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Nativity Printables

Those of you who follow my blog know that I love to post about printable nativities. This year is no exception!!

Nativity-Play

I didn’t think that I had many new or fresh ideas this year.  It seems like most of what’s out there, I’ve already posted in previous years.  If you’re looking for those previous posts, just search “nativity”.  That’ll pull up (or at least it should pull up) other posts about the nativity.

Here’s a free nativity paper craft.  It’s the Paper Nativity by Daniel Swartz.  I think this one is pretty fun and simple to do for kids of all ages.  I’ve blogged about this one before, but my daughter did it this year with her 3rd grade class and they loved it, so I just had to share again.  It’s the Nativity Scene (Joyfully Expanded) from Made by Joel.  Here’s a printable nativity scene for The Birth of Lord Jesus.  This one is a free nativity stencil pattern.  You can also download a free manger scene for Advent if you click here.  It’s from Sisters of St. Joseph/Good Ground Press and has a short form to fill out to access the download.

I don’t remember if I’ve shared this one or not, but it’s a DIY:  Make Your Own Nativity from Marloes de Vries.   Ministry-to-Children has this nativity playset.  You can click here for a fun Nativity Fold a House Craft.  “Build Your Own Nativity Printables” is a nativity based on basic shapes.  Last but not least, here’s a 3D manger.

I’d also like to let you know about a couple nativity printables in my stores.  I’m rather fond of them and the kids in my class have really enjoyed making and using them.  I hope that you’ll check them out.  First is the title, then the link to TPT, and then the link to Teachers Notebook.

Label the Nativity  TPT  TN

The Nativity Mobile  TPT  TN

Who Is Watching Baby Jesus? Game  TPT  TN

The First Christmas Story Wheels  TPT  TN

The First Christmas Do-A-Dots  TPT  TN

Nativity Write the Room  TPT  TN

That’s all that I have for you right now.  I hope that you enjoy all the free printable nativities and that you’ll check out my shops to see what I have to help keep “Jesus is the reason for the season”!!

 

 

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Electing a Pope

The process for electing a pope begins today. They will meet today to discuss when the conclave will begin.  The steps that go into The College of the Cardinals take to elect a pope are interesting and a great topic for religious education.  In the past couple weeks, I’ve gotten a couple great newsletters with some free items available to download.  I really wanted to share them so that you have access to use them at home or in your classroom.

Sadlier Religion has How the Catholic Church Chooses a New Pope here.  It includes….

How is a new pope chosen? This explanation of papal elections is written in child-friendly language as a way to explain the process of electing a new pope. Download and distribute to older children as a discussion guide, or use as a resource for explaining the process to younger children.

Download includes:

  • Beautiful custom artwork
  • Full-sized colorful worksheet
  • 2 small colorful worksheets
  • Optional black & white worksheets for quick copying

Phlaum Publishing has Electing a Pope here.  It is….

Resources for Teachers and Catechists

Who gets to vote? Where will they vote? How will we know when it’s done? The five fact sheets below provide answers to these and other questions students ask. Use them as handouts for older students, or as background information if you’re working with younger children.

Reproducible activities, for primary and intermediate grades, focus on the symbols and work of the papacy.

I also want to add this one that was shared with me from the Archdicese of Washington.  There are lots of resources here.  A synopsis says….

Catechesis on the papacy is an integral part of understanding Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign as Bishop of Rome, Successor to Peter. To assist with this, the Archdiocese of Washington has created catechetical materials and resources for use in parishes, schools and religious education programs. These resources have been created to support the work of pastors, teachers, catechists, youth ministers, RCIA leaders and homeschool families.

Be sure to check out all the other info and materials that are out there on this topic.  Should there be any more newsletters from the publishers that I receive, I’ll update this post so that you can check them out.

