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….

fourth of july bible printables

Fourth of July File Folder Game on File Folder Fun

fourth of july bible crafts

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:

fourth of july calendar cards
Fourth of July Calendar Connections on 1+1+1=1

fourth of july hat craft

Patriotic Hat Craft on No Ordinary Moments

Hope that helps get you started!

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Australian Dot Painting

Lynn and I just wrapped up another Free Preschool Bible lesson
on our sister site PreschoolPost.com

In case you’re wondering how our partnership works;
Lynn is the actual writer of the lessons,
and I am the web-designer/printable maker (what else right?)

It’s really a great arrangement for both of us!


(That’s Lynn….she’s great!)

Actually, one of my other responsibilities is to “shoot” the crafts….
meaning for each month Lynn sends a lesson,
I actually “do” the craft with the kiddos and take photos along the way.

How fun is that?

Well as I was saying, we just wrapped up lesson,
so that means we got to try out a new craft!

So here’s how it all went down:

Don’t you just want to make your own now?

preschool bible lesson

Check out the rest of the lesson for more
Down Under printables & resources!

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In which I spill my Dirt….

Literally.

I am spilling dirt everywhere.

Or…more accurately: Future dirt.

Cause it’s not really dirt yet.

It’s grass.

And leaves.

And some of this stuff.
(cause I’m just a beginner)

And water.

Good dirt takes time.

So we’ll wait

Please pray that I don’t end up with the smelly horse sludge!

Do you compost? Got any tips -or- Smelly horse sludge stories?


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Warhol & Pollock

I just finished uploading two more of our Famous Artist Crafts!

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Jackson Pollock

This was a well loved activity for my kids,
they loved blowing with the straws!
Me? I wan’t really into passing out
for an art project, but they were in dizzy oblivion.

andy warhol craft for kids

Andy Warhol

These were really fun, Sissy enjoyed this a bit more then Bub,
who found it daunting to color in one color for each open space.

andy warhol printables

I included some fun Warhol printables,
you can snag the boy & the girl as well as
some adorable cupcakes or some sneakers!

Older children can design their own!

Eveything is uploaded to our Famous Artist Craft Section!

PSSST…. Here’s a sneak peak at who’s coming next:

Stay Tuned!

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Inuksuk Craft

Cardboard + Rocks + Glue =

inuksuk craft lesson

Inuksuk!

Wondering what that means? Here’s a video….don’t feel bad for clicking it, I didn’t know either.

If anything you’ll at least learn how to pronounce it.

Here’s a few helpful books with some fantastic photos too:

inuksuk lesson children

inuksuk craft

Going for extra credit? Check it out….an Inuksuk on the 2010 Winter Olympics….

some discussion questions and some helpful links and ideas too!

inuksuk craft

These would look fantastic framed in black don’t you think?

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Rocks and Minerals Discover Day!


Rocks and Minerals homeschool lesson

Last week I set up this Rocks and Minerals Discovery table for the kids to explore with! Let me tell you that they L-O-V-E-D it, and it was hard to wrap it up and move on to the next thing. (Don’t you just hate when you have to pry them away from learning in order to get them to eat something?)

minerals kit

I used a few different kits that I picked up at the local teacher store, as well as our local museum. If you’re looking to pick up a kit for your classroom, I think the Minerals kit was better because it came with a streak plate and a nail to test the rocks with. However, the more “fancy” rocks like the ones in the first photo are the ones we picked up at the Museum, and you can snag a nice kit of some here online.

Here are some photos of the different stations that I set up:

rocks and minerals activities

Rocks and Minerals activities

Click here for the rest of them, including details for each one.

Rocks and Minerals Printables

I also made up this handy Rocks and Minerals printable to keep track of all the information we collected about the rocks. These print 2 to a page so you can easily have a bunch on hand for your kiddos to fill out.

Geology

And CurrClick has a Rocks and Minerals Flash Card Set for Free!

Stay tuned for more Rocks and Minerals Activities!

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American Symbols: Bald Eagle Craft

Since Sissy is officially in First Grade, it’s time for us to learn all about American Symbols! So over the next few weeks I’ll be adding in some fun Patriotic Themed crafts and activities that we do.

Yes, I do realized that it is November and the rest of the world is doing Thanksgiving stuff.

But that’s just how we roll.

Maybe you’ll find something you like and you can bookmark it for June and July activities next year?

Bald Eagle Crafts

Anyway, I’ve paired these crafts up with a series of books called “American Symbols” which are geared towards children ages 4-8.

For our first craft we did the Bald Eagle:

Patriotic crafts

Here are Photo Instructions

Stay tuned for more American Symbol Crafts!

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Framing it all……

Just in case
your children make something fantastic while learning about Japan

Which is likely to happen,
with all the amazing art techniques they’ll get to explore)

Show them how to make this fun Origami frame to present their art:

Japan Crafts for Kids, Children's Crafts

This frame has an adorable little Fishy I dug out of my new scrapbook set…

See, I told you I would use it.


Anyway,

Chances are you’ll find just the right Woodprint, Haiku, Caligriphy, Sumi-e, or photograph to put inside!

Wrap it up, and send it to Grandma.

Japanese Crafts for Children

These are so much fun you’ll want to make one for yourself….

….and you can because they’re Super Duper Cheap.

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Pitter Patter….

…..Pitter Patter….

Hey What’s that sound?


…..Pitter Patter…….

There it is again?

….Pitter Patter……Pitter Patter…..

I know it’s not my children
(they sound like “stomp…stomp…crash…bang”)

And it can’t be the baby
(his range is a bit confined and can only kick my ribs)


….Pitter Patter….Pitter Patter…..Pitter Patter…..

Oh

Now I see what it is…..

It’s the adorable Japanese Sandals we made today…

Japanese Crafts for Kids, Educational Crafts

Sheesh

And I was thinking there were little mice running through the house or something….

I was about to get the gun.

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