Bible-Based Thanksgiving Resources

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I am scanning the web for some ideas for Bible-based lessons for Thanksgiving.

Here are some I have found today:

We Gather Together: 14 Thanksgiving Hymns
30 Scripture Readings on Thanksgiving (Year Long Bible Reading Series)
My Thanksgiving Prayer
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
30 Scripture Readings for Thanksgiving & 30 Scripture Readings for Christmas: Two Months of Scripture Readings for the Holidays

These are FREE:

FREE Bible Lesson about the Pilgrims- (I am going to do this activity!)

harvest Blessing Mix Snack with Lesson (adorable)



FREE Thanksgiving Bible Crafts from Christian Preschool Printables

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 has some Bible-based articles and such

BibleFun Zone has FREE printables

Be Thankful lesson from

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Having the Talk


Having the Talk

This is a necessary resource for parents. In the world we live in, we can not afford to avoid this topic with our kids. It is a MUST!

There is a new video course from Intoxicated on Life to help equip parents for this sensitive topic!


Having the Talk is a video series for parents. Luke and Trisha Gilkerson walk through each of the concepts presented in their book, The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality and explain how to talk about each concept. In addition, Luke and Trisha will answer frequently asked questions.  

What’s included in the course? In addition to the 8 video lessons and 3 bonus lessons, parents will also receive a digital download of The Talk. 

Who is this course for? This course is for parents who might be nervous or uncertain about how to approach the topic of sexual education with their children. We typically recommend that parents use the book, The Talk, with children ages 6-10. If your child is in that age-range or approaching that age, this series is for you! 

How long will I be able to access the course? You’ll have one full year to access the course! You can download The Talk book and maintain access to it forever. 

If you purchase before July 7, receive these FREE bonuses!

Having the Talk

Remarkable Stories from the Bible From Master Books


Bible Study Resource

This is on sale right now at Educents for almost half off!

Remarkable Stories from the Bible From Master Books

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This set of three Biblical works is a hit for lessons such as Bible study, history of Christianity, or religious literature. Study and ENJOY three amazing written works for insight on Christian figures Jonah, Job, and Solomon.


We actually have used the Job resource and I thought it was amazing.

Get this resource at Educents—->HERE


Ancient Egypt Resources- FREE Lessons!

We LOVED studying Ancient Egypt a few years back. Here are some GREAT resources from our sponsor, and friends at Educents! King Tut Mini Unit - Educents


Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut’s history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.


Hieroglyphics Math


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Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.

Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:

  • The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
  • Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
  • Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.

More Ancient Egypt resources:

Mini Bio: King Tut – Here’s a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!


Ancient Egypt Lapbook – Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more. Recipes From Egypt – Delight your little cooks with two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon). My Book About Egypt – My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza. King Tut Mini Unit - EducentsWant free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt? Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents!






Bible-Based Homeschool Plan: 5th and 1st Grade

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Recently I shared what my older children will be doing for the upcoming school year! 


Today, I am sharing what the younger children will use!

5th and 1st grade

Keep in mind, we loosely plan. We know God is the Master Teacher and He will guide us. We add lots more real life learning in, but this is the “core.” We still will study Bible as a family, first and foremost in our day together. This is our {loose} plan. We always are open to God changing it at any time!

5th Grade

Bible study with family

Language Lessons for Elementary from Queen Homeschooling
Language Lessons - Charlotte Mason Style Language Arts

Handwriting without Tears Cursive

Apologia Exploring Creation With Zoology- Swimming Creatures













American History- lots of living books, videos, field trips, and discussions. We will use Truth Quest as a loose guide for books

We will use some of these books too:




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We also have LOTS of different level books to read aloud in regards to American History.

And I bought this DVD:





Math U See Epsilon with Life of Fred Fractions

There is a great sale on Life of Fred at Educents!




1st Grade

#1 for this age is still fun, hands-on learning! Nature, discussing how things work, and life lessons!

Math U See Alpha

Explode the Codeanother great sale at Educents!


Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology Swimming Creatures with Junior Notebook

Handwriting Without Tears

Practice lots of reading

Listening to lots of read alouds

Sitting in on American History with olders


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Notebooking Pages Back to School SALE


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Yellow House Book Rental- The Answer to Buying Homeschool Curriculum

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Save money on homeschool curriculum.