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Oh Holy Night Number Strip Puzzles

It’s time for Nativity A Day and the 18th posting of it!!  Yes, that means that there’s only 2 more to go and I’ve still missed 3 of them.  I think I did anyways.  I’ll have to go back and count again because one day I missed, but the next day I did a double.  If I only counted that as 1, then it should actually be 2 and I’ll have only missed 2.  Time to count!!  HAHA

On with the Nativity A Day for today though.  I have a pretty big variety of number strip puzzles.  Some are horizontal and some are vertical.  There’s one for counting 0-12 and one for 1-10.  There’s also 2 for skip counting by 5 and 10 and one each of skip counting by 2 and 3.  I love all the images that I used and I used a variety of fonts.  We all know about my font addiction!!  HAHA

Nativity Illustrations and Images © Internet Sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the strip puzzles…..

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Nativity Pre-Writing Practice

Today is the 15th post in Nativity A Day and it’s for little ones.

Today’s Nativity A Day is pre-writing practice sheets.  There’s 4 pages for different stages.  First off is strait lines and they get thinner with smaller dashes as you go down the page.  Next is some strait lines with a curve and square edge tracing.  The next page is different sizes of curves and the last page is different sizes of square edges.

Nativity graphics © JW Illustration with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the pre-writing pages…..

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Nativity Bean Bag Toss

Today is the 12th post in Nativity A Day.  Today’s idea is not my own, but I made it mine….in my way and I hope that you and the kids enjoy it.

Today’s Nativity A Day is Nativity Bean Bag Toss.  One or more players can play by tossing a bean bag at the letters from the nativity in the order that they’re called out.  You can play where it’s required that the letters are played in the correct order to spell “nativity”.  It could be played in the same manner using darts.

Don’t worry that baby Jesus is having bean bags or darts thrown at him!!  I put the letter in the large open door of the stable and then the adorable nativity characters are visible in the open window.  Each letter mat has a different nativity character.

Nativity graphics © AnnieThingsPossible with permission.

Original game concept from Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Here’s a thumbnail view of this bean bag game…..

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Nativity Bingo

It’s time for the 10th Nativity A Day post.  I can’t believe how many of these I still have left to do!!  I keep wondering if I’m going to make it or if I need to change my strategy and do a few less posts the rest of the time.  I think my biggest fear is that I’m going to do it all now and then never be able to come up with a new idea to ever do with the nativity again!!

Oh well, can’t worry about that!!  Today’s Nativity A Day is Nativity Bingo.  There’s a total of 12 cards, so plenty can play.  If you need more than 12, just print about double the cards and issue 2 prizes for winning.  Every card should have every nativity element on it.  I just mixed up the locations!!  There’s no “free space” since every image plays.  Also, I made calling cards.  They can be used as is and the nativity figure called can just be marked off (laminate and use a dry erase marker), or you can cut them apart and players can draw the nativity figure that will be called next.  So, lots of variety with this game!!

Nativity clipart © Northumberland.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the bingo game…..

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The Greatest Gift Tic-Tac-Toe

It’s time for a new Nativity A Day post and I believe that this is the 8th one already.  Are you enjoying them??  I know I am!!  It’s making things a little hectic sometimes to get something new created AND posted, but I did make this a personal challenge.  So far so good!!

Today, I have a simple game that uses beautiful graphics.  The game is tic-tac-toe.  The game board features the greatest gift, baby Jesus in his manger.  The player tokens are Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus and the 3 Wise Men with baby Jesus.  This game should be great to fill in those quiet times for the kids and keep them busy!!

Nativity graphics © Trina Clark with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of today’s game…..

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Nativity Magnet Sheets

Today is the 3rd day of my Nativity A Day.  The first two were over at my free printables blog, The SchoolhouseI hope that you were able to download them and that  the kids are enjoying them!!

My offering today is a set of magnet sheets.  This is a set of 6 that includes N for Nativity, A for Angel, S for Shepherd, H for Holy Family, W for Wise Men, and J for Jesus.  There’s adorable nativity graphics that have place for magnets, do-a-dots, bingo daubers, or anything else the kids choose!!

Nativity graphics © Resale Clipart with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail peek of the pages in this set of magnet sheets…..

