14+ Best Nativity Sets For Kids (That Won’t Break Or Break The Bank)

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Christmas Nativities for Kids

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Looking for a nativity sets for kids  that won’t break or cost a fortune? Here’s a roundup of 12 of the best kid nativity sets and where to buy them! 

(This list is updated regularly. Please note: nativity sets sell out quickly, so if you find a manger set you love, buy it soon to ensure it’s still available!)

The Best Kid Nativity Sets

BEST NATIVITY SETS FOR KIDS 

Having a child-friendly nativity set just for kids is one of our favorite Christ-Centered Christmas traditions.

If you’re looking for a Christmas nativity just for kids, you’re in the right place! There are so many kid-friendly nativity sets that won’t break–meaning you can leave them out and not fear about them getting broken.

We’ve compiled all the best kid nativity sets into these 6 categories:  

  • Wooden Nativities
  • Plastic Nativities
  • Fabric Nativities
  • Pewter Nativities
  • Nativity Puzzles
  • Nativity Books

Ok, here we go! Just pick your favorite one within your budget and you’re good to go! 


BEST KID’S NATIVITY SETS- WOODEN

Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Nativity- 11 pieces 

Melissa & Doug make the best toys and their nativity is no different!  Their version of the nativity comes with 11 pieces plus a stable.

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Kurt Adler Child-Friendly Nativity – 12 pieces 

This child-friendly nativity has pieces big enough for little hands to easily hold on to. While it is on the more expensive end, the reviews are wonderful and the wooden material makes this nativity for kids an investment that will last year after year.

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FAO Schwarz Holiday Nativity Set- 15 pieces 

This is going to be my next nativity set I buy for my children!  I love how classy and simple each of the nativity figurines are, but the bright colors make it playful, too! This would be a nativity set I would happily set out on my coffee table and it wouldn’t feel like a toy…even though it is!

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Wooden Nesting Nativity Dolls 

How cute is this wooden Nesting Doll Nativity Set? My children love the nesting dolls we have at our house, so I can only imagine how much they’d love this nativity version! The bright colors are so fun!

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Toyster’s Wooden Nativity For Children 

The price of this wooden nativity set can’t be beat. The style is cute and it comes with a stable! 

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SOFT FABRIC NATIVITY SETS FOR CHILDREN

Nativity Finger Puppets

Children can act out the story of Christ’s birth with this 10 piece child’s felt nativity finger puppet set.  The nativity puppets can double as flannel board characters and are great for any age! 

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Pockets of Learning Nativity 

A nativity set that will replace lost pieces for FREE? Yes please. This durable cloth manger scene with characters is perfect for little ones. Bring on hours of pretend play and then pack all the pieces for easy storage. 

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DIY Nativity Advent Calendar 

If you feel crafty, create your own felt nativity advent calendar!  Each day Mary and Joseph move closer to Bethlehem.  Here’s the free pattern and tutorial! 

nativity-advent-calendar-diy


 BEST PLASTIC NATIVITY SETS FOR KIDS 

Fisher Price Little People Nativity

Fisher Price has 3 different versions of the Nativity. We own and absolutely love the Complete Nativity Set which plays  keeps my children entertained for hours (even my older ones!)

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Playmobil Nativity Set 

An illuminating light manger and 41-pieces in the is nativity set will be a child’s dream! 

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PEWTER MANGER SET FOR KIDS

Mini Pewter Nativity 

I invested in a large pewter nativity from Old Town Imports years ago and it’s my all-time favorite Christmas decoration. They no longer sell my version, but I really love this mini pewter version of the nativity. It’s classy, making it match any decorating style, but it’s durable enough that it won’t break! My children love playing with my pewter nativity and I love that I don’t have to stress about them playing with it.

 

 


MANGER/NATIVITY PUZZLES

Chunky Wooden Nativity Puzzle 

This bright and happy nativity puzzle features chunky pieces, perfect for a first puzzle!

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O Holy Night Wooden Puzzle

This wooden nativity puzzle is so cute and a great activity focusing on the nativity! Includes 24 pieces.

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100-Piece Nativity Puzzle

For your puzzle-loving children, this nativity puzzle will keep them busy while they wait for Christmas Day to get here. 

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So there you have it! I hope you have found this list helpful as you search for the best kid’s nativity set to help the children in your life focus on Christ this Christmas season!

 

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