The next few days we pretty much stuck to the suggested crafts and had fun doing it! It has been such a joy to have this intentional time with Winston each day. I cannot say how glad I am that we decided to do Truth in the Tinsel!
Day 5: Mary
By this time in the Advent, Winston now knows our routine: read a story, open the red bag for a craft! He does a great job sitting and listening. I try to make it an active learning time having him repeat key verses back to me. Our emphasis on Mary was that she asked Gabriel, "How can this be?!", that she was to have a son and name him Jesus, and her response to Gabriel was, "I am the Lord's servant."
I found these cute little wooden figures at Michael's. To make Mary's clothes we used sticky backed foam. Winston said her legs were naked so we made some leggings for her. He also wanted some sequin. Our Mary turned out a little jazzier than I anticipated, but hey, he was proud of her! Here he is giving her some shoes. :)
Day 6: Mary & Elizabeth
Our main talking point for this day was that Mary and Elizabeth both had babies in their bellies that jumped for joy!
I normally don't let Winston color with markers. I'm more of a crayon and colored pencil lady when it comes to him coloring pictures. However today was a special day and we busted out the trusty Crayolas for some coloring. He remembered that Mary was pink and purple from the previous day so her outfit was repeated!