It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We just moved from a very small home, so I’m so excited to be able to decorate for Christmas this year!
My Christmas decorations are some of my most prized possessions! I’ve got antiques, homemade items, things passed down from my grandparents- and I love it all!
Pictured is the Star from Afar Set, which is one of our favorite kid’s nativity sets! You can buy the Start From Afar Kid’s Nativity Set from Amazon and don’t forget to read our post about the Star From Afar!
And I don’t leave my kids out through any of it! I said that when I got this bigger house that I would be getting another tree to decorate all fancy, but that may have to wait- hello, budget (ugh).
So for now, we’ll still have our beloved tacky tree with multi-colored lights that I let my kids decorate to their heart’s desire. And I’ll still love it because it’s still Christmas and we’re still family.
However, placed strategically around my home are five Christmas Nativity Sets. Each of them is so different from the other, every one has a different story, and all of them hold a special place in my heart. To me, there’s no better way to decorate for the celebration of Christ’s birth than with the scene itself.
But some of those same nativity sets aren’t kid-friendly at all, and I got a little tired of asking my kids to put baby Jesus back into the manger, so we opted to get them their own little miniature versions of the greatest gift of all.
These Kids Nativity Sets will be a huge hit with your little ones too!
I don’t hold on to many things, my husband always gets mad at me for throwing things away (he’s a borderline hoarder), but I do have a hard time with sentimental things. Which is probably why my collection will continue to grow, and never decrease.
Soon we’ll have a Christmas Nativity Village, and I’m 100% okay with that.
20 of the Best Kids Nativity Sets
Character Nativity Sets
I wasn’t able to find a large assortment of character nativity sets, but the Veggie Tales Nativity Set is huge in our house. Not only do we have 800billion Veggie Tales Videos, but the kids watch JellyTelly on repeat all.day.long. Besides that, Peanuts is always a big hit!
Wooden Nativity Sets
Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Christmas Nativity SetTimy Wooden Christmas Nativity Set for KidsO Holy Night Wooden Nativity Set – 14-pieceOlive Wood Children’s Nativity Set (12 Pieces Set) (3 Inches)Children’s 10 Piece Nativity Scene by Clever CreationsChildren’s Christmas Nativity Gift SetDeluxe Wooden Nativity Play Set – 14 Pieces!
Wooden Nativity Sets are a lot easier to come by, come in a variety of prices, and are sure to be durable for years to come. I love that these can be used for any ages, and can grow with your child too! You can choose something a little more traditional or based on your child’s age.
This is by far my favorite Kids Nativity Set option and tradition. A few years ago, we had the chance to chat with the creator of Star From Afar, and even wrote about them when we talked about Christian Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf.
I didn’t any other games, per se. But I did find some great interactive kids nativity sets that you may love too!
How cute is that puzzle board nativity?! By the way, you can’t forget about nesting dolls- those were some of my favorite toys growing up and we may be getting these Christmas nativity nesting dolls this year too!
The Nativity Story Box seems very cool, interactive and super easy to pick up and put away- which this mama really loves!
Nativity Plush Set and Finger Puppets
8-piece Set, Fabric Christmas Nativity SetMistletoe Mill Christmas Nativity Set –Pockets of Learning Nativity Manger SetFelt Holy Family and Three KingsTalicor Plush Nativity 4 Piece PlayMy Pocket Nativity Felt Finger PuppetsOTC 24 Vinyl Christ Nativity FingerFun Express – Nativity Finger PuppetsNativity Scene Finger Puppets (10 Piece
If you have young children or children with active imaginations, a felt nativity set may be the way to go! These options help your child to explore and become more interactive with the set itself by putting together little puppet shows.
With these finger puppet nativity sets, you can have them “act” out the story of Jesus’s birth!
Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition, or do you have Christmas decorations dedicated to child’s play?