Last week for Family Home Evening we decided to base it on the Nativity Story and talk about why we celebrate Christmas. As I was thinking about how to present this idea I came across a post on No Time For Flashcards for a Find and Fill Nativity lesson and Game. I liked the idea and decided to tweak it a little bit and make it my own.
First create the Who am I cards (more on that later) and hide the pieces to a nativity set around the house.
For our FHE we pulled out the pieces to my wood nativity and as we read in the scriptures the story of Jesus’ birth the kids helped me to place the pieces in the stable. (I LOVE how everything is crowding the baby!)
Next I pulled out the Who am I cards I created (more on that later). The munchkins took turns drawing a card and seeing if they could answer the question.
Then they were off on a scavenger hunt to find the matching nativity pieces to our Fisher Price Nativity set.
It was a fun activity and the munchkins did pretty good at remember what we had read about! As the pieces were found they put together the munchkins nativity too!
For the Who am I cards I decided I wanted to make them to last. So I created a little template in photoshop and typed in the information into each one. Some I took from No Time for Flashcards for others I just created them myself. I also left the
Find me in the ______ spot blank. This way once the cards were laminated I could write the spot on them in dry erase marker. Then next year (or this year as the kids want to repeat the activity) it can be changed up a bit each time.
If you are interested in a copy of my Who am I cards leave me a comment or send me an email. I would be happy to share.