St. Patrick’s Day Bible Activity Pack

Where did the time go?  It’s almost March and you know what that means…….St. Patrick’s Day!!

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to teach children about the Holy Trinity and we’ve added our own spin on things by touching on the Beatitudes and storing our treasures in heaven.

Our Holiday Packs are some of our most popular teaching resources because they are NO-PREP, available in an instant download and include TONS of hands on activities, games, crafts, printables and teaching resoruces for K-5 students.  Each set comes with special take home activities too, making them perfect for Children’s Ministry and Outreach.

You can purchase any or all of these sets in our Teachers Pay Teachers store here.

 

Here is a sneak peek inside our St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack:

St. Patrick’s Day Bible  Worksheets

This set features the eight beatitudes and includes crossword, word search and word scramble.

St. Patrick’s Day Bible Bingo

This set includes six different bingo cards featuring the beatitudes, scriptures and different colored shamrocks.

Shamrock & Rainbows Bible Verse Coloring

Each coloring page features a key scripture reminding children of God’s wisdom

St. Patrick’s Day Mazes

A collection of FUN St. Patricks Day Mazes with Bible verses.

St. Patrick’s Day Bookmarks & Tic-Tac-Toe

Print up these colorful bookmarks for take home treats.  Play Tic-Tac-Toe with Chocolate Coins.

Beatitudes Game

A fun and easy multiplayer game. Be the first to collect all 8 beatitudes to win!

Cut & Paste Trinity Shamrock  (Younger Kiddos)

A simple Cut and Paste Bible Craft for children to make a  Trinity Shamrock

Cut & Paste Trinity Shamrock (Older Kiddos)

This trinity shamrock is perfect for older kiddos and involved a little bit of art.  Children uses colored pencils or markers to design a plaid pattern across the shamrock.

Beatitude Scripture Coins

Colorful, printable coins you can print each featuring a different Beatitude.  These are great for memorizing and can be sent home with children in a small envelope.

Treasures in Heaven Bible Craft

This is a simple craft that produces a colorful result.  Provide children with strips of colored construction paper or colored streamers.  Cut out and assemble together.  You might even punch a hole in the top and hang them from your classroom ceiling.

St. Patrick’s Day Songs & Chants

These simple tunes are great for early morning circle time and children love to sing along.

This pack is filled with multi-age resources which are sure to be a hit in your homeschool or Sunday School classroom.

St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack

$5.00

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Faith Like Joseph Preschool Bible Printables

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Joseph has always been one of my favorite Bible Heroes, and I’ve added my most favorite Bible verse (Jeremiah 29:11) to this new set for preschoolers!

God had BIG plans for Joseph!! Even if it didn’t seem like it along the way,  Joseph played a very important role in History and his life story is loved and cherished by children everywhere.

Today, I’ve created some fun new teaching resources you can use to teach your children important truths we can learn from Joseph.  I’ve titled this set, Faith Like Joseph and you can print it free from our sister site Christian Preschool Printables.

If you’re looking for more structure, be sure to check out our Bible ABC Curriculum!

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St. Patrick’s Day Bible Crafts

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With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I wanted to make a couple of new items you can use with your students this year!

Now, if you missed our facebook update or our newsletter last week, you should know that Christian Preschool Printables will be under construction during the first couple of weeks of March.  (If you’re planning on grabbing anything for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter please get it downloaded ASAP as during the update some of the links might not be working and I don’t want anyone to be stuck scrambling right before the holiday).

With that out of the way, here are some adorable new St. Patrick’s Day printables for you!

 

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Treasures in Heaven Bible Craft: A simple yet stunning Bible craft for children to complete this St. Patrick’s Day. Children add rainbow paper or streamers to create a beautiful rainbow coming from the cloud. A scripture card is glued to the back to remind children that their treasure is in Heaven.

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St. Patrick’s Day Bible Verse Bookmarks: A set of colorful St. Patrick’s Day Bible Verse Bookmarks for children learning to store their treasures in heaven. Print on cardstock and laminate for durability.

