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This topic is collecting additional ideas for creating the Luke 2 manger scene, including construction of a manger and storytelling suggestions.

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Here is another quick craft idea that can be the start of a storytelling workshop - make the figures and then retell the story! You can find a variety of ideas for simple nativity scenes online. Here are a few:



Check out the blog post by Breen Marie Sipes linked here that has four different levels of difficulty for the nativity scenes (and templates to go with them). 



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