Cool Sites – December 12, 2012

Posted on Dec 8 2012 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: The Teaching Home – Christmas Peace
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 31 Days of Giving on a Budget
3.3 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Up: Free Printable Advent Coloring Pages
3.4 Sewing: Last-Minute Gift – Skateboard Sling
3.5 Cooking: Spice Substitution Chart
3.6 History: William Wilberforce and Free Amazing Grace DVD
3.7 Gardening: Growing a Winter Garden

 

3.1 Christian Resources: The Teaching Home – Christmas Peace

Issue number 354 of the Teaching Home features ways to foster family peace and take that peace-making skill out into the world.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs158/1101229843312/archive/1111756315585.html

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 31 Days of Giving on a Budget

This particular day happens to discuss helping even the youngest children give to others. The other 30 days have additional ideas to help families give even when budgets are tight.

http://moneysavingmom.com/2012/12/31-days-of-giving-on-a-budget-teaching-children-to-give-day-3.html

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3.3 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Up: Free Printable Advent Coloring Pages

This Advent series has pages suitable for any Christmas-season coloring. Note the additional links to more related printables at the bottom of the page. Those pages in turn have more resources linked.

http://ministry-to-children.com/advent-coloring-book

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3.4 Sewing: Last-Minute Gift – Skateboard Sling

Directions say this sewing project is simple enough for beginners. Whip one up–or let a learner try it–and make a snowboard or skateboard carrier.

www.skiptomylou.org/2012/11/25/snowboard-and-skateboard-sling-by-the-boy-trifecta

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3.5 Cooking: Spice Substitution Chart

What do you do when you have begun a recipe and discover you lack a certain spice? Sometimes it just isn’t convenient to run to the store. Here is a chart with possible substitutes. (The results will not be identical to those of the original recipe, but should be acceptable–even enjoyable!) The page also has links to an herb substitution chart and to a page of spice blends and mixes (with links to the recipes).

http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blspicesub.htm

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3.6 History: William Wilberforce and Free Amazing Grace DVD

The official website of the 2006 movie, Amazing Grace, has resources suitable for homeschool, family devotional use, Sunday school, and youth groups. Church and church school leaders can request a free DVD of the movie! If you head a homeschool co-op, you could ask if that qualifies. Click on “Resources” in the banner to access free hymns, sheet music, a study guide, and links to much more.

www.amazinggracemovie.com/index.php#

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3.7 Gardening: Growing a Winter Garden

Even if it is one herb plant, you can grow something now! See the possibilities and get instructions at the website–andz lots more on winter gardening in other articles.

http://frugallysustainable.com/2012/11/grow-one-a-winter-garden

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