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Kids can make these popsicle stick nativity crafts and hang them on the Christmas tree for a meaningful reminder of the reason for the season.
Add one or more of these ideas to your preschool Christmas activities. Even your youngest kids will find one that they can make this holiday season.
On the list below, you’ll find nativity crafts and ornaments that your kids will love putting on display this holiday season.
Popsicle Stick Nativity Crafts
These simple stained glass nativity ornament craft for kids is not only beautiful on the tree, but it is a perfect afternoon activity for preschoolers!Homeschool Preschool
Gather up your craft supplies, and set your kids up to make some textured nativity art. They’ll love using a variety of materials to make their art unique. Rainy Day Mum
After building a manger out of popsicle sticks, kids can draw a picture of the nativity to frame inside the manger. Meaningful Mama
This DIY craft stick nativity manger is a little more involved than most of the crafts featured here, but it makes the perfect backdrop for a peg doll holy family.
Even your toddlers can make a nativity star ornament craft. It’ll be a keepsake that you’ll love hanging on the tree year after year. Happy Brown House
Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a super simple craft stick nativity ornament that you can make in no time. Crafty Moms ShareThis yarn-wrapped popsicle stick nativity craft is a great way to sneak in a little fine motor skill practice. Crafty Morning
Following the step-by-step tutorial makes crafting your own nativity scene so easy! Alpha Omega Publishing
This craft stick Christmas nativity is pretty enough to display on your mantel this holiday season. Craft Bits
It’s easy for kids to make a popsicle stick nativity craft ornament using the free printable template and verse. Bible Story Printables
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
BOOKS ABOUT THE NATIVITY
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool nativity books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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A Birthday Party for Jesus – This book is a heartwarming reminder to children that Christmas isn’t about Santa or asking for presents; it’s about celebrating Jesus’s birthday.
Christmas in the Manger – Pat the donkey’s soft gray fur, touch the ram’s wooly coat, and peek at the wise men’s sparkly jewels as the story of the first Christmas unfolds from the point of view of each participant.
The Very First Christmas – The Beginner’s Bible, The Very First Christmas introduces children to the story of Jesus’s birth with exciting new artwork from the bestselling and beloved The Beginner’s Bible.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
These nativity activities and resources are perfect for engaging our kids in conversations about and focusing our attention on the birth of Jesus.
Have fun with your child or Sunday School class using this felt nativity set to learn about the birth of baby Jesus. Teachers and parents can use them with the bible story or on their own.