Small World Nativity + Keepsake Time Capsule Ornament

Mama Bear’s been busy baking, shopping, and wrapping presents all week. Today she’s going to help little Tinker Bear understand what Christmas is all about by letting him play dress-up with his favorite stuffies. She’s also going to help her little Tinker Bear make a very special Time Capsule Keepsake Christmas ornament.

But first . . .

This week’s heart reach: Charlotte Mason tells us that “No talent, no genius is worth much without the power of attention; and this is the power which makes men orwomen successful in life.” Sir Isaac Newton echoes this statement when he remarks that, “If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”

Tinker Bear’s supplies this week are designed around the theme of dress-up and imagination. Either your toddler or your little stuffies. You’ll need:

  • Teddy bears
  • dolls
  • scarves
  • fabrics
  • twine for a head wrap

Playing dress-up allows your Tinker Bear to use his/her imagination. They can pretend to be there when Jesus was born. How did Jesus, Joseph, or Mary feel in the stable? If possible, this could make a strong impression on your entire family if you spent the night outside in the barn or in the back yard under the stars.

I love Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote, “It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

Give your little one–and yourself–opportunities to slow down and play this week.

Watch this week’s video to learn how to make the keepsake ornament.

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