Jesus wasn’t born in a hospital like many babies today. It could have been a stable, cave or even outside. What we DO know is that He was born around animals. To imagine what it might have been like, build a fort somewhere in your house. Invite your stuffed animals and pets to come inside.
In your fort, surrounded by animals, read Luke 2:1-20 together. Talk about why God sent baby Jesus to be born in a manger. (Oh, and remind your family that the place Jesus was born wasn’t nearly as cool as your fort.)