Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Traveling Wisemen Adventures

Once again this year, our family will be following the adventures of the Traveling Wisemen! For the past 3 years, the kids have searched and searched every morning for these wandering little men. Some days they are easy to find, while other days they are rather hard to spot. The kids have even found them playing games or stuck in a tricky spot hanging on by just a thin thread. No matter where they are, we always know that they won't stop until they find the Baby Jesus on the Epiphany. 

If you're not familiar with the Traveling Wise Men, let me explain it a little for you. 
First, I started doing this after I saw the idea as an alternative to Elf on the Shelf. As Catholics, Advent and Christmas is supposed to be focused on Jesus.....not Santa. I loved the idea of bringing more attention to the real meaning of Christmas.You know the old saying "Jesus is the reason for the season!"
So during Advent and Christmas all the way through until the Epiphany, I (with help from dad sometimes) hide the three wise men around the house. Balthazar, Melchior, Caspar, and Beth the Camel ( my kids named her) have been known to hang off of the ceiling fan, play a quick games of scrabble, get tangled in garland, or stop by the kitchen for a bite to eat.
Their travels take them far and near.


Our set is a little different since we've had ours a few years now. It looks like they updated the outfits the wisemen wear. The sets are sold separately and do contain small pieces. They may not be suitable for younger children. I love how the Playmobil wisemen are pose-able. It makes hiding the a little easier. You can have them doing things. You can pose them like they are in action! These are courageous and adventurous men!
If you have younger kids, you could easily use the Fisher Price Nativity set. 

Want to join in on the fun and need a few ideas?
Just check out last years posts about the Traveling Wisemen Adventures!
If you do join in on the fun and blog, be sure to link up with Jennifer's Wisemen Adventures over at Catholic Inspired!
I promise your kids will love it!
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