Fun Printable Christmas Nativity Crafts for Kids with Bible Verses
There’s nothing better than focusing on the real reason for the season, the birth of Christ. I created these TWO super Cute Printable Christmas Nativity Crafts for Kids with Bible Verses to help you and your family enjoy the Christmas story! If you love these Nativity Crafts then you’ll love these 10 Advent Activities! I encourage you to create something special this Holiday Season. You could also use these Christmas Nativity Scenes for Sunday School class! You have my full permission.
I love to infuse Bible Stories into my kids and grandkids hearts and lives at every chance I can…without being annoying of course! I also love to create activities for kids, especially at this time of year! Have fun making games while learning too! Another game you may enjoy is this Printable DIY Gingerbread Game for Gaining Wisdom.
This is one of those easy nativity crafts that tells the real story of Christmas and will be a blessing to your whole family.
Fun Printable Christmas Nativity Crafts for Kids with Bible Verses
This nativity craft is perfect for younger children AND older children…kids of all ages…Preschoolers on up through 6th grade (in my opinion). If you have older kids you can always have them help with Bible teaching crafts. This printable nativity craft comes in color AND in black and white outline so that you can color them. It also comes with printable Christmas bible verses You can decide what is best for you and you family. Print BOTH if you like!
How to use These Nativity Crafts for Kids
First print out the Free printable Nativity cones...that’s what these are…cones. The cones make the figures super easy to play with and to stand up. If this is overwhelming then you could use craft sticks or popsicle sticks and glue the figures onto them…but they won’t stand on their own of course.
This is a very easy craft! As you color, cut and put your Printable Nativity Craft together, take a little time to do some of the following suggestions:
Do a short character study on each person in the Nativity:
- Mary ~ she was the virgin mother of Jesus. (you can leave out virgin for littles)
- Joseph ~ He was the earthly father of Jesus. Explain that God the Father is Jesus Father.
- Baby Jesus ~ He is the Gods one and only Son, sent as a baby, who will someday save all whom believe in Him.
- The 3 Kings/Magi ~ How they followed the star to find Jesus, even though they did not know where they were going.
- The Shepherd’s ~ They were frightened when the angels announced the arrival of King Jesus, and how they were not afraid after the angels told them to not be afraid. What are Shepherds and what are they doing in the field?
- The Angels ~ The Angels appeared to announce the coming of the New Born King Jesus! What did they say to the Shepherds?
- Explain what the Nativity Scene is all about. How Jesus was born in a manger, even though He was the King of Kings.
Tell the Christmas Bible Story:
You can read all of these Scriptures at once or break them down into smaller chunks over a few days. The important thing is that the kids understand the story. For your convenience I’ve included these Scriptures for you! You can also print these out at the bottom of the post!
The Birth of Jesus Christ
“1 Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”
The Magi Visit the Messiah
“2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.”
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.”
Let the KIDS tell YOU the Christmas Story!
The reason this is such a fun Nativity Craft is because kids can actually PLAY with this Nativity Scene while learning the true meaning of Christmas. Use these free printable nativity coloring pages can be used over and over. If the kids make a mistake or get frustrated, simply print out another set.
Ask Kids Easy Questions
One of the best ways to know for sure that your kids are understanding the great gift of Jesus is to ask questions.
Some questions you might ask:
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did he come?
- Who is Jesus Mother and Father?
- Was the trip to Bethlehem easy?
- Why do you think the Angels praised God and said “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”?
You get the idea! Ask lots of questions and answer any questions they may have all while using these fun beautiful Nativity crafts.
Share this Printable Template with Friends!
Have your kids share this printable template with their friends. This would be a great way to share the love of Christ to them. Kids of all ages will love this beautiful nativity scene craft.
These cute printable Christmas Nativity craft ideas are perfect for kids who love to create their own holiday decorations and put real meaning into this fun craft!
I hope you find these fun activities and ideas helpful! It’s a fun way to put “Christ” in Christmas! Please leave a comment if you have other ways that you might use these Christ-Centered Christmas Activities!
Short Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus Printable included
Simply click the links below you want for each set. You can have them all! I didn’t want to put them altogether because that would be almost 25 pages and many friends simply don’t want to print this much!