Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Epiphany Crib Scene Figures

    Supplies

  • Materials to make Figures of the 3 Wise Men and camels
  • Prep Time

  • N/A
  • Difficulty

  • • •
  • Cost

  • $ $ $ $
  • For Ages

  • 6+
  • Activity Types

    Linked Activities

    • None

    Files

    • None

    Linked Recipes

    • None

    Linked Prayers

    • None

    Feasts

    Seasons

Our homes should reflect some differences on Epiphany, especially the Christmas Crib. The figures of the Three Wise Men figure prominently on this day. Other suggestions is adding some gold and red to the crib scene or the Christ Child, perhaps crowning the Christ Child.

DIRECTIONS

On Epiphany the figures of the three Wise Men are placed by the crib. In many places the figures of the Wise Men are placed at some distance from the crib either on or soon after Christmas and moved progressively closer each day. If you do not have the necessary figures, you might allow the children to cut out some figures of kings and camels from Christmas cards and set them up. If the children are allowed to do this, the feast will have special meaning for them, because they will feel that they have added materially to the spirit of the day.

Activity Source: How to Make Your House a Home by Rev. Bernard Stokes, O.F.M., Family Life Bureau, Washington D.C., 1955

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20