Cool Sites – December 20, 2012

Posted on Dec 16 2012 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Family Activities for Winter Break
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Calendars for 2013
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Happy Birthday, Jesus (on a Great Site!)
3.4 Math: Winter Wonderland Worksheet – Math for Middle Schoolers
3.5 DIY: Turn Paint Chips into a Dry Erase Calendar
3.6 Arts and Crafts: Last Minute Gift – “Art Magnets” – All Ages
3.7 Bible and Art: Free Gospel eLesson from Grapevine – Expires December 31
3.8 History: Flag Conservation Video
3.9 Homemaking: Grocery Lists
3.10 Geography: Christmas in Australia Unit Study

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Family Activities for Winter Break

See issue number 264 of the Teaching Home Magazine for a variety of enriching and educational activity suggestions your family can enjoy over the Christmas and New Year break.

www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter264.cfm

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Calendars for 2013

Pick and choose to customize whatever style of calendar pages you need. If one month has a unique schedule (such as an expected baby or a long road trip), you can print just that month in a different style that meets your needs.

www.printable2013calendars.com

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Happy Birthday, Jesus (on a Great Site!)

Use any of the ideas suitable to your needs or beliefs to plan a birthday party for Jesus with your family, friends, co-op, or Sunday school class. Find songs, a Bible verse bracelet, a finger play, a story, and art. Finish off the gathering with snack time! The main website, which may be useful at other times, is at the second link.

http://preschoolstorytimes.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-birthday-jesus-storytime.html

http://preschoolpost.com/blogupdate/2012/12/05/happy-birthday-jesus-a-new-story-time-plan-that-celebrates-the-reason-for-the-season

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3.4 Math: Winter Wonderland Worksheet – Math for Middle Schoolers

Here is a worksheet for math enthusiasts or middle school students who need to brush up on math word problems during the Christmas break.

www.fi.edu/school/math/winter.html

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3.5 DIY: Turn Paint Chips into a Dry Erase Calendar

Turn an old picture frame and paint chips into an inexpensive, reusable monthly (or weekly) calendar. You’ll need 35 chips, a 12″ x 16″ frame, and a dry erase marker to create your own version.

http://lifehacker.com/5873452/turn-paint-chips-into-a-dry-erase-calendar

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3.6 Arts and Crafts: Last Minute Gift – “Art Magnets” – All Ages

Use whatever arts and crafts materials you have at home and make them as simple or fancy as you wish! Just create a picture to place inside a recycled bottle top, decorate the outside rim, and affix a magnet.

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/homemade-christmas-gift

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3.7 Bible and Art: Free Gospel eLesson from Grapevine – Expires December 31

Here is a simple presentation of the Gospel made more memorable by the use of stick drawings. Your student could even take a turn as teacher, as the preparations are well explained.

www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-instant-download-of-the-gospels-elesson-for-free-homeschool-deals-readers

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3.8 History: Flag Conservation Video

See a short video on how the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond conserved a Civil War flag. Visit the Museum’s website to see programs that might interest your family.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHV7v7lGuQM&list=UUVkLIEcXk6uxBGikeRQ-UpQ&index=1&feature=plcp

www.moc.org

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3.9 Homemaking: Grocery Lists

Save this site and see the various customized styles of shopping lists for use all year; see the top 10 on this page, but check out the sidebar for links to categories with all 45 specialized lists and menus. The lists will help you organize your shopping, pantry stores, and even improve your health! There are lined blank lists, itemized checklists, and lists written with diabetic or gluten-free diets in mind. Happy, Healthy New Year!

www.freeprintablegrocerylist.com

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3.10 Geography: Christmas in Australia Unit Study

A Montessori teacher has assembled a list of links to help you explore Christmas “down under”–quite a change of pace. Sample Aussie edible treats, learn how they celebrate (it’s summer there, you know), and examine some maps of Australia. Do as much or as little as you’d like, and enjoy the time with your family!

www.amonco.org/christmasinaustralia.html

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