Genealogy for Kids

The year after my husband and I were married, my father-in-law told me a story that changed my life. As a young Army mechanic stationed in his ancestral Germany during the late 1960’s, he spied an old book in a small bookshop that detailed his family history and even included …

Genealogy for Kids: part 2

Now that you’ve succeeded in getting your children interested in digging into their roots, here are some tips and fun activities to help you trace your tree. 1. Start with you and work backwards. It is almost a given that you can trace your tree back at least 3 generations …

Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Everything within God’s great creation is made of molecules. His first action in His divine plan of human creation was to give us a home. A nice solid planet. He filled our planet with this glorious liquid called water, and surrounded it with a clean and clear gas called oxygen. …

Punchable Homemade Advent Calendar

I simply LOVE this homemade Advent calendar! You can fill the cups with a list of Advent items (see below) or chocolate or other trinkets. Each day your little one can punch through the cup to reveal what is waiting inside. I have yet to find a more perfect Advent …

Elementary Science: Chemical Reactions

“The more I study science the more I believe in God,” Albert Einstein once remarked. I couldn’t agree more with this eccentric scientist. Vinegar and Baking Soda Two everyday household ingredients. Both have been used since ancient times. The Sumerians used vinegar as a medicine, a condiment, and a detergent. …

Christmas Cookie Countdown

This is a fun and yummy way to count down the days until Christmas. You can start on any day in December, depending on how long you want your “string of cookies” to be. Step One: Tear off a very long sheet of plastic wrap and stretch it out over …