The holidays are a wonderful time to use sensory play. With all the hustle and bustle, it can become even more important for kids to have down time and sensory play allows them to do that. These Nativity sensory activities bring the true meaning of Christmas into that sensory play.
Nativity Sensory Activities:
Invite kids to engage both their creativity and senses with a station for Nativity Playdough.
A perhaps unexpected sensory play recipe is this one for Nativity Slime. It’s a favourite with kids.
Our Nativity Sensory Bottle Snow Globe is a great way to help kids focus on the Christmas story as they try to follow along by finding the corresponding items in the bottle.
We used the same buttons to create our Nativity Sensory Bag.
The Christmas story is the main event with the Sensory Nativity Story Box from The Fairy and The Frog.
Create your own Felt Nativity for kids to interact with like the one at Mama Smiles.
Nativity Sensory Bins:
Our O Holy Night Sensory Bin is a very simple one that keeps the focus on baby Jesus. It costs next to nothing to put together.
The Nativity Sensory Bin at Growing Hands on Kids incorporates homemade elements so kids can really be involved in the process of creating the bin with you. It allows them to make Christmas crafts and then play with those in a very hands-on way.
Away in a Manger Nativity Sensory Bin from The OT Toolbox again begins with kids helping to create the elements that will be used inside the bin, this time making adorable egg carton characters and animals.
Catholic Icing shares their Playmobil Nativity Sensory Bin which has the cutest little stone walking paths and uses blocks to create the buildings.
Happy Hooligans Nativity Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers uses any store bought nativity set that you already have so it can be thrown together in a flash.
Children can get in on the story telling with this Nativity Scene Small World Play from The Imagination Tree.
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