Summer Time Fun Jar FREEBIE and semi-Homemade Red Velvet Cupcakes

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You may have already downloaded my Family Time Fun Jar, but we have turned ours into a Summer Time Fun Jar.  The kids enjoy picking one card a day (or at least occasionally when they get bored and are looking for something to do).

So far, we’ve enjoyed a spa, egg drop, made a craft (several actually), improv, baked something…

Download the cards here:

Family Time Fun Jar

Click the image above to print the tag.  Use a hole punch to make a hole in the corner and thread onto the ribbon.

For the “bake something” card, we’ve made homemade red velvet cupcakes.  Well, sort of homemade.  We use a box mix for the cake part and then make homemade creme cheese frosting.  It’s sooo easy to make and sooo much better than the kind you buy in the container.

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:

1 stick of butter

1/2 pkg. cream cheese (or 4 oz.)  I buy the 8 oz. block kind and just use a knife to cut it in half.  I wrap up the other half so I can make another batch later.

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Creme together softened butter and creme cheese until smooth.  I use an electric mixer.  Add the powdered sugar a little at a time.  Beat until smooth and creamy.  Beat in the vanilla.

We enjoyed sharing these with a sick friend and will be making another batch today for a friend who had a baby recently.  Maybe you could some of yours to bless someone too!

Happy Summer!

 

 

Please read this

Please take a few moments to read this blog post.  It was written by my friend’s daughter, who is a summer missionary serving in Zambia.  It is beautifully written, but there’s so much more to it than that.  I believe the Holy Spirit will use this post to spur us on to the business of spreading the Gospel.  What are we waiting for?

http://scriptinggrace.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/she-has-a-name/

 

Homeschool Planner with 12 BONUS FREEBIES

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I finally finished my 2014-2015 Homeschool Planner!  Thanks to everyone who contributed feedback on the last one.

This one TOTALLY customizable!  You will receive it as a PowerPoint file, meaning you can change it around at will!

In addition, it is jam packed full of PRODUCT FREEBIES to make your homeschool year run smoothly.

Here’s what you get:

Inside the Homeschool Planner

  • Year at a Glance
  • Birthdays of Family & Friends
  • Password Cheat Sheet
  • Monthly Calendars
  • Menu Planners
  • Lesson Plans
  • Attendance Sheets
  • Grade Book
  • Report Cards
  • Reading Logs
  • Behavior Management
  • Weekly Chores
  • In His Presence Articles (1 per month)
  • In His Presence Journal

Free Resources…

Excel Student Planner (customizable!)

Proverbs Interactive Poster (the complete product)

The Armor of God unit (This one is brand new and not currently sold anywhere else, not even elsewhere on Currclick!)

Deeper Roots Family Devotional book (weekly devotions for the ENTIRE school year)

The VERY popular Reasons for the Season Christmas family devotional book (has been featured on Money Saving Mom, Confessions of a Homeschooler’s facebook page, Women Living Well, Mentoring Moments…)

Customizable Lapbook Templates (You can make your own customized lapbooks throughout the year!)

Birthday Packet (Make their special day extra special with a birthday crown and fun ideas!)

Create a Homeschool Classroom on a Budget book

Standardized Testing Tips and Tricks booklet

Fun Timeline Figures from Creation to Resurrection (especially helpful if you do the Mystery of History curriculum)

My Scripture Journals (for kids)

Please check out the other products under the publisher name Kathy Hutto.

Additional products you may be interested in include:

Learning Across the USA (create a notebook with a page for every state…this is a Currclick Best Electrum Seller)

A to Z Preschool Curriculum (perfect for those preschool homeschoolers who want to “do school” too)

Movie Making Basics (Currclick Best Silver Seller)

Science for Homeschool Co-op or for fun at Home

Virtual Fieldtrips (Currclick Best Electrum Seller)

Multiplication Foldable (5 Star Rating)

Reading is for Everyone (Currclick Best Electrum Seller)

 

 

Proverbs Chapter 11 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we are learning from Chapter 11:

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Be wise with your money.

Don’t be led astray. (We drew a pig with a ring in it’s nose as the Scripture mentions.)

A man of understanding remains silent.

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Proverbs Chapter 10 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we are learning from Chapter 10:

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Don’t be lazy.

Don’t waste money.

The blessing of the Lord makes rich.

Hope of the righteous = Joy

Hatred stirs up strife.

Love covers all offenses.

Fear of the Lord = Looong life

Walk with integrity = walk securely

The tongue is the window of the heart.

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Proverbs Chapter 9 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we are learning from Chapter 9:

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Wisdom is like a woman getting ready for a party and calling for others to come.

There is another lady calling out, but she’s tempting others to do foolishly.  Sometimes this way seems sweeter because of the risk of danger (exciting).

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

 

Proverbs Chapter 8 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we are learning from Chapter 8:

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Wisdom is a gift (blessing).

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Proverbs Chapter 7 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we are learning from Chapter 7:

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Keep wisdom close and temptation far away.

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Proverbs Chapter 6 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we are learning from Chapter 6:

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Be wise by not linking with debt.

Be-eth not-eth lazy-eth (I let the children help decide what to write;)

God hates:

cocky

lying

murder

wicked heart

going down evil path

false witness

makes evil plans

You may even want to add “consider the ant” or draw an ant on yours.

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

 

Proverbs Chapter 5 – for interactive poster

Our family is doing a summer Bible study on the book of Proverbs.  You can read all about that here and learn how to get the interactive pieces to create your own poster.

You can follow my blog to get updates on what we’ve written on our interactive pieces each day.

Here’s what we learning from Chapter 5:

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Keep marriage promises.

 

Here’s the direct links for the other chapters we’ve done so far:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4