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Dr Seuss Activities

I love finding different Dr Seuss activities to do as we Celebrate Dr Seuss Day in March!  Seriously, there are so many awesome ideas out there.  Last year, when we did our And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street unit study we did had fun with a Sensory Bin, used play dough to Create A Creature, went on a Geography Journey, and created a My Street Journal.  Oh, the fun we had!

And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Activities @thatbaldchick

This year, instead of focusing on just one book, I want to do a variety of activities and here are some of the Dr Seuss activities I’m considering…

11 Dr Seuss Activities @thatbaldchick

  1. Silly Phonics Game for Beginning Readers ~Learn Play Imagine
  2. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket Lacing Activity ~Parenting Chaos
  3. Dr. Seuss ABC Book Writing Letters in Shaving Cream ~I Can Teach My Child
  4. Dr. Seuss Math Activity ~Parenting Chaos
  5. Dr. Suess Activities Red Fish, Blue Fish ABC Match ~Growing Book by Book
  6. The Foot Book Dr. Seuss Inspired Bath Activities ~Learn Play Imagine
  7. Dr. Seuss ABCs Gross Motor Activities ~3 Dinosaurs
  8. Homemade Oobleck Recipe: A Fun Dr. Seuss Inspired Activity ~Artsy Momma
  9. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket ~I Can Teach My Child
  10. Dr. Seuss Inspired Sensory Bin ~Life’s Little Projects
  11. Dr. Seuss The Sneetches Activity ~I Can Teach My Child

Still need ideas for your Dr Seuss celebrations?  Check out the Dr Seuss Crafts and Dr Seuss Printables we’re looking at using!

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Teeth Fairies- A Baby Teeth Tradition

Ok.  Confession time.  We haven’t done Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Elf on the Shelf or any other made up special-time-of-the-year characters with our kids because we have always felt guilty lying to them, knowing that some day they would find out that their beloved whoever wasn’t real and be broken-hearted.  How the Tooth Fairy wormed her way into my children’s lives and has held us captive for years, with the pressure of sneaking into their dark rooms to swap out cash for teeth- without kicking toys across the hardwood floors and waking them- is beyond me.  I think it was probably one of those things that wasn’t even on our radar until our oldest suddenly lost her first tooth and we were so excited that we blurted out, “THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!  THE TOOTH FAIRY WILL COME TONIGHT AND BRING YOU MONEY FOR THAT!!!”  After which we turned to each other and mouthed, “Why in the world did I just say that?  Stupid, stupid stupid…!”  

Regardless, the Tooth Fairy has been a tradition in our home on a regular basis for about 4 years now…and she’s no more adept at not kicking loud toys across the room today than she was 4 years ago.  You know…just in case you were wondering.  I have, in the past, searched for ways to make this a more educational experience (since we are breaking our own self-imposed rules), but no dice.  There just isn’t a whole lot out on the market to make this more than just a fun game.

Cue Teeth Fairies- A Baby Teeth Tradition!  This adorable little story, which is accompanied by a plush, colorful Tooth Fairy doll, and housed in the MOST adorable gift box set, was written by Ingrid Bencosme in response to her desire to make the Tooth Fairy experience more fun and educational for her daughter.  In this modern twist on the classic premise, the Tooth Fairy in training (she isn’t a full Tooth Fairy until her child looses their first tooth) keeps watch from different locations throughout the house to make sure that the child she is assigned to is taking care of his or her teeth and eating healthy, while reporting back to the Head Tooth Fairy.  Super cute and fun, although whether or not I will remember to switch her location daily is anyone’s guess!

Teeth-Fairies-BookSet-Doll copy

Teeth Fairies- A Baby Teeth Tradition gift set is available February 20, 2015 and can be purchased on Amazon.  Bonus- a portion of the set’s proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Communities in Schools!

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13+ Dr Seuss Printables

It’s coming.  It’s coming.  Don’t you know it’s coming?  March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day!  I absolutely love Dr Seuss!  Did you know that Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel) wrote over 60 books for children during his life time?  Check out my Celebrate Dr Seuss Day post for a complete list of books written by Dr Seuss!  I’m fully convinced that Dr Seuss Day is one of the holidays that just can’t be celebrated enough!  In fact, I think March should be Dr Seuss Month! Last year I featured a And To Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street Unit Study that included crafts, snacks, and more.  This year, we’ll be using Dr Seuss printables that I’ve found around the web to complete our celebrations.  Here’s 13+ Dr Seuss printables we’ll be using..

