Breathe, Step Back, and Focus on Christ

With Christmas upon us I’m sure I’m not the only homeschooling mom who feels stress and anxiety creeping in.  Christmas is such a wonderful time full of opportunities to be a blessing to others!  I have determined that I will not let stress and anxiety get the best of me this year.

Instead I plan to breathe, step back, and focus on Christ.

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Scientist Gift Guide

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Gifts for Ages 3 to 7

Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket

Science makes SENSES with this bucket of colorful, creative fun.

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Experimenting with squishy, squashy polymers creates the perfect opportunities for young children to engage in sensory play and to naturally use scientific processes while having fun.

The Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket comes with items such as test tubes, biodegradable cups, mixing spoons, coloring tablets, and an experiment guide to help you make the following: Gobbledy Goop, JellyStones, Water Marbles, Glow in the Dark Spit Balls, Slippery Spheres, Silly Squares, Space Sand, and Super Snow. Adding a little water to crystals and powder will create lots of science fun for your little ones.

Use this bucket to learn, create, and play with your child. That’s part of the fun of parenting! There are many ways to enjoy preschool science fun with the Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket. Use the super snow to practice writing letters and numbers, teach the importance of listening and following directions by allowing your child or student to work independently after being given instruction, and make Space Sand and use it to discuss the sea and coral reefs.

My son LOVED this bucket! Each activity was super fun and engaging, He made a snowman from the snow, he took the bouncy balls outside and him and his friends threw them on the ground to watch them explode, he stacked the cubes.. there was so many fun things to do! Thanks for putting together a super fun bucket of activities!” -Faith

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Learning Thankfulness Through the Bible, Crafts, and Art

With Thanksgiving being celebrated this week I thought I would jump on the activities train, toot toot!  Following are some ideas for teaching thankfulness from the Bible and some other fun stuff: Continue reading “Learning Thankfulness Through the Bible, Crafts, and Art”

Holiday Deals for Your Artistic Child

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Art is a broad and important part of life, and fostering artistic expression in kids sets them on a positive path, whether it’s hobbyist, professional, as an outlet, or pure aesthetic expression. The common thread is that it is creative, expressive, it can inspire us, and lead to that wonderful thing called “flow.” So this holiday season, why not give a gift that fosters that gift of a lifetime. Continue reading “Holiday Deals for Your Artistic Child”

World Toilet Day

I have to admit, when I first heard about “World Toilet Day” I chuckled.  I thought it was one of those silly made up days.  After I looked into it I learned that World Toilet Day is a United Nations (UN) observance, on November 19.  A day created to bring awareness for all the people who do not have access to a toilet, and the urgent need to end the sanitation crisis which affects billions of people around the world. Continue reading “World Toilet Day”

When Expectations Leave You Feeling Defeated

Do you ever feel defeated?  Defeated because of expectations, or should I say unmet expectations, whether it’s expectations for your spouse, your children, your homeschool, your church, or your friends.  The feeling of defeat is an awful feeling!  It can get you discouraged to the point of wanting to give up.  It can affect your health.  It can affect the way you treat others.  It can affect your homeschool and the way you teach or not teach.  It can affect relationships. Most importantly it can affect your walk with the Lord! Continue reading “When Expectations Leave You Feeling Defeated”

8 Activities for William Tell Day

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William Tell Day is November 18.  According to legend, this is the day in 1307 in which William Tell split an apple to its core while on the head of his son.

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Veterans Day: 12 Facts & A Poem

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With this being election week and all it entails, we don’t want to overlook Veterans Day!  In light of that, I thought I would share some interesting facts I found while planning for our study.

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Daylight Savings Time: 7 Fun Facts, a Timeline, 5 Quotes, and 2 Poems

I’m sure you are aware of the fact that tomorrow, October 6, 2016 at 2:00 am is Daylight Savings Time (DTS). You will be “falling back” one hour. Which, in my opinion, is much better than “springing forward”. This way we get an “extra” hour to sleep, or in my case, an extra cup of coffee while getting ready for church 🙂

I’m sure you are aware of the fact that tomorrow, October 6, 2016 at 2:00 am is Daylight Savings Time (DTS).  You will be “falling back” one hour. Which, in my opinion, is much better than “springing forward”.  This way we get an “extra” hour to sleep, or in my case, an extra cup of coffee while getting ready for church 🙂  Continue reading “Daylight Savings Time: 7 Fun Facts, a Timeline, 5 Quotes, and 2 Poems”