As followers of Christ, it was our desire to teach our girls the historical and Biblical accounts of Jesus Christs' birth. I found three really great and easy ways to do this. Today, I will share the first one with you.
Collect nativity scenes.
We collected two types of nativity scenes.
1. In our travels around the world we
were always on the look out for nativity
scenes. These were more of the folk style
that represented the country we were
visiting. I personally, prefer small things,
so I collected 6 - 8 inch versions. These
were on display in our home . . . but not
for little fingers to touch.
2. My second collection (which was so fun) was
any nativity scene I could find that was
not fragile. The girls spent many hours
playing with them. We welcomed little fingers.
Let me tell you about a few of our favorites:
(sorry, I cannot show you pictures, remember, the break in.)
*I made a felt banner. All the nativity
characters, including the animals were
made of felt and were finger puppets.
(my creative friend, Rainy, designed this) The finger
puppets also stuck to the felt banner.
*Remember the Lillian Vernon catalog?
I ordered a tiny wooden nativity, that
brought hours of fun.
*My sister found a cool set at the fair.
All the pieces were cut out of plain
wood. Nothing was painted.
*Paper nativities do not last as long, but
are so fun. The one we had was from
Lion Press, and we bought it in Scotland.
Last year, when I was replacing
everything, I found The Christmas
Manger , by H A Rey. (yup, the author of
Curious George.) Super cool.
You can start or add to your collection, by ordering this adorable card and framing it. You can see Kate's new website and some of her Christmas collection at http://www.zazzle.com/featherpower. Enjoy.
image credit:The Christmas Manger