With the school year winding up for us, I am already searching out curriculum for next year. Now is a great time to prepare and beat the rush of the end of summer. Now is also a great time to check out Yellow House Book Rental!

From the site:

Yellow House Book Rental is primarily a homeschool curriculum, book rental service. Although, we offer a variety of services. You can compare each one, at Yellow House Book Rental, and decide which is best for you. We know that curriculum can be very costly. We would like to help you in your homeschooling journey by providing you with several options that may fit your needs and help reduce the cost of curriculum. Choosing the right curriculum is important. We want to be here to help you with the process. Our mission is to serve the Lord through serving you!

Don’t waste money on curriculum you don’t like.

There are so many options to choose from.

You can buy used books, new books, rent books, or rent books to own. I just love the choices they offer:

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How many times have you bought a certain curriculum, only to find out half way through the year that it isn’t a good fit?

Yellow House Book Rental makes it possible to avoid the mistake of using curriculum and then not being satisfied. They have the answer for you!  You can rent to buy and then you are not committed to the books if they don’t work out. I think that is such a valuable resource for the homeschooling family!

I have personally bought books from Yellow House Book Rental and had a wonderful experience. They are a family business, and the company is owned by a homeschooling family. Most importantly, they are a Christian company as their mission statement says they look to serve the Lord through serving the homeschooling community. I love that.

I highly recommend giving Yellow House Book Rental a try. It is truly the answer to so many curriculum worries- you don’t have to worry about what to do if the books don’t work for you! I was able to purchase our brand new Exploring Creation with Physics and Chemistry (Apologia) last year, and was satisfied completely with my purchase. I really enjoyed knowing that I could sell it back though if I wasn’t satisfied.

Make wise choices usingYellow House Book Rental! Give it a try today.






Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest Perfect and Instagram Ideal Homeschool

New Book Coming SOON!

Available August 3rd on Amazon!

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I have been praying and working on this book for months. I wholeheartedly believe in the message and can not wait to share it with you all!

This book is based on Romans 12:2:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (ESV)

With all of the “internet ideal” out there these days, it is easy to start conforming and sometimes we don’t even realize it!

I want to be transformed by God and not conforming to worldly patterns.

I also long for the day where women hold each other up, stop comparing, and start walking together, hand-in-hand with God leading us all. 

When we are real with each other, we are free to have relationships, not based on superficiality, but on genuine and authentic principles. 

Let’s be real. Together. It’s a beautiful picture.

The book will be available for Kindle or in paperback! Look for it August 3rd!

Share this post with your homeschooling community! Let’s make being “real” contagious!


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My Sing-Along Bible

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My Sing-Along Bible

My Sing Along Bible

I was very excited to receive a copy of this product from Tyndale Publishing for review. I always joke around how my youngest hasn’t had many “little kid” books because, as the youngest, he has been used to sitting in on the older kids all the time. So when this arrived, it was the perfect product “just for him!”

My Sing Along-Bible is a book for toddlers and preschool age children to learn Bible stories. It is accompanied by a music CD that has a catchy song for each story. There are over 50 stories and songs!

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I will admit, my older children sat in on some of the songs, and they were singing the tunes the rest of the day! I think they actually enjoyed it too 🙂

My Sing-Along-Bible is the perfect addition for a younger child in their library. It teaches basic Bible stories in a fun and engaging way. My son enjoyed listening as we went along with each story.

I can see this being a great way to keep a little one occupied while you work with older children in their school work. It can also be a great way for a little one to have some quiet time, with meaningful songs to listen to. Or use it for bedtime stories…whatever works for your family!

My Sing Along Bible

My Sing-Along-Bible is a fun way to engage with your child as they begin their journey into learning His Word. For more info, visit Tyndale Publishing.

You can also visit their Facebook page and Twitter for the latest updates!


From Tyndale Publishers site:
Let’s Read! Let’s Sing! My Sing-Along Bible is the perfect collection of easy-to-understand Bible stories and music for your wiggly, giggly toddler or preschooler! This book and music CD set includes creative retellings of favorite Bible stories. Plus, lively Bible and Scripture songs on the CD (included with the book) will inspire your child to sing and laugh while building a solid faith foundation. Includes 50 favorite Bible stories kids will love to read over and over again, 50 songs (high energy! and some for quiet time too!)—one to go along with each Bible story—plus bonus songs that make memorizing the books of the Bible easy and fun!