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Thanksgiving Chocolate-Peanut Butter Teepees

Thanksgiving Chocolaty-Peanut Butter Pretzel Tee-pees

Holiday Treat for Kids New Millennium Girl Books
I LOVE making Thanksgiving treats with kids and this was one of our favorites! It's so festive and fun and great to take as a dessert to all the holiday parties. 

It's also one of the treats the character Isabel makes for her grandmother in one of my books, Isabel's Secret!

She is eleven year-old and doesn't cook well like her BFF Holly. But one thing Isabel does do, is love to ride her horse Starlight and solve mysteries! She has a BIG heart towards God is a terrific example of faith for every girl. Stop by our Bookstore and check it out!

          You will Need
Holiday Treat for Kids New Millennium Girl Books

  • Smooth Peanut butter 
  • 16 oz bag chocolate chips 
  • Candy corn and pumpkins
  •  Pretzel sticks-small bag 
  • 12 pointy ice-cream cones T
  • toothpicks 

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Holiday Treat for Kids New Millennium Girl Books

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Holiday Craft Time is Here! Its my favorite time of the year!

Every Kid loves cut and paste projects and this one keeps little hands busy for a long time! I started making Thanksgiving Placemats when I had to stay indoors for several weeks. It was a terrific way to keep busy and with cold weather setting in, it will keep the kids busy too!

This is a great way to remember what to be thankful for and a great way to bless grandma and grandpa too!

New Millennium Girl Books
Gather Your Materials-Many of them are optional-I grab what I have available   

1-Large 11x 18 construction paper in fall colors  
Cut out pictures from magazines of fall leaves, pumpkins, etc   
Cut out pictures from magazines of favorite things of the person you are making the placemat for  
Decorated fall scrapbook papers to write special Thanksgiving Greeting  
Large fun fall and other stickers or wall art in flowers, animals, dinosaurs and fall shapes  
Photo of the person who gets to keep the placemat in the middle.  
Thanksgiving greeting cards or paper plates of turkeys-come in packs-optional


I will post a new Holiday Craft Each Week So pass on the good word and subscribe!

Next time Thanksgiving Teepees!

Cultivate Time to Hear Him

Teaching children to have a daily quiet time yields so many benefits! This year build some solace into your homeschool day where everyone reaps rewards. Allow children to rest for an hour a day in their rooms or a special nook (regardless of age!) Using it for  Bible reading, reflection or quiet play teaches them to slow down and builds into them a habit our Savior had of retreating from the noise and crowds of the day. It's in this time we hear His voice of guidance, creativity or affirmation. 

It's a daily discipline that yields the same for busy moms. Restrain from doing the laundry or answering emails! Let the Lord whisper to your heart the answers you've been asking. It's not only good for your spirit but for your blood pressure too! A rested homeschool mom is a better homeschool mom. After all it's in Him we live and move and have our being. All success in this life flows from Him. Help your children learn how to cultivate it with quiet time! You'll be glad you did!

Homeschooling for Jesus

It was during the first few years of homeschooling when I met an extraordinary young lady. She was creative. She was mature. She was vivacious and responsible. And she was only 14!
As with most of us married with children, I didn’t go out often (something I would heartily change if I did it all over again!). But when I did, I wanted to leave my children in a wholesome and safe environment.  I had already experienced the downside of leaving my children with girls who came highly recommended from a nearby Christian school. Upon coming home I discovered one had been on the phone with her boyfriend the entire night and that the other had played Barbie dolls with my eight-year-old daughter. I’m not opposed to Barbie dolls but wasn’t happy to hear that Barbie and Ken needed to take a shower that night– together!
Thankfully this new found girl was different. She had light in her eyes, a glow on her face, a purity of heart and a desire to love God above all else. I had to know. I had to ask her mother, "How did you instilled this into her daughter’s life?" Her answer? “Three or four times a week we listen to on-fire, faith-filled  preaching videos with our entire homeschool family. We don’t wait for Sundays, we want to hear it all week long!” The living Word of God streaming  forth, coupled with this young woman’s faith, created a hot house for growing Christ-like character. I knew right then and there I wanted to emulate the same strength in my children. She reminded me once more that it wasn’t about math or language or  ACT scores. It was about Jesus.  It was about how my children would affect the world and their generation for the glory of God. And that has made all the difference!

Hook Kids on Writing!

Summer is a great time for instilling a fun journaling activity with your children. Buy or have them decorate a notebook with stickers or magazine pictures. Then, have them journal in it as a fictitious character. Perhaps a summertime pirate adventure, camping or mystery story!Have them draw a map where the buried treasure is hidden. Let their imaginations run wild and praise everything they write, regardless of grammar and spelling. Pretty soon you'll find your children  HOOKED ON WRITING!

Tips for Teaching Success

Try a few tips: Let kids write about what they love! Don't hover over them and correct grammar and spelling, let this time be one of creativity. With a few simple guidelines you can have your children writing and loving it in no time!

Try adding fun activities to your writing time, like making something that would go along with the story. Perhaps a fun recipe that will be included. Most kids enjoy cooking and boys are no exception! I love the book, Westward HO! My son loved making the portable soup and biscuits recipe the cowboys ate in the 1800's . This is a terrific spring board for a story!

Wholesome new book coming for tweens!

Trust, Hope, and the Power of Prayer. Callie's Contest of Courage coming this summer for tweens! Sign up for our newsletter to be first to hear of releases!

Holiday Kids Crafts and Recipes

With the holidays coming, sign up for our fun kids crafts and recipes! Sign up to receive notice of postings on Homeschool Resource Page.

The Holidays are Coming!

Holiday Crafts! Sign up to receive our newsletter and receive a fun and kid-friendly craft starting Nov 1st-Dec20

Great Writing Tips for All School Age Children

Check out my blog post at Homeschool Convention on Writing Tips for Homeschoolers. There is something posted for every age-filled with practical advice! Check it out!
-the-scary-seas-of-creative-writing/ post here.