Just passing on this fun activity we’ve been doing this [tag]Christmas[/tag] season.
My boys love to move things about and make so we decided to make a [tag]nativity[/tag] scene out of [tag]wooden blocks[/tag]. I first saw the idea at my local MOPs presentation. The speaker had a set her grandchildren use. She left us with measurements and pictures so it was really easy to get going with this project. I modified her ideas here. 🙂
- Find a nice person at Home depot: Cut 8″ 2×4 into the following lengths
Joseph 8 1/2 ”
Shepherd 8 1/2 ” each
3 wisemen 8 1/2 ” each
Baby Jesus 5″
2 sheep 4″ each.
- Sand well.
- Colour the characters and cut out.
- Apply the Mod podge glue front and back
- Fix the picture to the block
So far we’ve completed Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus the 3 wise men and a shepherd…..over the past few weeks. We have a few more to complete. The boys reenact the nativity scene their way by the fireplace.
It makes a nice compliment to the [tag]advent story[/tag] we do each night.
Something unique that they both made when they were 4 and 2…..something we’ll use each year. I’ve always wanted a nativity scene but held off as all the ones I wanted the kids would want to touch and possibly break. This is the perfect compromise. They get to move it about and we get a special nativity scene just right for this “touching age” .
See you in the New Year.
That is such a great project. Too bad I’m finally checking this after Christmas … but that is a good idea for lots of things: my (three-year-old) son looooves blocks, and his (four-year-old) sister loves play acting with barbies, stuffed animals, little people … and she is always trying to get him to play along with her. We could cut out favorite characters from coloring books, like Little Einsteins — or pictures of cars and trucks… Bible characters, or even pictures of themselves! Okay, I’m rambling, but what a great idea, and completely affordable.
Oh, and the boys are ADORABLE!!