These colour in Nativity Stick Puppets are a great way for children to creatively explore the Christmas Story. Not only do they offer the opportunity to explore key characters, but also encourage imaginative play, language skills & so much more.
What I love about these Puppets is that they allow children of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonder of the Christmas Story, & retell the narrative in their own words.
This set of Nativity Story Puppets is designed in b/w on two A4 pages.
Page 1 features the key Nativity figures: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Angel, Shepherd, 3 Kings, Donkey, Sheep, Star.
Page 2 features ‘extras’ including a camel & stable, as well as extra shepherds, angels & sheep.
So, if you just want a classic Nativity set, then you only need to print off one sheet of paper!
How to make the puppets You’ll need:Our Free Printable Nativity Stick Puppets (for best results print on white cardstock)Jumbo lolly sticks Colouring pens or pencilsScissorsSticky tape
To make:Print out the Nativity Puppets, colour them in, & cut them out. Then simply stick onto a lolly stick & your puppets are ready to share their story!
Ideas for how to use your Nativity Stick Puppets :: Invite children to create a Nativity Puppet Show:: Use the puppets to sequence key events in the story:: Explore different characters emotions :: Read a Nativity storybook with the puppets :: Leave the puppets with a variety of Christmas Storybooks to be discovered:: Add the puppets to a tuff tray along with some scenery/props.:: Play a Nativity version of ‘hide & seek’ by hiding the puppets around your setting:: Add them to a toy stable (or cardboard box) ready for some open-ended play:: Take them outside to be explored
For more Nativity ideas, take a look here: Nativity Crafts & Activities for Children.