Cool Sites – February 26, 2014

Posted on Feb 23 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Article – “How to Guard Your Heart”
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printables – Special Paper
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Traditional Games
3.4 Science: SpaceWeather.com
3.5 Home Economics: Easy Sewing Projects
3.6 History: Free Lectures Online – “The Story of American Freedom”

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Article: How to Guard Your Heart

King Solomon instructed his son to, “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life,” meaning that our thought life controls how we act. The late pastor and broadcaster Adrian Rogers wrote a one-page article on how to do what the Bible warns us to do–“guard your heart.”

http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/how-to-guard-your-heart-html/

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printables – Special Paper

Do you ever find you need just a sheet or two of a special type of graph paper or other special patterned paper but not a whole package? Do you ever find a need for it after store hours? Here is a website with more than 1,200 types of such special papers available to print—all free.

www.printablepaper.net/?awt_l=7O_4Y&awt_m=IiJ6suV3VrxJaL

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Traditional Games

In case you somehow missed getting to play “Duck, Duck, Goose,” “Hide ‘n Seek,” or “Red Light, Green Light,” do not despair–here are the complete directions. If you need more players, grab a few stray neighbor children (if their parents consent!) and have a blast! In case you are snowed in by 12-foot drifts, a larger-sized indoor room will suffice for some of the games. The first two links are games for two- through four-year-olds; the next two links are games  for four- through six-year-olds–though there must be quite a bit of overlap in some games. However, we are not at all sure we wish to have two-year-olds playing Red Rover with six-year-olds!

www.homeschool-living.com/games-2.html

www.homeschool-living.com/Games.html

www.homeschool-living.com/Games-4-6.html

www.homeschool-living.com/Games-4-6-year-olds.html

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3.4 Science: SpaceWeather.com

See this website and sign up for the e-mail and text alerts to learn of the very latest in space events. Recently, text messages let people know of special sightings of the Northern Lights all the way down into parts of the “lower 48.” The website has photographs up right now. There are links to many astronomy-related resources.

www.spaceweather.com

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3.5 Home Economics: Easy Sewing Projects

See this Better Homes and Gardens feature to get directions for 33 easy sewing projects that range from the practical to the whimsical and downright adorable. Make a hot coffee shield for take-out coffee cups, a retro kitchen apron, or sweet little carrot appliqués for a child’s clothes. Free registration is required to access the instructions.

www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/easy-sewing-projects

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3.6 History: Free Lectures Online – “The Story of American Freedom”

This 18-lecture series, brought to you free from the University of Oklahoma (no credit), begins with a tribute to the professor, Dr. J. Rufus Fears, who sadly passed away after filming it in 2012. Take advantage of an exciting history series recounted in an exciting story-telling style by one of America’s great college instructors. He will be missed. You may also be able to find library copies of his other history classes from the Teaching Company. The material is suitable for high school students with adult guidance, especially those students interested in history.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dei_ykytLNg

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