Teaching advent to Preschoolers: 5-Day Little People Advent + Free Printable


The Christmas season has been more exciting this year because my children are really starting to understand more, ask questions and get excited about the season. 

We are really emphasizing that in our family we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I have been trying to talk to my son about the nativity, and the Christmas story according to Luke. 

Last year my sister emailed me a little advent story she had written for her daughter, who is also four. She used the story she had written to accompany her Little People Nativity set

I thought I would share this with you today. This is perfect for a preschooler and will take five nights to complete. 

You can print it out for free here. 


I told Mary the good news that she was going to have a special baby.  This baby would be God’s son and would save the World.  I also came to tell the shepherds to go and worship the baby in the stable.


I gave Mary a ride to Bethlehem.  I was one of the animals in the stable the night that baby Jesus was born.


I came with Joseph to Bethlehem.  I rode a long way on a donkey.  I was tired and it was time for baby Jesus to be born.  There was no room in the inn so we had to stay in the stable.  I am Jesus’ mommy.


I was in the field watching over my sheep when lots of angels appeared in the sky telling me to go find a baby in the stable.

Wise Man:

I came from the East.  I traveled a long way following the star.  I brought gifts for the baby Jesus.


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