Monday, November 28, 2011
Truth in the Tinsel
For the past month I have been searching for an advent calendar. A true advent calendar, not just a countdown to Christmas but a countdown that has the meaning of Christmas interwoven with it. I struggled to find something, until this weekend when Carissa from my favorite blog 1+1+1=1 posted a teaser pic on her Facebook page. She posted about something called "Truth in the Tinsel". I was immediately intrigued. I did a little more research and after talking it over with Dirk, we decided that this is what we are going to do this year and I'm SO excited!
So essentially, Truth in the Tinsel is an ebook that a mom, Amanda, put together to countdown to Christmas. Each day you are given a short passage of scripture to read, and a fun craft to go with it, along with other fun things like clues that can be used for guessing the project for older kids. The target age is preschool but the mom who created this has been using this with her daughter since she was a year old so it can be modified. Although some of the crafts might be too difficult for Makenzie, it appears as though it will be something that I can modify for her. The best part is that the ebook is only $4.99 and most of the supplies are things that you probably already have at home. I am so so excited to start this.
I love how Carissa from 1+1+1=1 has hers set up in brown paper bags. I think I'm going to do something similar. There are only a few days before the first of December so I need to get on it. If you are looking for something to do with your kids I highly suggest it!