During the Christmas season, many of my family’s activities were related to the Nativity. We even read the story of the Nativity before opening presents (and still do). In my “Homeschool Christmas” post, I tell more about our family’s traditions.
Today, I want to share some Montessori-inspired Nativity activities. I’ve often focused on the Montessori-based religious education activities of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play. Today, I’ll share a post of Godly Play Advent activities along with other Montessori-inspired activities for hands-on ways to enrich children’s understanding of the Nativity.
Montessori-Inspired Nativity Activities
I have a post on “How to Use Godly Play at Home during Advent.”
The Imagination Tree has Nativity scene small world play.
Montessori MOMents has a Montessori Nativity tray.
Happy Hooligans has a Nativity sensory bin.
Mama to 4 Blessings has a number of hands-on Nativity crafts and activities, including a Nativity sensory box.
Catholic Icing has a Nativity sensory bin.
Making Boys Men has Nativity peg dolls made from wooden clothespins that could be used for activities similar to Godly Play.
Training Happy Hearts has “A Literature-Rich Advent Alphabet of Faith, Others, then Selves (Free Printable), including ideas for Montessori, workboxing, sensory, motor skills and traditional activities.”
Katherine Maries has lots of ideas for hands-on Nativity activities.
My Montessori Journey has Christmas story bracelets.
Adventures in Mommydom has free printable poem to go with Christmas story bracelets.
This isn’t necessarily Montessori inspired, but it’s a lovely way to encourage kindness with an aspect of the Christmas story: “Using the Christmas Angel to Encourage Kindness.”
Do you have favorite way for kids to focus on the Christmas story?
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