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Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Are you looking for a few quick games and activities for the family to do during your Christmas get together this year?  I've rounded up a few crafts we've been doing this month along with some of my other favorites from other blogs and websites.  Hope you find something that fits your family! Paper Plate Angel This is a super simple project even the littlest hands can do.  Just cut one plate into fourths (each quarter is a wing) and then cut another plate into a pizza shape.  Cut a head … [Read more...]

An Amazing Advent Experience

An Amazing Advent Experience

We're on day #2 of the Advent season, and the tree is up!  It's bright and lovely and I can't wait to start filling it with ornaments from our Truth in the Tinsel book. This will be our third year doing the projects, but the first year I think my son (now age 2) will really begin to appreciate the stories behind the ornaments. Created by Amanda from the blog, OhAmanda, this e-book is a super creative way to teach your kids about God and Scripture. In her introduction, she shares the … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas Jeopardy Game

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas Jeopardy Game

Today, I wanted to cover the Christmas story in a fresh new way, so to begin, we read the Christmas Story from the Jesus Storybook Bible.  I'm not crazy about this Bible -- I think the authors take a lot of unneeded liberties, but the pictures are very vibrant and this story was accurate, so we went with it. Afterwards we played Christmas Jeopardy, a favorite among our kids! In case you can't see it, the categories are: Songs, Traditions, Events, Places, and Characters. I made the … [Read more...]

DIY Tie Dye Sheets {Toddler Christmas Gift}

DIY Tie Dye Sheets {Toddler Christmas Gift}

Our Christmas shopping is almost {almost!} completed and I wanted to add something homemade to the kids' gifts.  For my three year old daughter, I decided to jazz up her bed sheets with some purple tie dye.  Want to follow along? New-To-You Bed Sheets! Abigail is almost three and she is starting to develop "favorites" only she doesn't call them that.  She always refers to them as "her best".  For example, she'll say "Purple is my best color" when she really means that purple is her favorite. … [Read more...]

Preschool Christmas Party!

Preschool Christmas Party!

Looking for something fun to do during the dreary days of winter?  How about throwing a Christmas party?  There are so many fun activities that go along with Christmas that planning a party is easy (and fun!).  Here's some pictures from a recent preschool (sort of) Christmas party we had at the house.  The main activity was a craft from the Truth in Tinsel book and we added to the fun from there! Everyone gathered around the table to create the crown from Day 2 in Truth in Tinsel.    This … [Read more...]

Everyday Emmanuel: Christmas as a Family!

Everyday Emmanuel: Christmas as a Family!

Do you have a fun family tradition for Christmas time?  I am loving all the advent calendars on Pinterest this year!  There are so many great programs out there for families to use to make Christmas meaningful, but I wanted to share one Everyday Emmanuel from the makers of What's in the Bible? Pick up your copy by clicking the picture above.  Price is currently $9.99! <a … [Read more...]