Manger Crafts - Nesting for Baby Jesus

A great activity for kids to do during Advent is have a manger for Baby Jesus. Every time they do a good deed or make a sacrifice, they get to add a piece of straw to the manger so that by Christmas day, Baby Jesus has a nice soft bed to lay on! So take your manger and... what do you mean you don't have a manger?! Well, I guess you'll just have to craft one!

You can craft Baby Jesus and a Manger
with Family Fun.

Kaboose has directions for making this Manger Craft.

Find directions for crafting this manger on
Sunday School Network.

Our Little Catholic Corner used socks to
make their Baby Jesus!

I LOVE this simple version made from an envelope!
Get some great directions on Preschool Playbook.

Over on A Holy Experience, Ann has a twist on this idea!
Her family plants seeds with each good deed and plucks
the sprouts for Jesus on Christmas. Find the details here.

We are nesting for you, Baby Jesus! Can't wait to see your glorious face on Christmas day!

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  1. His glorious face, indeed. thanks for these wonderful crafts Lacy. I think for sure we will do the first one, and add pieces of straw for every sacrifice and good act.

  2. I still have to work on my post with my yard sale find but one of them is a manger/crib (not sure if that's what it originally was) and was planning on doing the straw idea. I am also planning to emphasize the St Therese "little things" to my boys, ie. "I ate 3 bites of green beans even though i dont like them" or "I drank water instead of juice", etc. I am also checking out that baby Jesus made from socks since we now need a baby and I have no daughters to lend me one! lol ;)

  3. love the Catholic artwords Jesus in the manger. Hope the link is working soon!


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