Nativity Scene Christmas Craft

Kids make a Nativity Scene to display at home to share the story of Jesus’ birth. Use this craft together with a Sunday school lesson on The Birth of Jesus.

Bible: Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-21; Matthew 2:1-12

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Scissors, Sticky Tape or glue, Toilet paper roll (optional), Tissue box or shoe box (optional), Nativity Craft Printable – Download Here

Nativity Scene Christmas Craft
Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Preparation

Download and print the Nativity Craft Printable.
You will need 1 copy for each child.
For stability, we suggest printing this on cardstock unless you are planning to paste the figures onto toilet paper rolls.

Nativity Craft Printable

Make 1 Nativity Scene Craft in advance. (Follow the instructions below.)
You will need to show kids your sample Nativity Scene Craft.

You will need for each child:

  • 1 set of Nativity Craft Printable
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Tape or glue
  • Toilet paper roll (optional)
  • Tissue box or shoe box (optional)

To Make the Nativity Scene Figures

1. Cut out each figure.

 

2. Roll each character into a cylinder and glue.
To add stability and weight, you can roll the characters around a toilet paper roll.
(You can also use half a toilet paper roll.)

 

To Make the Nativity Scene Background

1. Cut out the 3 sections of the background. (These must be printed on cardstock.)

Nativity Craft Background

 

2. Apply some glue on the white flaps of the larger section and paste the 2 side panels to the larger section.

 

3. Fold in the 2 side panels forward about 45° so the background can stand.
(To add stability to the background, kids can paste the back of the larger section onto a tissue box or shoe box at home.)

Nativity Craft

 

Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Christmas Sunday School Lessons

This craft is taken from the following Sunday School Lesson:

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

No More Room

Sunday School Lesson - The Birth of Jesus1

Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round.

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

The Birth of Jesus

Sunday School Lesson - The Birth of Jesus2

The Story of Christmas: Mary and Joseph; and Jesus is Born. By Saddleback Kids

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

The Birth of Jesus Comic Strip

Sunday School Lesson - Jonah and the Big Fish 3

Kids create an 8-frame comic strip to re-tell the story of the Birth of Jesus.

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

Nativity Craft

Sunday School Lesson - The Birth of Jesus4

Kids make a Nativity Scene to display at home to share the story of the birth of Jesus.

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the
big idea.

Candy Cane Slide

Sunday School Lesson - The Birth of Jesus5

Players must manipulate a string stretched across a room to move a candy cane from one end of the room to the other.

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

The True Story of Christmas

The Birth of Jesus Take it Home-01

Tell the True Story of Christmas using the Nativity Craft and The True Story of Christmas Word Search.

 

You may also use this craft with these Sunday School Lessons:

Christmas Bible Lessons

Refer to the following games for various Christmas Bible Lessons that you can use:

Angel Gabriel Appears to Mary (Luke 1:26-38; John 3:16)Blanket Name Game

Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-7; John 3:16; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 9:6-7)No More Room

Angels Appear to the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20; John 3:16)Do You Hear What I Hear

The Search for Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)Christmas Scavenger Hunt

The True Story of Christmas (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)Christmas Bingo / Christmas Charades / Christmas Pictionary

The True Story of Christmas (For Younger Kids) (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)Christmas Bingo / Christmas Charades / Christmas Pictionary

The True Story of Christmas (Condensed) (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)The Story of Christmas Minute To Win It Games

Gospel Presentation – Pile Up the Presents

 

Share the Gospel this Christmas

The holiday season presents an excellent opportunity to share the message of salvation.
Consider giving out innovatively fun Christmas tracts such as The True Story of Christmas Animated Tract or You Are the Reason for Christmas! Box-Tract during your Christmas lesson, event or party.

Christmas TractChristmas Tract InsideChristmas Box Tract

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Bible: Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-21; Matthew 2:1-12

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Scissors, Sticky Tape or glue, Toilet paper roll (optional), Tissue box or shoe box (optional), Nativity Craft Printable – Download Here

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