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 back toppers and scripture cards 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 so each of my kiddos can choose a family to do the 12 days countdown to!
12 Days of Christmas Nativity Countdown
- Nativity – we always choose this one!
- Wilton Clear Treat Bags
- Printable Bag Toppers (found below)
- Printable Scripture Cards (found below)
Take your Wilton Clear Treat Bags and put the Nativity pieces in them.
Download the bag toppers and printable scripture cards below.
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.
Then take a hole puncher and punch a hole in the corner of the bag topper. Do the same to the scripture card that goes with the piece. Use some jute twine to attach the scripture card to the bag.
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 33 stealth missions that they will have to run when the families will be expecting us!
We have done the 12 days of Christmas before, but I like that this year we are keeping it focused on what Christmas is really about.
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 piece name on them yourself.
This year our family is rejecting the commercialized version of Christmas. You can read all about our choice here.
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We love enjoying when our Elf, Jasper comes and plays! I’ve got TONS of fun ideas and printables to help your Elf season! These Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Cookies is our favorite treat during the holidays and make an appearance a few times! And Christmas morning we always enjoy my Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls! It’s a tradition that won’t ever change!
Have a great holiday season friends!