March Writing Prompt Calendar

The March writing prompt calendar is ready to go!

We are on Spring Break the week of March 11th, but I went ahead and added prompts for those days.

Just skip a week if you take off for Spring Break.

Let your kids trade a prompt they don’t really like for one from the break week!


March Writing Prompt Calendar

{Feel free to share the calendar, but please link to this post, not to the pdf. Thanks!!}

**note: there was an error on the 28th – fixed @ 4:15 on 2/28

Free Scripture Printables

free scripture printables

Scattering scripture throughout my home is one of my goals this year.

Enjoy these free printables I found on the ever-wonderful Pinterest!

{click on the thumbnail or the verse to go to the website}

Galatians 5:22-23

I Kings 19:4

Philippians 4:8

Jeremiah 17:7,8

Colossians 2:7  see more–> scripture art


Romans 15:13


Isaiah 40:31


Proverbs 15:4


Exodus 14:14


French Press Mornings


Hope Ink

Fruit of the Spirit

Beautifully Rooted


Shoregirl’s Creations 

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Bible Verses for Preschoolers {Psalm 9:1}

I teach a preschool Bible class on Sundays and we are memorizing simple verses.

It is so precious to watch my 2 & 3 year olds get excited about learning God’s Word!

I am making little scripture cards to send home each time we learn a new verse.

The cards get laminated, hole-punched, and placed on a binder ring.

{The binder ring goes home with the first card.}

Here is the first one they memorized:

I made a printable with 8 cards, if you would like to memorize with your littles!

You can download it HERE

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I plan on making & sharing cards for each verse that we learn.

You can find them all by clicking on the {Printables} tab at the top of the page.

Thinking About Lent

Sassyfrass & Sweetpea last Easter, taken by my niece.

~Sassyfrass & Sweetpea last Easter, taken by my niece~


 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

How does your family make Easter meaningful?

Do you participate in Lent?

According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…

I grew up in a church culture that did not focus on the Resurrection at Easter. It was all about fancy dresses, egg hunts, and the Easter Bunny.

(I know, I KNOW, it doesn’t make sense to me either. But I didn’t know any different.)

…to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

I am so thankful that my children are growing up in the shadow of the cross and the light of the resurrection.

They are learning that Christ is at the center of everything we do.

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him.

When it comes to holidays, like Easter, I do not have religious childhood traditions to pass on to my kids.

We have fun adding new things each year (and it is double the fun since it is new for my parents as well.)

Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

We are not Catholic, and our church does not follow the Liturgical calendar, but I find that there are many things to glean from others.

I am busily browsing resources, trying to map out the coming weeks.

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God…

I would love for my readers to chime in and share.

How do you guide your family to the Cross and celebrate the Resurrection?

Do your family’s traditions reflect your childhood, or are you also walking a new path?

…who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

I Peter 1:3-5, 8-9, 20-21, 25


Valentine Mad Libs

valentine mad libs

Start out your Valentine’s Day with some Mad Libs laughter!*

Cupid’s Delivery

Puppy Love

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day

A Special Valentine

A Valentine Poem

How To Be Romantic

Silly Valentine Letter

Your Secret Admirer

Valentine’s Day

Love Story

Valentine Limerick

Valentine’s Day Wack-a-Doodle

*These Valentine Mad Libs are kid friendly. Beware the auto-fill options – they can be a bit crass.


Fun with Ancient Egypt

We are using these websites to add some fun to our Ancient Egypt study!

Ancient Egypt with Mr. Donn  we really enjoyed the fascinating facts!

Mad Libs cuz you know we love mad libs 😉

Hieroglyphics Translation Chart  everyone is making a cartouche

Egyptian Seega Game  printable

The Cat of Bubastes free for Kindle or Kindle for PC

{Interactive Sites}

Mysteries Inside the Mummy

Mummy Maker

Tomb Adventure    

Discover the Egyptians

Egyptian Creation 

The G.R.A.P.E.S. of World History

One of the fears of not using a packaged curriculum for history is that there will be some holes in your timeline.

It can be a bit overwhelming for mom to try and decide what needs to be taught.

(Lists are available, but sometimes too many choices can be as bad as too few!)

As I sat down today to formulate a World History plan for the rest of the school year, I remembered a study tool that I bookmarked last summer.








These categories make up the basic framework for studying World History.

Anything in addition is just gravy. :)

I created some notebook pages that will work for each civilization we study.

For the older kids, there is a page to fill out and alist of ideas for each category (to help little ears pay attention).

The younger kids will only have to draw a picture for each category.

Feel free to download these for your family.

I hope it makes your World History journey a little easier!


Groundhog Day Carols

My kids & I love to sing silly holiday songs.

Albuquerque Turkey has reigned as the favorite…until now.

I think a Groundhog Day Carol might kick it out of first place!

There used to be a website for these silly songs by Don Halley, but it is no more.

I searched through message boards and put together three pages of his songs for you to download.


{ Groundhog Day Carols}

Here is a little preview:

© 1996 by Don Halley

In a tree trunk with a chipmunk
Hibernating for a time
There’s a groundhog who’s the top dog
On this day in wintertime

Oh my groundhog, oh my groundhog
Oh my groundhog, so sublime
Is it frost and cold forever?
Are we stuck in wintertime?

Dawn appears on the horizon
Out of bed he starts to climb
Tis the day to find a way to
Check the length of wintertime

Oh my groundhog, oh my groundhog
Oh my groundhog, so sublime
Is it frost and cold forever?
Are we stuck in wintertime?

Of forecasters he’s a master
He performs his craft so fine
Shadows mean no early spring so
Best get used to wintertime

Oh my groundhog, oh my groundhog
Oh my groundhog, so sublime
Is it frost and cold forever?
Are we stuck in wintertime?

Groundhog Day Fun

We are taking a break from our regularly-scheduled program tomorrow to have a bit of Groundhog Day fun!

Here are a few groundhog activities to enjoy:

Fun Facts About Groundhogs

Lesson Plans for Teachers (great stuff here!)

Groundhog Day Festivities Map

It's Groundhog's Day! Game

It’s Groundhog’s Day! Game

Groundhog Heart Craft

Puzzles & Printables

Hand Shadow Puppets

Groundhog Paperdoll

Internet Scavenger Hunt

Groundhog Day e-cards