Wow! The Good News in Four Words by Dandi Daley Mackall

A whimsical little book that presents the gospel to young children in only four words!


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If you're looking for a book that communicates the Good News in a unique way, then you'll want to be sure to check this one out:




Project Snapshot - Weeks 184-186

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:



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My Snapshot(s)

You might (or might not) have noticed a few weeks missing from the Project Snapshot series. We were off on our annual summer trip, which meant that we weren't always anywhere near civilization...

I'm working on a post to share all the fun details about this year's trip, but until then, here are a few teaser photos to tide you over:

All packed up and ready for the road trip!

Because I feel fairly confident this will give you a good case of the giggles...

The family that hikes together...


What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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5 After 5, Best Open-Ended Toys

Believe it or not, I still enjoy playing with many of these favorite open-ended toys from my childhood.

How many are the same as those on your list?



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was favorite outdoor children's games and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




Best open-ended toys


These are my favorite kinds of toys! Five that top my list are:


Friday Frivolity - Cycling Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's party, we focused on all things French for Bastille Day.

This week's party is a bit related to last week's, since the Tour de France is wrapping up.

Although I'm a bit of a cyclist, I've never been interested in watching or following this famous race. 

And when I think of bikes in France, usually this springs to mind:

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible

Explore the Bible better with over 700 images and countless facts about the people, places & history covered within its pages!


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Remember how excited I was about this NIV Bible for kids?

Well, I still love that one, but now I've discovered another that I am super-excited to own:







Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Can Craft

Books become even better when you pair them with fun activities!

See what we did to go along with this month's Monthly Crafting School-Related Book Club theme.


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My bloggy pal Hilary over at Raising Fairies and Knights started a fun Monthly Crafting Book Club - a challenge to create activities to go along with some of the most beloved children's books.

We had some great fun last year (see links at the end) and have continued the fun this year:


January - Ladybug Girl Addition Bugs
February - Giraffes Can't Dance Roll-a-Dance Die
March - How Do Dinosaurs...Social Skills Game
April - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Box
May - Unique Nature Creations
June - Pinkalicious-Inspired Collage Art


This month, our little group isn't sharing the same book, but the same theme: Back to School!

It's hard to believe that summer is over already, but kids around here head back into the classroom after the calendar flips over to August.

It was easy to choose which school-themed book Gv and I would focus on, as this is a favorite of ours:





5 After 5, Outdoor Children's Games Edition

Even though we have to hole up inside the house and hide from the heat in the summer, I bet wherever you are, you're enjoying an extra dose of the great outdoors.

This week, we're sharing favorite outdoor kid's games at 5 After 5.



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was favorite dips and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




Favorite Outdoor Children's Games


Gv's not quite old enough to play many of these games, but you can bet I'll be teaching them to her when she gets a little older!

Here are five of my favorites, from when I was a kid:

Friday Frivolity - France Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's party, we got our sugar fix for National Chocolate Day.

This week, we're focusing on joie de vivre as we celebrate all things French for Bastille Day.

I decided to share some of my favorite spots in that country:

Awesome Preschool Art Resources You Need to Know About

Kids love to explore and create, so let them run wild within the world of art -- using great resources like these to help them navigate through it!



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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing homeschool solutions for the preschool years. This time, I'm up on my soapbox over the process versus product art debate.

Head on over to read Arts and Crafts with Kids: Merging the Best of Both Worlds to get my take on it all and then come back here to further explore these great resources that will make introducing the world of art to your youngster just a little easier.


Jesus Loves Me! A Sing-Along Book, illustrated by Gynux

The special message of this timeless song comes alive for your little one in this great little board book!


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Gv burst into song when this arrived: