This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2 and ends on Monday, December 24. We have divided a nativity story into 23 days.  Each day, read the previous days’ portions of the story and then add a new line for that day. Your family will quickly begin to memorize this narrative of Jesus’ birth. As you get further into the month, you might choose to leave out key parts and allow your children to fill in the blanks.

Download and print these story parts at:

Then, cut them out and create a fun way to display them in your home. You could put them in envelopes, small bags or boxes, or even paste them on large tags and use clothespins to attach them to twine. Be sure to number each one to help build the anticipation for Christmas day.