These colour in Nativity Stick Puppets are a great way for children to creatively explore the Christmas Story. Not only do they offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the different characters within the Nativity, but they also encourage imaginative play, language skills & so much more.
Nativity Story Stick Puppets - Free Printable for Kids to Colour
What I adore about these Puppets is that they allow children of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonder of the Christmas Story, & retell the narrative in their own way & in their own words.
This set of Nativity Story Puppets is designed in b/w on two A4 pages.
Page 1 features the key Nativity figures: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Angel, Shepherd, 3 Kings, Donkey, Sheep, Star.
Page 2 features 'extras' including a camel & stable, as well as extra shepherds, angels & sheep.
So, if you just want a classic Nativity set, then you only need to print off one sheet of paper!
How to make the puppets
Our Free Printable Nativity Stick Puppets (for best results print on white cardstock)
Jumbo lolly sticks
Colouring pens or pencils
Print out the Nativity Puppets, colour them in, & cut them out.
Then simply stick onto a lolly stick & your puppets are ready to share their story!
Ideas for how to use your Nativity Stick Puppets
:: Invite children to create a Nativity Puppet Show
:: Use the puppets to sequence the key events/places/people in the story
:: Explore each characters feelings, or emotions using the puppets
:: Read a Nativity storybook & use the puppets alongside
:: Leave the puppets with a variety of Christmas Storybooks to be discovered
:: Add the puppets to a tuff tray along with some natural items to create some scenery/props.
:: Play a Nativity version of 'hide & seek' by hiding the puppets around your setting
:: Add them to a toy stable (or cardboard box) ready for some open-ended play
:: Take them on a walk around your neighbourhood to remind you of the journeys of Mary & Joseph, & the 3 Kings
Hope these Nativity Stick Puppets create oodles of joy & wonder as children use them to explore the Christmas Story.
For more Nativity ideas, take a look here: Nativity Crafts & Activities for Children.