Holidays

Christmas Cookies

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Christmas Cookies

‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies, and Almost Unschoolers shares a lovely way of making three different cookies from one sugar cookie recipe: “In Lillian Hoban’s Arthur’s Christmas Cookies, Arthur wants to make Christmas cookies, as a Christmas gift. When he mistakes the salt for the sugar, though, it takes some fast thinking, and...
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Make a 3D Snowflake

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Make a 3D Snowflake

Looking for a fun Christmas craft to create with your kids? This beautiful three-dimensional paper snowflake is a little more complicated than the usually seen two-dimensional paper snowflake, but it looks excellent and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and patient in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake...
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St. Patrick’s Day

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I don’t always share holiday resources at this blog unless I happen to remember ahead of time that a holiday is approaching, but being of Irish descent, I almost always remember St. Paddy’s Day.  Here are some St. Patrick’s Day resources that I hope you will enjoy: History of St. Patrick’s Day from the...
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A Homeschool Christmas

Helen Hegener posted Merry Christmas at her editorial blog earlier this week.  Along with her holiday wishes and insightful  observations,  it is loaded with some interesting  Christmas resources that I wanted to share here with you. Helen’s excellent post got me to poking around the blogosphere to find some more holiday posts.  Periwinkles and...
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More Holiday Resources

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If HEM Takes a Closer Look at Holidays has sparked an interest, you might consider exploring a few of these favorite resources from HEM’s Guide to Resources.
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Day by Day Advent Calendar

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Day by Day Homeschooling is offering a Day by Day Advent Calendar starting today. Here is part of the post: Starting tommorrow I’ll be writing a post a day with an advent theme, in effect creating an advent calender to countdown to Christmas! I’ll have online games, a couple of downloads, crafts, classic moments...
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Gift Ideas

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Melissa Wiley over at “Here in the Bonny Glenn” has posted, a “Best Gifts for Homeschoolers Master List“. If you are looking for ideas, be sure to visit her site for suggestions. One suggestion a family membership is always a good fit, especially since so many museums have reciprocal programs that allow you to...
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A Pennywhistle for Christmas

A Pennywhistle for Christmas One Christmas, a number of years ago, I opened a present from my brother and found a pennywhistle. Hoping to put a little space between the rest of the family and my practicing, I went down cellar next to the warm furnace. I wondered if I could play Christmas carols...
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Holiday Books from Dover

Dover Publications Books for the Holidays Since 1941, Dover Publications has offered great books at amazing prices—including over 600 titles that sell for less than $2.00! With over 8,000 value-priced titles there’s a Dover book for just about every interest imaginable, and Dover Publications stands behind every product they sell with an unconditional money-back...
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