The Gingerbread Disaster


Ever start one of those projects and silently cry “Why, oh why did we do this? If only we could go back in time 10 minutes ago when my kitchen was spotless and I’d just mopped…why???” Then you remember “oh yeah, because my mom brought up gingerbread kits for my kids and started the mess while I was out shopping…

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Expedition Earth: Greece


γεια σου (pronounced yah-soo) and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Greece! We had so much fun with our Geography Curriculum learning about Greece! Here are some of the fun activities we did for the week: We started off finding Greece on the map and stamping our passports with the flag of Greece. We learned: Where Greece is on…

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Character Study: Selflessness


Welcome to the 4th study in my Character Study series based on selflessness (vs selfishness). I thought with Christmas coming, this might be a good time! (click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study.) A Character study: Selflessness Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!) Each day you will…

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Currclick Giveaway Winners!


Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Currclick giveaway! As promised we have 4 (you heard me FOUR) winners! YAY! Our First Winner is Katie at Hippos & Dinosaurs: Next is a.evans1804: Next is The Iowa Farmer’s Wife: And last, but NOT least, Kelli from Living in a Monsters World I’ll be contacting everyone with your prize information and…

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Sculpey Clay Christmas Ornaments


Each year we make some sort of Christmas Ornaments. This year we decided to try Scupley clay for our ornaments. Supplies: Sculpey clay Rolling Pin Straw (used to poke holes for the ribbon) Cookie cutters (Optional, we cut shapes out of the rolled clay) Ribbon Paint, or we used Sharpie Paint Pens from Michael’s (note: these are REALLY hard to get…

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Letter K for Kite


Welcome to the Letter K preschool activities. We’ll be having fun with Kites this week! Letter K Memory Verse: “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.” Psalm 34:13 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:…

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Expedition Earth ~ Italy


Buon giorno and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Italy! As a country near and dear to my heart this week, we had a great time, and I even learned some new things about Italy too! Of course we started off our week finding Italy on the map and stamping our passports with the Italian flag: Here are some…

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Word Family Ladders


Thanks to the wonderful idea of a reader, I’ve created these Word Family Ladders. They’re similar to my beginning sound Blend Ladders, but these contain 37 common word families for your children to work on. Click here to download the Word Family Ladders We use plastic alphabet letters or dry erase markers to make the as many words as we…

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Character Study: Patience


Welcome to the 3rd study in the series and is based on Patience. (Click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study.) A Character Study: Patience Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!) Each day you will learn a verse, read a story where this sin is illustrated, then discuss…

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Currclick Giveaway!


Boy did you pick the right day to read my blog! Currclick has generously offered some great products especially for my readers! And what makes it even more fun is that we’ll have 4 (you heard me FOUR) winners! YAY! Here is the line up of giveaways: Math Mammoth Add & Subtract 2-A by Math Mammoth Dan’s Doodles Coloring Book…

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Handmade Beeswax Candles


Click here to download the Advent Ornaments As I said, this year I ordered some Make your own Advent Candles and Bartholomew’s Passage for our Christmas Advent activities. I have to say that these candles didn’t come with any instructions, so I thought I’d post my pictures, it was really quite easy.  Supplies: 4 sheets of 12×12 beeswax prepared wick…

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2010 Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Template Winner


Thanks to everyone who entered to win the 2010 Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Template and as promised we have a winner! Congratulations to Penelope from Carpenters Children! Didn’t win? No worries, you can get the 2010 Calendar Templates for ONLY $3! The pages are for an 8×8 calendar, and I just buy blank calendars and adhere the printed pages to each…

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