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Curious, has anyone made or purchased a Peg Doll Nativity Set?

I recently purchased a plain wooden set for my family and it should be arriving shortly. Wondering, has your church or family used this as a faith formation tool? Any tips? 


How wonderful! Some families enjoy having the nativity set up prior to Christmas and waiting until Christmas day to add the baby Jesus as a way to create a sense of anticipation and waiting. 

If your set came with Magi (wise men) you might wait until Epiphany (January 6) to add them because, although the magi are often part of a nativity set, they weren't there on the night Jesus was born. Invite your children to imagine what the home Mary and Joseph were living in when Jesus was around 1-2 years old might have looked like. They might even enjoy making it out of blocks or any art supplies you have on hand. Place your peg dolls in that scene and add the magi as you read the story together. 

And of course, Jesus didn't just come for the people who were present when he was born. He came for your family too! So one other idea is to pick up some extra pegs dolls at the craft or dollar store, decorate them together to represent each one of you (and other people too!) and include them in your scene at some point too. 

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