Advent is a time of waiting. One fun way to wait for the coming of Our Savior’s birthday is to set out our nativity sets, but hold back on placing Baby Jesus in the manger.
On Christmas Eve, when the waiting is almost over and it’s time to add Baby Jesus to the manger, you may as well make it a fun and meaningful family tradition! We do this by having a Baby Jesus Hunt!It’s just like and Easter egg hunt, only you’re looking for Baby Jesus. Doesn’t that sound like a great Christmas tradition?! 🙂
Here’s what you do:
Hide all the Baby Jesus’ from your creche sets before you leave for Christmas mass. When you return from mass, have your kids search until they retrieve every Baby Jesus for all of your nativity sets. Make sure that each child has at least one. (If you’re at all obsessed with nativity sets like me, that should be no problem).
Then you sing “Away in a Manger” while your family processes from creche to creche adding Jesus to the manger.
My children look forward to this tradition every year now! Does your family have a tradition for adding Jesus to the nativity set? I’d all love to hear about it! 🙂
I’ll be posting every day this week with ideas for celebrating Jesus’ Birthday! Don’t miss the rest of the series!
Check out the other blogs participating in “5 Days of Christmas” series this week!
A Slob Comes Clean – Getting Your Home Company Ready
Feels Like Home – Christmas Traditions
Somewhat Crunchy – Christmas with Dairy Allergies
Spell Outloud – Children’s Books
Mama’s Learning Corner – Children’s Crafts
Many Little Blessings – Edible Gifts
Sunflower Schoolhouse – Decorations
An Oregon Cottage – Christmas Cookies
Catholic Icing – Wishing Jesus Happy Birthday
The Traveling Praters – Traveling
The Homeschool Classroom – Gifts Kids Can Make
Mama’s Laundry Talk – Laundry Gifts