Please stop by www.Dayton.Mom-Spot.com to read my guest post tutorial for a paper shape nativity craft. I met the founder of the site while attending BloggyCon in Cincinatti in the fall of 2012. The event itself was very informative and inspiring and the several of the folks I met have become friends and wonderful blogging connections.
Although coloring pages are easy to find for the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, craft projects are a little scarce. Today’s list includes several ideas from Jesse Tree ornaments and two different versions of ancient writing tablets similar to what Zechariah might have used to write John’s name.
His Name is John Ornament from The Ella Echo
Praying Hands Symbolizing Zechariah and Elizabeth’s Faithfulness from Building with Threads
Chalkboard Ornament included in her Jesse Tree Ornament Swap from Karen in Mommyland
Two ornament ideas to symbolize the birth of John the Baptist from Radicchis
Pattern to make your own ornament along with devotional from RCA.org
Roman wax tablet craft from Everyday Archaeology
Writing tablet made with cardboard and clay from School4Us
For more activities and crafts to celebrate the Nativity, the Shepherds and Angels, and the visit from the Wise Men, see the Storybook Bible Fun lesson series following the Jesus Storybook Bible.
Create your own DIY nativity set from paper or felt using one of these printable patterns. Choose one the children can color themselves, trace the template onto felt, or print one in full color. Find the set that best fits the children in your home or class.
Toilet Paper Tube Nativity from Amy’s Free Ideas
3D Nativity Card Scene from Amy’s Free Ideas
Cut and Glue Shape Nativity Set from 2 Teaching Mommies
Felt Nativity Set with Pattern from Stay at Home Educator
Printable Nativity Set from Kiki and Company
Pattern for Wooden Set from Jill Made It
Color Nativity to Print from With Blueberry Heart
Kid-Made Nativity Set using Toilet Paper Tubes from Musings in Adelaide
Nativity Set to Color and Put Together from ColegioPadreCollado
Simple Nativity Finger Puppets from Delia Creates
Bright Nativity Set to Print from Marloes de Vries
Nativity Stick Puppet Theater from Sarah Jane Studios
Nativity to Print and Glue from Lucy Paint Box
Nativity Hand Puppet Pattern Set from Embellish Goods
Printable Nativity Finger Puppets from Hart of the Mountain
Christmas Story Accordion Book to Print and Color from Emmanuel.org.ua
Christmas Pop-Up Nativity Card from My Little House
Full Nativity Set to Print and Glue Together from Richard Gunther at MightyMag
If you need a simple shape nativity craft for your toddler or preschooler, check out this one that includes a free pattern to download.