13+ Dr Seuss Printables @thatbaldchick

  1. Free Printable Dr. Seuss Word Search ~Jinxy Kids
  2. Free Printable Dr. Seuss Art ~The Country Chic Cottage
  3. Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish Free Printable Treat Bag Toppers ~The Suburban Mom
  4. Dr. Seuss Cootie Catcher Free Printable ~The Country Chic Cottage
  5. DIY Cat in the Hat Photo Prop ~Design Dazzle
  6. Easy Paper Hat ~First Palette
  7. Happy Dr. Seuss Day ~Thirty Handmade Days
  8. Seuss Bookmark and Reading Log Printable ~The Country Chic Cottage
  9. Dr. Seuss ~Thirty Handmade Days
  10. Dr. Seuss Quote Printable ~All for the Boys
  11. Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages Free Printable ~The Country Chic Cottage
  12. Dr. Seuss All About Me Printable Book ~Frugal Family Home
  13. Mulberry Street Printable Journal Page ~ That Bald Chick (yep, that’s me)

But wait!  There’s only 13 on that list and the pictures says 13+…  Well, of course I had to make some printable Dr Seuss quote bookmarks to share with you!

Printable Dr Seuss Quote Bookmarks @thatbaldchick

Click the image above or on the printable Dr Seuss quote bookmarks link to open the pdf in a new window for printing.

What is your favorite Dr Seuss quote?

Still need ideas to celebrate Dr Seuss Day?  Check out the Dr Seuss Crafts and Dr Seuss Activities we’re considering.

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The Story of Jesus Curriculum

Whether you are a Children’s Ministry Leader, Youth Leader or Adult Small Group Leader,  The Story of Jesus Curriculum Kit from Zondervan is an excellent choice.  I sought and reviewed this set through the lens of a Children’s Ministry Leader (birth – Jr. High), but thoroughly enjoyed going through the Adult Small Group materials as well.

In my opinion, teachings should impact to last therefore, materials should include visual aids as well as ample resources to assist in teaching the lessons. In addition, since every group of kids and adults is diverse and led by leaders with various teaching styles, a curriculum should be stacked with options in their materials to reflect those variables.  With that said, I found all of the above as I reviewed the materials in The Story of Jesus Curriculum.

Story of Jesus Curriculum Kit

The Story of Jesus campaign is a seven-week exploration into the life and ministry of Jesus.  This gives children, teens, and adults alike the opportunity to learn, discuss and apply Jesus’ life, work and teaching. Through the seven weeks, The Story of Jesus will open the eyes of your congregation to the culmination of God’s master-plan as it unfolds in the life of Jesus, and how their stories intersect with it.”

The Story of Jesus Resource Kit includes all the materials needed for children, youth and adults for a seven-week study:

  • Adults: seven-session DVD, participant’s guide with full text from The Story of Jesus along with discussion questions
  • Teens: teen edition soft cover book, DVD-ROM with teacher’s guide, student handouts and seven video sessions
    • These video sessions have a narrator that is accompanied by an artist telling the story through painting and sketch drawing.  The images are captivating and entertaining.  They would easily keep the attention of Jr. & Sr. High students and help solidify the message being told.  Personally, my eyes were glued to the screen the entire time, what a fabulous way to tell The Story of Jesus.
  • Children’s: soft cover book and curriculum DVD-ROM each of the following for preschool, early elementary and later elementary:
    • teacher’s guides
    • lessons plans – additional activities (handouts, coloring sheets, activity pages), seven video stories

What's Included in the The Story of Jesus Curriculum Kit

Whether you plan to use this curriculum church-wide or individually for a specific age group, the lessons will not only be easy to prepare (because the material is thoroughly planned) but will make a lasting impact in the understanding of The Story of Jesus.

 

 The Story of Jesus- Contents of Curriculum

The Story of Jesus Curriculum Kit is available from Zondervan and other fine Christian curriculum retailers.

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Pure Love Pure Life Book Review

From time to time, I see a book that I think would make a great addition to our church library shelf.  Pure Love Pure Life, from Zondervan, is just such one of those books.

Pure Love Pure Life Book @Zondervan

My oldest child just turned 7, so we haven’t delved much into the purity subject.  My husband and I have talked about it, and we do know that we don’t want to handle the ongoing purity discussion the way it is often handled.  Purity is often presented as a series of do’s and don’ts—do think about God and don’t think that way, don’t look that way, don’t act that way. That’s not what purity should be about.  Real purity is not just about virginity, but it’s about freedom.  Freedom to live a life of happiness free from all the garbage that goes along with sexual sin.  Purity starts in heart, and flows out of there.

Elsa Colopy has penned Pure Love Pure Life for teen girls, ages 13 to 15, to see that the pure life can also be a good life.

The fact is, we liven in a broken world, and I want my own girls and the youth girls I volunteer with to learn from my mistakes without having to make their own.  Pure Love Pure Life is a great tool for helping teen girls.  It can help them navigate the temptation, frustration, and peer pressure that surrounds them and keep them on course.  It will help them explore God’s heart on purity, and give them tips for when they do detour from God’s perfect plan.

The writing style is quirky and fun, and will keep the attention of a tween/teen while teaching them a thing or two.  You won’t find the typical checklists and rules on purity in this book.  Instead, Colopy endeavors to point readers towards God’s desire that our lives represent His heart and our hearts represent His purpose.  She demonstrates that purity is about the heart, mind, and body.

This will be a great addition to our church library.

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