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.
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
- Sticky Tape or glue
- Toilet paper roll (optional)
- Tissue box or shoe box (optional)
Making 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.)
Making the Nativity Scene Background
1. Cut out the 3 sections of the background. (These must be printed on cardstock.)
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.)
Christmas Sunday School Lessons
This craft is taken from the following Sunday School Lesson:
Get Them Curious
Prepare kids for an exciting
No More Room
Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round.
Show kids a video on the
The Birth of Jesus
The Story of Christmas: Mary and Joseph; and Jesus is Born. By Saddleback Kids
Make it Stick
Help kids remember the
The Birth of Jesus Comic Strip
Kids create an 8-frame comic strip to re-tell the story of the Birth of Jesus.
Help kids grasp
the big idea.
Kids make a Nativity Scene to display at home to share the story of the birth of Jesus.
Walk the Talk
Help kids live out
the big idea.
Candy Cane Slide
Players must manipulate a string stretched across a room to move a candy cane from one end of the room to the other.
Take it Home
Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.
The True Story of Christmas
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.