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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) I’ll admit it, I’m an Abraham Lincoln groupie. I became absolutely fascinated by The Liberator while reading KIlling Lincoln in 2011. Until then, my knowledge of the 16th President of the United States was limited to “Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States”. I’m not […]

Christmas In Bolivia

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, I’m exited to share some Christmas traditions, and how we celebrate Christmas in Bolivia; my homeland. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) My family immigrated to the United States when I was just 11 years old, my husband’s family arrived from the Philippines […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Jesus in the Manger

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies: cardstock: black (1 per child), brown, beige, blue only small pieces used glue scissors pipe cleaners (1 per child) paper bag shreds white pencil or crayon Prep-Time: 10 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Cut brown paper into 4″ X 1″ strips, you will need 2 per child. […]

J. Paul Getty: Industrialist, Art Collector, Philanthropist

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) The Industrialist John Paul Getty was born on December 15th, 1892, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from Oxford University with degrees in political science and economics, he returned to the Unites States and made his first million by the age of 23. He began drilling for oil […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Christmas Light Stencil Art

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies: black cardstock (1 per child) scissors scrap paper Prep-Time: 2 minutes  Directions: Cut out Christmas bulb shaped pieces out of the scrap paper. Use the paper cutouts as stencils and trace with chalk on black paper. Using green chalk draw cord from bulb to bulb. […]

Steven Spielberg: Filmmaker, Storyteller, Dreamer

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) I think it’s very safe to say that Spielberg is a well-known name in most households. It definitely is in mine, and not just because I am the proud mother of a film student. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 18th 1946. At the […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Handprint Wreath

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies: paper plates (1 per child) green cardstock (3 per child) red ribbon scissors glue jingle bells Prep-Time: 20 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Outline child’s hand on green cardstock and cout out as many as you can. Cut out inner part of paper plate. Glue cut out […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Stained Glass Window Ornaments

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies:   contact paper (1 sheet child) colorful tissue paper black cardstock (1 sheet) red yarn in 4″ pieces (1 per child) scissors tape Prep-Time: 10 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Cut cardstock into 1″ squares. Cut tissue paper into 1″ squares. Cut each sheet of contact paper […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Table Top Christmas Tree

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies: green cardstock (1 sheet per child) colorful tissue paper liquid glue paint brush jingle bells (because every Christmas craft is better with bells) red yarn tape scissors Prep-Time: 15 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Roll cardstock into a cone, cut excess so tree can stand upright. […]

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