Sunday, December 5, 2010

ADVENTures in Advent - Day 5

Today's bag contained a candy cane for each kiddo.

The card I inserted read:
December 5:

Today’s Activity: Decorate your bedroom door for Christmas.
Today’s Letters: C for City of Bethlehem
Discuss the 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2: Two Turtle Doves
Tonight’s Movie: Home Alone

I bought some wrapping paper so the boys could help each other wrap their doors to look like big, giant presents. I thought that was festive.

Today's Letter is C. I sometimes have different associations on their cards than what is in the poem that I wrote. For instance, their sheet says C is for City of Bethlehem and their drawing sheet reads: C is for Christmas Candles Shining Very Bright. This gives me another "in" to talking about scripture.

The 12 Day of Christmas day two - Two turtle doves which is when I can bring out the Bible and show how this represents the two books of the Bible. Explaining how the old testament was a foretelling of a Savor that was to come and the New Testament tells of a savior who arrives. Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments because they have one mate for life -- they represent enduring relationships, such as the unbreakable bond between the Old and New Testaments.

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