Ah, yes, Bethlehem was our clue for this day. We read Luke 2:1-7 (you’ll notice that we will read, reread, and reread more for some passages which is good, to get it in our little one’s heads!). We made an ornament out of a egg carton to make the houses of Bethlehem. We mixed red and yellow to make orange and talked about that. Note to self, use more yellow with the red to get the orange that you want! Judah figured that out, and I was like, “Yes, Judah figured out how to get orange correctly. I just wanted to see if YOU could figure it out.” lol I like this day, because you learn what Bethlehem means and it is a very cool connection with Jesus. You have to buy Amanda’s ebook to find out! Click here to visit Truth in the Tinsel.
Day fourteen we made a stable to go with Luke 2:1-7 also- again, repetition is good! What I liked the most about this day is that you can go on a walk and pick up sticks with your kids beforehand. Or if you have 2+ kids (I include Jack our Golden Doodle as a child) and are lazy like me, you can go cut a branch off your tree in your backyard! :P Your kids will be listening hard to hear the word stable for this one, but it does not mention the word in the passage. This leads to leading them to understand how we know they were in a stable or barn.
Finally, day fifteen’s clue word is manger. What did we read from the Bible?? You know it! Luke 2:1-7. :) I’d like to add that it is good to see if they remember some of the previous days, such as “What is a census, again?” The ebook suggests a baking craft for this one, but honestly I did too much with making fudge for neighbors and planning a good dinner for us that I really didn’t feel like doing it, so we took our stables (yes, the ones from day fourteen) and added a manger to it. We added thinner popsicle sticks to the bottom of the stable, added “hay” from the bottom of a fake tree we have in our house, cut our felt for baby Jesus, and finally added a bead for baby Jesus’ head. Another note here, I love hot glue and my hot glue gun, and I suggest you always have it on hand. Pretty inexpensive investment from Hobby Lobby or the like. I used it after they glued their hay and baby Jesus on to make sure it would really stay, as well as other numerous projects. :)
Here are the pictures I have from these three days.