Free Printable Stations of the Cross Coloring Booklet

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday of the Catholic liturgical calendar and continues for 40 days up to Easter. We try to imitate Jesus with prayer, fasting and alms-giving. Here are free printable Stations of the Cross coloring pages to guide lent devotions. Each year during Lent when our family was homeschooling, we drew images, one for each of the Station of the Cross, to use as a guide for prayer and devotion. We hung them at different places in our home or yard.  Free Lenten Devotional Booklet

Activities for Bored, Winterbound Kids: Throw a Book Party

If your weather is anything like mine this winter, there's a lot of cold, but little snow. For kids, winter's no fun without the snow-just chill and wet. When it's too cold to play outside and too boring to play inside, most kids' attention turns to mischief. Why not head off your little troublemakers off at the pass with a cheap (mostly free) afternoon of fun, compliments of your bookshelf? Activities for Bored Children: Literature Party

Free Printable Bible Coloring Pages, Activities: Old Testament and New Testament Stories

Teaching VBS- Vacation Bible School this summer? Or maybe you're teaching Sunday school, Christian school, Hebrew school or homeschool? You will want these links for free printable Bible story, old testament and new testament coloring pages. Here are hundreds of  Bible coloring pages and printables from most books in the old testament and new testament. Stories include: Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, the 10 plagues, flight from Egypt, David and Goliath, Jesus, Easter, Christmas and many more. Perfect for Catholic Christian lent observances and Jewish Passover celebrations.  Bible Printables, Coloring Crafts

Back to School, Valentines Day Unit on Mosaics

Coming back to school in January after the holiday can be dreary for kids, especially when the weather is wet and cold and days are shorter. This is a difficult but crucial time to keep educational momentum. Start the new year off with an engaging, interactive unit. Get kids actively involved explorating and learning. Use this unit for all ages and grades. Multisensory, cross-curricular lesson plans cover a spectrum of content. The unit focuses on mosaics. Mosaics are art forms in which murals are made using tiny tiles or pieces of paper cut in geometric shapes to create a picture. Mosaics are Persian in origin and are often seen in Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Making mosaics, kids learn math, science, patterns, shapes, art, social studies and design.  Use the book "St. Valentine" by Robert Sabuda as a starting point. Read more

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