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All Wrapped Up Gift Guide Series

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The motivation for this gift guide series came from a blogging challenge in one of my facebook groups.  I was challenged to blog every day for a month.  I had been thinking about doing a few gift guides already, but I never expected that I'd be able to put together a set of thirty!  For every day in the month of November, I'll be posting a new gift guide or pre-Christmas post.

Disclosure- I do not own all the items in these blog posts.  We do, however, own many of the items.  These items are not our Christmas lists, nor do we expect to get any or all of them.  These lists are supposed to be helpful and memorable.  There are silly and serious lists and lots of items that reflect who we are at this exact moment in time.  I really enjoyed putting the lists together too.  I contemplating making it a tradition.  I hope you take pleasure in reading the blog posts as well.


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10 Reformation Day Videos for Kids

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Happy Reformation Day!  On this date five hundred years ago, a monk named, Martin Luther, nailed his list of complaints to the door of the church.  Although the Protestant Reformation began before 1517, the event at the church is seen as the definitive moment and official start of the Reformation.  Today is a perfect time to teach your kids about Church history.  Here are 10 videos to get you started.


This is a Playmobil stop-motion video that is very well done.  The kids were completely engrossed and keep asking to watch it again.  I'd say that's a win.



The audio on this song is a bit weird, but the tune is catchy and has a good message.  I like the way they did the pictures and animation.



I really enjoy Crash Course history, but they are more acceptable for older kids and adults then children.  It's a bit sarcastic and rough, and focuses on the political significance as well as the religious.  Surprisingly, it has a good description of salvation, though.



What if the Lego…

Dental Health Word Cards

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After I made the Dental Movable Alphabet, I wanted to make some cards that we could use for spelling and reading practice.  The Dental Health Cards can be printed as a single set or doubled to use as Montessori-inspired 3-part Cards or for a matching game.  Whether you're studying teeth for school or adding something educational to the Tooth Fairy's visit, these printables are free!



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Tooth 3-Part Cards

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In the past two weeks, two of my kids have lost teeth for the first time!  This event has spawned a series of dental questions.  I made this set of Montessori-inspired 3-Part Cards to help them understand more about teeth.  The whole project was a huge sacrifice for me, since I really don't like looking at, talking about, or thinking about teeth (eww!).  The cards can be used for matching games, spelling/reading practice, parts identification, and whatever else.


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50 Ways to Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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This October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  In 1517, a monk named Martin Luther nailed a long list, called the 95 Theses, onto the door of a church.  For Protestant Christians looking for an alternative to Halloween, Reformation Day is a great substitute.  You can eat good food, dress-up, and play games- all in a way that honors the lives of the Reformers and celebrates Church history.  Because I seem to be addicted to lists lately, I put together a list of 50 way to party like it's the Middle Ages.





1- Color a Lutheran Rose

2- Discuss the 5 Solas

3- Eat a Hearty Soup out of a Bread Bowl

4- Write with a Quill Pen

5- Listen to a Reformer's Sermon

6- Color an Illustrated Letter

7- Talk about Indulgences

8- Watch the movie Luther

9- Do a Homeschool Unit Study

10- Sing "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"







11- Carve a Lutheran Rose Pumpkin

12- Homeschool Packet

13- Have a Photo Booth

14- Read  Reformation ABCs

15- Eat a Diet of Worms

16- Wear a "Fixed You…

M is for Moon (year 4, week 3)

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All of my time and energy is going into my blog, just not in a way that you can see right now.  I'm working tirelessly on a 30 day blog series, called "All Wrapped Up," which will run the entire month of November.  I haven't been doing neat homeschool themes as usual, making new printables, or publishing new content.  Sorry about how boring the blog is these days.  Hopefully, it will be all worth it on November first.


This week, we had a birthday, Dragonfly lost a tooth, and there was a full moon.  We worked on our handwriting, math, and reading.  We played outside in the fall air.


We studied the moon for the first time ever in Mommy School. The kids have been running around the kitchen island singing, "The moon goes 'round the Earth. The moon goes 'round the Earth. Once a month, every month. The moon goes 'round the Earth." Today, we painted full moons with a stencil.  I downloaded a moon app to help remind me of the moon's cycle, and we pl…

Tips for Hiking with Kids that Parents Should Know

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Summer Wish List blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
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