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Family Fun for Summer

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children–no matter what age—and fun craft projects and games for gobs of giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got just 18 summers to create lots of memories with our loved ones. This month’s craft is not only a craft, but a game: See how many splat balls you can catch in your catch basket from tosses by your team mate. Made with throw-aways, it’s uber-cool to recycle! What you’ll need: 4 empty gallon milk jugs cleaned/labels removed (they peel fairly easy, don’t worry about leftover glue) Two 1-¼ inch dowels, 2 inches long each Duct tape Permanent markers ¼ – ½ inch wide elastic Hole puncher Splat balls...

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Gauging God’s Goodness

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got just 18 summers to create lots of memories with our loved ones. You’ve heard the old adage, “Spring showers bring May flowers.” This month, we’re going to celebrate God’s many blessings that rain down by making a rain gauge and using the gauge as a trigger for praise! What you’ll need: A clear plastic water bottle A marker Tape measure Sheet of paper and pen, pencil, or crayon Skill level: Little Helping Hands, ages 2-5: Smaller hands will enjoy buying their water bottle, drinking it, and watching mom...

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Watching the Story of Easter Bloom

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got just 18 summers to create lots of memories with our loved ones. This month we celebrate Easter, the most joyous celebration of all. On Good Friday, we remember Jesus’ death and burial. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the fact that Jesus victoriously arose from the grave. The same power from God that raised Jesus comes to live in us every day when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. How exciting! What you’ll need: A small to medium planter A small bag of soil (or if you...

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God’s Word Stands Forever

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got just 18 summers to create lots of memories with our children before they leave for college. This month we’ll celebrate the first day of spring. Flowers are beginning to pop up, breezes are a tad warmer, and it’s lighter outside a little longer. So today we’ll celebrate by creating a project that reminds us of one important truth: No matter how sweet the smell of the newly blooming flower, they all fade in comparison to the beauty of God’s Word. What you’ll need: White cardstock or construction paper...

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God-Loves-Me Garland

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. February is the month of love and because there’s no greater love than God’s we’re going to celebrate it! What you’ll need: Card stock or construction paper. Valentine colors might include red, pink, or white, but any color is fine. You’ll want enough for seven heart-shaped cutouts. Black sharpie. Child-friendly scissors. Hole-puncher. Twine (approximately 6’). Pen and paper. Skill level: Little Helping Hands, ages 2-5: Smaller hands will enjoy cutting out heart shapes and answering questions....

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Why Fresh Starts Matter at Any Age

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. January offers fresh starts to those wanting a healthier lifestyle or new priorities for their new year. Jesus represents fresh starts to all who believe and ask him, by faith, to be forgiven. This month’s craft will offer a fun way to remind our children and grandchildren of both the beauty and importance of embracing God’s forgiveness. What you’ll need: Card stock or construction paper (card stock colors are usually brighter): 1 sheet each of light...

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