Knowing kids learn by retelling stories, I thought it would be fun to make a little, hands-on book that our kids could use around the holidays to help remember the nativity story.
As they work the simple sequencing activities and puzzles on each page, I’m hoping they will piece together the story of Christ’s birth…
How to Assemble the Nativity Busy Book:
This project is a little prep work up front, but the result is definitely worth it! After you print the pages you will need to laminate them, and cut them in half.
Then you will need to cut out the pieces on the pages that say ‘cut’. (These will be the moveable pieces that your child will attach to the pages.)
Attach the pieces, using clear velcro. (Don’t skimp on the velcro, or the book won’t withstand multiple uses.)
Lastly, put it together in a half 3-ring binder or have it bound at a local print shop. (Mine cost me about $3 to have bound.)
- Purchase, download, and print the ‘Printable Nativity Busy Book‘
- Laminate the pages
- Cut the pieces from the “cut” pages
- Velcro the cut pieces to the coordinating page using clear velcro
- Insert the pages into a small, half page binder OR have it bound.
Nativity Busy Book Download
This is an 11 page digital download, that focuses on teaching the nativity story through simple sequencing and puzzle activities.
This fine-motor-skills activity is suitable for toddlers thru Kindergarten.
What are your favorite ways to teach the Christmas story?
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