This is one of my favourite holiday activities to do with my kids!
Students look forward to opening the advent calendar every morning. We start by reading the part of the nativity story written on the envelope. Students guess which character they will be opening, based on the part of story we read. Inside each envelope will be enough characters for each child. The picture is coloured and added to each students' individualized nativity scene. The nativity scene will be finished when Christmas arrives! Students love the process of opening each character and putting together the scene. They enjoy retelling the story while looking at the characters they've decorated and placed.
- envelope covers (pieces of story to be glued on the envelope)
- characters/ items organized by page. Photocopy as many as you need for your class.
- Pictures of what the finished nativity scene will look like once all people/items are added.
- Picture of how I set up the calendar in my room.