Thursday, December 9, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Carols and Crafts: Silent Night (Edible "Gingerbread" Nativity)

 Today's Carol: Silent Night 
You can find words and music here.
*This song is included in Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart

*Download a free MP3 here.

You need:
Cereal box
Graham crackers
EL Fudge cookies or Nutter Butters
Fruit Roll-Up
Decorated star-shaped cookie
Animal crackers
Pretzel twists
Shredded coconut
Yellow food coloring (if desired)
Spoon or butter knife

1)  Cut off the bottom of a cereal box.  Cut in thirds and use the ends.  Use one to form a stable.  Place on a plate.

2)  Dab frosting on one square of graham cracker.  Attach to one side of the box.  Complete the other sides.

3)  Place a dab of frosting on the bottom sides to "glue" it to the plate.  Add two EL Fudge cookies or Nutter Butters in front of the stable (use frosting to stick them to the plate).  If using Nutter Butters, frost the cookie and decorate for Mary and Joseph.  If using EL Fudge cookies, drape one cookie with a Fruit Roll-Up for Mary.

4)  Form pretzels in a manger shape.  Add coconut for hay.  For yellow hay, toss coconut in a plastic bag with food coloring and shake.

5)  Dab frosting on the animal crackers and add them to the scene.  Add a star to the top of the stable.

6)  If desired, place a marshmallow in the manger for a swaddled Baby Jesus.

This activity was adapted from an idea in the December 2000 issue of  Children's Ministry Magazine
I'm sharing this idea at Raising Memories:  Christmas Sharing Time
I'm sharing this idea at Homeschool Creations:  Preschool Corner



Blogger Shore Girl said...

Very Cute! Thanks for sharing!

December 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cute!! I think my son would love these!

December 10, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Great idea! Looks like fun.

December 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

Very cute! I am putting together a Nativity Ideas linky at Itsy Bitsy Learners, if you would like please come and add your link!

December 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

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