Friday, December 11, 2009

Celebrating this Season

We are having a great time getting ready for Jesus Birthday.  We have been busy decorating our house for the celebration. 

Ari and I made an advent wreath.  We light the candles each Sunday and discuss the meaning of the candle.  I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find purple candles…so we improvised. 

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Each day the kids and I have been studying the lineage of Jesus.  We then make an ornament to remind us of the person that we study.  It is great to walk up the stairs and follow the history leading up to the birth of Jesus!

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We are also learning about the origin of different things that our society uses to celebrate Christmas (eg:  Candy cane, Christmas tree, angels, Santa Claus, etc).  We usually do some sort of activity around this…below is a candy cane we made when discussed the Candy Cane.

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We made angels from our feet and hands on the day that we discussed angels. 

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Every day we open a day on our Lego advent calendar.  Arianna does odd days and Ryan does even days.  They LOVE legos!!!  They are so excited to see what each day’s surprise holds. 

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We made a Christmas Tree out of Shrinky Dinks.  Ari and Ryan enjoyed coloring the ornaments and then watching them shrink in the oven.  Ari wanted to give this to Daddy to take to work so he has a Christmas Tree.

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Ari colored a picture from our Color the Christmas ClassicsDSC_0009     

We went to a Gingerbread House Party but guess what…you’re not going to believe this…I forgot my camera.  So all I have are the pictures from once we got home.  We had a great time decorating Gingerbread houses with some of our Homeschool friends.

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Only 2 weeks to go…

1 comment:

Trinity Mommy said...

I LOVE all your advent stuff AND the Jesse Banister looks perfect :)