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St. Patrick’s Day Bible Verse Cards: These take home cards share a special Bible verse from Matthew 6:20, “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” There is room to tape on a small chocolate gold coin as a special treat.

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3 in One Shamrock Coloring Page: A simple shamrock coloring page for little hands. Children can color and learn the rhyme, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit……3 in 1

 

 

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Easter Cross Watercolor Craft

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Today we have an Easter Cross Watercolor Craft for children of all ages.

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Calvary Cross Watercolor Craft

 

What makes this easy and fun is that you can provide younger children with our printable template, making it easier for them to follow along.  Older children can start with a blank paper.

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And you finish up with an amazing watercolor of the cross on Calvary

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Click Here for the full Craft Tutorial

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Find More Easter Crafts & Printables Here

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Easy Easter Sunday School Craft

 

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Today we’ve got an Easy but Beautiful Easter Sunday School Craft for you!

All you need is a set of watercolors & our Easter Craft Template

Sometimes Photos are the best way to explain a craft project:

 

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Don’t they turn out so beautiful!

These would be great affixed to a card or something for children to take home.

Print your Template Here

Find More Free Easter Crafts Here

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NEW: Easter Activity Pack!  Click here

 

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Wise Men Bible Lesson

If you’re teaching about the Three Wise Men this week, here are some helpful resources to plan your Sunday school lesson:

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Gift of the Maji with real samples for kids!

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Wise Men Bible Coloring Pages

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Wise Men Bible Verse Printables

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Wise Men Bible Craft

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Three Kings Story Telling Figures

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Three Wise Men File Folder Game

Looking for more?

We have a great list of suggested websites and resources you can use for planning your Three Kings Bible Lesson Here

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Fall Printables & Resources

Here is a quick list of our NEWEST and most popular Fall Printables:

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Fall File Folder Games:
Apple Games
Leaf Games
Pumpkin Games
Thanksgiving Games

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Pumpkin Printables on Preschool Mom

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Fall Leaf Printables on Preschool Mom

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Printables

All Preschool Thanksgiving Bible Printables

Thankful Pumpkin Bible Verse Cards

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Preschool Bible Lesson

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DIY Stained Glass Coloring Pages

So last week, while browsing around Pinterest,
I found this cheepo way to make DIY stained glass coloring pages.

And the timing couldn’t have been better.
(As my children had just tore out the very last page in their stained glass coloring book)

So I thought I’d give it a try to see if we got a comparable result:

Not bad right?

The sun kept popping in and out from behind the clouds, so this shot is a tad more “cloudy”
but you can see the DIY on the left and the purchased on the right.
So the DIV version is not EXACTLY the same as a prepaid sheet,
but it is way cheaper then buying a set of pages or even a stack of vellum to print on.

Plus you can really turn ANY coloring page into a stained glass project.
And what kiddo does’t love to see their own creations on display?

Just in case you wanted to try out this method for yourself,
I whipped up some beautiful Easter pages that would look great as stained glass.

Head on over to our main site for the printable pages and the full tutorial!

Blessings,

Valerie

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St. Patrick’s Day Printables

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and I’ve added some new resources on our websites to help you teach this Holiday!

This set of bible printables features the verse from Matthew 6:20, “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” This is a great verse around St. Patrick’s day for children to learn about things of true value. Included in this set are bible verse cards, handwriting pages, bible vocabulary and a bible craft.

Click Here to print the full set

Click Here for ALL St. Patrick’s Day Bible Printables

We also have a great collection of St. Patrick’s Day File Folder Games! You’ll find lots of printable games to help you round out a thematic unit in your classroom.

Click Here for St. Patrick’s Day File Folder Games

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These March Notebooking Pages are Free on Currclick through Sunday March 3rd, 2013.

Quite a few MORE St. Patrick’s Day Freebies
(free as of this posting today, always double check the price!!)

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And remember this St. Patrick’s Day Craft from a couple years back!
This is simple to do, takes very little planning, and turns out beautiful!

Hope you find something helpful!


