10 Ideas to Keep JESUS at the Center of December

10 Ideas to Keep Jesus at the Center of December and Christmas

Are you looking for ways to keep Jesus at the center of your Christmas season? Jesus is the center of EVERY month, however in December, as we focus our attention towards CHRISTmas, many parents want to point their kids towards Christ. This post will share 10 ideas for you to help your children focus on JESUS during the month of December!

I do NOT recommend doing all of these, you will become overwhelmed as a parent! Choose what stands out to you and speaks to your heart.

Ideas for keeping Jesus at the center of Christmas for kids

1. Advent Organization

One thing I like to do is plan our Advent activities in advance to save my sanity. I use the brown paper bag method and add whatever I want into the bags each year. See what we did specifically one year here!

Organize Advent Activities in Advance

2. Jesse Tree

One thing that has been a part of our Advent bags is our JesseTree Calendar cards and ornaments.

Jesse Tree Resources

3. Truth in the Tinsel

We have had SO much fun with Truth in the Tinsel. I highly recommend it if you haven’t experienced it yet!

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4. Nativity Printables

Many years ago I created a Nativity Preschool Printable Pack and recently we released a new Nativity Mega Bundle. We also have Nativity Q-tip painting here! Create a Christmas Activity notebook filled with fun printables that focus on Jesus’ birth!

Nativity Mega Bundle Christmas Nativity Printables Christmas Nativity Q-Tip Painting

5. CHRISTmas Books

We love collecting Christmas books and below you can see our very favorites! Click over to the blog if reading in email.

Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

6. The Sparkle Box

one of those books above is The Sparkle Box. This was an AWESOME time for our family, I blogged about one of our years with the Sparkle Box here. See why Ladybug didn’t think it was such a great idea at first.

The Sparkle Box

7. Christmas Bible Verse and Nativity Coloring

Spend some time coloring as a family with our many free coloring printables! We have Christmas Bible Verse Coloring here, Nativity Coloring for Kids here,

Christmas Nativity Coloring Christmas Bible Verse Coloring

8. CHRISTmas Play Sets

One of our favorite traditions is getting out our nativity play sets. Many we have had since my kids were very young and even as they get older, we still get them out! If reading in email, jump over to blog to see links}

Our favorites:

9. The Birth of Jesus from Grapevine

I love this simple study, see our experience with it here.

Grapevine Bible Studies The Birth of Jesus

10. The Right Attitude

Above all else, a Godly attitude throughout the busy month of December is one of the best ways we can keep Jesus at the center!

Mommy's Attitude matters more than the Activities

What are YOUR favorite ways to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season?



Free Printable Christmas Mazes

Christmas Mazes

Are you getting your December plans together yet? I LOVE planning fun Christmas themed school activities for my kids! I don’t get to do it as much now that they are older – but those of you with little ones can have a fun Christmas-themed month! Today we are sharing a few fun Christmas mazes for you to add to your Christmas printable collection! This set features a full color option or a blackline option.

Why Mazes?

Mazes are a great way to improve thinking skills and focus all while developing fine motor skills! Many young children won’t enjoy writing letters but might enjoy following the mazes! Pencil-control skills are a skill that needs to be practiced, why not have fun doing it?

Is your Kindergartner having trouble holding a pencil correctly? See our post here about pencil grip and the simple tool we found very effective!!

Want to reuse these pages over and over again? Slip them into sheet protectors and use dry erase markers or crayons with them!

Christmas Mazes

   

In this free Christmas Mazes printable set you’ll find the following activity pages:

Christmas Mazes (2) Christmas Mazes (5)Christmas Mazes (6) Christmas Mazes (4) Christmas Mazes (3) Christmas Mazes (7) 

Want to print in full color but worried about ink usage? You need HP Instant Ink!!

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  The BW version:

Christmas Mazes (9) Christmas Mazes (12)  Christmas Mazes (13) Christmas Mazes (10)Christmas Mazes (11) Christmas Mazes (12)

Answer keys:

   Christmas Mazes (1) Christmas Mazes (8) 

Download Christmas Mazes here!

Christmas Mazes for Kids

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More Christmas Fun

Free Christmas Printable Collection



Flash Sale 2 Days Only!

This sale is now over.

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I am so excited to share that the 2018 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is back for a very quick flash sale – 2 days only!  In case you missed this incredible offer back in April, you now have another chance!

