So we didn't do them all and some we did the colouring rather than the full activity. We usually did them over breakfast so we could talk about the meaning of each while they ate and then made the craft.
Here are some pictures of the ones we did do. I couldn't find a few of them - the kids have enjoyed playing with them so they didn't always make it to the tree.
|Colouring in on busy days - Bethlehem by Eli and a Manger by Isaiah|
|Sheep that the shepherds were watching|
|Angels that came to tell the shepherds|
|A shepherd telling people about what he saw|
|Talking about the name of Jesus|
|The censes - all the people that need counting|
Final thoughts - I've really loved doing this with our boys. The truths they have learned and remembered as a result of these activities are amazing. Sometimes it felt like hard work, fitting it into the pre-Christmas craziness, (including going on holidays). BUT I would say it is totally worth the effort and I'd do it all over again. So thank-you Truth in the Tinsel.