Nativity Crafts & Narrated Nativity Story

I love teaching in a Christian school and being able to teach my students about the real meaning of Christmas.  Here are a few of my favorite crafts and digital activities.

Baby Jesus Christmas Ornament

Materials:
paper plates
construction paper
stapler
ribbon or yarn
hole punch
printed bible verse (optional)

Fold the bottom of the paper plate up about 1/3 of the way.

baby Jesus Christmas ornament

Fold in the sides of the paper plate and staple in place.

baby Jesus Christmas ornament

Have students cut out a circle and draw a face on it.
Students then glue the circle on the plate.
Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the paper plate and use the ribbon or yarn to make a loop for hanging.
(Optional) Glue a bible verse of your choice on the paper plate.
Students can hang the ornaments on their Christmas tree as a reminder of Jesus’s birth.

baby Jesus Christmas ornament

Nativity Scene / Stable

Youngsters will have fun “building” their own stable for Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

Materials:
blue or black construction paper
coloring page of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus
popsicle sticks
star cutout

Have students color and cut out their coloring page. Glue it to the center of the construction paper. Have students build a stable by gluing popsicle sticks around the picture. Glue the star above the stable.

Optional: Glitter may be added to the star to make it sparkle. Shredded paper or straw can be added to the stable to resemble hay.

nativity craft made from popsicle sticks (craft sticks)

Digital Narrated Nativity Story with Self-Checking Questions

In an effort to “modernize” our review of the story of Jesus’s birth, I created a narrated digital version for my young students.  I used simple text and illustrations geared towards the primary grades and put an audio button on each picture so students could listen to the narration.

Here are a few sample pictures.

After students listen and review the story, they get to do an interactive, self-checking “quiz” with comprehension and sequencing questions that check their understanding of the story.

Here are a few sample pictures and you can watch a short video below. If you would like to use this digital nativity resource with your students it is available here.

Click here to use the digital nativity resource with your students.

Nativity Story Boom Cards

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