I’ve been rather obsessed with making things out of stones over the last few months, they make wonderful story stones. My first set are Nativity story stones for BB. This is the first year that he has really been aware of Christmas, so it is a great time to start telling him the story of the birth of Jesus.

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To make your own Nativity story stones you will need:

  • River stones
  • Acrylic paint or pens
  • Pencil

If you have collected your stones from a beach or river then give them a quick clean to get rid of any dirt.

I like to paint the stones with a base layer of white paint first; this helps the pictures stand out more. It also makes it easier to draw the pictures on using pens if you decide to use them instead.

Once your base layer has dried, sketch out your designs onto each stone. Mine were:

  • A star
  • Mary
  • Jesus
  • Joseph
  • A donkey
  • A lamb
  • Shepherd
  • Angel
  • Wise men
  • Bethlehem
  • A manger
  • The stable
  • Gifts
  • King Herold

I painted all the pictures on, which is time consuming. If you have pens, then I would use them instead.

nativity story stones

These nativity story stones are a nice and simply way to tell the story of the birth of Jesus.  I used them by themselves, but you can use them along side a book as well.

BB really liked the baby Jesus stone, and kept taking it out to rock him to sleep.

If you enjoyed these Nativity story stones be sure to check out my nativity sun catcher, peg angel decorations, and 7-star piñata.

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Nativity story stones to help teach and tell the story of the birth of Jesus to children.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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