Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Truth in the Tinsel

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is looking around through blogs of other home schooling moms.  I am not a very creative person so I LOVE when other's post about a really great craft or a fun, creative way of teaching so I can take the idea and use it with my own kiddos - weather its teaching Annie something new or just having some fun with all 3 of them.  This is exactly what I was doing last week over at 1+1+1=1 when I was reading about Truth in Tinsel - An Advent Experience for Little Hands.  The name intrigued me because I am always looking for ways to steer my kids in the direction of Jesus at Christmas time and away from Santa and presents.  So, I dug a little deeper and LOVED what I saw.
The book starts on Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 24.  Each day consists of 5 parts: The first part is a clue, the second is a scripture verse, the third is an ornament craft, the fourth is a discussion and the fifth is extras. Through this advent experience our family will go through the whole story of how God gave us His very own Son - the most amazing story ever told!  The book is incredibly organized and detailed.  It's an ebook so there are hyperlinks to the scriptures and all the templates for the crafts are right there on your desktop.  I've looked at a few of the ornaments and have already come up with ways to adapt them for Annie, not to mention all the opportunities we will have to use her computer to communicate about our lesson.  I've already decided that instead of having the kids read the "clue" for the day I will have Annie say the clue with her computer.  I'm so excited to start this tradition with my kids.  I think we will start by buying a small tree to set up in the basement that we can fill with all the ornaments we make.  I encourage you to check it out here: Special Black Friday price is only $2.99!  But don't worry, if you miss that price the regular price is just $4.99!  

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I just downloaded it for Abby and Logan. I've been looking for something just like this. Thanks for sharing!