Teaching Children the real meaning behind Christmas is so important, and books that talk about the Nativity should be part of your Christmas reading with your children, todays book for Story book advent Room for a Little One which Danielle from Mom Inspired Life shares with us and brings alive is one such story, a beautiful book retelling the Nativity story from the perspective of the animals in the stable, the Kind Ox taking on the role of the Inn Keeper inviting in the animals that need shelter from the harsh winter, each animal settles into the stable where we know that eventually the inn keeper will lead Mary and Joseph, and then they arrive with their donkey to shelter for the night, and over that night a child is born.

Room for a Little One, story telling puppets bringing the nativity alive

Retelling the story through play or props to encourage children to act out the story is so important to develop their comprehension and story telling language, today’s activity is retelling the story through puppets, these are simple to make and Danielle over at Mom Inspired Life has full step by step instructions for making them and alternatives as well.

Story Book Advent - 24 days of Christmas Book Based Activities for Kids

This year Story Book Advent is brought to you by 30+ bloggers from around the world sharing their favourite Christmas and Winter themed books and bringing them alive through crafts, activities and recipes.

1st December – The Snowman – brought to you by Rainy Day Mum

2nd December – Nutcracker – brought to you by Living Montessori Now

3rd December – The Gingerbread Man – brought to you by The Gingerbread House

4th December – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – brought to you by Fireflies and Mud Pies

5th December – Aliens Love Panta Claus – brought to you by Adventures of Adam
 Merry Christmas Curious George – brought to by Stir the Wonder

6th December – Christmas in the Big Woods – brought to you by Creekside Learning

7th December – Forever – brought to you by Building Block and Acorns

8th December – Can you see what I see – brought to you by The Preschool Tool Box

9th December – Winter is for Snow – brought  to you by Love, Play, Learn

10th December – Three Snow Bears – brought to you by Mama Smiles
The Mitten – brought you by The Jenny Evolution

11th December – Dream Snow – brought to you by Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

12th December – Song of the Stars a Christmas Story – brought to you by Barefeet on the dashboard

13th December – Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star – brought to you by Crafts on Sea

14th December – Snowflakes – brought to you by Witty Hoots

15th December – Christmas from Heaven – brought to you by Preschool Powol Packets

16th December – Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – brought to you by I heart Crafty Things

17th December – Dream Snow – brought to you by Kitchen Counter Chronicles

18th December – The Little Christmas Elf – brought  to you by Best Toys for Toddlers

19th December – The Sweet Smell of Christmas – brought to you by Edventures with Kids

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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