Deuteronomy 16:15

Deuteronomy 16:15
For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Advent Activities: Day 11 to 15

As you can see, I clearly failed in my goal to post our Advent activities each day on my blog, but to be honest, I don't feel bad about it. The more important goal that I HAVE stuck to, is to actually DO the readings, discussions and craft each day from Truth in the Tinsel, and that we've done! I wasn't feeling well over the weekend, and got behind on uploading pictures. However, I got them all up today, so here is an abbreviated look at what we did each day.

Day 11: We discussed and read about the different names for Jesus and what they mean. I had to adapt this craft to what we had at home but it turned out nice!

Day 12: We read about why Mary and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem, and the meaning of the word census. This craft was supposed to represent how there were many people in Bethlehem at the time. The red and green mini bells represent Mary and Joseph in the crowd.

Day 13: We read more about Bethlehem, and talked about what it might have been like there at that time. It was so neat we got to go to "A night in Bethlehem" at the church last weekend. How real that made it for Naomi! These are supposed to be little buildings in Bethlehem.

Day 14: We read how Jesus was born in the stable, and had lots of discussion about what it might have been like in the stable. This is, of course, the stable! ;)

Day 15: We read again from Luke about baby Jesus being born in a stable and placed in a manger. There was much discussion about the difference between a stable and a manger. This craft was a TON of work, but Naomi really enjoyed the process. It was made out of salt dough so we had to make the dough, form the manger, Jesus, and the straw, then bake it. After we baked it we had to paint it. Shew! I'll admit this one pushed this non crafty person to my craft limits by the time it was done, but I'm glad Naomi had fun. We made some other salt dough ornaments so Nathan could get in on the molding and painting fun.

There you have it! A quick look at what we've been up to. I will try to get back to updating daily until Christmas Eve, although it probably won't happen over the weekend. We are booked solid this weekend but it should be fun! Until next time.

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