Cool Sites – August 14, 2013

Posted on Aug 11 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Praying for Your Children and Future Children
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Repurposed Containers
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: An Illustrated Field Trip
3.4 Science: Perseid Meteor Shower – Night Skies – Peak Is August 11-13
3.5 Arts and Crafts: Knitting and Crocheting References
3.6 Cooking for Special Diets: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Praying for Your Children and Future Children

It is hard to imagine a more sacred duty to our children–the ones here and those yet to arrive–than to pray daily for them. Many parents are praying for the future spouses as well. Read the suggestions for prayer–and take a minute to exercise that priceless privilege!

www.thebettermom.com/2013/07/5-ways-to-pray-for-your-future-children
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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Repurposed Containers

Meet needs for little to no cost by recycling what you already have. Explore more than a dozen of your editor’s favorite finds from the world of blogging. Do you know the old saying, “Use it up, wear it out; make it do, or do without!”?

www.homemadesimple.com/en-us/homeorganization/pages/repurposed-container-ideas.aspx
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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: An Illustrated Field Trip

Demonstrating how they do “Preschool at Home,” one family photo-illustrates their field trip to a manatee sanctuary. Since the trip was impromptu, the mom was unable to prepare her usual pre-field trip activities, but she offers suggestions for what she would have done if she’d had more planning time. Take a look and see what ideas you can add.

www.daisycottagedesigns.net/2013/02/preschool-at-home-alligators-turtles.html
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3.4 Science: Perseid Meteor Shower – Night Skies – Peak Is August 11-13

Go ahead and check for late meteors tonight–and consider signing up for one of the many available astronomy interest e-mails. Some linked below include EarthSky, Space.com, Stardate.org, and Astronomy.com.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower

http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

http://astronomy.com/perseids2013

www.classicalastronomy.com/news/anmviewer.asp?a=164&z=30
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3.5 Arts and Crafts: Knitting and Crocheting References

Do you remember home economics in school? Besides being a subject with daily practical uses, there are a variety of other benefits to learning various homemaking skills and handicrafts. By developing these skills, a person will gain a creative outlet, sense of accomplishment, and often, a relaxing, stress-busting hobby. You’ll have the ability to make those special homemade gifts we treasure. Pass these skills down to the next generation and, in addition to those long-term benefits, children can learn how to get organized, follow directions, and build fine motor skills.

Summer can be a great time to pick up material you didn’t have time to squeeze in during the traditional school year, but finding a way to shoehorn in handicrafts is often not a waste of time when you are trying to “get stuff done;” it is instead a way to recharge batteries by taking a break from deskwork. If you’d like to brush up on existing needlework skills, set a good example, and learn a new skill–all while teaching the kids–look at these web sites for starters. Check the resources on the website found under “Helpful Web sites” at the third link for more downloadable diagrams and/or video clips. Parents will wish to supervise as some links are to chat rooms.

www.learntocrochet.com

www.learntoknit.com

www.craftyarncouncil.com/?q=helpful_resources.html
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3.6 Cooking for Special Diets: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Nothing says we all can’t enjoy some wonderful and different foods found searching for recipes on sites that cater to special diets. Expand your hospitality possibilities! Here is one place to start.

http://thesimpleveganista.blogspot.com/2013/03/sriracha-cashew-cream-sauce.html
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