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Be a “Good Book” Worm!

Posted by on Aug 16, 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. With children returning to school this month we’re reminded of the importance of having a good education, and much of this happens through books. Today, we’re going to learn about a very special Book. In fact, it’s the only Book that is actually alive! That’s right! So grab your supplies and let’s all become “Good Book” Worms. What you’ll need: Construction or card stock paper (preferred due to its weight) – two different colors or patterns...

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Fruit – Good for the Body and Soul

Posted by on Jul 12, 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. Summer is the season for fresh fruits! The Bible has something to say about fruit in Galatians 5. Today, we’ll focus on these verses as we discuss the fruit of the Spirit while enjoying the produce chosen by your child. What you’ll need: Seasonal fruit Sour cream (1-1/2 cup) Brown sugar (3T) A dish for the fruit and dip Skill level: Little Helping Hands, ages 2-5: Smaller hands will enjoy going with you to choose different...

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Caring for the Birds, Like our Father

Posted by on Jun 14, 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. June is the month we celebrate fatherhood. God is the only perfect example of a father but He gave us earthly fathers to display His love and care for our families. Today, we focus on Matthew 26:6 because few verses explain the beauty of God’s detailed care for us (and the birds!) as much as this one. What you’ll need: A toilet paper roll Peanut butter Bird seed Child-friendly utensil Plate or tin foil Skill level:...

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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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