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6 Christmas Writing Activities

6 Christmas Writing Activities

If you’ve listened to my Christmas workshop or read my blog, you know I firmly believe in taking a break from homeschool during Advent.  We all need a break to refresh ourselves, so take a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not a break from learning…that’s an everyday event. But, at least take a break from… Continue Reading

Advent Calendar 2019 Countdown

Advent Calendar 2019 Countdown

I remember when my kids were living at home and I’d sign up for every possible Christmas & Advent activity possible. I even used a calendar like an Advent Calendar 2019 to keep track of all our busyness. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was setting us up for an explosion on… Continue Reading

First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent

Today is the first Sunday in Advent. Did you light the 1st candle of your advent wreath today?  Do you even have an advent wreath? I could send you to an online source, but I’ll be straight-up honest. Just head over to your local craft store with the weekly coupon for 40-50% off. That will… Continue Reading

How to Encourage Gratitude for Kids

How to Encourage Gratitude for Kids

How can we encourage gratitude for kids? Let’s jump right in . . . Pray to Encourage Gratitude for Kids Praying seems so simple, but doesn’t always happen. We say our relationship with God is most important, but the urgent activities take over and we push prayer aside.  If that is a picture of your… Continue Reading

Gratitude Activities – Prepare for Advent

Gratitude Activities – Prepare for Advent

As we enter the Advent season, we should remember the Thanksgiving holiday sets up Advent & Christmas. One way we can refocus our family’s Christmas season is to use gratitude activities as we look at the past. Our family’s past and history’s past. When we see how God has blessed us and others, we can… Continue Reading

What are You Thankful For {Give Thanks at the Table}

What are You Thankful For {Give Thanks at the Table}

I know this is last minute and you’re probably trying to get out the door to go to grandma’s or wherever you’re going for Thanksgiving.  As you head out to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, take a few minutes to consider, “what are you thankful for?” When I was growing up, my dad had us go around… Continue Reading

3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

Our 30 Days of Thanksgiving Ideas is concluding this week with how to teach kids to be grateful as we prepare for Christmas. Being grateful is not just for November and Thanksgiving. An attitude of gratitude should be year-round, especially during Advent, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. If you missed any of our… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

It’s always fun to have Thanksgiving games for kids or Thanksgiving family games.Yesterday at Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch, I showed a few fun Thanksgiving games for kids that you might want to include this Thursday. They are super-simple. In fact, you would only need to buy M&M’s and orange balloons to play all three of… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Reading books that make history come alive inspires and encourages a love of learning in your kids. To make history come alive at this time of year, you must find just the right (best) Thanksgiving books for kids. Every Thanksgiving, we pulled out a series of books that made history come alive. How so? Each… Continue Reading

Gratefulness Begins with Mom

Gratefulness Begins with Mom

During the holidays we often turn our thoughts to being grateful. How do we instill this quality in our children? If we want our children to have a heart of thankfulness, then we need to realize that . . . Gratitude begins with mom. If I want to teach my children to be thankful and… Continue Reading