Everything about the book Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche and pictures by Patrice Barton is Spring-y, from the names of the children to the plants the children grow with their teacher. Overall, it is a book about selflessness and overcoming jealousy. As we read the book, five-year-old Strawberry and I discussed the feelings we had, the attitudes of the children, and what we could learn from them. Plus, it gave us an excuse to plant our own seeds to care for. This small kindness picture book lesson is a nice stepping stone to discussing other positive character traits, such as service, as well.Continue Reading
It is so much fun to play games, and my daughter simply loves everything Christmas related! I know this post is belated for this year’s Christmas celebrations, but here is a fun North Pole Mix-Up printable Christmas game for kids to play together, when you do have time this year or next!
I wanted to make something simple for friends and family, and so I turned to my massive clip art collection and my jar of Mod Podge! These simple DIY Christmas ornaments were such a nice thing to give to friends this holiday season. Scroll down to find out how I put them together and to get instant access to the free printable.
I have loved learning about the Jesse Tree tradition. Have you heard of this? You study the prophets in the days leading up to Christmas to help remember the true meaning of the season. I found Jesse Tree images set on TeachersPayTeachers. This year I was eager to make our own set of Jesse Tree ornaments to go along with it. Since I’m Mormon, I adapted our Jesse tree ornament advent count-down to Christmas with additional scriptures to make our own LDS Jesse Tree Christmas advent.