Heart FELT Truths Easter Banner

Heart FELT Truths Easter Banner

We were given the Heart FELT Truths Easter Banner to review {there’s a discount code at the bottom of the post}. I was immediately drawn to this unique way of sharing the Easter story with my kids.  This year I was aiming for meaningful, different, and simple to prepare.  This is just that!  We are excited to use it beginning on Palm Sunday.

We have our Easter banner hanging in between our dining room and kitchen like shown below. The kids have asked several times what it is for, I am excited to reveal it soon! I went through and reviewed it all but we have not used it yet as a family since it isn’t time yet!

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The complete set comes all prepared as you see, and includes the banner {which has 3 large banners in all that you flip over as instructed}.  The symbols are all included as shown below.

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A printed guide is also included telling you exactly what to read and do each day!  Each day you will find a brief introduction, scripture reading, and discussion to use.

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There are 8 days total {some days add more than one symbol}.  Here is a simple photo of one of the days so you can see how it is laid out.  It tells you exactly what to do, very simple and straightforward!

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You can find more information and details here on the Heart FELT Truths blog! There is even an instruction guide and patterns to make your own if you are feeling crafty!

There is still time to order one and have it in time to use for Easter this year! In the Heart FELT Truths Etsy Store you will find all of the following Easter products:

  • Complete Easter Banner Packet (includes banner, hanging dowel, instructions and story text packet, and felt pieces)
  • Easter Banner DIY KIT (banner, hanging dowel, instructions and story text packet) with DIY patterns and felt supplies for making your own felt pieces.

10% off using code 1PLUSEASTER through April 1, 2014

This code is valid on any products in the Heart FELT Truths Etsy Shop here

Just Color! ~ Bunnies and Eggs

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Bunnies & Eggs Coloring set! We don’t personally celebrate the bunny part of Easter but that doesn’t mean I don’t think the spring bunny stuff is cute!

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Download the Bunnies and Eggs coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here

We also have an Easter coloring set that focuses more on the part we celebrate as a family!

Just Color Easter


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Easter Homeschool Fun

{disclosure: this post contains affiliate links}Easter Fun in Homeschool

I used to be great at planning holiday homeschool theme time.  Now, not so much.  As the work load for 3 homeschool kids has increased, I have less time to really plan out all of the extra stuff.  So, although these photos make it look like I was massively organized and prepared, I assure I was NOT.  I haphazardly dug out the Easter storage bin, put the books on the shelf, dumped the trinkets in a bin for the {goofy stuff not even related to Easter} sensory bin, and set out a few bunnies and eggs {also unrelated but cute}.

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I love this little wagon basket, and put our Easter board books in it…Easter Homeschool Activities -2102

Our very favorite Easter books


Everything you will see below was a spur of the moment thing, I literally grabbed something when we had a few extra minutes! To top it all off, I was so unprepared, we did most of this AFTER Easter!  The kids liked the little Easter addition, as always, which is why I try to always do special theme things for them. Hal of the reason I am writing this post now is so I can come back to it next year and hopefully it will help me with some planning!

They especially LOVE crafts, so I browsed my Easter Pinterest board and chose this one! It was a BIG success!

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Krash got very into it and chose to make a checkerboard and use oil pastels instead of paint. He gave it to his grandparents as a gift so I didn’t get a pic of his final project, it was beautiful!Easter Homeschool Activities -1604

 

He wanted another craft the next day while I was doing school with Pac, I showed him how to do this cross craft and he loved it!  Again, no final shot since he gave it as a gift!Easter Homeschool Activities -1639

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Ladybug enjoyed this activity, with a hidden Easter message!Easter Homeschool Activities -2038

 

We colored a bit from my Easter Just Color printable setEaster Homeschool Activities -2013

 

We did a few activities from some Easter printable packs too.  Here she was doing a 1-10 Easter Cross puzzle {which I cannot find where I got, please let me know if you know-it had 3 crosses and a green hill with yellow behind it}…Easter Homeschool Activities -2011

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We read Benjamin’s Box and used our Resurrection Eggs mini book too.  The kids always love learning about the story with the eggs!

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Loved having What’s in the Bible Volume 10 as another resource this year!What's in the Bible-1252

 

We added volcano eggs to our family egg dying night, they were a fun addition!

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Before I put it all away, here was our Easter work display…

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See our Easter Theme Pinterest Board here!

Just Color ~ Easter

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Easter Coloring set! There are Bible verse tracing printables also, along with many fun coloring pages and coloring activities.

Just Color Easter

 

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


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Tot School ~ Letter H

~Ladybug is currently 35.5 months old~


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Here is her desk set up for letter H…IMG_4624

She always loves the littler animals on her desk each week.IMG_4582

The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added hippos on her desk, and her Hide and Seek Hippo book, which she loved! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter G is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter H and Hippo ideas for you…

She did very little tracing this week in her dry erase notebook. Totally fine by me, it’s her choice each week.  She did enjoy pulling out her old sheets and wanted to color the dolphin!IMG_4579

She has a big 3” binder under her desk that has all of the old units, so she can look through them and redo any she chooses!

Coloring hippos…IMG_4278

Here she is working on Letter H Dot Fun, we used dot stickers this time!  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_4283

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  Last week she painted the letter H with “snow paint” I lost all of my photos from that day sadly.  This week she glued on her hippos all by herself.  IMG_4334

She is REALLY loving white glue!IMG_4338

 

We did a few simple hippo crafts from my Hippo Theme Pinterest board. First, a paper bag puppet hippo, she loved this one!IMG_4613

We colored a heart hippo together…IMG_4614

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Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

This week we did lesson 8, continuing our work with rhyming words.  No photos of that part this week!  We played a LOT with Ziggy {the puppet}, she was so into the lesson thanks to him!

She loved the letter page this week!  She colored the H brown first {her choice},IMG_4268

then I let her use blue glitter to color the water!IMG_4273


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She barely played with the toys on her shelves this week!  Amazing how her interests change from week to week!  Here she is sorting shapes…

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Spiky ball transfer…IMG_4515


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We had some Easter activities out, including our Easter {junk} Sensory Bin.  She played in it a LOT!  She loved making an egg sticker collage…IMG_4246

She didn’t play the actual game, but had a great time “playing” her own version of the Easter gameIMG_4251

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Her MOST favorite…definitely the Resurrection Eggs!  We spent time as a family on Good Friday evening going through them all and having a little “Jesus Easter Egg Hunt” as the kids call it.  IMG_4588


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The girl loves the iPad!  Here she was playing Park Math, Feed the HippoIMG_4611

Loving Toca Store with her brother…IMG_4342

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See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!


Moms-Favorite_thumb2_thumbOur sweet kitty, Izabella is still hanging in there.  I wrote more about what’s going on here on my Facebook page.  Ladybug loves this little kitty, and even if she isn’t with us much longer, I will cherish the time with her.  Seeing Ladybug be so gentle with her is heartwarming.  She even covers her with her special blankee.IMG_4424


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