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St Patricks Day Activities: Lucky Charms Graph

St Patricks Day Activities: Lucky Charms Graph

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so why not have some fun in your homeschool activities with one of our favorite St Patricks Day Activities?  This one is edible, just like the recent Oreo Phases of the Moon homeschool activity. Quick Question Before the Activity . . . Would you buy a book… Continue Reading

Martin Luther King Jr for Kids

Martin Luther King Jr for Kids

Next Monday we celebrate MLK Day. Looking for homeschool activities on Martin Luther King Jr for kids? What should you do? 1.  Read the story of MLK so your kids become aware of his movement 2.  Discuss the definition of prejudice.  Brainstorm ways you can dvelop friends & learn from people of different races or… Continue Reading

Joy at Christmas … Is it possible?

Joy at Christmas … Is it possible?

Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year … time to have joy at Christmas. But is it possible? Today we celebrate Jesus’ birth. What more is there to give joy. But how do you have joy when you’re busy or overwhelmed … when life isn’t easy. Normally, I share family stories of… Continue Reading

Most Important Talk with Kids at Christmas

Most Important Talk with Kids at Christmas

What is the most important talk you can have with your kids at Christmas? I’ve received many answers that include some of these: true reason for the season giving not always asking how to be charitable and not selfish to be grateful for what we receive. These are all important ideas to share with your… Continue Reading

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