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Nativity Play

December 20, 2014

I'll be honest, when we picked our preschool we went for location and off the great recommendation of our neighbors.  As long as they loved my children and were sweet to them I considered it money well spent.  I'm not looking for major educational milestones at this age to be achieved in a few mornings a week.  Of course I've been nothing short of amazed by the sweetness of everyone in that building and the love of learning and expanding imaginations that I've seen them instill in my babies.

The pre-k class turned their "home life" center into Bethlemhem for the month of December.  The dress-up corner added in costumes for Mary and Joseph, and shephards and wiseman, three kings, and even a star.  They build an actual fort to resemble the stable and of course all of the babies became The Baby Jesus.

She had mentioned it to me several times and chatted about who would play whom at centers.  The other day she asked if we could make our very own Bethlehem in the family room.  It was so sweet and absolutely no different than the many forts we build weekly but she was amazed. 

They played the nativity like this all morning!  Which by preschool standards is huge!

Anyway, I know this isn't the most original idea ever or the most complex.  But it was so precious and so nice to see them focusing on something besides Santa and presents for a change. 


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13 comments:

  1. How sweet! The true meaning of Christmas through the eyes of a child! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it was so cute seeing them gather their animal friends to set the scene :)

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  2. This is the best Christmas post I have seen this entire season....thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to your sweet family.

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  3. This is the sweetest thing ever Julia :)

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    1. It really was. And I can't take a bit of credit for it. Melted my heart :)

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  4. This is absolutely precious and the best Christmas post I've seen yet! That would make the most perfect Christmas card! Blessings to you and yours! Merry Christmas, and thank you for sharing. I love the idea of encouraging this type of play at my house.

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    1. Thank you! I almost didn't share because it's so simple and not "pinteresty" at all. But it really did melt my heart so fully and remind me fully what this time is really about. Children teach us so much don't they? Merry Christmas! xo

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  5. Even a manger! This is so adorable and perfect.

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