Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Time to Think About Christmas - a Nativity Set for Each Child!

The first year my husband and I were married, he gave me a Precious
Moments Nativity Set . . . this was 35 Christmases ago! 

Twenty years ago, or so, I crocheted a Nativity set with crochet cotton - I wanted to be able to set it in my tree, because it is the reason we celebrate! (This year when the boys decorated my tree, Josiah put the shepherd on it's back looking up, so it could "see" all the lights! He is a funny boy!)

Each year I love setting up my Nativity Sets . . . we have a bay window in our living room and the tree goes in the window; I set the Precious Moments Nativity Set in the window as well with the kings traveling across the living room to the Nativity, because I want the focus to be on the Reason for the Season.

So, when I saw ideas for making your own Nativity set on Pinterest, I thought it would be fun to let the boys make their own set each week leading up to Christmas! Each week they may add to their set by making additional pieces to take home. 

  • Week 1 - Joseph, Mary and the Donkey
  • Week 2 - Angels and the Shepherds
  • Week 3 - Sheep
  • Week 4 - baby Jesus and the Star
  • Week 5 - after Christmas - the Three Wise Men
You will need empty medicine bottles and/or toilet paper tubes, scraps of cloth, make circles for faces and you are ready to begin creating and celebrate Christmas all month long!

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