This fun tradition will help your family remember the true meaning of Christmas! These 12 Days of Christmas Nativity Countdown Printables are free and make it easy for you to start this meaningful activity!
Hey friends! One of our families traditions each Christmas is to do our version of the 12 Days of Christmas! We order a nativity, print the bag toppers and scripture cards, add them to a clear treat bag and then give them to a neighbor or friend! Read below to see more details on the 12 Days of Christmas Nativity Countdown Printables!
We always buy this Olive Wood Children’s Nativity Set on Amazon. I wanted one that wouldn’t break, so the kids could touch it. I also wanted one that was small and had 12 pieces. I always buy 3 nativity sets. That way each of my kids can choose a family to do the 12 days countdown tradition for!
12 Days of Christmas Tradition
- Nativity – we always choose this one!
- 3″x4″ Clear Treat Bags
- Home Printer
- Paper Cutter (optional)
- Hole Punch
- Printable Bag Toppers (found below)
- Printable Scripture Cards (found below)
Use your Paper Cutter or scissors and cut out the bag toppers and scriptures!
Match the bag topper to the appropriate scripture and nativity piece.
Take your 3″x4″ Clear Treat Bags and put the Nativity pieces in them.
Take the bag toppers and staple them over the bags with the nativity pieces in them. Make sure that you are putting the correct bag topper over the bag with the coordinating piece of nativity.
Each day leading up to Christmas, the kids will give a family a piece of the Nativity with part of the Christmas story. Then on Christmas Day we will drop off the piece of baby Jesus. It will be such a fun way to countdown to Christmas!
My kids always look forward to this tradition! It’s about time for them to start planning out their stealth missions that they will have to run when the families will be expecting us!
If you’re wanting to start this 12 Days of Christmas Nativity Countdown, make sure and purchase the amazing
Or here are some other Nativity options to consider:
- Miniature Kids Nativity (also available not colored here) — this is adorable and would be cute for kids!
- Burton and Burton Nativity Set — if you’re considering doing this for family, this set is more expensive, but beautiful!
- Safari LTD Nativity – this set is super fun and colorful!
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TRADITION
You can download the whole set of Printables:
I also am offering the bag toppers blank since you might choose to use another Nativity that doesn’t have the exact same pieces and then you can write the nativity piece name on the tag yourself.
I hope you enjoy this tradition and 12 Days of Christmas Nativity Countdown Printables as much as my family does!
Ideas for Christmas Traditions
Looking for some other fun traditions? Check these out:
- Elf on the Shelf — our Elf Jasper is a huge part of our Christmas! He isn’t naughty — just silly and fun. I’ve got TONS of Elf printables to help make your Elf season easy and enjoyable!
- Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Cookies – My kids favorite Christmas treat is this yummy and festive Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Cookie! We often times make them for Santa even!
- Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls – I make these Cinnamon Rolls every Christmas Eve morning and we eat them on Christmas! They are beyond delicious!
Have a great holiday season friends!
*This post was originally posted in 2014 and has been updated with new pictures and more information!
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