Friday, November 25, 2011

the truth in the tinsel {advent experience}

i really really like to take advantage of the Christmas season as a time to teach my children more about Jesus and foster their relationship with Him.  

we have honored the days leading up to Christmas with a Jesse Tree for the past three years, and last year we added a homemade activity-a-day advent calendar. both of those are great, but i still didn't feel as though my children were connecting the dots between what we were doing each day and why. the Jesse Tree was too mature for my 2 year old, and our activity advent was too simplified for my 5 year old.

this year, however, is going to be awesomesauce because i found the perfect solution: Truth in the Tinsel: an Advent experience for little hands. 

Truth in the Tinsel was written by my friend Amanda White {ohAmanda} and designed especially for children my kids' ages: preschool and early elementary! perfect!

Truth in the Tinsel is for children to intentionally meditate on God’s greatest gift in the Christmas season. each day for the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Truth in the Tinsel offers scripture, crafts, talking points, and extension activities to teach the Christmas story. children will learn through discussing, playing, and creating. all the while, their little hearts will be impressed with the true meaning of Christmas, and their relationship with Jesus will grow. 
this year, Truth in the Tinsel is the only advent celebration we'll need.

Truth in the Tinsel hit the e-book shelves TODAY! get your printable PDF e-book today for only $2.99. black friday special! regular price is $4.99. 

and! take the Impress Your Kids challenge: give your kids the first 24 days in December by doing Truth in the Tinsel with them. LIKE the Truth in the Tinsel Facebook page and encourage others who are reading Truth in the Tinsel every day during advent. 

how do you celebrate advent with your children? 

full disclosure: i am an affiliate for Truth in the Tinsel and received a free copy to review. i honest to goodness love this book.