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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Nativity felt board

As a Christian mom, I try to incorporate Christ into Christmas as much as I can. We have made magnets for our refrigerator with old cards. We have lots of cross-stitched ornaments with the names of God on them. We have a few wreaths which have Bible verses written on the ribbons, and wired into the wreath. I also have several Christ-centered and Nativity scene Christmas cards which I have framed and placed around the house.
This past week, I was looking on the web and found a Nativity scene felt board printable and I was delighted! I promptly printed it out for our two younger girls to use on the felt board that we own. I printed them in color on white copy paper. After they were printed and cut, I laminated the pieces. I cut them again, and haven't decided yet if I want to leave them plain, (so the girls can use them on the felt board flat) or if I want to apply pieces of sandpaper to the back of the characters. My girls have enjoyed them so far, and I hope they'll use them again next year too!

 These photos were taken by my six-year-old Mallory, who has played with these quite a bit the past few days!

Here is the link to the printable Nativity scene characters for felt board. The pieces could also be used for magnets or even puppets. 

If you don't have a laminator, I would print them on card stock. And remember, Moms... Christmas is a great time to ask for a laminator-- they are relatively inexpensive and I use mine lots! :-D

Luke 2: 1-15

The Birth of Jesus
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

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