Each holiday season, I enjoy hunting up new and exciting crafts projects for Christmas. Here is a set of free printable Christian and Catholic manger scenes. Print these manger scenes for children to color, cut and paste. Use for decoration and to teach Christmas Bible stories. These free printable manger scenes are perfect for Bible school, Christian schools, Sunday school and homeschool children. Have children color part of the manger scene each day of advent as a way to countdown to Christmas.
Paper Toys (click here) is an amazing website overflowing with cool free printable models of buildings, cars and dioramas. You’ll enjoy scrolling through the huge inventory of free printable cut and paste toys, crafts and models.
Click here for the Paper Toys Nativity and manger scene page. On this page you’ll find links for free printable gif and pdf versions of the manger scene. Both versions of the manger scene come with cut and paste stable with star and manger. They also come with free printable figures of Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the three wisemen.
Click here for a free printable colorized version of the manger scene (also called a nativity scene). All the pieces come ready to cut and assemble.
Click here for the free printable black and white version of the manger scene. Children can use this as a coloring page activity.
Use this free printable manger scene as a follow up craft activity for advent devotions, praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and countdown to Christmas. As the images in these free printables feature the Magi (three wisemen) this activity is perfect for Epiphany or Three Kings Day, celebrated on January 6. Many countries celebrate Christmas and Epiphany. In fact, in countries like Spain, Three Kings Day is the major gift-giving holiday. It is the Magi who are said, by tradition to bring gifts to children. And this makes sense as it was the wisemen who brought gifts for Baby Jesus.
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