Crafts for Zechariah and Elizabeth

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

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.





18 Nativity Sets to Make

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

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.

paper shape nativity made from triangles and circles