I love White Elephant exchanges. They're fun, and for the past several years our small group has a brilliantly fun White Elephant Exchange game. HOWEVER, now that my kids are older and so many different groups want to do white elephant exchanges, it gets expensive. Here is my … [Read more...]
Looking for some great homeschool holiday plans? Then you've found the spot, you'll find book suggestions, lesson plans, and crafts for most major holidays.
While our preschool and elementary kids have lots of fun ideas for holidays, our middle school kids, while they won't admit it, still like the fun of special days. Valentine's Day for Middle School looks a little different than elementary school. You're not making cute crafts, … [Read more...]
The best lessons in middle school (aside from days you saw the TV cart) were the days your teacher gave you a themed packet related to the current holiday. It happened all the time in elementary school, not so much in middle school, and I certainly don't remember it in high … [Read more...]
Y’all I have a confession for you. I find the Elf on the Shelf creepy, and I keep seeing the pictures of him goofing off and thinking, “I don’t want to clean up that mess later on.” I liked some of the ideas for it, the moving him around into silly poses, but I also didn’t want … [Read more...]
I love Christmas. I love the smell of the Christmas tree and the music we play all the time. I love making cookies and wrapping presents. I love watching movies with my family we’ve watched since the kids were little. In all of that I want to remember the reason for Christmas. … [Read more...]