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New Bible Craft Printables

I’ve been spending some serious time working and reworking our Bible Crafts section to make it easier to find just what you’re looking for! You can now search our bible crafts by Old Testament, New Testament and Holiday themes.

I’ve also redesigned quite few of our crafts making them easier to implement with your little ones! You can see the ALL of new crafts below:


New and Updated Bible Crafts:

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God Keep His Promises Bible Craft

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Jesus Feeds 5000 Bible Craft

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God Gives Me Strength Craft

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Jesus Calms the Storm Bible Craft

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Baby Jesus in the Manger Craft

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Creation Activity Sheet


Stay tuned for more helpful resources!

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Fourth of July Bible Printables

Next week is Independence Day!

I can’t believe it is here again already.
It seems like it catches me by surprise every year.

Here are some printable resources you can use with your kiddos next week:
Or maybe Pin for next year :)

Preschool Bible Printables on Christian Preschool Printables

Includes:
God Bless America Coloring Sheet
USA Flag with Bible Verse
God Bless America Star Craft
God Bless America Wreath

K-5 Bible Printables on BibleStoryPrintables.com

Includes:
God Bless America Coloring Page
American Flag Bible Verse Copywork
Patriotic Prayer Journal
God Bless the USA Bible Bookmarks

From Teacher Gifts on Little Blots of Faith
(You can get some fun goodies from the Dollar Tree and wrap them with these custom labels)

Includes:
God Bless America Lollipop Sleeves
God Bless America Pencil Flags


Fourth of July Lapbook Printables on Lapbook Lessons

Includes:
Independence Day Cover Sheet
Fourth of July Minibook
Firework Colors Flapbook
Fourth of July Vocabulary
Bible Verse Copywork
Freedom Shapebooks
Fourth of July Flagbook
Fourth of July Coloring Page
and more….

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Fourth of July File Folder Game on File Folder Fun

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Fourth of July Crafts & Activities on The Crafty Classroom

Includes:
American Flag Craft
Bald Eagle Balloon
Mayflower Craft
Mt. Rushmore Craft
Religious Freedom
Statue of Liberty
Symbolic Flag Craft
Tricorn Hat Craft

Some resources from around the web:

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Fourth of July Calendar Connections on 1+1+1=1

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Patriotic Hat Craft on No Ordinary Moments

Hope that helps get you started!

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Inspiration Station Giveaway

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. We have a winner:

Comment # 206 was Jacque who said, “We do lots of crafts, including painting and drawing.”

Congratulations Jacque, you’ll have a Summer filled with fun arts and crafting!

And don’t worry if you didn’t win, the SALE continues!
Snag the entire set of 12 DVD’s for $31.96

Original post follows:


Today we have a special giveaway,
courtesy of Hearts at Home Curriculum!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out their HUGE Summer Sale where you can score 30% off thousands of popular items such as: Apologia, Christian Liberty Press, Mystery of History, and tons more! (Sale ends July 31st)

Here is a list of ALL the publishers included in the 30% off sale!

One of the products Hearts at Home has at an AMAZING price right now,
is this set of Art Instruction DVD’s by Mike’s Inspiration Station.

In fact, it’s a BOGO offer.
That’s Buy One Get One…

Which means that when you purchase DVD Set 1 you’ll get the DVD Set 2 for FREE!

A little about the DVD series:

Geared toward ages 8-12, the series encourages kids to craft right along with host Michael Cariglio and his biblical buddy, Booker T Bible, a talking, animated Bible who offers creative inspiration with Scripture references. Let Mike’s Inspiration Station inspire your child’s creativity and get some fun art project ideas and fridge art in the process!

Here’s what’s included in each of the volumes:

Mike’s Inspiration Station DVD Set Volume 1 (DVD’s 1-6)
$39.99 $31.96

“Drawing Cartoons,”
“Making Watercolor Paintings,”
“Let’s Draw a Dinosaur.”
“Creating Pastel Art”
“Let’s Draw a Cute Turtle.”
“Light and Shading”
“Let’s Draw a Funny Moon.”
“Let’s Draw a Joyful Heart”
“Let’s Draw Goliath.”
“Making Clothespin Puppets”
“Fun Fridge Art”
“Flower Pot Pals”
“Sculpt a Cute Dog.”