*note – this is the same bundle I shared in April, so do not buy it if you already did – this is a flash sale for those who may have missed it! If YOU missed it, I highly recommend NOT missing it this time. The Ultimate Bundles team will bring a popular bundle back once for a flash sale {sometimes} but never more than once – this is the last time to get this offer!

The ENTIRE bundle of over 129 products with a value of over $3,600.00 is only $29.97! My FREE GIFT {keep scrolling for details} is valued at $14.25, which makes this an even greater deal!

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MY FREE BONUS GIFT

As a special added bonus to my readers who purchase the UHB during this Flash Sale through my link,you will get FREE access to a special bundle of 5 of my products from my shop!

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 during the flash sale, 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 2018 during this flash sale for $29.97 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 flash sale ending. My email is [email protected]

 

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!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just TWO days! After November 6th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

 

Grab your bundle today!

FAQ UHB 2018

I have purchased the Homemaking Bundle in past years, is this one different?

YES! However, this is a FLASH SALE of the bundle that was sold in April 2018. If you purchased the 2018 bundle in April, do not purchase this one – it is the same. However, if you missed the 2018 version in April, grab it now!!!

I have young kids, which is why I read your blog. Is this bundle good for me?

YES!

Here’s over $100 worth of reasons why…

~~> The exclusive free gift bundle from me! {value $14.25}
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There’s more for kids, these are just my favorites.

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I am wanting to work from home, is there anything in this bundle to help with that?

GIRL, YES!!!

These 8 products are worth over $1,000!!! These are some very valuable courses online that can really help you!

Here’s my favorite products included and their value…

  • Balancing Diapers and Deadlines: A Busy Mom’s Guide to Minimizing Decisions, Integrating Kids, and Getting More Done ($47.00)
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What are ALL of the BONUS OFFERS included?

 

 

      • FREE 2-month subscription from Scribd, $17.98 value
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See info about all of the products listed above as well as the bonus items included in the bundle on the UHB page!

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Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

We have a new set of THANKSGIVING Bible Verse coloring pages for you!  The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. 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!

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.

The following pages are in this set!

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages (2) Thanksgiving Coloring Pages (3)Thanksgiving Coloring Pages (4) Thanksgiving Coloring Pages (1)

Download your free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages here!

Thanskgiving Coloring Pages

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See more FREE Coloring Pages here!

Just Color! Free Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults

 

More Thanksgiving Fun…

Thanksgiving Printables and Ideas

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids



Differentiated Instruction

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{disclaimer ~ This post is sponsored by Study.com and I was provided access to Study.com for this review. All opinions are mine}

What is differentiated instruction? How do you differentiate instruction? What are some examples of differentiated instruction? Study.com is filled with resources for teachers to learn about, implement, and fully understand differentiated instruction. Differentiated instruction in the classroom was something I focused on greatly when teaching Kindergarten in the public school system. I had a wide variety of students with varying learning needs and even different languages! On this comprehensive webpage, you’ll find links to every resource Study.com offers regarding the subject of differentiated instruction.

Differentiated Instruction Video from Study.com

One of my favorite things about Study.com is the video lesson format. The lessons are very well done and simple to follow. I browsed through the lessons on differentiated instruction and found some great resources. Even homeschoolers can benefit from these differentiated instruction resources.

Study.com Differentiated Instruction Classroom Resources

Whatever stage of your teaching career you are in, this Differentiated Instruction webpage will serve you! It has detailed information for new teachers and those wanting to learn more, as well as practical items like lesson plans and classroom resources for DI in different subjects. There’s even a course you can take for continuing education credit.

Study.com Differentiated Instrucion Course

       

You may remember my review of Study.com from a few months ago. If you are a teacher and you missed it, you’re going to want to go back and check it out. As a former classroom teacher, Study.com speaks to my heart and I just love the information it provides.

Discount for Teachers

I am excited to share a discount code for 20% off first three months teacher plan for those of you wanting to give Study.com a try and I also have some 90 day guest passes to give away!!!! I highly encourage classroom teachers to check our Study.com for sure. Homeschoolers – you too! The resources are incredible, like the Jane Eyre literature study I shared in detail here.

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20% off Teacher Plan for the first three months, redeemable until Jan. 31, 2019

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