Dec 022011

We are so excited to be doing an Advent devotional this year! I’ve been trying to get my act together enough to do this for a couple of years now.

I was delighted to find a friend’s recommendation on Facebook, and I eagerly purchased (inexpensively!) Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands.

The book has an easily broken-down shopping list of supplies – most of which are things you’re likely to have around the house anyway (or can substitute for such things).

Each day has a Scripture reading, tagged to a “clue” that the kids find in their Advent Calendar (several options for how to do that).

Then there’s a fun craft project for the kids to do, along with some other discussion ideas for you to use (or not, or as you see fit).

The projects are set up to be done as a series of Christmas Tree ornaments, but for a variety of reasons, we’ve decided not to go that route.

We’re going to “flatten” everything, and mount each artwork on a sheet of paper. Then each of the kids is going to assemble their 24 projects into an Advent Book (in a 3-ring binder, to give it some protection), which can be stored away in their memory box, or enjoyed again next year, or whatever other use we can think up!

The photo is the Littles at work on Day 1 – a candle, for Jesus, the Light of the World.

I’m not going to post our project each day, partially out of respect for the book’s copyright (go buy one, I tell you!). I’ll post perhaps weekly or so, with the highlights.

Who else is doing something special for Advent?

  3 Responses to “Advent Begins!”

  1. Love it :) I am thinking of making a book too, 96 extra ornaments on my tree…no thank you. Thought about making a wreath for the dining room with one of each of the ornaments, we’ll see if I get that inspired…LOL

  2. I found your blog through the FB page for Truth in the Tinsel.

    We are doing it as well, and my 7 year old is enjoying the crafts and the conversations we are having while we make the items. It is a great incentive to get his homework finished so we can get making!

  3. [...] (A follow up to my earlier post, Advent Begins!) [...]

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