Thursday, December 22, 2011

13 Printables and Crafts to teach Children about Christ's Birth - Nativity

This year I drew a bunch of cute illustrations with the intentions on making printables and crafts to teach my children about Christ's birth. Unfortunately my great ideas will have to be put on the back burner until next year, because I have simply run out of time.

However, I wanted to share some great FREE resources that I have bookmarked to use with my children this holiday season. I can be the first to admit that I sometimes get too wrapped up in the excitement of Santa coming and all of the fun things that go along with Christmas.

I really want my children to know that the reason why we have Christmas is to celebrate Christ, our Savior's birth. This year I have had a lot of things happen in my life where I have been able to really develop a deeper relationship with my Savior. I know he lives, I know that he sacrificed himself for me, I know that he loves me unconditionally as well as you, I know that he is mindful of me and only wants me to be happy, to feel loved, and to follow his teachings.

During this Christmas Season I hope that you feel the warmth and love of our Savior, and older brother, Jesus Christ. God bless you all and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

13 Wonderful Resources to Teach Children about Christ's Birth
Photo Credit: Little Wonders Days
Stained Glass Nativity Silhouette by littlewondersdays.blogspot.com.

Photo Credit: Babalisme
Look at these darling printable Nativity Paper Dolls by babalisme.blogspot.com. They can be printed as paper dolls, turned into a magnetic play set as shown above, used as gift tags, etc.

Photo Credit: That Artist Woman
Painted Nativity Silhouette Art Project by thatartistwoman.org. Great tutorial included.

Photo Credit: A Year of FHE
My Gifts for the Savior Printable and Family Home Evening Lesson Plan by ayearoffhe.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: The School House
Printable Nativity Cards and Box by theokschoolhouse.wordpress.com. These cards could be used for retelling Christ's Birth, Sequencing the Story, playing memory with the cards, etc. Elaine also has a ton more free Nativity Printables and Games on her blog.

Photo Credit: Sugardoodle
The Birth of Christ Printable File Folder Game by Megan Mills, found on sugardoodle.net.

Photo Credit: My Shae Noel
A Printable Coloring Page with Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus I drew last year from my blog, myshaenoel.blogspot.com
 
Photo Credit: LDS.org
Christ's Birth Printable Picture and Summary from lds.org. You can print this beautiful picture depicting Christ's birth, as well as a summary of Christ's birth taken from Luke in the bible.

Photo Credit: Making Friends
Printable Nativity Scene from makingfriends.com.

Photo Credit: Wild Olive
Printable Nativity Ornaments or can be used as gift tags by wildolive.blogspot.com.

Photo Credit: What to Expect
Darling Popsicle Nativity Craft by Chemistry Mama on whattoexpect.com.

Photo Credit: Like a Pretty Petunia
Cute Nativity Popsicle Stick Puppets from likeaprettypetunia.blogspot.com.

Photo Credit: Commotion From The Ocean Of Life
Printable Nativity Word Strip Puzzles by armyfamilyok.wordpress.com. There is also more fun printable nativity games on this great website.

Thanks and Last Thoughts
A big thank you to all of these creative people who not only designed these amazing printables and art projects but who are so generous to share them with us for free. I hope that your children will love learning and thinking about our Savior by using these great resources. I know my children have!

If you download any of these great resources I am sure these amazing people would love for you to leave them a comment of thanks on their posts. Tis' the season!

If you were featured, don't forget to grab my "Featured on My Shae Noel" button on my sidebar. 



Dec. 2012 Update:
I have a new FREEBIE for you, an "Away in a Manger" printable activity.


CLICK HERE to be taken to my Celebrating Jesus Christ's Birth Activity Book for Children Blog Post.

6 comments :

Elaine's Schoolhouse said...

Thank you so much for featuring me not just once, but TWICE!! I'm truly honored that you thought enough of my nativity printables to share them with others.

You have a great blog and I promise, after the first of the year and surgery, when things calm down, I'll join in and link up with you.

Thanks again Shauna and a Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!!

AnneM said...

I love the popsicle stick puppets because it's very simple to do. Perfect for non-crafty folk like me. What a wonderful list this is! Thanks for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

These are all such great ideas! Thanks for putting together such an awesome list. I'm going to pin this post so I can make sure to refer back to it next year.

Joyfulmama said...

Hi Shauna, wow, thanks for these - I am bookmarking it as a definite favourite! I will be sitting down in the next few weeks to roughly plan our home pre-school agende for 2012, and will definitely be including some of these precious ideas for Advent 2012.

May the Prince of Peace bless you and yours at this special time.

Little Wonders' Days said...

Thank you for featuring our stained glass nativity. I love all the features you've highlighted. Have a very merry Christmas.

Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

New follower. Hope you will come over and follow back. Love all these ideas. I am VERY glad i found your site!
I host a weekly link-up, Wed-Fri, that I would like to invite you to link up some of your great ideas!

www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com