This year we are learning during Lent with the help of The Messiah Mystery. I discovered this resource in February last year via Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations. I was very excited because we love Truth in the Tinsel and I have been looking for something with a similar format. Unfortunately, they sold out of kits very early last year. This year I had my calendar marked and ordered on time. The kit comes in a beautiful little box that the boys loved opening. Inside are several well made and interesting items. There was a lot of excitement when everything was unpacked.
The boys love the feel of the cloth cover on the book. Basically there is a Bible study provided for each of the six Wednesdays leading up to Easter beginning with Ash Wednesday. The boys search for clues in the book using the very nice magnifying glass that came with the kit (much nicer than any we already owned).
Me Too reading a clue
The kit came with two detectives notebooks for recording the clues.
The clue notebooks are made out of really neat papers and chipboard with heavy metal rings. They have a very "official" feel and the boys think they are super.
To help keep the study on your mind for all forty days leading up to Lent, there are 40 puzzle pieces that can be affixed to a poster.
We've only done one lesson so far, but I think we are going to like it.