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Christmas Activities for Kids – Truth in the Tinsel {Review}

Christmas Activities for Kids – Truth in the Tinsel {Review}

Yesterday I mentioned an advent resource that I wish we had when our kids were younger. Today, I have a review of Truth in the Tinsel to see if its a good fit for your family. For those of you who have young kids (preschool to young elementary), Truth in the Tinsel is one of… Continue Reading

Advent Family Traditions

Advent Family Traditions

Last month I shared our Thanksgiving family traditions, so let’s take a look at our Advent family traditions.  Advent occurs during the four weeks, prior to Christmas. It is a time of “anticipation” for the “arrival” of Christ’s birth (Christmas). In future posts, I’ll share our Christmas family traditions. I’ve linked some of these ideas… Continue Reading

FREE Christmas Workshop

FREE Christmas Workshop

I’m hosting a FREE Christmas workshop the Tuesday after Thanksgiving & I’d love for you to join me.  It’s called 5 Clues to Putting Christ back into Christmas.  You’ll need to register to save your spot and discover those 5 Secrets.  We have 200 spots available and I’m sure they will fill up quickly. Reserve… Continue Reading

Graham Cracker Nativity Crafts for Kids

Graham Cracker Nativity Crafts for Kids

On Tuesday morning, I felt like the Pied Piper.  None of the neighbor kids returned for our Christmas activity. After getting a few kids outside our compound, we wandered down the street to get most of the kids who go to school with SHIP. Each child received a ziploc of candy & paper plate with… Continue Reading

Family Christmas Eve Service Ideas – Kids Included

Note: This is a longer than most posts (& no pics), but I hope you will read to the end. It’s been on my heart & would like your feedback. How does your church celebrate Christmas Eve? As I was sitting in our Christmas Eve service, I thought to myself, “I sure like having all… Continue Reading

6 Christmas Math Activities

6 Christmas Math Activities

In the past, I’ve shared ways to integrate writing into Christmas. Today, I’d like to offer Christmas math activities that you can integrate into your advent & Christmas activities for kids. Baking & Cooking As you bake & cook, your kids will learn their measurements. You can even convert to the metric system, to teach… Continue Reading

3 Ideas for Christian Christmas Gift Giving

3 Ideas for Christian Christmas Gift Giving

Too often, kids have the “gimme’s” at Christmas time. It’s all about what they want. What are some ways you can change the focus from getting to giving . . . . Christmas gift giving? As my kids were growing up, there are 3 things we did to help change their focus to giving. I… Continue Reading

3rd Sunday in Advent – Love

3rd Sunday in Advent – Love

Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent and we will light the 3rd red (or purple candle).  This candle represents Love, God’s love to man. It’s hard for some to imagine that God truly loves man with the events at the Connecticut school this past week. Our pastor spoke on God’s love today, in light… Continue Reading

Christmas & Advent Activities for Kids {Weekend Links}

Christmas & Advent Activities for Kids {Weekend Links}

Do you know what advent means? Advent means anticipation or arrival. We celebrate 4 weeks before Christmas, in anticipation of Christ’s birth (Christmas). What are you doing this year to celebrate Advent?  Don’t try to do EVERYTHING. Just choose one advent activity for this year. If you’re not sure what to do, here are some… Continue Reading

Christmas Around the World Unit Study {Giveaways & Party}

Christmas Around the World Unit Study {Giveaways & Party}

I’m having a Christmas party & a giveaway this week. Will you join me? Our Christmas party will be on facebook, this Thursday, Dec 4th 4pm EST / 3pm CST / 2pm MST / 1pm PST https://www.facebook.com/events/595647330540365/ We’ll chat about the following:  Advent Activities from a Christian perspective Preparing for your heart to celebrate Christ’s… Continue Reading