Create Your Own Game with Spielgaben

Create Your Own Game with Spielgaben

{We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

Recently we had loads of fun with our Spielgaben set! I wanted an activity that could include all three of my kids, instead of just my youngest daughter. Years ago we had fun creating our own game and I decided to try that with a different twist!

First, I made some cards, which you can download and use {link near end of post} if you’d like to give this a try with your Spielgaben set.

I gathered my kids and explained the directions. First, draw a number card. Then draw that many Spielgaben cards to show you which sets you can choose from for your game.

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Krash went first, he drew a 6, and chose 6 different Spielgaben set cards. He looked them over and then decided on a game. He created a complex tic-tac-toe type of game.

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Ladybug’s turn was next. She decided on a game using the cubes. It was a 20 second race to see who could build the highest stack!

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The 15 year old went next and came up with a super fun version of bocce ball! We each had 2 balls of the same color and took turns using our stick to push the ball closest to the goal {the cube on the board}. This game brought lots of giggles and they loved it!

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Ladybug came up with another game that involved tapping your opponents ball off of the board. We set up obstacles on the board and took turns taking one hit at a time.

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I loved K’s ring toss game. He thought through it a lot and we had fun! He chose to use 3 sizes of rings, the smallest rings being worth the most. We took turns tossing our color and the first one to 60 pints won!

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They had lots of fun with this and I think they will be making up games more and more. We did have to have many small discussions about respect, patience, teamwork and being polite. In the end I realized what a great challenge this was, as one of my kids has a hard time being wrong and when the game didn’t go as planned we really had to work through this. Another one of my children isn’t very patient and waiting for a sibling to decide on rules was extremely difficult. Yet another child struggles with being polite to siblings and showing respect which made for some hurt feelings at times. In the end they kept playing long after I left and had fun together.

 

Do you have a Spielgaben set?

Download our cards to use with your kids!

 

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See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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One Day Giveaway ~ UHB 2017

UHB Giveaway 2017

I know some of you would LOVE to buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle but don’t have an extra $30 to spend right now, no matter how great of a deal it is. I totally get it, which is why I want to give one away!

This is a FAST giveaway, ending Friday night 4/28/17 at 11:59 PM EST!  I will announce the winner by Saturday afternoon!  All entrants will be emailed on Saturday so you will know if you won or not and still have time to purchase a bundle before it ends!  Already bought your bundle?  Enter to win one for a friend!

I shared my favorite products in the bundle in my original post, and also some FAQ here in an email newsletter you might have missed! Here are a few more of my very favorite items from the bundle!

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Can’t wait? You can buy your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle now, and get these 4 amazing products, plus my Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year, PLUS a copy of my exclusive gift bundle {when you buy through my link}.

 

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Just not in the budget right now?  I completely understand.  Enter to WIN below!

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I would like to give one of you a copy of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for FREE!  All you have to do is use Rafflecopter to gain entries below! I purchased this bundle for the winner and will email you the info on Saturday after Rafflecopter chooses the winner.

Open worldwide, giveaway ends 4/28/17 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be emailed and announced here Saturday.

You’ll still have time to purchase a copy if you don’t win! The sale ends Monday, 5/1/17 at 11:59 PM.  You have through the end of the day Monday to buy and then it’s G-O-N-E!

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May Calendars for Kids

2017 Calendars for Kids May

We have all new 2017 calendars for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for May for free in this post!

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Want to have the entire Calendar Bundle set? How about 5 more of my products? Wait, how about another of mine and 100 more? This calendar bundle is included in my free gift for those of you who buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through my link! UHB Bonus Freebie 2017

 

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Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
  • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~

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  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.

 

Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead! 

 

Download your free May 2017 Calendar for here!

 

We added some calendar fun to our collection this year and have some sets for sale in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop for those of you who want more! You can buy the entire year of either, or a blank version to use any year! You can also buy all 3 in a bundle deal. There’s notebook covers and a year-at-a glance in the sets!

Click on each image to see the individual sets…

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Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!

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Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

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Looking for more calendar fun?

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!

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Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!

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Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!

