He reminds me again that I was only ever made to come before Him as a child and enjoy looking at things from His perspective. With the same wonder as our children as they are exploring new things. Simplicity. Stick in the sand...
Stores are lined up with tons of chocolates, oversized stuffed animals and tons of other Easter goodies, but it is very difficult to find anything that points to Christ. Here are some ideas we have enoyed in our home. Resurection Eggs: Resurection Eggs are a great way to tell the story of easter. You can… Continue reading Keeping Jesus in Easter
There are many version of he Spot it! I have seen NHL, Doc McStuffins, Nemo, Camping... Some with words, numbers shapes and images so you can adapt it to various levels of difficulty. We were so hooked on the Shopkins version so I thought I would try it with our Master's class and my kids… Continue reading Shopkins Spot it! CC Review game!
St. Patrick's day is a great time to discuss remember the example of St. Patrick and his love for God and the people of Ireland. Despite the difficulties in his life being sold as a slave, like Joseph in the Bible he continued to persevere in his faith in God. He later returned to Ireland… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day, loving God, loving People.
This week we are learning about the RCMP for our History Sentence. You can find the the all the Canadian History songs on CC Connected under username ccmaplemama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFa8Wr7mA7M In the Ottawa region, you can visit the RCMP stables and see the musical rides. It's worth the visit! Here are some fact sheets about… Continue reading Canadian RCMP & North-Western Rebellion
Meet the long awaited latest addition to the playroom, Tenney Grant 2017 American Girl doll. It had been a long goal for our daughter to have her so she saved up and worked very hard and was blessed by family and friends at her birthday. Here's a closer look at her in her stage outfit… Continue reading DIY- American Girl Tenney Grant stage
I am always on the lookout for ideas for our community days. For example, the two weeks prior to Valentine's day were filled with heart themed activities to review new grammar. Nothing fancy, armed with colored craft paper and marker. I did find a valentines bingo game at the dollar store that we used for… Continue reading Winter Olympic themed review games!
If there is one subject my daughter can't get enough of, it's Geography. Maybe because we have been focusing on Canada this year with our Classical Conversations community. In previous Cycles, when studying the World we had used Blob Mapping tools from Brandy at Half a Hundred Acre Wood. We've also done Expedition Earth from… Continue reading 5 resources to help your kids discover Canada!
It's about that time, when all the holiday get togethers are dying down and we are slowly getting ready for anothe round of CC to start! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones and that this year you would share many God filled moments. Week 13: The Constitutional Act of… Continue reading Happy 2018!! New Cycle 3 Canadian History songs
As you prepare for Christmas, I wanted to share some ideas for gifts that are good for your child's mind, body and soul. It's such a joy to see a child develop his or her own interests. Why not give a gift that encourages their creativity and love of learning? Here are some ideas... Books! We… Continue reading Christmas gift ideas, good for the mind, body and soul!
My daughter loves her 18 inch dolls and our first diy project together was inspired by our very talented friends on AmericanGirlideas.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIKmdcML0gU Click here to view their free plans! And here's what the original bakery looks like: Grace's bakery printables can be found on their site here. We used the printables but did our… Continue reading DIY French Bakery for American Girl style dolls