Sunday, December 16, 2007

Nativity

We have a play mobile nativity set that we put together just after Thanksgiving and the kids LOVE it! And so of course I love it too because it keeps them busy for a good amount of time every day. Elisabeth will take all of the animals and people around the house with her and create different activities for them to do. For example she'll place them all out strategically and then call on someone to say the prayer for Family Home Evening, or she'll have them all go to tumbling class and she tells baby Jesus to be extra careful while doing his somersaults, or they'll go to the temple with her and so on. I always try and listen and slyly look over, though I can't be caught actually watching her play because then she gets a little bit shy and stops until I've busied myself with something else. In this picture she has out her Friend magazine as well and she's having all of the figurines sing carols that go along with the pictures in the Friend.

6 comments:

carrie r. said...

It must be rewarding to see all of the spiritual truths you have been teaching her incorporated into her imaginative play-- FHE, temple worship, etc. :) She already has the makings of a great mommy!

Stacie said...

I was going to say the same thing as Carrie. Sounds like you guys are teaching your kids well!

Robin said...

Elisabeth is such a little angel!

hudson said...

so cute what a good emagination ! fun we need to get together with the kids again! when my leg is better and yes i want to be in the play group!! lahelahud@yahoo.com

Maren said...

That is so adorable! Good idea to have a play nativity. Yeah for play group!!

Trisha said...

I love watching kids play pretend. It is so cute and interesting to see what they think about out loud.