It’s December! On 12/1 we start our advent project. I looked at the calendar but it wasn’t the 1st, it was Tuesday the 3rd! I needed to get a move on. Each year I like to do an advent project with the boys. Last year I did a felt advent story board from Heartfelt Creations. We’ll be doing that in the evenings with dad this year. We have added Truth In the Tinsel for the daytime. It’s just barely at a level that they can do. It’s a struggle to get them to listen to the scripture passages, but with a clever shouting and cheering when I say certain words, they mostly stay listening. The crafts need some help from me and they look exactly like a 3yr old did them, not so pretty, but we hang them on a special tree just for advent anyways. Each week I’ll give a quick overview of what we did. I recommend this for anyone who wants The Word of God impressed upon the hearts of their little ones with a short, fun time of crafts to bring the message home. We love this time of year because it’s a month-long birthday celebration of our lord, Jesus Christ.
We began by reading scripture about Jesus being the Light. We made a candle ornament to represent light.
Next we made crowns to represent the kingdom. Now my kingdom is full of glitter!
Well, as anyone can see, we made Zachariah. Looks just like him doesn’t it? We made his mouth from a piece of bubble wrap so we popped it to represent that God made him unable to talk because of his disbelief.
We also declared that “We believe what God says!”
as singing a Bible Study Fellowship song
that says, “The bible is true, absolutely true.”
We read about Mary. Don’t laugh, she’s covered modestly in very hip clothes. James & Lance both took liberties in their fashion decisions on Mary.
We learned about Mary and Elizabeth for the last day of this week. Lovely fashion decorating again. The circles are meant to show that they are pregnant. Trust me, Lance’s choice of green heads does not mean he thinks Mary and Elizabeth are Martians, but it does look that way. So we end this week with a good collection on our advent tree.