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I bought this ebook for 1 reason. It was written by a mother of quad BOYS! (You read that right!) And I was so glad I did! It is packed with fun and creative ideas for helping little boys get their wiggles out and build up their brain power. Some of her ideas include how to build a toy zip line, mini ice forts, and even your own fishing rod! Plus, it has lots of great ideas for outdoor science projects. She includes material list, instructions, and helpful hints for each activity! What do I love most about this book? It encourages you to let boys do what they’re best at – being BOYS!
If you haven’t heard of Frugal Fun for Boys you should bookmark this site immediately. This mom of four (Sarah Dees) shares fun activity ideas like how to build your own catapult out of dowel rods and rubber bands as well as age-graded homeschool and Bible material. What do I love most about this site? Her series on Biblical Boyhood and her ideas for lego activities!
Written by Motherhood on a Dime’s Stacie Nelson, God’s Little Explorers Curriculum is a 28-week journey through the Bible (exploring God’s Word). It includes letter and theme studies (exploring God’s world) and full of printables and reading suggestions. What do I love most about this curriculum? It’s super cute and proceeds of the $14 purchase price go to fund the building of an orphanage in India.
I think I spent 30 minutes pinning every free printable from Julie’s site, Happy Home Fairy, to pinterest. Her original printables and ideas truly do “Help Moms Build Happy Homes.” Last week I downloaded and laminated her Mealtime Magic Cards and it has turned our cranky dinners into fun conversation-based moments! What do I love most about these cards? They are FREE, adorable, and make talking to your kids about your faith fun! (Plus I got to use my laminator.)
This book sold by LifeWay has over 100 activities for 8 Levels of biblical learning for babies through kindergarten. It focuses on hands-on activities for “concept areas” such as God, Jesus, the Church, Creation, and more. This is a great tool for fun summer ideas you can do at home or easily incorporate into a Sunday School setting. What do I love most about this book? A CD-Rom is included with extra goodies!
For the month of July, one of my favorite sites is hosting a Summer Reading Challenge covering the globe through novels of intrigue and adventure! It’s perfect for kids reading chapter books through middle grade level books. What do I love most about this challenge? It’s family-based with suggestions for involving the entire family. Plus, as always, Redeemed Reader includes discussion questions from a Christian worldview to help kids get the most from the books they read!
Take your kids on a virtual mission trip with ‘Around the World in 60 Days’ – an activity-based material by Thriving Family magazine. My friend Nive of Handful of Joy shares how she is using Around the World in 60 Days to teach her kids about world cultures. What do I love most about this material? It includes free printable passports and stamps for each country you “visit.” Plus, the material includes Bible studies to match!
What fun activities are you planning for this summer?
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