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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2017 is Here!!

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{disclaimer ~ our affiliate link is used}

I am so excited to share the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2017 with with you and pray that this deal blesses MANY of you! My new Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year is included in this all new Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! The ENTIRE bundle of over 100 eBooks + eCourses, and Bonuses is only $29.97!

There are TONS of items in this bundle, as always! I have had some time to go through them and choose my favorites.

I want to highlight a few that I think would be most beneficial to YOU, my readers, so you can pray about whether this deal is the right fit for you. These are the ones that stood out to me and I think many of you would love. This is JUST a small sampling, there are MANY more resources!

  • Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year {$7.00}
  • The Temper Toolkit eCourse {$29.00}
  • What’s 4 Dinner Challenge Meal Planning eCourse {47.00}
  • A Mom’s Guide to Better Photos eCourse {$99.00}
  • Clutter Free with Kids {$5.99}
  • Engage: Simple Activity Plans to Engage Your Preschooler {$12.00}
  • The Spaghetti Shots: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids During Everyday Life {6.99)
  • Delight in the Word of God, Volume 1 – Favorite Scriptures: A Devotional Coloring Book/Journal for Adults & Teens ($8.99)
  • Family Chore Planner {$17.00}

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  • As you can see, just those resources ALONE are worth over $225.00!

 

Wait, There’s MORE!

As a special added bonus to my readers who purchase the UHB through my link, you will get FREE access to a special bundle of 6 of my products from Teacher’s Notebook!

You will get a link to a private password protected webpage that will contain the download links to the following products!

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This combo is NOT for sale anywhere on my site, it was put together especially for those of you who purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle using my affiliate link. WHY?  Because I am blessed with an affiliate earning from your click, and I want to give you something to say thanks for buying through me {and in turn blessing us with the affiliate earnings from your purchase}.

How to claim the FREE gift from me

First, buy your Homemaking Bundle 2017 for $29.97g  by clicking on my affiliate link last {right before you complete your purchase} then email me your bundle purchase receipt or your invoice number and say {or copy/paste} something like this…

“I bought the homemaking bundle through your link, here is my receipt {order #}. Can you please send me the link and password to access the bundle of digital products you are giving as a thank you gift?”

I will send you access to the private webpage ASAP, usually within 24 hours! All requests for this free gift must be made within 30 days of the UHB sale ending. My email is [email protected]

 

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The Homemaking Bundle QUICK FACTS…

  • Cost: 29.97
  • Value: over $1980
  • Included: 106 digital products — 50 ebooks, 21 eCourses, 14 printables, 2 videos, 2 audios, 2 summits, and 1 membership site
  • Bonus Offers Value: over $290
  • Our “buy through my link” gift: 6 different educational products! {see above}

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start your stress-less homemaking journey!
  4. Email me your bundle receipt or order number to claim your FREE gift as a thank you for buying through my link!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just six days! After Monday night, May 1st, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

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Confused about how this whole idea works?  Here’s a page I created to share some behind the scenes information!

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Don’t Forget the Bonuses

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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2017 comes with these FREE bonus offers from companies who know what homemakers need and want. Some are 100% free; other are yours for the cost of shipping only.

My very favorite Bonus Offer…Home Binder

I had no clue what HomeBinder was and then I created my FREE lifetime account and realized what a GEM this is! It keeps track of all of your home info in one place. Sounds simple, but it is just awesome. My husband was VERY happy about this one!

HomeBinder is a "digital 3-ring binder" for homeowners to store any and all home information. Users can set email reminders for maintenance tasks, get recall notifications for appliances and create valuable reports when it comes time for selling the home.

