truthinthetineselLast year in late October I found myself wanting to do something to celebrate Advent. Something other than a chocolate advent calendar or simply waiting until my girls (then 9 months and 2 ½ years old) were “old enough to understand Advent.”

That was when a fellow Pulpit Rock mom introduced me to Truth in the Tinsel.

I went to the Truth in the Tinsel website and started to explore. The more I looked around, the more excited I got about the coming Christmas season. I bought the e-book, printed it out—I’m a paper kind of person— started gathering craft supplies and waited eagerly for December!

The e-book includes 24 days of interactive stories, crafts and questions. Each day there was a “clue” for us to listen for during the daily scripture reading. This helped keep us engaged with the reading. Next was the scripture reading and then an ornament for kids to make that ties into the scripture passage. As we made the ornament I followed the “let’s talk about it together” section and helped them process what we had just read.

The thing I loved most about this curriculum was that it was customizable for my family. Some days we ONLY read the scripture passage and colored a paper ornament vs. making our own ornament. Some days we had to “catch up” and read a couple passages. Some days, we did every single step. Not only did my daughter enjoy it, but I loved knowing that I was setting a foundation for her to understand the Christmas season on a deeper level.

If you’re looking for something for the upcoming Advent season, I encourage you to check out Truth in the Tinsel!

I have a Facebook group for local families who are walking through Truth in the Tinsel to share ideas, pictures and successes and failures as we go through it together.

Would you like to join me?

Written by Katie Beth Huntley

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