Our Wild About Wisdom homeschool group met this morning and it was my turn to plan the day! We started out with a wonderful story in rhyme about the Baby in a Manger, and then made fun Pop-up nativity sets using this free template. Every child’s was unique! Then we frosted the elements of the manger scene – a Stable, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus in the Manger and the Star. I couldn’t find cookie cutters so I bent some of the ones I never use into a Mary, Joseph and Manger. Just wish I could have found those mini-candy canes that were supposed to be Joseph’s staff – oh well, maybe next year!
What a wonderful morning! Then in the afternoon when I got the crazy two year old to nap, we made our second ornament from my NEW FAVORITE RESOURCE – “Truth in the Tinsel” – An e-book with 24 days of activities for advent. Each day includes a scripture reading, directions to make an ornament relating to the scripture, and ideas, questions or additional resources to bring the point home. Only finished with Day two and loving it already! Aren’t the kids’ ornaments darling? And best of all, they remember “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light”…. Isaiah 9.