Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CHRISTmas Tot Activities: Nativity Box

I mentioned in a previous post that I was thinking about how I wanted to share the meaning of Christmas with my toddler and preschooler this year. I've decided to do CHRISTmas Tot school and have our own CHRISTmas Tot school box of activities (actually it will be several boxes!) I put together our nativity sensory/I spy box for the unit (everything is on sale right now at Hobby Lobby).

I placed everything in a decorative shoe box with some straw from the hobby section.

Other things I plan on adding:

piece of silk fabric to help us remember the wise men
something gold

piece of wool to represent the sheep
muslin to represent the swaddling cloth

abc button

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Blogger Ticia said...

super cute.

November 23, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a great idea!

November 24, 2010 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Brimful Curiosities said...

That's a neat way to share the story of Christmas.

November 24, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Leann @ MontessoriTidbits said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I am soooo doing this! What a great idea, and I love the I spy bottle too (in another post)!

November 28, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Love the ideas! There is a winter/holiday idea contest on my early childhood website (www.theseedsnetwork.com/contest.php) - would love if you wanted to submit some of your ideas! (Winners will get gift cards to Discount School Supply). Hope you'll consider participating!

November 29, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Leann @ MontessoriTidbits said...

Where in Hobby Lobby did you find the nativity set? Was it with the large nativity scenes? Ornaments? In the back with the other minis? I couldn't find in ANYWHERE!!!! :-(

November 29, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Mozer said...

I found them in the miniature ornament section. I hope you are able to find some!


November 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger RedTedArt said...

Oh this is so sweet, children love "exploring and discovering". A wonderful way to introduce/ discuss the Nativity with them!

Would love for you to link up at Kids Get Crafty? It's every Wednesday over at Red Ted Art, current linky: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/01/kids-get-crafty-robots/

Hope to see you there!


December 3, 2010 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wonderful idea Maureen! :)

This has been shared online as our Magic Christmas for Toddlers day 4 activity. Don't forget to add more if you have new posts ;)

December 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

I LOVE this idea! Yay!

December 7, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

What a wonderful idea! Please come by and add it our Nativity Ideas linky!


December 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger LRmom said...

I am interested in this box and how you found the figurines to place in it. Love the idea and even with my Kindergarten child and elementary student I can see this being loads of fun.

December 12, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Mozer said...

I found all the figurines at Hobby Lobby, a local craft store.

December 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

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