Looking for a fun, yet meaningful Christmas activity to do when the entire family gathers this Christmas? So was I, until I called my creative friend, Brenda to pick her brain. She had just planned the activities for the staff Christmas party at their church and told me of this activity that I plan to do with my family.
She bought lots of inexpensive play-dough, or you can make your own. (Every mother needs a great play-dough recipe. Click HERE if you don’t have one. This comes from our very own Nancy McDonaugh, and I have used it for years with my grands!)
For their party they separated into teams and drew a different component or person of the Nativity. It made for a great time of creativity and laughter. After they finished, they each added their piece to the Nativity scene upon a cardboard platform. No instructions were given as to scale. I heard from more than one attendee that it was amazing how everyone lingered over the scene.
Our thanks to Trisha Martinez who sent us some photos of their personal Nativity and to Diana C. Kim who took the photos. And of course, to Brenda, who is a great resource of ideas to elevate the celebration of Christmas in keeping with its true meaning.
May you and your family appreciate the true meaning of Jesus’ birth as you celebrate this special time of year with your loved ones.
Matthew 1:23: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).