Week 3 Story: Read aloud and discuss Genesis 41Joseph interprets Pharoah’s dream, and prepares for famine.  Grain is stored up by God’s wise servant, Joseph.  The grain will be used to care & provide for ALL the people of the world, and eventually, Joseph’s family too. Craftivity: Trace a barn template onto a piece of red construction paper.Have your child cut it out, and also cut out the doors so they open up. Fold them back.Glue barn onto another (whole) piece of… Read more »

Oh, how I wish I would have found this idea a few years ago when I first started introducing letters to my daughter, who is now in Kindergarten. Nevertheless, it has been a WILD SUCCESS so far, and is still totally reinforcing everything she is learning right now. This idea, in its entirety, was borrowed from Pink and Green Mama, and can be found here, as well as several other places on the internet. But good ideas are for copying, tweaking and re-sharing, don’t ‘cha think?  =]… Read more »

A few nights ago, I re-read one of my daughter’s favorite books to her at bedtime, called Little Mommy. This time, as we snuggled up to read, I told her why I chose this particular book: “Hunny, this book reminds me so much of YOU, because everyday, you’re learning how to be a little mommy too, aren’t you?” And this time, I watched her face as I read each page, and in her sparkling eyes, I could almost see her entering the storybook and becoming… Read more »

“You shall Love the LORD your God  with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand… Read more »

Totally stole this awesome idea from http://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/. Originally, I needed help keeping my 1 1/2 and 3 year old boys busy for a bit in the morning while I worked with my big kindergartener. My teacher friend, Jennie, suggested I try making one of these sensory boxes for them…  BEST IDEA EVER. Here’s our Construction Site Box: I used one of our small bins, put in a few cups of fish tank pebbles (I’m with pinkandgreenmama, no sand in the house).  Then I added some… Read more »