For several years, we have done a Jesse Tree devotional during the Advent season. While I loved the tradition of telling the story of Christ from the beginning of Creation to the time of His birth, I felt like the message was not quite reaching my children, especially the younger crowd.
This year, I decided to switch things up and purchase Truth in the Tinsel as our Christmas devotional.
Each day leading up to Christmas is filled with Bible reading, discussion geared toward the younger child, and a simple, but meaningful craft. We will be making 2 of each ornament for our tree so the children can work in groups with the olders helping the youngers.
I had a blast gathering up all the supplies and separating them out into “Advent Bags” like I had seen on Confessions of a Homeschooler (I also snagged some of her Advent Ornaments to use as tags for the outside of the bags).
However, I realize not everyone enjoys, nor has time for, the craftiness of ornament making. Just this year, Truth in the Tinsel came out with premade printable ornaments for those of you who want to do the devotional without the craft!
Amanda White, author of Truth in the Tinsel, has been gracious enough to give my readers a 20% off coupon code:
and I’ll be giving away 1 copy of Truth of Tinsel this week!
(scroll down to find the giveaway widget – email readers click here)
I also wanted to tell you about a new find from this past week that has me excited to share with my family and with all of you – Nature Study Through the Holidays.
This ebook is separated into weekly activities that include Scripture references, hymns to sing, and nature study ideas. One idea is to take a Red & Green Walk. The children go out and look for red and green things in God’s creation and record them. There are also suggestions for gifts your children can make from things they find in nature and ideas for keeping Christ and the peace He offers at the forefront of the season. This Advent Nature Study is well done and I am sure our family will be making many memories surrounding the activities found in it.
You can purchase Nature Study Through the Holidays here for only $5.00!
If you have any questions about how our family intends to use either of the products, don’t hesitate to ask. This is my first year using both, so I won’t have all the kinks worked out, but I do have a general plan as to when and how we’ll be fitting these in to our December days.
Now for the GIVEAWAY!