Would you like your kiddos to be able to sequence & retell
the Christmas story?
“Follow the Star” is a nativity “flip-the-flap” booklet, which is a simple & fun
way to do that.
If you do a "Christmas Around the World"
ed-venture, this craftivity makes a nice addition to your travels.
The stable is the base of the booklet and is printed on card stock to make it sturdy.
Once the booklet is complete, it is free standing
and makes a cute decoration
The “doors” of the stable open, to reveal graphics of the major events
that take place; from Mary & Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem to the birth of Jesus.
Besides black & white patterns for students to color, cut & glue
, I’ve also included colorful templates so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share.
There are several page options
as well. I’ve provided pages with text
for beginning readers
, as well as pages without words
for younger kiddos.
You can also use these pages for older students, so they can write
about what is happening and explain the graphic, or find
a matching Bible verse
to record on the appropriate pages.
To use for extra writing practice, I’ve also included a completely blank page
On the back of the stable, students can write “Jesus loves me.” or “Jesus is the reason for the season.”
There are add-on graphics
included as well: 4 star patterns
for children to choose from, plus a cow & donkey
they can glue to the back of the last, opened pages, so that when the doors are completely open, the animals flank the manger.
Be sure & click on the PREVIEW
to see samples.
Brushing some Elmer’s glue on the star, then sprinkling with gold glitter
adds extra pop & pizzazz.
When everyone is done, read the booklet together as a whole group
, calling on students to explain the various events taking place.
Encourage children to sequence & retell
the story of Christ’s birth to their families, as they share their nativity booklet at home.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
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