Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Enter to win a copy the Journey's End Game.

A game to help teach about Sin and the need for confession!
Head over to see Holly's at The Three Sided Wheel and enter to win! While you are there you can see her review of my game!! She has some great pictures of her homeschool co-op playing the game!
Don't forget to enter!  Holly will pick the winner of the game on Friday, March 30, 2012!
Thanks Holly! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Decorating with Peeps

Not much for eating Peeps.  Peeps make me laugh.  For me, they are a humorous part of my college graduation memories....

But for Easter decorating, well these Peeps take the cake! This is an Easter cake I made a few years back.

On Pinterest,  I have seen Peeps in wreaths

and Peeps on skewers!

It all has me imagining Peeps on swags like garlands and Peeps on sticks in flower bouquets and a college door...old, hardened Peeps on it and a night of revelry with my sistas!

Yeah, Peeps make me laugh....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

a Holy Week link-up to refocus Lent...

I just posted a HOLY WEEK Link-Up as part of the Fiestas de Enlaces.
Here is the Holy Week Link-Up Announcement.

The Holy Week Link-Up is on the same page as the
What are you doing for Lent? Link-Up...

and incidentally...there is still time to add your Lenten posts, reflections and activities

Help us re-focus our Lent with your awesome ideas!

St. Joseph ~ Picture of the Carpenter on Wood ~ Craft

This is a fun and easy craft project for all ages! It makes a nice addition to any altar, room, shelf, or wall.

In this simple activity you'll crate a home/school decoration of St. Joseph on a block of wood. I felt that wood seemed like a perfect spot to put a picture of St. Joseph, since he was/is a carpenter!
It easy enough for kids in 1st grade but still nice enough for teens and adults.


See the complete instructions to create this for yourself - HERE.

St. Joseph the Craftsman, pray for us!
Happy crafting!

Friday, March 9, 2012

We Made a Lorax Tree Craft

From this website , found on Pinterest, we found inspiration to make a Lorax craft.

Make sure to open the link above to see instructions I did not include here.

First, my daughter and my mother collected craft supplies. A piece of cardboard for the construction paper...paper for a path....foam shapes....clay....popsicle sticks...pipe cleaner....yarn....glitter glue.

After wrapping the cardboard in green paper and cutting a winding trail out of black construction paper, my mother helped my daughter glue foam pieces onto the trail to look like a cobblestone path.
This wasn't in the movie, but any chance to use more glue was fun for my daughter!

To make the tree trunks, we used popsicle sticks . Pipe cleaners created the look of the stripes and helped to grab the "Truffula Tufts."

Here, we have sunk the sticks into mounds of clay that she then painted with green glitter glue.

We realized she even had tiny bears that she could include to replicate the movie, now all we need is a little Lorax.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

nothing is going to get better. It's not.

-The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fishing for the 12 Apostles

One day while teaching the kids about the 12 Apostles, I decided to come up with a fun and easy way for them to learn the names of the twelve apostles. I know grown adults that stumble with the names of Jesus' twelve followers. I figured it might help them remember better if they could play a game.

So I came up with the game Fishing for the Apostles.

I figured the fishing game was perfect since some of the apostles were fisherman.

To learn more about the game and for the free printable CLICK HERE