Mike’s Inspiration Station DVD Set Volume 2 (DVD’s 7-12)
$39.99Free with Volume 1 Purchase

“Fun Fish Projects”
“Creating Fun Clouds.”
“Drawing Noah’s Ark”
“Drawing a Shepherd and His Sheep.”
“Making a Clay Easter Bunny”
“Drawing Jonah and the Whale.”
“Drawing Laughter”
“Drawing Love.”
“Drawing Animal Cartoons Using Numbers”
“Drawing a Bluebird,”
“Fun Christmas Projects,”
“All about Colors.”

For those of you keeping track,
that’s 26 instructional art projects on 12 DVD’s
for $31.96.

Doesn’t get much better then that folks!

Actually, for you it just might……
because Hearts at Home is going to give one lucky reader
BOTH sets of these DVD’s!

Yippee! Thanks Hearts at Home!

So ready to win?


Here’s how to enter:
1) Tell me how you incorporated (or *gasp* didn’t incorporate) art into your homeschool routine this year. Your comment will count as your first entry.

Optional Entries:

2) Hop over to Hearts at Home Curriculum, check out their Summer Sale and let me know which VENDOR you’re happy to see! Leave me a comment as your entry.

3) Tweet, Facebook, PIN, BLOG about this giveaway (and comment letting me know, give yourself one comment for each time you shared)

Homeschool Art DVD Giveaway!!
#homeschool @CraftyClassroom
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Giveaway ends on Friday June 15 at midnight Pacific.
Winner will be drawn at random and this post will be updated.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Hearts at Home Curriculum is a Christian homeschool family business. They are regular sponsors here and often provide free product for giveaway purposes. We personally shop their amazing sales, and all opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

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Scripture Art: Seasons

Since our last “Scripture Art” project was such a huge success,
I decided that we would try another~

We continued to work with watercolor
(This is the set that we are using)

And we kept the lesson really really simple,
with LOTS of table talk a little bit of technical instruction.

We folded our papers in half both ways,
and painted the outline of the same tree in each section.

This was quite difficult, and we soon decided that
our trees changed with the seasons as well :)

Then of course we painted each tree according to the season,
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.

Soooo Pretty!

Next, we added our bible verse from
Ecclesiastes 3:1

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven.”

It’s such a great passage,
I almost wish they were older to copy the entire chapter.

Actually I’ve marked this book as my next to study,
I love when teaching inspires me to be taught.
Don’t you?

We’ve added our scripture art to our gallery,
and I’m loving all the bright cheery colors in my kitchen!

And when I get the little ones to sleep,
it’s my turn to experiment with our watercolors.

What fun!

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Scripture Art

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Ever since the kiddos saw my new watercolor set,
they’ve been dying to dig into the bright colors and try them out!

And since the weather has been dreary all week,
I decided that it would be a great time to really bring out the color.

(Inspiration via: this great lesson in our Artistic Pursuits curriculum,)

We practiced blending across the page, lots of water and lots of overlapping.

Then (I) we cut out black construction paper eagles,
from a template that I made.

Then using the free printable paper over at Donna Young,
I had the kiddos copy Psalm 63:7 which reads:

“Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

When they were finished, we stood back and saw how stunning they were!

Something worthy of prime real-estate in our classroom gallery!

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Bible Printables: Abraham


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This post has been a long time coming.

You might already know that we’re using
The Mystery of History this year,
(you might be annoyed of all my posts about the program),
but the program is amazing and has quickly become the CORE
of our homeschool days.

It’s that good.

I quickly found myself scheduling art projects, crafts, and even reading and writing assignments to surround the weekly themes that are outlined in the curriculum.

(Here’s more on that)

With the MOH program you spend one lesson on Abraham,
but we soon found that we were enthralled by his story and decided
to turn it into a month long lesson.
(Wow. The joy of homeschooling!!)

