I couldn't find the advent calendar that I wanted for TG. I didn't have time to make one.
So this year, I decided we'd use our manger and TG would help me add additional animals and magi to the scene for 12 days leading to Christmas. I figured this would be a good way to introduce Jesus' birth and how we wait and prepare for his birthday.
So far it's been good. She actually has a thing for the cow and will bring the cow to her table when she eats her meals.
I also learned something myself.
Yesterday, I walked past the manger and found my daughter placed a plate with her toy roast chicken in the manger. I suppose she thought the Daddy and Mommy (she doesn't call them Mary and Joseph) could be hungry waiting for baby Jesus.