Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Truth in the Tinsel

Earlier this week I came upon Truth in the Tinsel. I can't even remember where it was that I first saw it but I loved the idea of walking through Advent season studying the Scriptures with my children and letting their little hands craft some ornaments cementing the Christmas story in their minds. I'm glad we got started even though we were a little behind, today being day 6 and all, but I'm going to start at the beginning and do two days each day until we're caught up which should be Saturday. We may not make an ornament for each day but we'll read the Scripture and talk about each day's lesson. I definitely recommend this e-book for busy parents who want to share the whole Christmas story with their children in a fun way! The book is geared towards preschoolers/young elementary students but when I told Keeleigh what we'd be doing, she wanted to make ornaments, too!

Today we did days one and two. Keeleigh and Jathan made ornaments and Ryland made a mess = ) but even though he's not even two yet he could repeat parts of the Scripture to me and I know we're planting good little seeds! The lessons are something you can make extremely simple for little ones or more in-depth for older kids so it's great for our family.

We're displaying our ornaments on a garland stretched across the doorway to the hall. Here's our Day 1 ornaments...

And here are Day 2's ornaments (still drying!)...

I can't wait for tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a great idea and I love that first ornament. I'll have to do that next year :)