Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mystery of History Volume 1 Lessons 97-99

Lesson 97 The Second Triumvirate

Making a Roman Mosaic out of construction paper.

Lesson 98 Cleopatra

For this lesson, we made crazy construction paper crowns!

Lesson 99 Herod the Great

     For this lesson we discussed the gifts that the wisemen brought to Jesus.  I even learned in this lesson!!  

Gold was brought and symbolized a gift fit for a king.

Frankincense was used when the Israelites offered sacrifices.  Hence, Christ was the sacrifice for our sins.

Now, here is what I learned!!   Myrhh was used as an ingredient for embalming people.  It helps preserve the body.  Well, Christ's body rose in 3 days and never decayed!  All of these gifts symbolized what was going to happen to Jesus!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Poppins Book Nook: Cars: Five Fast Tales and a Giveaway

Welcome back to this months edition of Poppins Book Nook!  

Conner is finally starting to read  a little, so I had bought some readers that interested him.  So, this month we worked our way through Cars:  Five Fast Tales.  It is so fun to watch your kids learn new things isn't it?  It is like there whole face glows over the excitement of reaching a major accomplishment!

The activities I chose for this month was pretty simple.

The first one we did was I had him get some of his matchbox cars out and we did some tire tracks on a piece of paper with some black paint.  He thought it was neat that his tractor tires were different than his car and truck.  Of course we talked about why.  Which brought up the discussion of when our pastor would be taking him out in the field.

The next thing we did was to make a race car out of an empty toilet paper roll.  I used the end of the roll and marked out 4 wheels.  He painted his car red and his wheels black.  Then, I used paper brads and attached the wheels to the toilet roll using a hole punch.  He wanted his name and and the number 8 put on it.  What boy doesn't like race cars!  If you make the brads lose enough, the wheels will spin.

The last thing we did was some fun with ramps!  I had him get some of his Duplo blocks out and we built them at different heights and marked how far the car went with masking tape.  He had a blast!!

All in all a fun month again!!  I think we went on more rabbit trails with this months topic then we normally do, but isn't that when the real learning begins!!


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Series: Bible in a Year with your kids week #30 FREE Activity Packet

   Hello everyone!!  Hope everyone's week went awesome!!  We are super busy here trying to do a remodel.  Sorry this is going up late again, have to remember to hit publish, not save after I schedule a post!

Week 30 printables.

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Day 204 Isaiah 38-39; 2 Kings 20; 2 Chronicles 32:24-33

     Isaiah 38 is about Hezekiah's sickness and recovery.
     Isaiah 39 talks about the Babylonians.
     2 Kings 20 talks about Hezekiah's sickness and his recovery in answer to prayer.  Hezekiah shows his treasures to the ambassadors from Babylon.  It ends in his death.
     The chapter of 2 Chronicles ends with the invasion of Sennacherib.

Day 205 Isaiah 40-42; Psalm 46

     Isaiah 40-48 talks about the deliverance from captivity.  Chapter 40 talks about comfort to the Babylonian exiles.
     Isaiah 41-48 talks about the end of Israel's misery.
     Psalm 46 talks about confidence in God.

Day 206 Isaiah 43-45; Psalm 80

     Isaiah 41-48 talks about the end of Israel's misery.
     Psalm 80 talks about the complaints of the miseries that the church is going through.  It mentions its former prosperity and present misery.

Day 207 Isaiah 46-49; Psalm 135

     Isaiah 41-48 talks about the end of Israel's misery.
     Isaiah 49-52 Talks about the sufferings of the servant of the Lord.  These chapters discuss the servant's mission.
     Psalm 135 talks about God is to be praised for his mercy.  It talks about God's power and the vanity of idols.

Day 208 Isaiah 50-53

     Chapters 52-53 talk about the redemption of the suffering servant.
Day 209 Isaiah 54-58

     Chapters 54-57  talks about the results of the suffering servants redemption.
     Chapter 58 talks about the 2 kinds of religion.
Day 210 No reading.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mystery of History Volume 1 Lessons 94-96

Lesson 94 Spartacus

For this lesson we made a paper mache Roman helmet.

