For many little ones, summer vacation has begun or is just about to begin! As parents, this means many things from an inconvenient disruption in our schedules and perhaps additional childcare costs to the excitement and fun of planning and going on a vacation as a family. Growing up on a farm my family didn’t … More Creating Summer Memories
This past Sunday was Easter Sunday, and just like many churches across the nation and maybe even around the world, our church had an egg hunt for the kids. The preschool and Kindergarten group raced out into their section of the hunt, as they usually do, like a bunch of hungry monkeys in a banana … More The Blessings of Disappointment (Or, the Surprise Lesson of the Golden Egg)
Here’s a fun game to play with your pre-reader…a treasure hunt game where all the clues are pictures! Let them hunt down a prize all on their own! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a leprechaun snuck around our house, leaving clues that led to a pot of gold (and a new Go Fish card … More Treasure Hunt Game!
Valentine’s Day seems to be getting a bad rap lately. The holiday of love is being accused of commercialism, a reason to spend money unnecessarily, spiking insulin with all those chocolates, and putting undue pressure on new relationships to “do something.” On the other hand, it’s also a good excuse for those in long-term relationships … More A New Valentine’s Day Tradition for Kids: Beyond Cute Cards and Sweets
Is it Christmas today? No, not yet? Is it tomorrow? I need a LEGO set! How many days? How long now? Look at all those presents – wow! Why so long? It’s hard to wait! Why not today? It’s just a date! I guess I’ll have this cookie here, And make a cardboard reindeer. Maybe … More Is it Christmas Yet?
Thank you, love that fills my heart You make my life a work of art. My calm and happy attitude Is how I feel my gratitude! . Thank you God for all the feelings From mad and sad to joyful squealings All the different ways I feel Mean my life is whole and real. . … More The Thank You Poem