Babble participates in affiliate commission programs, including with Amazon, which means that we receive a share of revenue from purchases you make from the links on this page.
Christmas to our family is more than opening gifts and seeing family. As Christians, it’s when our Savior was born. While we totally embrace secular parts of the Christmas holiday, at the core of the season, I want our kids to understand why our family celebrates Christmas.
In addition to the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, and lights, sits a nativity scene. Growing up this was always an off-limits, don’t-even-think-about-touching-it decoration. When we had our first child and decorated for Christmas, what was the first thing she decided to destroy? The nativity scene of course. After the destruction, we decided to find one that was kid-friendly. Thankfully these are becoming more and more common. If you are looking for a nativity scenes that your toddler can’t destroy (or better yet, that they can play with), look no further!
Here are 7 kid-friendly Nativity scenes:
1. Fisher Price Little People Nativity
Little People as Jesus, Mary and Joseph? Yes! And apparently Baby Jesus gets lost quite frequently — so much that Amazon sells a Fisher Price Baby Jesus replacement.
2. Kids Nativity Set
A nativity set made for kids play.
3. Hand-Carved Wood Nativity Scene
This 12 piece set is hand carved. The figurines stand approximately 3.5 inches high and comes with a stable.
4. Melissa & Doug Nativity
If you are looking for a non-plastic affordable and kid-friendly nativity set, check out this one from Melissa & Doug.
5. Playmobil Nativity Manger with Stable
Playmobil always provides a well made product that kids enjoy. Their nativity scene comes highly recommended!
6. Holy Family Crocheted Nativity
File this under TOO CUTE! CKM Creative, a minister on Etsy, created these crocheted dolls perfect for kids to explore the Holy Family.
7. Finger Puppet Nativity
Re-enact the Christmas story through puppets! Pukaca has perfectly puppet-fied the nativity.
Bonus Idea: One of my friends shared this idea that I thought was super cute. Put out your nativity scene, but hide Baby Jesus. Baby Jesus makes his appearance on Christmas day!