Adventure Bag for Boys and Girls

Handmade Adventure Bags for Girls and Boys @ AVirtuousWoman.org

A Life of Adventure I remember when I was kid  I dreamed of living a life of adventure. Being shipwrecked like the Swiss Family Robinson, hunting for treasure like Indiana Jones, solving mysteries like Nancy Drew. As a girl, I loved tromping through the woods on our 12 acre homestead - my imagination wild with ideas of mystery and secrets. As an adult, the greatest adventure I've ever had was the All Girl, 24 mile, 4 Days Backpacking Trip in the Wilderness we took a couple of years ago. I … [Read more...]

Parrot Chalk Pastels

A Colorful Parrot with Chalk Pastels @ AVirtuousWoman.org

A Colorful Parrot with Chalk Pastels Last week in our homeschool we were reading about the Amazon River and I remembered this technique I had seen for making colorful Parrots with Chalk. You can see my inspiration here at Painted Paper. [Tweet "Check out this easy craft for kids using chalk pastels. Perfect for a rainforest #unitstudy or #homeschool."] My girls had a great time with this project. It was easy, fun, and they turned out great!   Materials: black … [Read more...]

{Paper Bag} Baby Bird in a Nest Craft

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I originally found this craft over at Kangaroo Boo Blog and adapted it for my needs. When I first saw this craft, I totally fell in love with how sweet it was. I love birds - in fact, I collect birds and you'll find them tucked on shelves, in corners or on paintings all around my house! [Tweet "This Baby Bird Nest #Craft is simple, sweet, and fun for kids! #craftsforkids"] I used this craft for one of my children ministry programs - for about 80 children - this year at … [Read more...]

L is for Lemonade Stand

Printable Lemonade Stand Kit @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Summertime and lemonade just seem to go together. Don't you think? So, there's no way I could do a summer fun series without including a Lemonade Stand! Here are some ideas to help your little entrepreneur get started. PLUS, some fun free printables to download! [Tweet "Summertime and lemonade just seem to go together. Don't you think?"] Lemonade Stand Ideas A Vintage Lemonade Stand @ Lil Luna DIY Lemonade Stand @ Lowe's DIY Crate Lemonade Stand @ Babble Take a Stand with your … [Read more...]

ABC’s of Summer Fun {K is for Kite}

ABC's of Summer Fun {K is for Kite} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

ABC's of Summer Fun You can find all of the posts in this series here. The sun is shining and there's a nice breeze... what better way to spend a summer afternoon than flying kites? [Tweet "The sun is shining and there's a nice breeze... let's spend a summer afternoon flying kites!"] There have been several times we have purchased a beautiful kite, assembled it, and let the kids run across the field to catch the wind. It's so. much. fun. K is for Kite Activities Make and … [Read more...]