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Nativity A Day

From now today until 23 December, I’ll be offering a FREE printable on either this blog or my printable creations blog. They will all be nativity themed, unless I come up with some brilliant idea that I just HAVE to do and share that day.  I’ll be creating them for a variety of ages/grades, so I’m hoping to have all the kids covered for nativity activities this CHRISTmas season.  So please, be sure to check back everyday for a new FREE nativity printable and if it’s not here, go to The Schoolhouse to find your FREEBIE for that day.  Remember, my plan is one a day,but sometimes life interferes with the best of intentions and you may not find them released at the same time each day!!

The first one is already posted and it’s a set of children’s nativity jigsaw puzzles.  So please, head on over to The Schoolhouse or click the button above to download your free set of nativity jigsaw puzzles now!!

Please note that I won’t post here everyday as a reminder to head over to my other blog.  If you don’t see it posted here, head on over there to get you latest FREEBIE!!








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Pumpkin Prayer

Halloween can present may problems and issues for many Christians.  Every year, there is the debate on whether to celebrate it or not.  For me, I like to teach my religion class to find the good points to it.  Halloween only needs to be as scary and “demonic” as people want it to be. 

Liz Curtis Higgs has a great book called The Pumpkin Patch Parable.  You can read about it by clicking the book cover below.

I used the basis of this book to create the craft that we did in religion class tonight.  The kids all colored in their pumpkin patches and the pattern pieces.  Then, they cut out all the pattern pieces.  As we read the poem together, the kids assembled their pumpkin patches.

Here’s a thumbnail view of what’s included in this craft project…..

My class had so much fun with this!!  This was a fairly simple craft for us to do with restricted time.  They love the coloring (we used markers).  And, they enjoy anything they get to cut and glue!!  They were all showing their parents as they got picked up, so I know it was a success for my little ones.

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So, Shine with the light of Jesus and enjoy the project….and Halloween!!  I always appreciate any comments or suggestions that you leave. It helps me to know that what I created is used or what I do is like or not liked. Also, please click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!




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VBS: NYC – Big Apple Adventure

It’s Vacation Bible School time for many!!  Last year, I was asked to create some materials for one of the members of my Christian group.  Her church is using “Big Apple Adventure” by LifeWay.

First off, I created a blank file folder game.  It’s made using the NYC theme, but there’s no designated skill so that each teacher can use it to teach what they need.  I also made a set of concetration/memory cards using Romans 10:17, which is the focus of this VBS.

There’s also a maze with the “Big Apple Adventure” theme, as well as a kriss kross puzzle and cryptogram with that theme based on Romans 10:17.

I also made some decoration materials and some rewards materials.  There’s a set of NYC banners.  For the kids is some small bookmarks and doorknob hangers.  Also, there’s name tags and desk place tags.

It seems to me that there’s more, but I just can’t remember right now.  That’s ok, it’ll be a surprise when you go to download all these materials!!  I hope that you find something that you can use for your VBS, homeschool, religion class, or whatever you might need them for.

Here’s a collage of just some of the items available for this VBS….

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Richard Scarry’s Birthday in The Busy World

Richard Scarry's 92nd Birthday Google Doodle

Today would be Richard Scarry’s 92nd birthday.  He’s best know for his Busytown books.  His characters are so cute and memorable.  I remember reading his books when I was a kid!!  I’m sure if I dug deep enough, I might even find a couple of them still in storage.

To honor Richard Scarry, I’ve created several materials to share with you.  Most of them were created around the covers of his books, but a few are his Busytown characters.  Right now, there’s only 3 items.  They are tic-tac-toe, jigsaw puzzles, and memory.  I hope to make more soon, as I just ran out of time!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the printables available….

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**PLEASE NOTE: Busytown books and characters © Richard Scarry and the publishers – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the characters, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Busytown or Richard Scarry.**

Don’t forget to check back throughout the week to see if I’m able to create any more items for Richard Scarry!!  What I have created so far is exclusive to my blog readers because I didn’t get them done on time for my groups, so please enjoy!!

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