Home Art Studio Giveaway

Home Art Studio Giveaway

We have been using Home Art Studio for over a year now.  You can see all of the projects I have blogged about here! We are still using it, I am just a bit slower this year with my blogging through our projects. it is my hope to get back on the art wagon after the new year hits!  Home Art Studio really does make it so easy, I have no excuse.

Home Art Studio

Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD/ROM based art education program, taught by Lindsey Volin,  designed for homeschooling families. Every fun art project teaches students important art concepts and principles. This program is perfect for parents who don’t have a lot of art experience, but who want to ensure that their children receive a well-rounded arts education.

Here are some helpful direct links:

    Looking to purchase?  Home Art Studio DVDs and supply sets are sold from Jerry’s Artarama, just click here or the “purchase now” button on the Home Art Studio website.
    I am honored to have Home Art Studio as a blog sponsor and to be able to offer an amazing giveaway today! 

    One winner will win the complete DVD series, grades K-5! That’s a $150 value!

    Giveaway is open for USA and Canada, and ends on Dec.30, 2013. Winner will be announced here, and via email and has 48 hours to reply and claim prize! Use Rafflecopter to enter below.

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Birth of Jesus Review & Giveaway

Grapevine Bible Studies The Birth of Jesus

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links used in this post, I also received a free copy of the Birth of Jesus student and teacher eBook}

We have used and loved Grapevine Bible Studies for years!  This year we decided to use the Birth of Jesus mini study for part of our Christmas learning.  We already had the Beginner Level Birth of Jesus Study eBooks and Dianna from Grapevine kindly sent me the Traceable eBook {student and teacher} to review with Ladybug!

I don’t print my manual, I load it into iBooks and use my iPad, as shown below.  I also use my phone with the Bible app ready to go with our verses for the lesson. This helps me stay more streamlined in my teaching and works better for me.

The Birth of Jesus Grapevine Bible Study for Kids

 

I made each of my kids a mini book with their drawing pages inside.  I printed the beginner pages for my boys {ages 7 and 11} and printed the tracer pages for Ladybug {age 4}

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Each of my kids has a different color rectangle on the cover to easily grab the right one.  I made a few extra colors and left the names off in case you’d like to use them too.

 Download the covers here!

The Birth of Jesus Bible Study Covers

This study is 7 lessons, taking your kids through the events and people surrounding the Birth of Jesus; Mary, Joseph, The Birth, Shepherds, The Temple, The Wise Men, & Herod.

I set my kids up like this each day, using our lap trays from Michaels and our color coded school supply buckets.

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I stand at the dry erase board and teach them from there.  Stick figures make me happy.  Even I can draw them!

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I love how simple this study is, and that it is only 7 lessons.  Yes it is simple, but it is powerful.  The discussions that have stemmed from our lessons so far have been phenomenal!  I am so very thankful we decided to use it this year. It is one of the only things we can successfully learn together with the age range I have {ages 4, 7, 11}.

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My favorite drawing from the study so far is definitely from my oldest son, who manages to make his drawings quite unique! I shared this on Instagram here!

Birth Of Jesus

 

This particular Instagram post got some questions about how we explain the concept of “virgin” to our young kids.  I answered over in the comments of the Instagram post if you’d like to see!

Birth of Jesus...Mary

 

It is not too late to use this study this December, since it is only 7 lessons you have plenty of time!  You can purchase it today and get started almost immediately as there is very little prep work! 

Buy it now and if you win the giveaway you’ll get your money back

Be sure to use the 20% discount code too: DecBlog.

Enter to win the eBook version of The Birth of Jesus Student and Teacher manual below in the Rafflecopter widget.  You get to choose the level if you are the winner.  This is a fast giveaway, ending Friday 12/13/13, so I can get the prize out this weekend for the winner!

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Lola’s ABC Party 2 ~ Learning App Review and Giveaway

Lola's ABC Party 2

We were given Lola’s ABC Party 2 to review thanks to our blog sponsor Lola Panda.  This game has a free version available here to try out {Android free here}, and a full version available for $1.99 for Apple or Android.

We had a few Lola games prior to this one being given to us so Ladybug recognized the panda when I gave her the app to review for me!  This one is a higher Kindergarten level so she isn’t the target age for it, and I had to help her a lot.  She did enjoy it when I was with her and I think she will like it a lot next year!

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This is a literacy focused app and teaches spelling, word construction and word recognition to children ages 5-8.

This game encourages the learning progress by rewarding children with fun surprises when they achieve success. The fun they’re having motivates them to continue, and to learn even more! For younger children, Lola’s ABC Party would be a better choice!

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Here’s a video trailer to give you a better idea of what this game focuses on!

 

Use Rafflocopter to enter to win one of 5 codes to download the full version of Lola’s ABC Party 2 {reg price: $1.99} These codes are only for Apple devices, and will be emailed directly to the winner using the email you provide below in Rafflecopter!

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 11/17/13.

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A Light for My Path ~ Review & Giveaway

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I am excited to share a new book from Apologia called A Light for My Path by Davis Carman.  I was sent this book to review and am honored to have Apologia as a blog sponsor. Help your children fall in love with God’s Word while learning their ABC’s with this beautifully illustrated book based on Psalm 119. This is so much more than an ABC book, introducing the twenty-six letters of the English alphabet and twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

A Light for My Path is simply beautiful.  I showed it to my daughter, who loves animals, and she was in love.  She looked at it periodically for a couple of weeks and then it was on my desk for awhile and out of her sight.  A couple of weeks ago I set it back out and just happened to be there when she saw it.  I promise these photos are not staged, at all!

She went nuts hugging all over the book, so excited to see it!

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It was really quite amusing, and yes I was thinking to myself, “Man these will make great photos for my review post!”

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I did ask her to show me a page, which she is doing below.  This gives you an idea of what the book is like on the inside.  Each page features a beautiful illustration and a large letter.  The left page says the same phrase on every page, so we shortened it as we read.  It does get repetitive when reading to a 4 year old, although some will love this, she did not. 

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In the back of the book, you’ll find Psalm 119  {which is an acrostic poem} written out in full.  You also see the Hebrew letter of the alphabet that correlates with each stanza at the top of each page.  What an amazing learning tool right at your fingertips!

We love this book and are happy to own it thanks to Apologia!


Along with this new book, Davis Carman has also written another amazing book we own and love, Good Morning God.  I purchased this book over a year ago and it is one of K’s favorites! Good Morning God

For our giveaway today, one of you will receive BOTH books {and the coloring book that goes with Good Morning, God}!

Apologia Giveaway

 

Use Rafflecopter to enter to win below.  Giveaway is open to US residents only, and ends on November 14, 2013.

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All About Reading Giveaway

All About Reading Giveaway

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I am thrilled to host a giveaway for All About Reading!  You choose the level if you win! 

You can read my recent review of All About Reading Level 2 here…

All About Reading Level 2 Review

If you are the winner, you may choose from any available All About Reading Level…

Pre-Reading

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

You will also receive the Deluxe Interactive Kit along with level 1, 2, or 3. {Pre 1 is already a deluxe package}

Use Rafflecopter to enter below {if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are viewing on a computer and on the actual blog, not email or RSS feed}. 

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents and is open until November 11, 2013.

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