A few weeks ago I shared some of my favorite Christmas resources. We have already completed the Birth of Jesus Grapevine Studies and are working our way through Tabitha’s Travels. For the past two years we’ve had fun going through and creating crafts with Truth in the Tinsel, but this year my boys weren’t interested.
The first year that we used Truth in the Tinsel my boys and I really enjoyed making all the crafts in the ebook and reading through the scriptures. Last year, I wasn’t up to all the crafts so we just decorated the printable ornaments. When we were done I laminated those ornaments and they are now hanging on our tree. A few weeks ago I emailed Amanda asking if she had any ideas about using Tinsel for a third year and we were both drawing blanks, LOL. A week ago I had an idea on how we could use Tinsel this year.
Using Truth in the Tinsel For a Third Year
One of the things that I really love about Truth in the Tinsel is that there are so many different ways to use it with your family. I love that Amanda has so many crafts included but also has other (easier) printable activities as well. Amanda created a few alternative schedules for Tinsel that are really fun. They are great if you want adapt the lessons for Sunday School or if you get started late.
I recently discovered that they are also great if you want to do something different with your family but still get the fun of Truth in the Tinsel. After looking through the alternative schedules I decided on going through the prophecies. We talked about the main characters in the Advent story with our Grapevine study and I thought that digging into the prophecies would be a great way to dig deeper with my boys.
For some added fun and hands on projects we are also doing some Lego creations that go along with the Tinsel lessons. We are having some really good conversations and my boys are making connections between the old testament and the new.
It’s not too late to get started! If you are looking for a way to share the Advent story with your family grab a copy of Truth in the Tinsel today. Amanda even gave me a discount code just for my readers:
Are you using Truth in the Tinsel this year? If you’ve used it before how are you keeping it fresh?