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15+ of the Best Nativity Sets for Kids

Are you looking for the best nativity sets for kids? These family nativity sets don’t just look pretty, they are fun to play with too!

Best Nativity Sets for Kids

One of the things my kids look forward to the most is opening the box of Christmas decorations that contains our nativity set.

No, my kids are not well-behaved enough to be trusted around breakable things. We just have some fabulous, kid-friendly nativity sets that my kids can play with all they want. . . and we have some great suggestions if you want to add to your holiday decorations.

Instead of spending the holiday season nagging the kids to stay away from the nativity set because it’s breakable, having a kid-friendly nativity set encourages them to actually touch it and take the opportunity to focus on the real story of Christmas by incorporating it into their play.

There are some great nativity sets available that are kid-friendly and can help you bring your children into the holiday festivities. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Fisher-Price Little People Toddler Nativity Set for Kids

This Little People nativity set for kids can be hard to find around the holidays (so if you see one, snatch it up). It is super popular and one of our personal favorites.

This was the first kid-friendly nativity set added to our collection (yes, we have more than one). Instead of ceramic figures that are definitely NOT kid-friendly this can take lots of play time. It’s been one of the best holiday purchases we have ever made.

Plush Nativity Set for Kids from Mud Pie

This plush nativity set for kids has my vote for the cutest kids’ nativity. My kids love anything plush and I love that I don’t need to worry about this breaking! All the pieces can fit inside the stable and it has a carrying handle so they can play with it on the go.

Wooden Nativity Set for Kids

This wooden nativity set for kids from OOOK is absolutely adorable and it comes with a Christmas storybook. This nativity set is super durable and the wood pieces have smooth edges so you don’t have to worry about small hands getting splinters.

Felt Kids Nativity

For something really hands-on, this felt nativity set for kids is the perfect option. Hang this on your wall and let your toddler enjoy playing with it for the entire holiday season. This makes a fun, interactive holiday decoration and is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers

Miniature Kids Nativity Scene

Looking for a sturdy nativity set? This miniature nativity set can stand up to a few bumps and is absolutely charming. It does contain smaller pieces than some of the others, though, so don’t give this set to children under 3.

This set looks good enough to display right alongside the adult Christmas decorations. The color scheme can blend into any decor and the detail on each of these figures is awesome.

Fabric Nativity Set for Kids from Pockets of Learning

Want something truly unbreakable? This fabric nativity set is exactly what you need.

This set is absolutely adorable and features lovely, bright colors. All the pieces can be stored in the manger, which has a handle so it is easy to carry around.

The best part? If you lose pieces they will replace them for free!

Haba Wooden Nativity Set for Kids

Sometimes the simplest designs are the most beautiful. This wooden nativity set from Haba is gorgeous in its simplicity and is completely kid-friendly.

Melissa and Doug Nativity Set for Kids

We’re big fans of Melissa and Doug in our house. This child-friendly, wooden nativity set provides a “please touch” holiday experience.

The four-piece stable is easy to assemble and the 11 figures encourage your child to re-enact the events of that Christmas Day long ago. A retelling of the Christmas story is included in the package to help create a treasured family tradition for the holiday.

Kid-Friendly Wooden Nativity Set

I love the styling of this wooden nativity set from Blue Panda. This set has some smaller pieces so it isn’t designed for young children but it’s perfect for kids over three. This set is so bright and fun. It makes the perfect addition to the holidays.

Sticker Nativity Set for Kids

Want to keep things super simple? These nativity scene sticker sheets are perfect! These would be fantastic at a holiday party or as a table activity for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner for the kids!

These come in a set so they are great if you need something for a crowd (and at under $10 you won’t break the bank).

If you want something a bit more reusable you can check out this window cling nativity.

Playmobil Nativity Set for Kids

Playmobil is well known for making high-quality, durable toys. This nativity set has some great detail to it. It comes with the 3 wise men, Mary, Joseph, and several animals.

The pieces are smaller in this set. It would be a huge hit for kids who are a bit older but probably isn’t suitable for preschoolers who are still putting toys in their mouths.

Star From Afar Nativity and Christmas Activities for Kids

The Star from Afar Nativity is so much fun because it includes Christmas games you can do with your whole family. This is such a great holiday tradition in the making and definitely something memorable for young kids.

Rubber Duck Nativity Set for Toddlers

This rubber duck nativity set is a great twist on a classic and would be perfect for younger kids who aren’t ready for nativity sets that include smaller pieces.

This nativity set is super affordable too. You don’t even have to feel guilty if you use this nativity set in the tub – and how often do you get to do that? You don’t have to worry about young kids breaking this set if you have a toddler who isn’t quite ready for anything more breakable.

Wooden Nativity Set for Kids you can Customize

This wooden nativity set is gorgeous as it is, but some families choose to paint it with acrylic markers to put their own personalized touch on it. I love the neutral look of this nativity set. It wouldn’t be out of place in just about any home decor.

Imagination Generation My First Nativity Set

The Imagination Generation My First Nativity Set is an adorable wooden nativity that fits right inside the box for storage. This nativity set is perfect for play and is sturdy enough to last for years to come.

The Best Kid-Friendly Nativity Sets


Friday 27th of October 2017

The nativities that you have presented here are very beautiful and great gift idea for the child on Christmas Festival. Your post has given many good ideas what type of gift should I give to my child. Thanks for the share.


Tuesday 13th of December 2016

I bought the Star From Afar set this year and the pieces are solid wood, chunky, and sealed. I don't know that you'd want tiny ones chewing on it, but otherwise I love it. My kids get their own nativity instead of trying to play with my willow tree one. ;)

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Thursday 1st of December 2016

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Monday 28th of November 2011

I love the Little People Nativity Set. That is what we have. I don't worry about the kids ruining. Now finding Mary riding in a sports car 6 months later is not good either, so you do have to have some rules.


Monday 13th of December 2010

I purchased the Tales of Glory plush nativity and my son and I LOVE it!