Nativity sets are such a great thing to have around during the Advent and Christmas season. They’re a great hands-0n tool for teaching kids the true Christmas story. However, if nativity sets are going to be a hands-on tool for kids, you’ve got to have a few they can actually touch. Here are some ideas for crafting or using nativity sets with children. Here are my favorite nativity sets for children. (Also, you can find a printable blessing of the creche here.)
Any of these would also make excellent crafts/activities for the feast of the Holy Family on the Sunday after Christmas, if you just made only the Holy Family rather than the entire nativity set.
I put our playmobile nativity set (one of my favorites) in our rice sensory bin, and this was a huge hit with my kids! See the details here.
By far a Catholic Icing favorite, here’s a pirntable nativity set that’s available totally for free. You can print them and glue each figure around a toilet paper tube, or you can print them on cardstock, roll them into a cylinder, and staple them together. This is super fun and kids love being a part of this!Pin It