We celebrate the twelve days of Christmas in our house so we leave the decorations & Christmas tree up until Epiphany on January 6th. Today we'll be unwrapping small gifts, reminding us of the gifts the three wise men presented to Jesus in the Nativity story. We'll be placing the 3 Kings in our crib play scene, & sharing the Nativity story together again.
"This is the Star" by Joyce Dunbar & Gary Blythe is a beautiful book to share with children, & retells the Nativity story in a simple yet magical way. Its lyrical, repetitive text introduces the key characters from the story, & concludes with the visit from the three wise men.
Here are a few other activities to share with children & Celebrate Epiphany.
Create homemade Epiphany Crown Cookies like these from This That and The Other Thing
Celebrate Three Kings Day by making a fantastic King's Costume & Three Kings Bread with Red Ted Art
Watkins Every Flavor Beans has great ideas for a Three Kings Party, including this 'Follow the Star" activity.
These beautiful Star Window Decorations from Here We Are Together will brighten any January day.
Explore our Glowing Starry Night play dough & other star activities.
Star Biscuits like these from A Crafty Mum & Creative Kids Live Here make perfect Epiphany gifts to share.
Explore & Express have a wonderfully creative collection of ways to celebrate Epiphany including this Montessori inspired activity - Wrapping Gifts.