Nativity crafts are a wonderful way to get back to the true meaning of Christmas. In this post, you will find a creative way to make DIY Manger and Nativity crafts. These are simply gorgeous and fun for children to make with craft materials you most likely already have at home.
NATIVITY CRAFT FOR KIDS manger craft for kids This is more than a nativity craft for kids it’s also a lesson in shapes. My son did a similar cut and paste craft in preschool a few years ago and have always thought it would make a cute suncatcher. Well I think it does. I kept this bare bones with simple shapes that my daughter can identify and explore how when shapes work together they can make figures.
At our playgroup Christmas party last week one of my fellow assistant organizers put together a Christmas craft for the children to do. *Months after writing this I realized the source of the inspiration for this craft was Frugal Fun for Boys.
Learn how to make a homemade nativity set out of toilet rolls and fabric scraps. This kid-friendly nativity set is a great craft to make for home or the Sunday School Classroom. It will provide hours of imaginative play and learning in the days and weeks leading up to Christmas.
I was in charge of teaching our children’s church for two to six-year-olds this last Sunday. I was scouring the internet for ideas and came across this adorable paper bag manger craft. Naturally, I had to put my own spin on it (especially since you had to register for the printable baby Jesus).
Today, I want to share some Montessori-inspired Nativity activities. I’ve often focused on the Montessori-based religious education activities of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play. Today, I’ll share a post of Godly Play Advent activities along with other Montessori-inspired activities for hands-on ways to enrich children’s understanding of the Nativity.
I got the idea to make a thumbprint nativity card when I was checking my blog stats. There was a search keyword "Thumbprint Nativity" that led to my blog. From last year I had been thinking of making thumbprint nativity cards for grandparents. Finally, we made it.
For this Christmas, I tried to decorate the Christmas tree in a meaningful way. I wanted CJ, my 3 yr old daughter to keep "Christ in Christmas". We made these Handprint nativity scene ornaments. I was inspired by Tiny hands ornaments Jessica of Two shades of the pink blog had made. At first, I just thought of creating Baby Jesus alone. But CJ insisted on creating Mother Mary and St. Joseph Ornaments.
Once we moved, and had children, glass bowls and corks were put away to be replaced by plastic, plastic and more plastic. But last winter, round about this date, I came across a fabulous Champagne Cork Nativity on Snowfairy’s blog, and vowed to dig out the bag of corks and shamelessly copy her brilliant idea.
The Christmas season is nearly upon us. This year, I really wanted our focus to be on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus. Now that Ellie is 2 years old, she can understand more of the story of baby Jesus and I wanted to give her a fun way to explore this story. So our Nativity sensory bin was born.
Some may find it difficult to wrap their mind around the idea of portraying Bible stories with food. It may appear irreverent or give the impression that the stories of the scriptures are somehow being reduced to a plate of food. The reason I have prepared these little plates for my girls in the past is to celebrate the Bible. We love to talk about Bible stories and use lunch time as an opportunity to learn and re-read them. It is because I love my Lord Jesus that I include His story in the creative snack time. His story is the best of all, and these dishes are meant to celebrate it.
Here is an amazing art project. I wish I could take credit for it but I can't. A former Grade 1 teacher at the school used to do this project with her kids every December. They always left me in awe as they are so striking.
It is a dear tradition in our family to get the kids an advent calendar. Now, for this year I wanted to make something myself rather than buy a run-off-the-mill calendar. And of course, being an advent calendar, it should be related to the story of Christmas.
Christmas-themed learning activity pack for Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten children aged 3-5. The Christmas learning folder contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children. Students will explore various math concepts, such as odd and even numbers, work with CVC words, practice simple subtraction and addition operations, explore the First Christmas Story, work on sequencing skills, improve their fine motor, work on storytelling, develop logical thinking, and so much more.
There are so many uses of the Pine tree life cycle printables in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. These are a great addition to preschool Winter and Christmas units. Create trays for your Montessori shelf to explore the life cycle of conifer trees along with the tundra biome or botany unit – life cycle of a tree.
Making crafts with children creates an opportunity for spending this oh, so important and special one-on-one time with them. Creating a Christmas ornament inspired by a book is even more fun and meaningful. Our Christmas kid-made ornament was inspired by “The Story of Three Wise Kings” retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.
DIY Wishing you a Montessori Christmas and Happy Holidays cards – personalized photo printable cards. Christmas Photo Booth Props (mustaches, eyeglasses, Santa hat and beard, reindeer antlers, also tie, bow, elf hat, angel).
Christmas craft is always loved by kids. It is something they get to make with their own hands and present it to someone special. There is a great choice of different art and craft materials out there, but I like to offer children ones that incorporate learning important skills and help the child to develop different fine motor. I picked these two simple, yet beautiful and exciting activities to make handmade Christmas ornaments that can be a sweet present for the child to give.
Christmas is probably one single most exciting season of the year for many. This is a great time to set up activities that will keep children engaged and create wonderful learning opportunities. Here you will find a variety of exercises. It is lots of fun to use all sorts of materials and ones that are easy to get hold of.
A busy book is a great way to prepare learning activities for preschool children when you don’t have much time on your hands. With the help of a busy book, children will practice fine motor, counting, recognizing numbers, simple addition. Activities will also help to improve important cognitive functions, logical thinking, and concentration.
Joy and excitement are in the air in this house as we are approaching one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year for our family – Christmas. Since our children are still very young, it feels especially significant to build up our family traditions and events around this time. I have noticed that kids at this age have practically no expectations.