Explore Dinosaur National Monument {Awesome Science DVD Review}

Your kids can Explore Dinosaur National Monument with Noah Justice in this fun DVD! Real science is presented from a Christian worldview.

I want to thank Master Books for providing me with a copy of the Explore Dinosaur National Monument with Noah Justice DVD in return for my honest review.

A couple of years ago, our family went on an amazing Western State trip, which will probably remain one of the highlights of my life. In seventeen days, we drove through fourteen states, visited ten national parks and monuments, two science museums (one at the La Brea Tar Pits!), a ghost town, Focus on the Family, a wedding, and an emergency room. (With that kind of craziness, you know there’s going to be x-rays happening!) My husband and I took turns driving at night and we hiked and explored during the day. It was truly fabulous.

One of the great places we visited was the Dinosaur National Monument. I’d been there right after I graduated from college, and I couldn’t wait to show my kids the amazing wall of dinosaur half-excavated dinosaur bones. During my graduation trip, things were a little different for me. I wasn’t saved, had decided only two years prior that evolution was unsupported scientifically (oddly enough, I came to that decision in my Physical Anthropology course—a class on evolution), and we didn’t take the tour down the path behind the quarry. [Read more…]

{Free Printable Notebooking Pages} Bible Road Trip Year Three Week Twenty-Eight

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Bible Road Trip Year Three Week Twenty-Eight ~ James Notebooking Pages are ready! I’ve posted these by level (Lower Grammar, Upper Grammar, Dialectic) – that way, you can print exactly what you want. To access the free sheets, just log into your subscriber account and click on the link below the titles.

The Notebooking Pages are designed to be used with Bible Road Trip. Bible Road Trip is an exciting journey which places you and your children in the driver’s seat! Aimed at youth grades PreK-12, Bible Road Trip will allow your family to survey the Bible cover-to-cover in 3 years ~ with breaks for summer!

Don’t want to download Bible Road Trip week-by-week? You can also purchase full-year PDF downloads at the Bible Road Trip Store. [Read more…]

Bible Road Trip ~ Year Three Week Twenty-Eight {Free Printable Curriculum}

Bible Road Trip Year Three Week Twenty-Eight

Bible Road Trip is an exciting journey which places you and your children in the driver’s seat! Aimed at youth grades PreK–12, Bible Road Trip will allow your family to survey the Bible cover-to-cover in 3 years ~ with breaks for summer!

This week we’re studying James. The prayer focus for the Grammar levels is Madagascar and Dialectic and Rhetoric students will study Guyana and Suriname.

Bible Road Trip ~ Year Three Week Twenty-Eight ~ James is attached in a downloadable, printable file at the end of this post. [Read more…]

4 Tips for Kids and Media

How to Help Kids Make Discerning Media Choices

The world our kids are growing up in is full of media. Our children are constantly presented the opportunity to view, read, or listen to a constant diet of material—good and bad.

So how do we teach them to navigate media? In the early years, we do it for them. Just like we protect our kids from knives, our job is to discern for our children. As they grow, we can have an ongoing conversation with our kids about the media they encounter. Coming alongside kids to help them develop discernment will prepare them to make wise choices as they age.

Today, I’m sharing four things your kids need to learn about media, and three questions they can learn to ask themselves, over at Kids in the Word. I hope you’ll join me there, and that you’ll weigh in with your thoughts. [Read more…]

The Easter Story by Carine Mackenzie ~ Review & Giveaway

The Easter Story by Carine Mackenzie is a lovely retelling of the Resurrection for ages 5-11.

I’d like to thank Christian Focus 4 Kids for sending me The Easter Story by Carine Mackenzie in return for my honest review, and also for providing a book to give away!

The Bible does a wonderful job of telling the Resurrection / Easter story. It is, after all, God’s Word. The Bible is all about Jesus. It’s nice, though, to have an illustrated, concise version of the Resurrection story to read to kids. You can’t beat Carine Mackenzie’s prose and faithfulness to the Word.

Here’s what I love about The Easter Story: The Bible Version by Carine Mackenzie (CF4K, 2015): [Read more…]