These nativity activities and resources are perfect for engaging our kids in conversations about and focusing our attention on the birth of Jesus.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the Christmas chaos. It seems the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are jam-packed with shopping, cooking, family gatherings, holiday performances, and more.
It’s all too easy to let the true meaning of Christmas pass us by.
35 Nativity Activities
Educational Nativity Printables
Intoxicated on Life has a free nativity unit study that includes language arts, handwriting, and drama.
The Multi-Taskin Mom has created a fun set of nativity-themed handwriting practice pages.
If you use a pocket chart calendar in your homeschool, you’ll love these nativity pocket chart calendar cards from Homeschool Creations.
Mama’s Learning Corner created a pack of nativity-themed learning pages for kiddos in grades K-1.
These nativity pattern block mats from This Reading Mama are the perfect addition to your holiday math lessons.
Christian Montessori Network has nativity-themed 3-part cards that feature real art.
Fun Nativity Printables
Hands-On Nativity Story by Blessed Beyond a Doubt
These printable stained glass nativity ornaments at True Aim Education are beautiful.
Here’s a fun nativity-themed preschool pack from The Multi-Taskin Mom.
In All You Do has created a fun nativity puzzle pack with 27 pages of activities!
Preschoolers will love these do-a-dot pages from Blessed Beyond a Doubt.
Learning 2 Walk has a free set of activity pages designed with preschoolers in mind.
These nativity masks from The Dating Divas are perfect storytelling props!
These nativity paper dolls from Design Dazzle can be used as puppets or magnets kids can use to retell the Christmas story over and over again.
Print out these nativity finger puppets from The Crafty Classroom, and let your kids act out the Christmas story.
Crafts and Activities
I love this DIY felt nativity calendar from The Thrifty Couple.
Scroll down to see how family members at One Creative Mommy serve each other as they fill Jesus’s manger with hay throughout the holiday season.
Mama Smiles shows how you can make your own DIY felt nativity scene.
Kids will enjoy creating their own salt dough Nativity ornaments like these at Crafty Moms Share.
Print out this poem from Adventures in Mommydom and help your littlest one make a nativity story bracelet.
These story stones from The Gingerbread House is perfect for story telling.
Little Worlds Big Adventures shows how kids can use household items to create a recycled nativity scene.
Older kids may want to use this tutorial from Hodgepodge to create their own chalk nativity.
The Deliberate Mom shares a fun set of DIY nativity rocks that your kids can create on their own.
Even your preschoolers can get in on the fun by making their own nativity craft with this tutorial from Preschool Tool Kit.
This handprint/footprint nativity craft from Proverbial Homemaker will make a lovely keepsake!
Life of a Homeschool Mom shows how to turn an ordinary gingerbread house into a nativity. What a great idea!
What’s your favorite way to focus on the true meaning of Christmas with your kids?