JUL
03
2013

Happy Independence Day

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To all of my fellow Americans…   I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful and safe Independence Day with those you love! Thank you to all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear. What will we be doing over here at the Confessions household? Getting up early to check out the July 4th Parade. Possibly witnessing a rodeo. (Tinker Bell has high hopes of seeing a pig there.) Relaxing and spending the day with family. Maybe a little swimming. Enjoying some yummy BBQ. Talking the Teeny Tot through another year of semi-terrifying overhead explosions. And enjoying squeals from the older kids as each one lights up the night sky! Happy Independence Day America! … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2012

Happy New Year ~ 2013!

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Wow, I’m always amazed when a new year shows up. And I also typically wonder what the heck I was doing during the previous year that made it fly by so quickly. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say I was probably busy homeschooling, blogging, and all of the other things that come with being a wife, mother, and homeschooler. So since I’m feeling all nostalgic and all…I thought it would be fun to take a quick look at our 2012 year in review.   This year… Strawberry Shortcake turned 9! Turbo turned 8…Tinker Bell turned 6…and the Teeny Tot turned 4! Gasp… And I turned…oh never mind. Let’s just say I don’t like this aging thing at all! For me or the kiddos! I wish they could stay babies forever. whaaa! Okay sorry for that little outburst… to lighten the mood a bit, I thought it would be fun to see a list of my top 10 posts from 2012! Hope you enjoy! 2012 Top 10 Posts: Letter of the Week Preschool Christmas Activities Mini-Van Express Tickets Kindergarten Number … [Read more...]

DEC
23
2012

Merry Christmas 2012 & GIVEAWAY!!

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Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” ~ Luke 2:13-14 Blessings from our family to yours, We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013! Erica, Jason, Strawberry Shortcake, Turbo, Tinker Bell and the Teeny Tot! While we’re off spending time with family and friends, I wanted to leave you with a little holiday cheer that can be found over here at the Confessions home…courtesy HP Pin the Halls!     As part of the HP Pin the Halls program, I was super excited to receive the EVNY 20 TouchSmart AiO to review, and it was just in time to help me make that super cute video for you! I was also dying to try out the new Windows 8 platform, and true to rumors, it’s super cool! Just like my tablet, it’s a touch screen, which makes it all the easier to use. It is also great for running apps, and you can even … [Read more...]

JUL
03
2012

Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day!   Thank you to all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear. I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful and safe holiday with those you love! I am taking a break today to be with loved ones, having some yummy BBQ, talking my Teeny Tot through another year of semi-terrifying overhead explosions, and enjoying squeals from the older kids as each one lights up the night sky!   Happy Independence Day America! … [Read more...]

MAY
10
2012

What’s in the Bible Mother’s Day Goodies!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderfully talented and awesome moms out there! I wanted to remind you if no one’s told you lately, that your kiddos are so blessed to have a mom as patient and loving as you are! And yes, I’m talking to all of you! The task of homeschooling is no easy feat, and we all have our weaknesses. But we also have a heart to touch the hearts of our children and that’s the stuff that counts! In celebration of all things mom, I have a special Mother’s Day treat for you today! Our good friends at What’s in the Bible are offering a printable Mother’s Day Card along with a $5 off coupon for you all.  Use Coupon Code: MOM5 to get your discount!   They created this cute printable card you can print out and let your kiddos fill out, maybe even with the help of Dad! --> Click here to download the Mother’s Day Printable <--   Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels... Strength and honor are her … [Read more...]

FEB
13
2012

Valentine’s Day Preschool Activities & Printables

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Most of you know I have Letter V for Valentine’s Day printables, but for those of you who don’t know, I wanted to repost some of our activities for you! These are all included in my Letter of the Week curriculum as well. So, welcome to the Letter V where we’ll be having fun with Valentines!   Letter V Memory Verse: “Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth upon Me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2 Worked on our letter V K4 Handwriting worksheet and our Letter V letter hunt worksheet: Target $1 … [Read more...]

DEC
23
2011

Merry Christmas!

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  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” ~ Luke 2:13-14 Blessings from our family to yours, We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012! Erica, Jason, Strawberry Shortcake, Turbo, Tinker Bell and the Teeny Tot! I wanted to leave you with a little holiday cheer that can be found over here at Confessions…    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! … [Read more...]

DEC
22
2011

Homemade Snowflakes!

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A wonderful friend of mind did such a fun winter snowflake activity with Turbo, that I just had to share! They’re so easy and while they make really cute Christmas decorations, you could easily do this anytime you’re looking for a fun wintery craft activity!   The ingredients are simple: Borax (2 Tbsp per jar) Pipe Cleaners (3 per snowflake, we used green, but I think white might have been a better choice!) A pen or pencil to secure the snowflake while it’s crystalizing Boiling Water Wide mouth glass jars Scissors Directions: Step 1: Cut your pipe cleaner into 3rds. Lay one section horizontally on your workspace, then lay another one on top of it and twist it into a v shape around the horizontal piece. Lay your 3rd pipe cleaner section on top of that and create a v shape again only going the opposite direction of your first one so you have something similar to the below:   Step 2: Using your 2nd pipe cleaner tie it around the center of your … [Read more...]

NOV
22
2011

Thankful Turkey Kids Craft

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  Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft you can do with your kiddos? Look no further, this is a simple fun craft you can do and the great part is you probably already have most of the supplies close at hand!   Supplies: Brown, orange, and red for turkey body Various colors of construction paper for feathers Markers Anything else you’d like to add for decoration   Directions: First we read The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. It’s a wonderful story about one family’s  first Thanksgiving in the Plymouth Colony. The family starts as they are aboard the Mayflower, goes through their journey to a new land, and then ends with the great feast with the Indian chief Massasoit, Squanto and their people.   Making your turkey: Step 1: We used my felt turkey template to trace out our pieces on to colorful construction paper. (Use brown for the body, orange for the beak and claws, and red for the beard.)   Step 2: Glue the body … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2011

Thanksgiving Preschool FREE Printables

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Hi everyone! Looking for some fun Thanksgiving related preschool activities for your kids? I’ve had so many requests to do a Thanksgiving Preschool Printable pack, that I did! YAY!     Download the Thanksgiving Preschool Printables  (DOWNLOAD TIP: If your browser does not open the printable, RIGHT click on the above link then select "SAVE LINK AS" and you will be prompted to SAVE it to your hard drive! Hope that helps!) What’s Included in the FREE download? Large Floor Numbers Pre-writing Practice Letter T Tracing Letter T Poking Page Pumpkin Pie Color Puzzles “Thanks” Letter Matching Pattern Activity Building Activity Counting Practice Number Cards Thanksgiving Coloring Page Size Sorting Number Order puzzle Do-A-Dot Page “Thanks” Bean Bag Toss Thanksgiving Graphing Activity What is the Difference Activity Cutting Practice   Large Floor Numbers: Lay cards out on the floor and have your child hop to the number … [Read more...]