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Reverse Easter Egg Hunt: Great for Older Kids (even teens!)

Reverse Easter Egg Hunt: Great for Older Kids (even teens!)

Last year, we were looking for some family friendly Easter activities for the kids in the family who aren't really kids anymore!  I listed a few of the activities we did in this post (the egg-drop was a huge hit), but I didn't give you any details on our Reverse Easter Egg Hunt that was the highlight of the event. Well, the wait is over! The Basics In this reverse Easter egg hunt, instead of looking FOR eggs, participants START with an egg and then find places on a list.  The idea is to … [Read more...]

Kyle Idleman’s New Book: AHA!  (Book Review)

Kyle Idleman’s New Book: AHA! (Book Review)

Last year, my husband started raving about a book called Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman.  He's not much of a reader, so for him to take notice of a book, it had to be good.  I picked it up and was thoroughly impressed.  It was compelling, inspiring, and convicting.    We even ended up using it as a curriculum for our entire Sunday School program. So of course, when I was invited to be a part of the book tour for Kyle's new book AHA, I jumped at the chance.    The "AHA" is based on three … [Read more...]

New What’s in the Bible Deals!

New What’s in the Bible Deals!

Are you thinking about trying the new What's in the Bible series?  Already love it and want to add to the collection?  There are new deals for Easter including a Holy Week Download Pack and Easter Bundles to check out!     Head on over to the store and check it out! … [Read more...]

10 Terrific Classroom Management Resources

10 Terrific Classroom Management Resources

There's nothing worse than the feeling of losing control of your classroom. Whether it's at church in the Children's Ministry department or at school in the elementary classroom, classroom management is essential to a successful learning experience. Image Credit: Flickr by Emory Maiden I've been doing some research on Whole Brain Learning, and while I'm not entirely sold on the concept, there are some key principles that I whole-heartedly embrace. A disorganized teacher breeds a chaotic … [Read more...]

Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List

Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List

Ever pin so many things on Pinterest you don't even know where to begin?   Story of my life.  I've even tried making a new board entitled "TO DO SOON!!!" to spur me towards accomplishing something.  However, the best method I've found is the good old fashioned list on the friend.  We made a "February Fun" list by pulling twenty or so activities from my Preschool and Winter Fun boards and I was really pleased at the number of activities we were actually able to do that month.  March has been … [Read more...]

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

We're entering our first Review and Recitation week with our new curriculum, Kids' Quest.    If you haven't read the background on why we chose this curriculum, check out my introduction to the Children's Catechism here.  So far, the kids have really been engaging with the lessons and they have been remembering the answers to the questions.  Admittedly, the curriculum does move a little slow (we only do 1-2 questions and answers each week), but I would rather really dig deep than rush through … [Read more...]