On Day 6 - Cricket got to waterpaint these images for Elizabeth and Mary. I loved that she was able to make this independently and that she got so much out of the message. When we finished them, she wanted Elizabeth and Mary holding hands since they were so close.
On Day 7 - Cricket loved learning about Mary's song. Cricket is all about expressing herself through song so she really got into this lesson. While she was making her ornament we enjoyed some Veggie Tales Christmas tunes.
On Day 8 - We discussed the birth of John the Baptist and the foretelling of the birth of Jesus. Part of the lesson was Zechariah referring to Jesus as the Rising Sun, hence our sun ornament. Cricket adored this glitter paper.
On Day 9 - Cricket made a Joseph ornament, and once I was able to convince her that Joseph would have been wearing a robe (and not pants) she was very specific about how to decorate him. He absolutely had to have a beard, like the ones that we saw when I was convincing her he should have a robe.
On Day 10 - We talked all about how Joseph's visit with an angel was different than Zechariah and Mary. It was different because Joseph was visited in a dream. Cricket really seemed to get into this discussion, but she wasn't very into the pillow ornament.
On Day 11- We focused on the importance and meaning of Jesus' name. Instead of doing a collage we wrote Jesus' name largely, and surrounded it by the names of all of our friends.
In addition to Truth in Tinsel we have been marking items off of our Christmas To Do List.
This week we managed to read the Nativity story and set ours up, send a package to a loved one, and make fudge.
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