Posted on Nov 24 2012 in Cool Sites by admin
Ann Voskamp of the Holy Experience blog has shared her Jesse Tree devotional with 25 days of short, family friendly devotions to her e-mail subscribers (sign up free of charge). Each day, find Bible verses with reflections on them, a full-color ornament to cut out for your Jesse Tree, and an “action point” to put more of Christ’s love into practice.
Subscribe to Jan Brett’s newsletter (or just visit her site) for fabulous, printable material from seasonal coloring pages and full-color bookmarks fancy enough to give as greeting-card gifts (print on cardstock), to teaching material for younger kids and drawing lessons sophisticated enough for adults! A famous children’s author/illustrator, Jan keeps sharing new resources year after year and offers access to older, archived items.
Marbles is a great, old-fashioned game that does not require batteries or electricity, and also has many variations. Games such as this teach fine-motor skills, and the importance of taking turns, following rules, and picking up (prevents falls, loss, and younger siblings getting them into their mouths!).
NASA has just initiated a new, free service that notifies you when the International Space Station (ISS) passes overhead in the mornings and evenings. Choose to receive either an e-mail or text message when a good opportunity to see the ISS occurs (not the hard-to-spot passes)–it’s great for kids.