During those hours, we created and inhabited the worlds of several different Bible stories. We started by finding and taming a flock of sheep from the landscape, then building a stable with a small manger tucked inside, plus an inn where we knew we couldn’t stay because it was already at capacity. We created a “diamond palace” for Herod and his servants, and eventually for the Wise Men’s visit on their way to the stable. We also built an ark-like megaboat, a colossal tower that stretched way into the sky, which we then destroyed when it got too high. We laughed, wondered aloud, debated design and details, and totally lost track of time.