This is a great way to help children to explore the characters of the Nativity story and is a fascinating window into what they think!
Tell the Nativity story and then let the children reflect their observations. What do you think the various characters were thinking and feeling at different times in the story? You might want to collect some descriptive words.
Next ask them to make their own versions of the Nativity characters and be prepared to be fascinated!
You will need: Plastic or paper cups, paper, pens, sellotape, glue, rubber bands, pipe-cleaners, scissors
Here are some examples of what children have come up with! I especially like the Mary with Jesus glued on!