Story Sequencing – The Nativity

The Nativity story sequencingAs I said last week we are focusing in this first week of Advent on the story of The Nativity and have been reading our Nativity Book and looking at the story. So using some Nativity Stencils from Baker Ross I decided we would make some story sequencing cards to go over the Nativity Story again in a different way.

Nativity Stencils to create The Nativity StoryWe used crayons to colour in our stencils on white card. To keep the stencils in place I added a small piece of low tack sticky tape so that it wouldn’t slip whilst J coloured them in. As he coloured we talked about the images and what part they were in the story.

I then added text to the cards – although J can’t read yet, I want him to get used to “reading” text in different situations and also seeing me writing is good for pre-writing skills for him.

Nativity Story Sequencing Cards

We then sat down and put the story into order. This is something that we have been doing again and again and I will be laminating the cards so that we can use them next year as well.

How are you reviewing The Nativity with your children this Christmas? Also come back on Friday when we will be sharing another Nativity Craft

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  1. says

    Oh I have an Nativity Pack (#2) coming out that has story sequence cards and scriptures so you can place them down and the kids can look at the cards and I can read the scriptures. I also have set so you can put the story in order! All coming on Friday.

    We are doing small daily reading right now so we complete the story when it is the day of Christmas and also have the play Nativity set out. :)
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    • says

      Fun post. The nativity relaly caught my eye. I bought one similar to this that I bought the first year we were married for thirty dollars. It was my big purchase that year and now thirty years later I still have it. I added this backdrop thing a few years ago that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It is kind of a tarnished gold. I’m thinking about painting it black. Is it wrong to make Jesus’s place a bit edgier? :0 Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorfulPam