The children will know that:-
Bible Story Reference: Luke 2:8-21
Luke 2:14 (NIV)
“Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on
whom his favour rests.”
Ask the children who, parents are. ( A biological or adoptive person who has children in a family setting or someone who bears a
Using plasticine, mould a Parent and a child. You can ask the kids to help you mould, with each of them moulding different parts of the body.
Explain to them further who a parent is. The parent is one who moulds their child into a good image. A parent is one who sometimes shares their likeness with their child.
Explain to the children ‘ADORE’ is – Adore means to worship, to love and to respect.
Tell them we should adore GOD for sending His son to us.
What You Need
Cut out the different shapes that will make your nativity scene (2 small triangles, 1 large triangle, 1 star, two strips, two ovals, two rectangles and two arc shapes)
Take a piece of white paper that will be the background of the nativity scene.
Glue the roof (big triangle) at the top of the white paper. Glue the star at the peak of the triangle.
The two large rectangles will be Mary and Joseph. Glue one rectangle under each of the bottom angles of the roof. Be sure to leave enough space between them to add Baby Jesus in a bit.
Next, glue the arch shapes on the top of each rectangle. These will be Mary and Joseph’s heads.
Glue a circle on the arch that is Mary’s head. Glue the oval to the the arch that is Joseph’s head. Then, glue on a circle for his face.
Glue the two small triangles down between Mary and Joseph. Line up one straight edge with the bottom of the white background. Glue the second triangle onto the point of the first one overlapping the points to create the manger.
Assemble the Baby Jesus shapes and glue them onto the top of the manger.
Use the black marker to draw faces on each of the three characters – Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus.
Take the semi-circular shapes from the template for Mary and the two small strips (headbands).
Glue the semicircular shapes as headbands to the top of Mary and Joseph’s heads. Attach the last shapes to Mary to complete her clothing.