Free Homeschool Resources to Check Out

Free Homeschool Resources to Check Out

I've been reading through the book, Homeschool Your Child for Free in preparation for our official homeschool start this Fall. Though the book is a bit outdated, it is still chock full of terrific resources and things to check out.  I picked it up at our local library, but this might be one resource I need to buy and have on hand.  Here's a few of the things I'm definitely going to check out. 32 Homeschool Websites to Check Out How to Get Started in Homeschooling (includes needed … [Read more...]

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Sidewalk chalk is a staple of summer and a great way to build a game in a snap. Last week, we played a fun bulls eye game with some chalk and sponges and I thought I'd dig around for a few more to play this summer. #1 SNAIL HOPSCOTCH Draw a large circle (about 12 inches) on the ground and then draw a very large spiral board on the concrete starting at the circle and spiraling out to look like a snails shell.  Divide the spirals into spaces about 12 - 14" apart and number them.   The first … [Read more...]

No Sew Super Why Inspired Cape

No Sew Super Why Inspired Cape

This last Wednesday was SUPER HERO night for our midweek Kids Club. My 2 year old son isn't quite into the Marvel characters yet, but he's been a big fan of Super Why for awhile now, so we went with a Super Why inspired cape. Want to make your own no-sew cape?  Follow along! What You'll Need: A yard of blue jersey knit fabric (I got mine at Fabric.com for $6/yard) Sharp scissors (Fabric scissors or New Scissors) Circular object to trace (I used a pan) White Dimensional … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

We're heading into part two of our Children's Catechism curriculum.  It's been interesting hearing the reaction of parents and congregation members when we talk about our curriculum.  Most people relate "catechism" to the Catholic church, but as I mentioned in this post -- it was actually Protestant long before it was Catholic.   Interestingly, I ran into a blog post just this week that encouraged the use of catechism and creeds with our children because it roots them to centuries of Christian … [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...]

Children’s Catechism: Why Should You Glorify God?

Children’s Catechism: Why Should You Glorify God?

We've been working through the Children's Catechism in our midweek Kids Club program at church and even though the word "catechism" might sound a little scary, we've been getting some pretty positive feedback about the whole experience.  I'll be anxious to see how week things are sticking with the kids during our fourth week Celebration (Review and Recitation week).    You can check out last week's questions in this post along with some helpful articles regarding the catechism's place in a … [Read more...]