Day 2 of our Advent Study the symbol we talked about today - bells. Our Bible verse was Psalm 100 - "Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth ..." Our discussion topic was how we can be a joyful bell ringing the news of Jesus' birth during the holiday season rather than a noisy gong focusing only on ourselves.
Our activity for today was our Gingerbread House - part 1. I learned from past mistakes and brought out the glue gun this evening to shore up our house before we complete step 2 tomorrow - decorating.
Our countdown for the season - simple brown bags with countdown numbers (thanks so much to Beth Proudfoot who provided the idea and a free printable on her blog). Each day one child gets the honor of opening a bag. I have placed small trinkets and candy inside each bag. Thank goodness for leftover Halloween candy!