and Baby Jesus Craft
Christmas | The Nativity
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Ages: 3 to 6 Level: Preschool and
Kindergarten, VBS, Sunday school
The following set of activities are to engage children in celebrating Christmas. The craft focuses on the Nativity: the birth of Jesus Christ and His mother the Virgin Mary. The craft and activities can also be adapted to a Mother's Day and May is the Month of Mary theme
The printable craft is easy for the youngest children and it mostly incorporates easy shapes (circles and ovals). The eight point star can be replaced by a basic five-point star. A song, or a Children's Bible book reading relevant to this event is also a wonderful way for children to remember the meaning of the Nativity. Use the craft as an ornament or gift.
Note: If the activity is being presented as a theme of winter holidays around the world here is basic information to prepare a description and introduction:
*Christmas at Wikipedia.org
Activity #1: Bible Activity - Read the Story of the Nativity
Read the story of the Nativity from your choice of toddler or preschool Bible story book.
is bible text Luke
2: 1-20 (at the top you can choose a different Bible
version). Discuss at your discretion.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought
forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and
laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Suddenly a great
company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Activity Craft: Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus Craft - Ages 2.5+ (with
Printing and assembly options:
Cranach the Elder. The Birth of Christ