I hope you have been enjoying the Creative Christmas Countdown! Our international team of bloggers has done a fabulous job of sharing creative ideas, activities, crafts, and memory makers for the holiday season. I’m delighted to be a part this event and will be sharing a post on Christmas Eve; and it is ready!
We’re making paper embedded with wildflower seeds, then creating Christmas ornaments. The ornaments can be hung on the Christmas tree; then come Spring, planted in the garden for a beautiful wildflower display. These make wonderful gifts!
Does the craziness of the holiday seem to sweep you away? Do you sit there on December 25th and say, “Wait. Did we even talk about Jesus the last 24 days?”. Do Santa, gifts and parties cloud over the real stuff you want to focus on?
Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda White is a wonderful ebook that teaches the Christmas story of Jesus birth through 24 advent activities.
It will lead you and your children through the Christmas Story. You’ll take a few minutes each day to read the Christmas Story directly from the Bible, make a fun ornament or craft, and then talk about the story together.
Why do I love Truth in the Tinsel?
1. I love the daily lessons that teach and help children connect to the Christmas story, the story of Jesus’ birth.
2. I love the crafts and activities that extend the learning.
3. I love the organization. Amanda provides a complete supply list and a specific daily supply list. If you prefer not to do a lesson every day, you can easily select the lessons that you want to do; and can prepare for them in a snap!
4. Amanda has also provided hyperlinked Bible scriptures; colorful, easy to follow photographs and descriptions; and handy printable templates.
5. I love the price: For $7.99 you receive a 46 page resource with 24 activities, plus extra activities to boot!
Creative Connections for Kids is an affiliate of Truth in the Tinsel. All opinions expressed are directly from CCK; they are honest and heart-felt.
To celebrate the beginning of the holiday season we are going to make some Christmas play dough! I plan to make a huge batch so that I can give some to all of the kids in my program. We can decorate it together. 🙂
At this time of year parents usually ask me for Christmas gift suggestions for their child. My recommendation is to keep it simple.