'Stone Soup Lesson Plans for Thanksgiving

When I was in kindergarten we did a Thanksgiving activity that has stuck with me all my life. We made Friendship Soup, also called 'Stone Soup' (taken from the old legend retold by Marcia Brown). Perfect for school, scouts, home school and church groups, making Friendship Soup or Stone Soup shows what wonderful things can happen when people share.  Friendship Soup and Stone Soup Classroom Lesson Plan Activities for Thanksgiving

Free Printable Books Kids Can Make and Read

I am all about hands-on lessons for kids. Children learn better when they do. So why not have them make mini books and read them? Here are free printable story books kids can cut and assemble, then color. They can use to learn vital reading skills. This site has free printable books on all kinds of subjects: ABC, numbers, shapes, animals, holidays, seasons, safety and more. Free Printable Books for Children to Make and Read 

Free Catholic Saints, Bible Character Coloring Pages for All Saints Day

Here's a treat that's better than Halloween candy. Hallowe'en as it's correctly spelled is the short version of All Hallows Eve. It's followed by and anticipates the Catholic Christian All Saints Day. What's the treat? Free printable saints and Bible character coloring pages. Saints are organized in order of the Catholic liturgical and saints feast day calendar. The artist makes these printables available free of charge to homeschoolers, families, individuals, religious groups, churches and schools.Free Printable Catholic Saints Coloring Pages for All Saints Day


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