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Nov 10

Thankful Tree Craft

By Anna Lowell

This craft is so easy, but turned out so cute! I love Thanksgiving crafts that encourage thankfulness – the true reason for celebrating Thanksgiving. (By the way, allow me to digress into a pet peeve for a moment. Can we all fight this trend to call Thanksgiving “Turkey Day”? Thanksgiving is so much more than just a day when everyone stuffs themselves with turkey and watches football and plans what junk they are going to go buy the next day. At least I hope it is.)

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Oct 28

Little People Doors

By Anna Lowell

We moved recently. Twice actually. In one year. Because of the chaos I wanted to try to personalize our new “permanent” house and make it feel like “home” right away. One of the ideas that I found online was to put up “fairy doors” or little people doors in the house. I had so much fun with this!

Little People Doors: Add a little whimsy to your home! Lots of great ideas for little people doors , including glow-in-the-dark windows and footprints!

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Oct 17

Classic Paper Bag Owls

By Anna Lowell

 

Paper bag owls are classic fall crafts made of common and inexpensive supplies and simple enough for kindergarteners with basic cutting skills.  In spite of inexpensive supplies and simplicity to make, these paper bag owls turn out really cute.

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Oct 15

God’s Names

By Anna Lowell

Teach Your kids Who God really is through this study of God's Names

God’s Names 

God’s Names, by Sally Michael, takes a unique approach to studying God by introducing kids (and parents!) to the different names that God uses for Himself throughout the Bible.  God’s Names studies 25 different names for God that help us understand more about Who God is and how God relates to us and how we should relate to Him.  Here are some examples:

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Oct 09

Slime: A Sticky, Icky, Sensational Fall Project

By Anna Lowell

Are you looking for a slimy, icky, sensational fall craft project, guaranteed to keep the kids occupied for at least thirty minutes?  (Hey, I’m a realist.  But after playing with this stuff for quite a while yesterday, my five-year old son wanted to get it out first thing this morning,)  Still not sold?

A Frightfully, Delightfully Slimy Mess You'll Want To Make

All right, name another craft that is this disgusting to make and, when finished, can stretch, droop, fart, bounce, become a mud puddle for tractors and matchbox cars, and resemble a giant hanging booger?  Intrigued?  Well, get started making it!

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Sep 23

Everyday Graces: A Child’s Book of Good Manners

By Anna Lowell

Do you want to teach your children good manners? Everyday Graces is a great place to start

Everyday Graces: A Child’s Book of Good Manners

Manners seem to be highly neglected in today’s modern child-rearing philosophies. Good manners not only teach us how to be compassionate and kind to the people around us, they also give us the social confidence to know how to behave in different situations and settings. A child who has good manners will be welcomed by the people around him, able to make friends, and appreciated by his elders.

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Sep 05

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

By Anna Lowell

 When it comes to something as important as teaching our kids about finances, it is essential that we have a do-able game plan. That game-plan is exactly what Smart Money, Smart Kids offers.

Are you raising money smart kids?

It is so important that we teach our kids how to manage money.  This is an area that many parents feel incompetent in, and are therefore hesitant to approach with their kids.  Unfortunately, no matter whether you have your kids in private, public, or home school, this is a topic that is probably not being covered in school.  Therefore, it’s up to you to teach this vital life skill to your kids.  Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze have written an excellent resource, Smart Money, Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money, to help us know how give our kids the financial training that will prepare them for real life.

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