No, you did not read that wrong… I have a tutorial for you.
An Advent tutorial for you…
Let me explain. I shared my favorite Christmas tradition ever in December, and I had a wonderful response. Multiple readers wanted a full tutorial and even mentioned making some as gifts for family members to use next year. Next year… which, of course, is now this year. 2014. And, if you’re like me, you may need some time to get it together and make one.
I would hate to share this next November and have anyone feel like she didn’t have enough time to finish it because it. is. that. good. Truly. This is no genius of mine, I promise. In fact, I wouldn’t even consider felt stories to be “my style” – if you will. But when my first child was two, I was determined to help him learn the real reason we celebrate Christmas. To remind him that Christmas is about SO much more than presents and Santa Clause… and I stumbled across this Advent Calendar from Heart Felt Truths. It was the first one I had found that was adaptable to a toddler.
I tweaked a few things and rewrote much of the text to include more Scripture… but essentially, the concept stayed the same: Christmas is about Jesus. My two year old not only learned that, but he absorbed so many details of the Christmas story… We used it again this past year (with my now-3-year-old and 1-year-old), and it was still a roaring success. I have included everything you need (except felt, scissors, and hot glue!) in the following documents.
So have a little fun. Make the count-down pockets…
Create the little figurines…
But please, handle with care. These are precious opportunities.
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