Back to School Week Day 3(ish):  Lunch Lists

Back to School Week Day 3(ish): Lunch Lists

Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done. This week, we’re having back-to-school week. Scroll down to learn how to make lunch lists and then click here to find out what other awesome back-to-school activities we’ve done this week. I know:  I’m limping towards the finish.  I knew I wasn’t going to finish week 8 in one week.  Not even close.  But I am going to finish.  And so here you have it: This isn’t really even an activity… but it’s something simple you can do to avoid lunch packing drama.  Just get out a piece of paper and write the following categories on it: *  Fruits *  Veggies *  Proteins *  Snacks *  Drinks *  Treats (Or change the categories depending on what you pack.) Then have your kids write down the things they like in each of those categories.  Hang the lists on your fridge and viola!  you will have a list of things that are okay to pack them and what isn’t.  (Note:  If your kids are too young to write, have them draw their list or even dictate it!) (Note:  If you look really closely, you’ll see that my son wrote “HEMP” on one of his.  That was awesome.  I always put hemp seeds in his oatmeal and for some reason he loves them… and so under “snacks” he thought “hemp” would be a good idea.  So, yeah, that happened.)      ...
Back-to-School Week Day 2:  School Spirit Ribbons

Back-to-School Week Day 2: School Spirit Ribbons

Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done. This week, we’re having back-to-school week. Scroll down to learn how to make school spirit ribbons and then click here to find out what other awesome back-to-school activities we’ve done this week. I know these are supersimple (and for only girls) but they are so fun and my daughter loves hers so much that I thought I’d share. What you need: Ribbon in your kid’s school colors. Iron-on patches with your student’s school mastcot or letters. An iron A lighter (for you to use, not your kid) What to do: Clip the ribbon at an angle, use the lighter to burn the ends so they won’t ravel. Use an iron to iron on the patches. Use as hair bows!      ...
Back to School Week Day 1:  Homework Drawers

Back to School Week Day 1: Homework Drawers

Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done. This week, we’re having back-to-school week. Scroll down to learn how to make homework drawers and then click here to find out what other awesome math activities we’ve done this week.   For those of you who don’t know, we have decided to enroll our kids in a new school this year.  I know this is a big about-face for us– we really liked the public school they were in and the teachers they had were absolutely fantastic.  But, after realizing that our family time was superlimited during the school year on top of our concerns about class size and school size, we prayerfully made the switch to Veritas, a University Model school in town.  Our kids will be going to school 2 full days each week and then on 2 additional days, they will be doing work at home with me and my mom as their “co-teachers”. With this in mind, I needed an organizational system for all of their work.  So, I made these drawers (Thanks to my friend Mollie for the idea.) This type of a system is ideal for home school or University Model, but it would also work for full time schools as it is an easy way to organize homework and permission slips and papers and everything else. What you need: A set of drawers with enough drawers to fit your child’s needs.  If you have one...

Adoption T-Shirts

Look at these AWESOME shirts! My brother and his wife Stevi are in the middle of adopting from Ethiopia and they made these AMAZING shirts in order to raise funds.  Aren’t they gorgeous?!  One of their students drew the picture and I just love it. Anyway, if you’d like to be part of bringing Ethiopia to Austin, click here and order a shirt of your own....

Week 8 of Pintastic Summer: Back-to-School Week

Welcome to Pin-Tastic Summer Week 7. If you’re just joining us, please click over to read the Pin-Tastic Summer intro post and then join us for some summer fun. This week’s theme is:   I’m going to be doing things a bit differently this week. I’d like to pretend it was intentional but the truth is that I’ve been *slightly* overwhelmed the last few weeks and because of that, I haven’t been able to work ahead at all.  And so, this week, I’m not going to tell you your supply list ahead of time.  Mostly because I don’t have it all worked out.  I will also confess that school for my kids starts on Wednesday so there is a good chance I won’t post all five crafts/activities this week.  But I will post them… so stay tuned. See you Monday for our first activity.  (It’s really cool school drawers so get...
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