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Raising Rock Stars ~ Halloween



Bible Focus…Sharing God’s Love on Halloween

We took a break from our weekly Bible stories to spend some time talking about Halloween and what it means for us as Christians. In the neighborhood where we live and serve as missionaries, the scary part of Halloween is everywhere. People decorate like crazy and there is no avoiding it. We feel it is important to not just ignore this holiday but to find a way how we as believers can share the light of Christ on this day that is often focused on the evil and darkness of the world.

We personally allow our children to dress up and have fun on Halloween, usually spending the evening at our church for the fun party! Our house is all decked out in fun fall stuff and also TONS of Jack O Lanterns. (The Jack O Lantern-God takes all of our yuckies out and puts His light in us- lesson is on the agenda for next week!)

We began by reading the book, Let’s Shine Jesus’ Light On Halloween, which is filled with Bible verses that we really focused on.

We then came to the table where the boys each made their own “Christian Pumpkin.”

First they colored them orange…

Then we cut them out and glued the poem on the back…

Finally we added the symbols to the pumpkin, and talked about what they mean…

Here’s our finished Christian Pumpkins…
Krash was SO very proud of his, it was the sweetest thing. At one point he said, “I got to make mine all pretty like Pac Man’s.” He colored forever to get it all orange!

Weekly Bible Verse…
Songs for Saplings ~ Dd
We work on our verse every day during calendar time, and we also listen to the entire Songs for Saplings CD during recess at least 1-2 days per week!

Resources used this week:

**If you’re looking for more info about how to handle Halloween, head over here to read Hallow-What…a great collection from many ladies!

Tot School ~ Dinosaur Week!

~Krash is currently 41 months old~
** links to all toys and books are at the bottom of the post


Learning Toys…

We were sent this awesome toy(Guidecraft Shape Sorter) for review (and upcoming giveaway) and Krash loves it!!! It’s an awesome Tot School tool!

He still loves his sound puzzles, even though they are way too easy for him now! (in the Amazon carousel below I added one that is similar to ours, as I couldn’t find our exact puzzle)

He always loves when the eggs and spoons come out. We have so much fun with these when we play with them!

A little bit of lacing fun…


Theme…Dinosaurs!!!

I have been planning our dino theme for awhile now in honor of our new favorite show, Dinosaur Train. Both boys LOVE it, so it was time to learn a bit more! K was thrilled to see brand new dinosaur puppets on his trays when he came down for Tot School last Monday morning! My mom got them for him at Costco (recently), just for dino week! We also read a Creation book to talk about how God made dinosaurs. We discussed which day God made them, and talked about this more and more throughout the week.

I got him a dino coloring book from the Dollar Tree, he thought that was cool too ;)

Of course we had tons of cool dino books, his favorites form the week are below in the Amazon carousel. Here he is reading his absolute favorite, Dinosaur, Dinosaur. He loved this book!

He also loved this stereo book (also from Costco recently). The written facts are off in the book (as most are in dino books), but we didn’t read those words ;). He loved pushing the numbers to hear sounds, and we learned the names of all of the dinos. It is a book more for older kids (on one page there’s a dino eating a dead dino), but Krash is into stuff like that so he liked it a lot!

Of course I made him a dinosaur Tot Pack, which will be available for you soon ;), he loved these color matching cards…

We put the colors in a row like a train, he had to find the right “seat” for each character. Then he got his own seat (Ladybug’s Bumbo), and hopped on the train!

He loved spelling his name…

We worked on size sequencing, and 1:1 counting as he fed each dino a pom pom ball ;)

A little Heads n Tails matching (they were hungry too)

He loved the dino felt set/book my mom also got for him!!!


Fall Fun!!

We love talking about Jesus being the light inside of us during the month of October. Therefore we have tons of Jack O Lanterns around. We focus entirely on the idea of God scooping out our yuckies and putting His light inside of us to glow for the world to see. We played a few games with one of our pumpkins…

We had fun talking about body parts as we stuffed pom poms in his face!!!


Life School/Mommy’s Favorites ;)

I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite, so all of his life school pics are my favs this week! They were just all so sweet and bring back great memories from the week! Here Pac Man was reading to Ladybug and K walked up to join in. What a precious sight to a momma, huh?!

As if the above wasn’t sweet enough, here he’s reading the Bible to Ladybug…
you know, upside down. My kid is a genius, yes he is.

Below are shots from my fun day alone with Krash, I played and played with my sweet boy. No housework, no computer, no interruptions…just me, my little guy, and a few people…
yup, just a few ;)

1000 Subscribers Celebration ~ Plasma Car Review

 


To say we love the PlasmaCar would be quite the understatement! Yes, I used the word “we” on purpose…we all love this awesome car! PlaSmart Toys kindly sent us this awesome red PlasmaCar for review and boy has it been reviewed! I think it goes without saying that my boys love it, but I have to tell you, it is even fun for Mom and Dad too!

If you are not familiar with PlasmaCar, here’s a bit about the car itself…

The PlasmaCar is powered by the rider, it doesn’t have a motor, battery, or power source ~other than a human being! Basically you wiggle the handle bars back and forth to get the car going. Once it is going, you can easily keep it going, turn it all around and have a blast! You can also turn the handle bars around to make it go backwards!

We have had so much fun with this car both inside of our house and out! Here’s our car in action on the deck (a favorite riding place)…


They love to tow each other around…

We are so thankful to have this awesome car, and are so excited that they are donating one for our celebration! If you’d like to buy one yourself, you can buy your very own here on their website, orhere on Amazon.

Raising Rock Stars ~ Week 3


Bible Story…Adam & Eve ~ The Fall

I found a great Adam and Eve book at Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago, that’s what Daddy is reading to the kiddos…We then moved in to work on a coloring book featuring the story of The Fall…
Coloring time is great because it allows a lot of time for discussion about the story. Just at week 3 I can see growth in the boys.

Even Ladybug joined in…

Krash was in charge of coloring the “sad picture” when Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden. He made sure he got it all colored…

Weekly Bible Verse…

Songs for Saplings ~ CcWe began something new this week, having the boys recite their memory verse(s) for Daddy. We are using the Songs for Saplings flashcards I made up to go through all of the verses learned so far. Here they are “performing” A and B for Daddy! I just love the way Krash is looking up to Pac Man in this shot…

Now it’s his turn…
Then a little solo by Pac Man…We work on our verse every day during calendar time, and we also listen to the entire Songs for Saplings CD during recess at least 1-2 days per week!

We have been consistently praying together as a family Monday-Saturday mornings, and keeping our prayer journal. This has been such a wonderful time for our family. I must admit though it was HARD at first with Krash…he was not interested in sitting still, to say the least. But now, weeks into it, he can sit the entire time. Train them up, train them up… Easier said than done-but I am so glad we stuck to the training.

Resources used this week:

Coming Up…

  • Bible Story…Noah’s Ark
  • Memory Verse…Dd ~ Zephaniah 3:17

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