So Bethlehem was in the lobby our our church and each of the vendor booths had a different craft activity for the kids along with a vendor in costume who explained what their shop was like during the days of Jesus. The kids made:
Stamped Pouches - craft foam with punched holes that the kids laced and the staff stamped their names on in the leather works
Beaded Bracelets on leather cord in the bead shop
Playdough cross & star ornaments in the pottery shop
Practiced their hammer skills in the carpentry shop
Stirred and sampled bread in the bakery
Made tambourines with the musicians.
Woven craft foam placements with the weavers
We also gave coins to the beggars and had to chat with the Roman guards to pass to the shops. I wish would have taken more photos but I was too busy helping Jojo with all the crafts! It really is a fun event and keeps the kids minds on the true meaning of Christmas!