You’ll get:

  • $15 store credit from Cultivate What Matters (international shipping available)
  • Free 1 month subscription from Kiwi Crate, $20 value ($15 off $50 shop purchase for existing customers, shipping available to U.S. & Canada)
  • Free 1 month MightyFix shipment from Mighty Nest, $17 value ($15 store credit toward next add-on order for existing MightyFix subscribers, international shipping available)
  • One project box from Detox Project Box, $25 value (shipping available to U.S. & Canada)
  • Free 1 month subscription from Bookroo, $18 value (box of past favorites for existing customers, international shipping available)
  • $15 store credit from Orglamix (international shipping available)
  • $15 store credit from Strawesome (international shipping available)
  • Digital download of the 2017 Hope Ink Calendar, $20+ value -or- $15 credit + 3 art prints from Hope Ink, $99 value (international shipping available)
  • Homeowner Lifetime Membership from HomeBinder, $120 value (digital)
  • Free 1 year annual membership from MollyGreen.com, $29 value (digital)

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    Everything You Need to Ace {Math, Science, History, English} in One Big Fat Notebook – Book Review

    Everything You Need to Know to Ace...In One Big Fat Notebook Book Review

     

    {disclaimer ~ the books were provided by Educents and I was compensated for this review}

    We have added a wonderful set of books to our homeschool resource collection thanks to Educents and Workman Publishing Group.

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    When Educents contacted me for this review I had never even seen these books before and was very curious. The colorful covers of the books drew me in. However, I knew that what was on the inside was what really mattered. I turned to my husband for the more detailed review of these books. He is a co-teacher with me in our homeschool and is currently in grad school himself. In the end he will have his Master’s degree in Christian Counseling. He teaches our kids history and science, and oversees their math. This is the main reason I turned to him for his thoughts so I could share with you!

    One intimidating aspect about being a homeschool teacher is the question, “how will I be able to teach the many different subjects through the years?” As an adult I am fully aware that I have not retained much of what I learned in school, and when I teach my kids I am having to relearn. It does not take much to kick start my brain and find the file I have tucked away for so many years, but a large textbook is a bit much in my busy life.

    The Everything You Need to Ace — in One Big Fat Notebook series is an excellent resource for middle school subjects. The books are quite impressive with the amount of information they put in each of their subjects, and I found myself intrigued as I read through them. I wish I had these when my oldest son {currently 9th grade} was going through middle school as they touch on all the major themes and definitions that pertain to specific subjects.

    The science book is a great example of this as it is full of the many basic concepts we have all learned. I remember Newton’s laws, but there are things about them that I just cannot easily recall. They simply cover velocity, acceleration and speed in simple language. It all came flooding back to me as I flipped the pages, and I could not help to think how good of a resource this would be for my kids as well.

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    The editors claim, “this Big Fat Notebook makes all the stuff you learn in school sink in,” and I would completely agree. The simple language, it’s organization, and illustrations allow the subjects to be a bit more palatable and make what they learned fun. There are also many places where they use acronyms that are helpful in memorizing information. They use creative study techniques.

    This is not a Christian resource, therefore, subjects are not approached from a Christian worldview. The subjects are covering all the basic materials that are accepted in public schools. I was not a fan at first of some of the world history language, especially in the pre-history area. However, I did keep in mind that this is what is being taught on a grand scale, and it allows me opportunity to have great discussion with my kids. I got a greater appreciation of the World History book as I read more and noticed that they were touching on all ancient civilizations and beliefs. I believe this is extremely important for my kids to learn, as they are growing up to carry the gospel out, not to already-believers but rather those that are of different or no faith. For example, when I as a Christian talk about the Spirit, it is not the same as the Hindu spiritual power. This allows a great place for me to discuss with my kids the differences, and the need for us to listen and not assume that people are talking about the same thing. I can teach them to learn to ask what they mean when they say “spirit.”

    There are only a few places that my discernment really had to kick in, as most of the literature was straight forward teaching basic fact and theory. The books are organized clearly where readers can easily pick and choose what they want. I read through them but rarely would they be used like this. You may just want to have your student read a small portion to just brush up on the information they have already learned. Using this as an extra resource can only help the information seep in and it can help our kids see the information in different, concise, and creative ways.

     

    I fully agree with my husband’s review. I love the details he shared and hope they are helpful to you also. Personally, the books were very engaging for me. I loved the organization and how easy it was for me to quickly brush up on a subject and even “test” myself. Here’s a peek inside of the math book for an example…

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    You can buy these awesome books on Educents using the links below!

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