Thursday, December 8, 2011

Truth in the Tinsel Advent fun days 2-8


We have been having so much fun with Truth in the Tinsel.  Both boys are loving it and they love making the crafts each day.  They are learning so much about the Bible and the Christmas Story.

Day 2
Jesus is the King of all Kings

Day 3
Zechariah did not believe in the miracle God was going to give him so the Angel Gabriel made him unable to speak until the baby was born.
We used a button for Zechariah's mouth.  This showed that his mouth had been "buttoned" up so he could not speak.

 Day 4
The Angel Gabriel delivered the messge to Mary that she would have baby.

Day 5
How Did Mary react to the news?
Mary obeyed God - She told Gabriel that she was the Lord's servant.

Day 6
Mary visited Elizabeth and her baby jumped for joy when Mary entered her house.  Elizabeth was excited because she knew Mary was carrying God's Son.

Day 7
Mary Sang a beautiful song to God

Day 8
Day 8Zechariah describes Jesus s the 'rising sun" coming from heaven to "shine on those living in darkness".

I love these Advent activities!!!  You can find the book here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Truth in the Tinsel - Day one (Light) and homemade Advent Calendar

Today we started the Truth in the Tinsel program.  You can get it here.  Day one was a hit!  The boys loved it and they have been going around the house singing their own song about The Light of the World is a baby named Jesus.   I highly recommend this program if you are looking for a hands-on and very meaningful Advent program.  Today's focus Bible reading is from Isaiah 9:2-7.

Advent  Calendar

The boys each made a Santa count down til Christmas
Santa to put on their bedroom doors.  Each day they
will put a cotton ball over the number for that day.
By the time we get to Christmas Santa will have a
full beard.