We are on day 3 of Truth in the Tinsel for Advent. I love the simplicity!
We are doing the daily devotions plus printable ornaments. There is an option to make crafts, but for this year, we’re going with what is easiest for us. In order to keep the ornaments straight, I am storing them in my pocket chart. This is sitting on my fireplace so that we can see how many days we have left and anticipate what is coming up next (The colored ones are done, but haven’t been added to our tree yet because I need to go get some ribbon.)
If you haven’t started an Advent program, it is not too late! Truth in the Tinsel has several alternate schedules available, so you are not behind. They are:
Just the Basics
These six activities give a basic overview of the Christmas story, covering all the traditional Christmas passages.
By Book of the Bible
Here are the days divided by passage of scripture. You could tackle one passage at a time and make as many or as few ornaments from it as you like. This would be great if you had more than one child. You could read the passage and let each child make a different ornament from the passage.
If you’d like to introduce your child to the people (and heavenly beings!) of the story, these 10 days will showcase all of them!
The Christmas story is full of prophesy and foreshadowing of Jesus’ future ministry. To dive into these passages, focus on these 7 activities. These would be great conversation starters for older kids.
I love how you can customize this program to fit the needs of your family and not feel like you are behind or missing anything.
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