Posted on Jun 22 2013 in Cool Sites by admin
3.1 Christian Resources: Annual “Call 2 Fall” Prayer for the Nation – June 30
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Multiple Writers on Staycation Ideas
3.3 Kindergarten Through Second Grade: Unit Study – Beginning Money and Economics
3.4 Arts and Crafts: Yarn Craft Bracelets
3.5 Family Fun and Outdoors: Vintage Boy Scouting Publications Free Online
3.6 History: Cato Institute Free Online Course
3.7 Preparedness: Summer Attitude of Gratitude Slideshow
3.8 Needlework: Finger-Knitting Videos
Call 2 Fall is an annual prayer effort close to Independence Day acknowledging our dependence on God. There are 130 Virginia churches signed up at the time of this writing; join with one of them, add your own, host a small group, or pray with your family.
Nine homeschool bloggers (and their readers who commented) pool their best staycation ideas.
Did you know children in this young age range can learn the beginnings of economics? Begin with vocabulary, add identification of currency with basic math, and finish with arts and crafts–you knew a homemade piggy bank was coming, didn’t you?
Need a break from heat or rain? Come inside and try one of several types of “Pretty Yarn Craft Bracelets.” Find free instructions on Grandmother’s Pattern Book along with links to more at the bottom of the page. Join the free daily newsletter to get many more needlecraft patterns (most–but not all–are knitting or crocheting).
Use any of the tried and true activities to enrich your family’s outdoor time and learn the skills of explorers, backwoodsmen, and frontiersmen that Baden-Powell so admired.
The Cato Institute is a libertarian organization that is now offering you an opportunity to listen, read, and study at your own pace. See if you agree or disagree with their positions. Have you seen the free Hillsdale College history and Constitution courses (an Internet search will find them)?
Prepare to be kind on purpose and be grateful for what you have. Take a few minutes to relax and pick up new ideas–or renew your intentions to put the best ideas into practice.
This is needlework without the needles–the best kind for little kiddos! Not only does finger-knitting develop dexterity, but you can choose whether to frog it (rip it all out–“rip it, rip it!”) or start over for more ways to occupy the kids. Internet searches will turn up a number of sources.