5 Spring Art Projects that Teach Children about God’s Creation

5 Spring Art Projects that Teach Children about God’s Creation

“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land” (Song of Solomon 2:11-12).

Last week I overheard a woman talking about the month of March with her friend. She said that March is full of hope, because it starts in winter, but it ends in spring. I believe that it is more than that. March is full of hope, because with the beginning of spring we get to witness the growth and renewal of God’s creation. For many of us it seems that winter has lasted for a long time. Finally there is an occasional warm breeze and spring is on its way, bringing with it the hope for new life and rebirth. Spring reminds us of the miracle of creation, and the resurrection that is possible through Christ.

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5 Ways to Read the Bible In a Year

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What are some of your goals for the year 2016? Working out more? Eating better? These are excellent goals, but what about your spiritual diet? A survey from the American Bible Society showed that 60% of Americans want to read the Bible more. Just among teens, 62% say that they want to spend more time reading the Bible.

Where is a good place to start? I suggest making a plan to read the Bible in a year; this may sound daunting at first, but if you are able to set aside time each day, it is not difficult. Below, I will give overviews of five different plans to read the Bible in a year.

 

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How to Choose Family Friendly Book Club Themes

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As an avid reader and lover of books I can testify to the fact that there are many benefits to reading. Not only does reading expand the brain’s capacity to think creatively and use language, but it also opens up a world of adventures and imagination.

After I finish a good book, I invariably want to discuss it, and when I find someone who also loved it, I discover new details about the book through our conversation. I have spent so much time discussing books with my friends that we might as well start a formal book club. For this reason I have put a lot of thought into book clubs and choosing book club themes.

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3 Edible Science Experiments to do with Kids at Home

3 Edible Science Experiments to do with Kids at Home

Have you ever thought of your kitchen as a science laboratory? For many parents, getting children involved in science at home presents a unique challenge. Parents can feel that they do not have the equipment or the knowledge to do science experiments at home. What they need to realize is that the kitchen is their very own home science laboratory!

Cooking and preparing food involves many chemical changes and examples of scientific processes. With a minor amount of mess and no major explosions, you can use food preparation to teach children about science, and many of these edible “science experiments” might just end up being delicious.

Here are 3 edible experiments that will teach your children important chemical and scientific concepts:

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4 Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home - The Autumn Edition

4 Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home - The Autumn Edition

Rainy days happen. Bland, boring and blah days are often the norm during the colder months. Throughout Autumn and Winter they show themselves more and more often. Yet even on these days there is no reason why children can not continue to be active and happy. As “inside” days become more frequent, we challenge you to turn off the TV, put tablets, phones and other electronics aside, and engage your child(ren) in activities that keep them active and build their imaginations and creativity.

To help you get started, we offer this list of fun things to do with kids at home during gray days:

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5 Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

5 Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

Summer is a great time to take advantage of fun, outdoor science activities! Whether you enjoy hiking with your child or cooking in the kitchen, there are many ways to engage your child in fun summer science projects.

A fun aspect about summer is being able to conduct scientific experiments outdoors in God’s creation. Some of these experiments are a little messy, but they clean up readily on a surface that can be hosed off.

Check out these 5 fun summer science projects for kids that is sure to keep them learning this summer!

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3 Interactive Family Devotion Ideas For Summer

3 Interactive Family Devotion Ideas For Summer

“And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 11:19 (KJV)

Teaching our children good devotional practices can be a challenge in an increasingly busy world. Thankfully, God gave us a blueprint for family devotion ideas that will help us all not only learn God’s Word, but also live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

Here are four thoughts for parents looking for family devotion ideas for summer 2015:

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7 Christian Movie Suggestions For A Summer Family Movie Night

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Bringing the family together for a fun movie night can be just what they need after a full day in the sun. However, before you start getting out the popcorn maker, you need to decide on a good movie for your family. We’re here to help. 

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7 Fun Ways to Keep Learning During the Summer

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With the summer months upon us we have entered the “summer slide” where students began to forget what they’ve worked so hard to learn the past nine months. That old saying “use it or lose it” can be really true. Those times tables are not like riding a bike; if you don’t keep up with them, you will forget. However, continuing to learn over the summer doesn’t have to be a drag!

Check out these 7 fun ways to keep learning during the summer:

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Christ-Centered Summer Reading List for Families

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School has ended, and summer has arrived! During this time, there is no better way to stay academically “in shape” than by reading books. Children can continue their academic practice, and families can spend quality time with each other by making their very own summer reading list.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

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