I have a few nativity sets. I learned the hard way that anything on display in a home with young children needs to be able to be touched and played with (read that as 'I have a broken nativity set because I told my children not to touch it believing they wouldn't touch it!')! Here are some of the nativity sets that my children love to play with.
|Soft Nativity sewn from a purchased panel and stuffed.|
|Purchased Felt Nativity - all in one piece (i.e. attached to the creche!).|
|Purchased Felt Nativity - moveable figures. I love that the creche stores the figures when it is time to pack it away!|
Now, I do have a few little (and I do mean little - no taller than 5cm!) Nativity sets. I figure that if they get broken, they get broken while they are being loved!
No sooner had I put the breakable little Nativity sets on display this year than Eli began using them in some lovely imaginative play. It was delightful to watch. Later in the day I was vacuuming near the Nativity and went to rearrange the figures.
|Two legged sheep - the second leg is behind the visible front leg!|
|Three legged sheep.|