Friends and Heroes Family Devotion Pack Review

Friends and Heroes Family Devotion Pack Review

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We have enjoyed Friends and Heroes for many years now. We were given DVD 1 and a Homeschool Unit Study to review and ended up buying the remaining DVDs on our own and have used them ever since! We recently reviewed their new Homeschool Bible Study here, and are excited to share the all new Family Devotion Pack with you!

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  • Devotions based on video adventures and Bible stories that children love.
  • Easy-to-use parent-led devotions created for families with children ages 5-12.
  • Dynamic, fun devotions designed to get the whole family involved.
  • All materials are printable and reusable (PDF files).
  • Loads of FREE online resources on the Friends and Heroes Children’s Website to supplement your devotional time.

 

 

The new Family Devotional Pack is based on Friends & Heroes Series 1 video episodes which we already owned personally. We got the Family Devotion Pack DVD which contains the materials in PDF form for this review and so far it is my favorite Friends and Heroes addition!

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I loaded the devotions {in PDF form, I use Dropbox and open in iBooks} onto my iPad to use digitally and printed the worksheets and Bible verse memory cards for Ladybug to use.

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    We haven’t used Friends and Heroes as our main Bible curriculum recently, it’s been a few years. I honestly wanted to try out this new set to see if it might be a good addition for her for the coming school year.
    We sat and watched the first episode together, and she was reminded how much she loves it. I chose to print the Extra! Extra! worksheet which led us on a Bible discovery all about fish. One of the featured Bible stories in episode 1 is based on The Miraculous Catch of Fish from Luke 5. The extension activity was really neat as it took us on a journey of looking things up in the Bible.

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    Below you can see her almost complete sheet. We answered questions together like…

How many fish were used to feed the 5000?

On what day did God create fish?

Which Old Testament character was swallowed by a big fish?

    and more! This was a really neat activity and prompted some great discussion.

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I am planning to continue to use the Family Devotion Pack with Ladybug. I know it is intended for families but my boys just don’t have the time to add something like this into their school schedule and my oldest is a bit too old.

I want her to go back through the video series, they are just SO good and teach so much church history as well as specific Bible stories. I like this Family Devotion Pack because of the discussion, simple extension printables and verse cards. It is just the simple plan I need with her to take her through Friends and Heroes again. She was really little when we used it as our main Bible curriculum.

Here’s the general layout I plan to follow…

  • Watch the episode together
  • Read the devotion together and discuss
  • Do one extension activity {I choose from the options in advance and have it printed}
  • Use the Bible Verse Memory cards

The Family Devotion Pack is designed for families doing devotions together and I definitely recommend it for that purpose. As you can see it is extremely flexible and can be adapted to use however best fits your family.



2016 Summer Olympics Calendar Connections Cards

Summer Olympics 2016 Calendar Connections Cards

The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming soon!  In honor of this special event I created a new set of Calendar Connections just for August 2016! The Olympics run from Aug 5-21, 2016 this year, so you can easily take the month of August to learn a bit about the games and different sports! Simple summer learning!

These are a one time use set, so they are very simple, with a graphic on the front only.


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.  I print my numbers on cardstock and laminate them before cutting them apart.

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You can download these for FREE here!

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find this set!

Summer Olympics 2016 Calendar Connections Cards


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month!

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Here are some fun SUMMER themes to choose from…

Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections  Bug Theme Calendar Connections  Botany Theme Calendar Connections

 Pond Theme Calendar Connections  All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade



Tot School Gathering Place Week 184

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

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It is H-O-T!!! So hot! But the lovely thing about hot days in the summer is….. ICE CREAM!!!! Today is National Ice Cream Day! So, why don’t you enjoy a scoop of your favorite flavor (Turkey Hill Party Cake, for me!) with your Tot! Maybe even attempt to make some homemade ice cream! Any which way you enjoy it, share with us the fun you are having with your Tot! We love to see them here at the Gathering Place!!

Mama Courtney from Faith for the Littles is finishing up her series on teaching our Tots to serve! Head on over to see what she and her Tots, Little Man and Baby Boy, did this past week as acts of service. Your Tot may enjoy it as much as hers did!

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Over at Mixed Bag Mama, Mama Alicia and Tot Myka are keeping busy this summer doing various activities! Check out what they have been up to and see if your Tot might enjoy some of them!

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Tot School at the Hoosier Homestead has been casual this past month with summer upon them and the addition of a baby sister! But Tot Meghan and Mama Vanessa have been enjoying the slower pace! Take a peek at what they have been up to!

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The Tot School Printables A to Z Bundle is now available!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

 

See the Tot School webpage here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).



Deals for Homeschoolers

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Enter to win All About Reading now through July 31, 2016!aar-giveaway-500

Placement tests for all AAR levels are here!

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Drawing Tutorial Printables M through R

Let's Draw Printables - M, N, O, P, Q, R

We have a new set of Let’s Draw A-Z Printables for you! Letters M, N, O, P, Q and R are free to download here and other free sets will be coming. If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the full set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.

Each page features a heading which can be colored, the drawing tutorial, and a space for drawing. The space is at the bottom of the page so you can easily trim it off to just keep your child’s drawing. Let’s Draw a monkey, nightingale, owl, penguin, quail, and rabbit!

Monkey Drawing Tutorial Nightingale Drawing TutorialOwl Drawing Tutorial Penguin Drawing TutorialQuail Drawing Tutorial Rabbit Drawing Tutorial

Download M, N, O, P, Q, R for free here!

Grab the entire set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop 

Let's Draw A to Z

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Looking for more ABC ideas, check out our ABC Pinterest board here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board ABC Ideas on Pinterest.

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