Posted by: monsonmadness | December 19, 2011

Homemade nativity, by the kids

Normal Christmases for us include cold dark nights, with snow outside, and our family all snugly and warm indoors doing our own nativity. We love this tradition. We love dressing up as Joseph and Mary, shepherds, kings, sheep, donkey, angel and star. We love playing with our shepherd crooks, the wise men’s gifts, the crowns, and the manger. We like practicing Christmas songs on the piano, learning our parts, and performing in front of Grandma, Grandpa, and our Great Grandma.

Usually, Mom helps us with our program, and it is a smooth performance.

This year was very different, Mom had no costumes, no script, no props, no piano pieces for us to practice. We decided that we would take matters into our own hands, and put on our own Christmas show.

Our nativity was fantastic. We quoted scripture, acted our parts, sang beautiful songs, used minimal costumes, and built most of our props out of lego. All of the kids were involved, even down to Emma who kept insisting on a “donkeee riiiide, donkeeee riiiide.” We really impressed our parents with how well we knew the Christmas story, from the angel Gabriel telling Mary that she would be the mother of the Savior, to the journey to Bethlehem. From the shepherds listening to the angels on the hillside, to the wise men following the star.

Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and you can do that no matter where you are in the world.



  1. So cute!!

  2. So very sweet! We miss your darling family here…but you are creating wonderful memories and nothing could be better!

    Merry Christmas Monsons!


    The Jones Family

    • Thank you Heather. Is my house still standing? Merry Christmas 🙂

  3. Love it!

  4. how wonderful!

  5. LOVE the lego props!

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