Lesson 95 the first triumvirate

Hand print pirate.

Lesson 96 Julius Caesar

For this lesson, we painted the helmet that we created in lesson 94.  It was kind of a good fit for both lessons as Julius Caesar would have worn one also!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Answers in Genesis: The Human Body Unit 2 Joints & Muscles

This is the second part of unit 2 in the Human Body book by Answers in Genesis.

Lesson 7 Joints

We looked at different joints around the house.  The door hinge.

The sliding door.

Showing some joints of his own!

We also talked about our elbows during this lesson.  The straw demonstrates why our elbows have wrinkles.  Without wrinkles they would not bend correctly.

The extra skin is there, just like the flexible part of the straw, to bend  with out blocking the straw or breaking the bone.

Lesson 8-9 The muscular system and the different types of muscles.

First we looked at our biceps and triceps 

Then we talked about how our muscles and brains are always working together.  Things that we practice doing a lot of, we get better at.  We did some experiments to understand this concept.

The first one was jumping on one foot.  By the 3rd time, he had more than doubled his time from the 1st time.

23 seconds hopping on one foot!

Then we did an experiment with a yard stick.  I had him put his thumb and pointer about a half inch apart and I dropped a yard stick in between them.  We then set out to see how long it took him to catch it.

1st time 22 inches!!

2nd time 10 inches!!

Lesson 10 Hands and Feet

I don't know what happened with this picture, but it was of him picking up a lego with his hand.

I then had him pick up the same lego with his feet.  Took him some time.

I put a pencil down and he had it in no time!  He has toes like his momma!!!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Series: Bible in a Year with your kids week #29 FREE Activity Packet

     We are in full spring mode here and loving it!!  Praying all of your week is blessed beyond measure and you have relished with your family on Easter weekend.

Week 29 Printables.

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Day 197  Isaiah 18-22

     Chapter 18 talks about judgement on Ethiopia, while chapter 19 & 20 is on the judgement on Egypt.
     Chapter 21 talks more about judgement on Babylon, Edom, and Arabia.
     Chapter 22 talks about the judgement on Jerusalem.

Day 198 Isaiah 23-26

     Chapter 23 is about the judgement on Tyre.
     Chapter 24-27 talks about the redemption of Israel through judgement.  Chapter 24 talks about God's devastation of the earth.
     Chapter 25 is a song of thanksgiving for that redemption.
     Chapter 26  is another song of thanksgiving.

Day 199 2 Kings 18:1-8; 2 Chronicles 29-31; Psalm 48

     The first part of 2 Kings 18 is about the good reign of Hezekiah in Judah.
     2 Chronicles 29 talks about the reign of Hezekiah and his sacrifice of atonement.
     2 Chronicles 30 talks about Hezekiah's passover and the feast of the unleavened bread.
     2 Chronicles 31 Hezekiah destroys idolatry.
     Psalm 48 is about the glories of the church of Christ.

Day 200 Isaiah 27-30

     Chapter 26 & 27 talk about the chastisements of Israel and finally prosperity.
     Chapters 28-35 are warnings against an alliance with Egypt.  Chapter 28  is a warning against drunken politicians.
     Chapter 29 is a warning to religious formalists and to those who try to hide their plans from God.
     Chapter 30 is a warning to the Egyptian party.

Day 201 Isaiah 31-35

     Chapter 31-32 is about the warnings to whose who put their trust in horses and chariots.
     Chapter 33 is a warning against the Assyrian destroyer.
     Chapter 34-35 is a cry out for justice against Edom and other nations.

Day 202 Isaiah 36-37; 2 Kings 18:9-37 & 19; 2 Chronicles 32:1-12; Psalm 76

     Isaiah chapter 36-37 is about the Sennacherib's attempt to capture Jerusalem.
     The latter part of 2 Kings 18 talks about Sennacherib invading Judah and Rabshekeh's blasphemies.
     The first part of 2 Chronicles 32 talks about the invasion of Sennacherib and his defeat.
     Psalm 76 talks about the power of God.  How we are to fear and trust in Him.


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