First we learned about the lineage of Christ, as mentioned in Matthew. There is also a lineage in Luke, but this one started at Abraham, and since we learned about the promise that many would be blessed through Abraham we chose the one in Matthew.

There is also a book with a CD called The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats.We listen to it all the time and just learning it helps us keep track of Who’s who! This also goes from Abraham to Jesus.

We also learned that God’s promise was to be fullfilled through his son Isaac and not his son Ishmael. So I made this visual to help explain the lineage and for my children to copy the specific promise from the bible.

We also learned about Lot, and Sodom and Gomorrah. So I made this visual to show the children what “raining sulfur” might look like.

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After reading about Abraham, we watched this great video that takes children from the first calling of Abram, to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. I have quite a few of the videos in this series, they have been wonderful teaching tools over the years. If you have Netflix you can order them too.

To wrap up our study I made this Bible File Folder Game called, “God’s friend Abraham.”
Included are four sheets of questions you can use to help children review facts about Abraham and the people around him. This is a great way to quiz children on what they remember from the lessons as well.

We had a fantastic time learning about Abraham, and I ended up creating a TON more printables, crafts, and worksheets for our sister sites.

You can find the Preschool resources here on ChristianPreschoolPrintables.com

And the K-5 resources here on BibleStoryPrintables.com

I hope you find these helpful for your own bible studies!


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Fourth of July Printables

Are you busy planning for the Fourth of July?
Here is a quick list of some of helpful resources:

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Preschool Fourth of July Bible Printables

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K-5 Fourth of July Bible Printables

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Fourth of July Bible Treat Printables

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Fourth of July Lapbook

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Fourth of July File Folder Game

Fourth of July Crafts
Patriotic Crafts & Activities

Additionally, here are some more resources from around the web:

Lots more 4th of July Printables from Carisa @ 1plus1plus1equals1.com

Learn the 50 States & Capitols Song….My kids love this and we’re more then halfway through! There are lots of other songs if this isn’t you’re style :)

Patriotic Songs w/ Printable Lyrics. Scroll down to “Listen to the Song”

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And if you’re planning a party in your classroom this year,
you still have enough time to order goodies through Oriental Trading and get them in time!

Soooo, How will you be celebrating this year?
I’m thinking Rib Eye….I cook a steak like Ree,
but I like to throw on a bit of Garlic Salt too.
What about You?


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Tower of Babel Printables

Busy building our towers over here!
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And I’ve got a TON of new printables up
on Bible Story Printables all about the Tower of Babel.

There are some adorable games you can use in your classroom including this:

Tower of Babel File Folder Game

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And this Languages of the World Card Game

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There is a bunch more all listed here:

Tower of Babel Printables

Maybe you can find something you can use?

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Make Your Own Fossils

We’ve been slowly fazing in some Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils to our science lessons, and this was one of the activities that we just had to do!

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So...here is a super simple way for children to make their own fossils.

I had no idea that Plaster of Paris could be so easy to work with!

(I had envisions of cement mixers, inhaling nasty white powder, and crusty rock formations on my best spatula)

However with a little prep work, None of that occurred, and we had a fantastic time making fossils!

And apparently our excavation site was somewhere in the Asian territory of a remote place called “ANIHC”

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Too Cute Right?

Click Here for full Photo Instructions!

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Horned Owl Craft

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This little guy sure has an expression doesn’t he?

He looks a bit Twitterpaited if you ask me. (That term from Bambi might have a whole new meaning now that Twitter is so popular!)

The belly of this little guy provides some white space for children to write in key facts or even some poetry about owls!

Here’s the Photo instructions and Templates you need to make this!

All Other Owl Crafts are Here
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owl valentine printables
PSSST: Check out these adorable Valentine Owls on our Sister Site!


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Awana Tote Bags


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Okay, I know that I could have shelled out the $8 bucks and got the traditional Sparky Bag, but I needed an excuse to use my fabric markers……And I think it turned out pretty cute.

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Of course, Bubba wanted a Cubbie bag too.

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We’re all about FAIR around here.

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