Summer break from school is just days away– how will you keep your student’s skills sharp through the summer months? It is important to have your children read at least 15 minutes each day. There are several more activities that are listed on this handy-dandy little chart that will help keep your child organized and earning rewards for keeping up their skills!Print this weekly chart out each week and have them place a sticker on the activity and day that each activity is completed. For each sticker they place on the chart, they will receive one ticket. (You can create your own tickets or use those red ones used at carnivals, etc– they’re pretty inexpensive). If they complete the bonus section, reward them with five extra tickets per bonus item completed. You can create your own reward chart or use the one listed to give them a goal to work towards. Have a great summer!
Another AMAZING tutorial from The Creativity Exchange. I have always LOVED monogrammed items. Perhaps it comes from growing up in the South– it seems like it was more traditional for people to have monogrammed towels and nice drinking glasses. Monogrammed items is making a HUGE splash in decor now and paired with the super-trendy chevron stripes– YOU CAN’T GO WRONG!
Here’s a great tutorial to making these AdOrAbLe framed pin cushions. It makes me wish I sewed to have such a cute pin cushion and that I had more time to commit to crafting (*sigh*) to attempt to make these boards.
If you make these, I’d love for you to send me a pic and I’ll showcase it on the FHE Facebook page!
Printable PDF Version of the Lesson:
FREE Coloring Page~
Lesson Printables: (click links below)
Click on Matching Game Image to Print Game~
Family Home Evening: Back to School Service Project Ideas
A new school year is just around the corner. There are many stores that are already advertising their back-to-school sales. One thing I loved was going to the store and purchasing my new school supplies. There’s just something fun and exciting about getting brand new pencils, notebooks, binders, backpacks and so on. However, there are many that are unable to experience the thrill of going to get the very basics to begin their new school year.
Gather your family, group, neighborhood, church group, etc and make a check list of basic back-to-school items that you can circulate around your circle of influence and seek donations of these items. Remember that you can take these lists into local medical offices and businesses and ask for them to gather items as well as an office service project.
Here is a simple supply list for you to use:
- #2 Pencils
- Color Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Spiral notebooks
- Pencil case
- Pocket folders
- Pkg. lined paper
-Black, blue and red pens
- Boxes of tissue
- Hand Sanitizer
- Subject dividers
- Pocket dictionary/thesaurus
- Student Planner/Calendar
- Stapler/Stapler remover
*Once you have your items collected contact your local schools and school district and find out how you can drop the needed items off to be distributed to those who the schools/districts know are in need.
This is a very simple service project that you can involve just you and your spouse, your children, group, organization and so on and make such a huge difference in helping someone in need.
Please share this post with your friends, family and organization and help to spread the word!