Cool Sites – February 19, 2014

Posted on Feb 16 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Reading Plans
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 11 Learning Activities Perfect for Preschoolers
3.4 Creation Science: Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham
3.5 Family Fun: Five Brain Boosting Winter Time Activities
3.6 Arts and Crafts: March Is National Craft Month–Crafts for Kids
3.7 English: Janice Campbell on Alternatives to Writing a Literary Analysis
3.8 History: Constitution Lapbook

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Reading Plans

Whether the New Year just scooted past you without you selecting a Bible reading plan—or the plan you chose didn’t suit you after all—it is never too late to choose one. Look at the ones suggested at Back to the Bible and jump in. Begin at the beginning or join the plan in progress, but read!

www.backtothebible.org/index.php/Bible-Reading-Guides.html

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

It certainly is less expensive to teach children lifelong habits of good dental care than to pay to fix dental problems. Here is an article with several links to trivia, experiments and demonstrations, books, educational resources, and quiz questions.

www.knowledgehouse.info/njfk/teeth.html

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 11 Learning Activities Perfect for Preschoolers

Need a fresh idea to occupy a little one? For starters, your pint-sized detective can match footprints in play dough with the toys that made them. These ideas are sure to spark more you can share on your blog, at support group, at park day…

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/49611/learning-activities-preschoolers

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3.4 Creation Science: Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham

For a limited time you can watch the recent debate between Blll Nye “the Science Guy,” and Ken Ham of the Creation Museum, who is also a past HEAV Convention speaker. After a period of time, it may be taken offline and available for purchase only. (Be patient, the video takes quite a while to load.

http://debatelive.org

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3.5 Family Fun: Five Brain Boosting Winter Time Activities

The contributors suggest some games and toys (to purchase) that they say will give the brain a workout when the weather has you cooped up indoors. One of their favorites is K’NEX (can you think of free or lower-cost building material?). LEGO Digital Designer, a free download from LEGO.com, lets your kids create custom designs using a digital builder.

http://hsbapost.com/?s=5+Brain+Boosting+Winter+Time+Activities

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3.6 Arts and Crafts: March Is National Craft Month – Crafts for Kids

While not glitzy, this simple site touches on categories such as bead crafts, paper crafts, and yes, their purpose is to sell you the materials for crafts–but behind those plain headings and salesmanship, there are IDEAS! How about a notebook to keep records of needlework or other hobbies? We keep academic records of all sorts, but do we keep hobby project records? The records could be of crafts, art, special dinners, and holidays…

www.fiber-images.com/Crafts_Kids/kids_crafts.html

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3.7 English: Janice Campbell on Alternatives to Writing a Literary Analysis

In an ultra-short entry, Mrs. Campbell (known for writing advice) gives seven alternatives to longer formal writing. Your reluctant writers will thank you.

www.janice-campbell.com/2013/12/10/alternatives-to-writing-a-literary-analysis

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3.8 History: Constitution Lapbook and Much More

The hands-on aspects of lapbooks help engage younger students as they study a subject sometimes not known for being captivating; broken down into smaller bites, the important details can seem less intimidating. Since the lapbook is free–as are other projects on this mom-built site–it’s easy on the budget. See the left sidebar for unit studies, worksheets, copywork, record-keeping, notebooking, and more! Be sure to share what you have created to keep sites free and full of new material.

http://homeschoolhelperonline.com/lapbooks/constitution.shtml

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