Monday, September 30, 2013

Series: Bible in a Year with your Kids Intro Post

I just finished reading the book Together, Growing Appetites for God by Carrie Ward.  In it she talks about how she started reading the Bible to her kids when the oldest was 4.5 year old.  I, myself, have never read the Bible in its entirety and after prayer felt the need to implement this into Conner and my lives.  We started today reading the Bible in chronological order!

Catch up with the series here.

My goals:
     1.  Every Sunday post about what you should read and maybe how we applied it. 
     2.  I am going to be making notebooking pages to go along with it.  I am going to strive
          for 1 page a day. These will be geared to younger elementary.
     3.  I will also have some questions and other verses to help you grow and expand the
          knowledge of our kids in the Word of God.

Along with this, I am also going to be helping Conner to memorize the Books of the Bible.  I figured a year at it slowly, he should make it easily!  I put a  poster board in the kitchen for us to update along our journey.

The only thing you need to join us is a Bible.  If you don't have a Bible, check out You Version online.  I have The Reformation Study Bible ESV and Conner has the Seek and Find ESV Bible. 

Can you carve out 30-60 minutes a day to read and soak in the Word of God with your kids?  If you can and want to join us, please follow me by e-mail and get ready to embark on this journey with us!  Right now, I am planning on doing ours either at breakfast or right after lunch once I put the baby down for his nap.

I will put the post up Sunday with your readings and activity packet,  Hope to see you then!!


Link to:      Week 1

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Poppins Book Nook: Prairie School

This month for our book selection we read Prairie School by Avi.

This is a great historical book about school in the olden days.  My creative juices were not flowing for this book, so we set out to just re-enact some of the scenes.  

Getting ready to do school outside!!

I gave him an old slate and a 1st reader that I had stored away so that he could see how they used to learn.

1st lesson in the reader is learning the ABC's so he started writing them down.  Then, I had him write some math out.

We came inside and build a lincoln log house.  The book said sod house, but I really didn't want to mess with dirt and he was just as happy to be building with his logs! 

Of course we had to put the train in here because that is how Aunt Dora got there to teach Noah how to read!  


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mystery of History Lessons 19-24

Here is a glimpse of our last 2 weeks worth of Mystery of History!

Lesson 19 Moses and the Exodus
First off I made red jello.  You will need cool whip and mini marshmallows and some lego people.

Next you cut the jello up into small squares, then add cool whip for the waves.

I had him use a stick to separate the waters like Moses.  Then, he started taking Moses and his people across the Red Sea!

Uh, oh!  Here comes those Egyptians!!  

Time for the Red Sea to close around them!  (Just shake the container!)

Lesson 20 The Ark of the Covenant and the Tabernacle

We build a Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant out of Legos.

Lesson 21 Joshua, Jericho, and Rahab

He built his city, then marched his lego man around it 7 times while playing his recorder!

Then he very carefully tore his walls down!

Lesson 22 Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti

I found these a couple of years ago at a book sale.
He made his name with it.
Then I finally found the clay, so I had him make one with that.
I just had him right his name instead of doing hieroglyphics.  He was excited that he got to write with a feather!

Finished!  I put a string on it so he could
wear it as a necklace.

Lesson 23 King Tut

We made a Pharoh's mask for this lesson.  I used a halloween mask that I got from Amazon and 2 sheets of bigger, thicker white paper.

First, you tape the pieces together.

 Then, you use the masking tape again and tape the mask to the paper.  After that, you cut the shape you want out for your mask!

Then you turn it over and cut the back of the mask out.

Paper mache it a couple of layers.  1 part flour to 1 part water.  Then let it dry for a day.

I asked him what colors he wanted to use, and of course he said John Deere colors!

We spray painted it green first!

Then, I used painters tape to mark off the lines so that he could spray paint it yellow. 

Finished product! 

Lesson 24 Ramses II

For this lesson we set out to mummify a doll.  I bought a cheap one at the Dollar Store.  Then, I had him was it in wine.

Then he put salt on it so as to dry the body out.

We made paper mache again.  This time we used gauze instead of newspapers.

Finished project!  Courtesy of my dog, we were unable to decorate it since she took it upon herself to get it in the middle of the night and chew it up!

Crazy girl!


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