and they filled the manger in the days leading up to Christmas with gifts for Jesus. I love how that symbolizes the meaning of the season. Nativities are another great way to help tell kids the Christmas story. There were several nativity ideas linked up last week – and several others that I found while browsing the internet:

. Christmas Nativity Scene Picture .
Crystal, of Crystal and Co. mom of 5 boys, made a manger out of TP rolls for their Popsicle stick baby Jesus.

Amy of Serving Pink Lemonade has a nifty tutorial – great pictures – on how to make your own manger with thin cardboard.

Chandi of Inside Out had fun with her kids – they re-enacted the Bible story of Mary and Jesus’ birth.

Christmas Nativity Scene Picture .

A fun tradition could be watching the nativity spin from a German Christmas Pyramid (disclosure: My Dad sells these – and I love them).

Katherine created a nativity out of candy for a recent photo shoot of hers (be careful, I think I just spent 30 min in her site – amazing photos).

I am usually not a huge fan of printables, but Lacy has a great printable nativity people collection that you can cut and paste onto TP tubes.

Jessica found a nativity advent calendar made out of felt.  Each day had a different character to pull out and talk about with your kids.

UPDATE: We are taking a break from our kid’s meme, It’s Playtime, next week. Many thanks to my co-hosts for a fun weekly meme:
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Rachele : Messy Kids
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

4 days later teeth whitening

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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).