Ideas for Spring and Easter

Ideas to Celebrate Spring | A Virtuous Woman

I woke up this morning to sunshine... something that's been severely lacking in my neck of the woods... all winter long. And the weather. Oh, it feels like spring! I love spring time. My yard fills with blooms, we like to do school outside on blankets, we can enjoy riding the horses again. As Easter or (as I prefer to call it) Resurrection Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to share some great resources with you that you can use this Spring to celebrate all that He has done for … [Read more...]

Ground Hog Day {Homeschool Freebies}

Groundhog Day Homeschool Freebies and Books to Read @

Groundhog's Day Grounghog's Day is the perfect time to add some fun integrated learning into your homeschool. You easily create a mini unit featuring, math, reading, science, crafts, and snack ideas to the day fun and memorable. Here are 20 ideas to help you get started! [Tweet "20 Ideas to help you create a fun mini-unit for Groundhog's Day in your #homeschool:"] Homeschool Ideas & Freebies  Groundhog Paper Cup Craft @ Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten Groundhog Day Paper Plate Craft @ … [Read more...]

Adventure Bag for Boys and Girls

Handmade Adventure Bags for Girls and Boys @

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 @

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...]