The Donkey in the Living Room, by Sarah Cunningham, beautifully re-tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals and people present. In an “Elf on the Shelf” style tradition, Cunningham suggests parents wrap the pieces of their Nativity set and hide one for their children to find each day leading up to Christmas. After they find the day’s piece, they read the story from that character’s point-of-view. This can be done with your own Nativity set, or The Donkey in the Living Room can be purchased with a Nativity set included.
If you are looking for fun and engaging ways to keep your little ones focused on the real meaning of Christmas, consider starting this sweet tradition your family will cherish for years to come.