Playmobil Advent – Day Sixteen

December 16, 2013

Today’s three sheep are from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. The list of animals is growing.  The shepherds would likely have left the sheep behind, but it makes for a nice scene.  Ruby was really excited to pull out the sheep from the calendar.  It’s fun watching her piece together the story, and

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Playmobil Advent – Day Twelve

December 13, 2013

Today’s star is from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. Although the timing of the appearance of the star isn’t entirely clear, we decided to put it up before the child is born. The kids are really getting excited about the arrival of the baby Jesus. Day 12 – Luke 1: 46-56 46 And Mary said:

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Playmobil Advent – Day Eleven

December 11, 2013

Today’s manger is from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. It’s funny how “manger” sounds so much nicer than “feeding trough.”  I like how this scene shows the animals using what will serve as Jesus’ first bed. I’ve heard of a variety of things serving as a first bed, whether it was specially designed

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Playmobil Advent – Day Ten

December 10, 2013

Today’s boiling pot, stand and fire are from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. In setting up today’s scene, my daughter wanted to put Mary by the pot, but I insisted that Joseph would be more useful at the pot boiling water than she would be.  Having been a part of a temporarily unassisted

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Playmobil Advent – Day Eight

December 8, 2013

Today’s stump, wood pile, axe and mouse are from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. This passage has lots of fun utopian imagery and symbolism that kids don’t get, but the idea of a family tree that gets cut down seemed to connect.  We have reason to believe that Mary and Joseph would have

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Playmobil Advent – Day Six

December 6, 2013

In seeking to establish a family Christmas tradition, this year my wife and I purchased a few Christmas and Nativity scene kits from Playmobil. Every day from now until Christmas Eve we will reveal more pieces and characters for our scene, tell a little bit more of the Christmas story, read a short passage of

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Playmobil Advent – Day Five

December 5, 2013

In seeking to establish a family Christmas tradition, this year my wife and I purchased a few Christmas and Nativity scene kits from Playmobil. Every day from now until Christmas Eve we will reveal more pieces and characters for our scene, tell a little bit more of the Christmas story, read a short passage of

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Playmobil Advent – Day Three

December 3, 2013

In seeking to establish a family Christmas tradition, this year my wife and I purchased a few Christmas and Nativity scene kits from Playmobil. Every day from now until Christmas Eve we will reveal more pieces and characters for our scene, tell a little bit more of the Christmas story, read a short passage of

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