Balthazar, Melchior, Caspar, and their camel!
You can buy these Playmobil sets on Amazon, but they are cheaper during the “off season”.
Ebay may be cheaper, too.
Searching for Jesus ~ Day 1
On the first day of searching (sounds like the beginning to a song) Balthazar and Melchior team up to look into a candle. Good thing it was unlit or Melchior may have singed his beard! Caspar and the camel are spectating or are they being “back-seat searchers”!
Bloggers, make plans to join us next year!
I hope to host a link-up! Blessings!
I was asked the question as to why the Wisemen aren’t following a star…
That is a fair question, so I thought I’d tell you all what I responded:
When we first started this tradition, we thought about having the Wisemen follow a star, but it was hard to have them stay in a path. If they stayed in a path, it was hard to come up with places for them to search, while on that path. Plus the kids knew where they were going to be and the Wisemen seemed to be boring. So we changed our idea a bit: Now the Wisemen jump around the house and the kids enjoyed searching for them each morning.
So we decided to played on the Bible quote: “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to adore him.” – After reading that I figured the Wisemen were a little lost at some point even with the star to guide them. We told our kids that our house is like the city of Bethlehem and the Wisemen are searching Bethlehem for Jesus. It’s not 100% like the Bible, but we found it more interesting and fun this way.
Also I wanted to let you all know:
We originally were only going to do this from Christmas to the Epiphany, but the kids, my husband, and I were having so much fun with our new tradition that we stated it even before Christmas day. So that is why there are more than 12 days worth of pictures!