Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft » Snacks Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Christmas Bible Activity: Gingerbread Nativity Scene Published: November 20, 2018 This Christmas Bible activity allows elementary-aged children and preteens in your ministry to create their own edible nativity scene in about 45 minutes. You’ll need: Graham crackers, straight pretzels, unshelled peanuts*, chow mein noodles, marshmallows, decorator’s gel, frosting, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, gumdrops, plastic knives, paper plates, and clean scissors Christmas Bible Activity: Gingerbread Nativity Scene Give each child a paper plate and equal portions of each ingredient. Have kids each create a nativity scene, complete with a stable, family, and animals. Kids can create a stable by spreading frosting on the edges of graham crackers and sticking the crackers upright onto the paper plate. Attach a graham cracker roof using frosting, too. Create family members by stacking two marshmallows with frosting and breaking a straight pretzel in half for arms. Use decorator’s gel to draw faces and clothing. For Magi, attach a large gumdrop to the top of the stacked marshmallows for crowns and portions of gumdrops to the pretzels for gifts. For baby Jesus, place an unshelled peanut in a bed of chow mein noodle “hay.” Create a donkey using a marshmallow body and head with half pretzels for legs. Encourage children to be creative as they use the items you’ve given them. *Please be aware of any peanut allergies. Try using baby carrot, a piece of bread, or a jellybean. Check out all these Christmas ideas! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!