Roundup: 8 Kid Friendly Nativity Sets!

Christmas Nativity Scene composition. Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Parents who are looking to tell the story of baby Jesus, but don’t want to let their children to chip or break their expensive porcelain sets, will love the kid friendly Nativity sets we’ve found.

Created for kids of different ages, each set will help show who came to see Baby Jesus when he was born and why his birth was so important.

  1. Kurt Adler Hand-Carved Wooden 12-Piece Child’s First Nativity Set($40) – This set features 12 hand-carved wooden pieces, that are designed to appeal to young imaginations with easy-grasp rounded shapes, vivid colors, and sweet facial expressions. The figures measure approximately 3-1/2 inches high and the stable measures approximately 5-1/2 inches high. Lead-free paint.
  2. Kurt Adler Hand-Carved Wooden 12-Piece Child's First Nativity Set

  3. Playmobil Nativity Set($20) – Playmobil’s Children will love setting up their own nativity for the holidays. Read the included story book while placing baby Jesus in the manger, surrounded by the three wise men, Mary and Joseph and all the manger animals. Nativity set measures 17.3″ W. Includes six adult figures (2.95″ H), an angel (2.05″ H) and much more.
  4. Playmobil Nativity Set

  5. Melissa & Doug Nativity Set($30) – This child-friendly, wooden nativity set provides a “please touch” holiday experience. The four-piece stable is easy to assemble and the 11 figures encourage your child to re-enact the events of that Christmas Day long ago. A retelling of the Christmas story is included on the package to help create a treasured family tradition for the holiday.
  6. Melissa and Doug Nativity Set

  7. Learning Journey 19-pc. Wooden Nativity Play Set($24) – This wooden Nativity play set is just the answer for celebrating the first holy night. Set up for display or enjoy interactive play. Ages 3 and up.
  8. Learning Journey 19-pc. Wooden Nativity Play

  9. Haba Nativity($100) – German toymaker Haba has created a gorgeous set that can be played with for years or used for decoration. The figures are made from beech wood and include Mary, Joseph, Christ Child and manger, shepherd, standing sheep, lying sheep, donkey, ox, Angel, King Balthazar, King Melchior, King Caspar, two palm trees and the stable with star.
  10. Haba Nativity Set

  11. Maxim EverEarth Nativity Set($24) – This 13-piece nativity set features all of the basic characters from the time-honored story of the birth of Jesus. Its made of sturdy natural wood and water-colored based paints. It’s an eco-friendly and kid safe way to develop a childs hand to eye coordination and imagination.
  12. Maxim EverEarth Nativity Set

  13. Constructive Playthings Wood Nativity Block Set($30) – Let children build their very own nativity scene. This hardwood, 30-pc nativity block set lets kids learn the meaning of Christmas through hands-on play. Largest block is 10 L x 3″ H x 2″ W and tree stands 3″ H. Ages 3 yrs +.”
  14. Constructive Playthings Wood Nativity Block Set

  15. Little People Christmas Story Nativity Scene Playset($45) – Little People, a staple with kids 1 and up, have created a set that ‘celebrates a special day, from long ago and far away’. Place the angel on the stable the star lights up to guide the wise men from afar and the tune “Away in a Manger” plays. Two fence pieces connect to the stable and to the other Little People playsets.
  16. Little People Nativity Set

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