Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our Easter Weekend

Hope you had a blessed Resurrection Sunday!
Our Easter weekend was low key but definitely had it's meaningful moments.

First, we started out focusing on Christ's sacrifice for us on Good Friday. 
I saw this great idea from Mustard Seeds and we made it ours. 
After reading from the Bible what happened the day of Jesus' crucifixion, we put red dots on our hands and wrote our names over them. It reminded us all day about the nails that went through Jesus' wrists and that those nails were for us. It was actually quite thought provoking.

Our move into an apartment building aided us in our next Easter blessing. We made baggies of jelly beans for our neighbors and placed in each bag a poem about the jelly bean gospel.
We used the Jelly Bean Poem from HERE. I liked what it said and how it was already set up to print. 

First, there seemed to have been a rush on jelly beans because I had to go to several stores to find them. I purchased 8 bags which we then emptied into a bowl.
We placed 1/3 of a cup into each baggie along with the poem. 
We took them into the commons room and put them on the counter along with a sign wishing a Happy Easter from us. We also gave our name and apartment number just in case a seed was planted!

Mija enjoyed peeking into the commons room to see how many baggies were left!

Well, besides a blessed Sunday service that was our Easter. Hubby had to work so there was no real dinner or activities and that was okay because the two activities we did really ministered the true message of the Resurrection to us!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Monday Mess

Today is Easter Monday for those who follow the liturgical calendar. For the rest of us, we probably have the traditional post-Easter Monday mess to clean.

Easter or Resurrection Sunday celebrations often leave behind their own remnants that require clean up or dealt with.


Yes, some of us actually have ham left over. Speaking of cleaning up, I’m not sure where the habit of eating unclean meat for the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior who happened to be Jewish came from, but there it is
Read the rest HERE!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Have you checked out my Helpful Homeschool Websites page?

Checking in to see if you have used my Helpful Homeschool Websites page? I recently went through to make sure all the links are still up and running and organized the history links.

I always adding new links and hope to organize some other sections topically like I did with the history.

Do you know great websites that should be added? Please leave it in the comments, so I can.

One way I have used Helpful Homeschool Websites page myself if with mija. Sometimes she wants to "play" on the computer, but I want to make sure she gets something out of it, so I say she can click on some of the sites on the page. She like the chance to choose independently while I like the fact that she's gleaning some learning!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Preparing for the Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Tonight, as in tomorrow morning, there will be a total lunar eclipse. 

Unfortunately, we'll probably miss it since it's supposed to be a hard freeze! Thankfully, it's not the only one this year. There will be a second on October 8.

Today would be a great day for a quick lesson on what a lunar eclipse is!

Surprisingly, finding quality activities and worksheets for a lunar eclipse hasn't been that easy. Here's one site that had a few things.

So, here are a few more videos to make up for it!

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