Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nativity Sensory Train Table

So, I've finally ventured into "sensory" stuff and I think I outdid myself this time, LOL.  My son was so ecstatic over this, it's been non-stop play AND he had to show his grandma and grandpa (since they watch him while I work in the mornings).

I used my son's train table with the tracks and all to set up a Nativity scene with SNOW! Yes, snow.  The Bible says Mary wrapped Jesus in swaddling cloths because it was cold - to sink in the concept of "cold", I put snow on the table.

Here is our Nativity Sensory Train Table:
Here is the Nativity Set with all the SNOW!!!

We did role playing.  Jordan carried the 3 presents
and we pretended to be the wisemen on a long journey
to Jerusalem to bring gifts to the king.  When we found
the newborn king, Jordan gave him the gifts.

Playing with the donkey that Joseph and Mary
used on their long journey.

Woah, he moves fast!!!

The 3 Wise Men standing before Christ, the King! 

Look mama a donkey!!!

Woah, the snow balls fit in my train tracks!!!

 Why, won't they stay???

Great fine motor activity without any thought to it, lol

Picking up the snow flakes, he thought they tickled!!

Stacking more snow balls.

I can blow on them to make them move!!!

Put snow in the donkey's cart and poured it out.

Another view of our sensory train Nativity table.

And I knew it, the train was going to come out sooner or later, lol.

It's the star to follow to baby Jesus.

Linked up at:

For the Kids Friday Shibley Smiles Chestnut Grove Academy Field Trip Friday Blog Hop ”I


  1. I love it! Trains and Baby Jesus :) What a fun way to explore!!

  2. What a fun time! I love the candles at the manger! What did you use for snow? I found you through the Linky party! I'm a new follower on your site.
    Blessings to you!

  3. Hi Christine - I went to the dollar store and bought a bag of "fake snowflakes".

  4. Your sensory bin is sooo cute! Love it! (Got your link fron TGIF Linky Party)
    Jae (

  5. Very cute! We have misplaced our Little People Nativity, and it is greatly missed! I like the idea of using the train table for the sensory table.


  6. Hopping from Friendly Friday.

    What a lovely train of photos ;)

  7. What a fun way to learn about Christmas! Great post!

  8. What a fun, great idea! I love the train table, snow and nativity scene all together. You definitely outdid yourself! You go, girl!

  9. Love the train/nativity combo:) thanks for linking up to the Home school Field trip hop

  10. A sensory train table - that is AWESOME!! What a great idea to save space & utilize a current interest of your sons!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Don't forget to grab the TGIF button for your post or sidebar so others can find the party & link up too =-) THanks & see you next week,
    Beth =-)

  11. I love that! The Fisher Price Nativity set is my favorite. I love that it is interactive for kids.


  12. We have that nativity set. I love it. Great for play and your snow adds a great sensory element.

  13. That is fabulous!!!!

    Popping in from Preschool Corner.

  14. What a wonderful sensory activity- I love your Nativity Winter scene- perfect!!

  15. I love the way you combined the Nativity and a sensory table! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned your post to my Kids' Christmas Activities Pinterest board at

  16. I love how you combined the Nativity with the sensory table!

  17. Thanks everyone for all the comments!! We have truly enjoyed this table and my son is STILL excited over it, so I added some stuff to the table for this week - he woke up this morning ecstatic!!! :)