Today, I’m going to share with you a great kids nativity set to make during the Christmas season. I will be doing this activity this upcoming Sunday with my second grade Sunday School kiddos. I didn’t create this idea but found it on Pinterest and decided to check it out and share it with all of you!
Go here to visit Catholic Icing’s to print the PDF file with the printable characters for the nativity. For my nativity set, I chose to include Mary, Joseph, the Angel, a Donkey, Baby Jesus, and the stable. However, the PDF file also includes other animals and the wise men.
Color all of the characters that you want to use in your nativity scene. Be sure to also color the background page which has the stable on it.
Cut out all of the characters and the stable. Be sure to cut around the angel wings so they can look like they are flying.
Using empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls cut down), wrap the character pieces around the roll and attach using a stapler. The stable will use two rolls, one on each end. For the smaller characters like baby Jesus and the donkey, you will need to cut a roll in half.
Display your nativity scene where kids can play with it and tell the story of the birth of Jesus to their family and friends.
I really enjoyed this activity and can’t wait to share it with the kids on Sunday! I’ll be back tomorrow on Kick-Off Friday to share more great holiday ideas.