I had the privilege of telling my daughter’s kindergarten class the Christmas story this year. I came up with this nativity activity based on the “What God’s wants for Christmas” one. I have done this nativity game with my other kids school classes and it has been really fun doing with my 3 year old Sunday school class at church. In celebration of advent you can wrap up your own nativity figures and open 1 a night up till Christmas or all in 1 sitting while explaining the Christmas story.
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We have a beautiful nativity set by Fontanini (Find on Amazon). The set comes with unbreakable figures that my mother in law, Jean, bought us for Christmas when Jason and I were first married. She would add figures every year till we had just about every character:-). When Jason’s mom was a child her family didn’t have a lot of Christmas decorations or even a tree so the nativity was the most special decoration they had. I have cherished this set and plan on giving the same gift to my kids when they grow up and have a place of their own.
Audrey has 16 kids in her class and I wanted each kid to be able to open a present of their own. So I wrapped up 16 presents with some white tissue paper and shipping tags I had numbered to 1 to 16…
The first for the angel that told Mary she was going to have a baby…
and the last with a mirror to remind the kids that while God gave us the most amazing gift in sending his only Son to earth the only thing He wants for Christmas is for us to believe in Him and His love for us :-).
I also wrapped up a star, some shepherds, wise men, camels, sheep, a donkey, the innkeeper and his wife, and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.
We brought our creche, innkeepers house, and wise man’s tent to have the kids place the figures as they opened the presents one by one while Jason and I told them the story about a baby so important that He was sent to save the world over 2000 years ago.
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