Balloon and Starch Ornament Christmas Craft

Guest Post by Mary Kate Warner Christmas is the most joyous of all Christian celebrations because it re-creates the events of the birth of Christ. Our craft demonstrates how to deal with unforeseen tragedy like a tornado or forest fire that can make people feel that God has deserted them. We will show that even though […]

The Miracle of Saint Nicholas

  The Miracle of Saint Nicholas has long been a favorite in our home for several reasons.   First, because we celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas.  In our home it’s St. Nicholas who fills up the kids stockings on December 6th.   It’s much more traditional to set out shoes to be filled with […]

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger lesson

I love Christmas and I love Christmas stories even more.  My children and I eagerly wait for the day after Thanksgiving when we can get all of the book out of the attic to read and start putting up all of the Christmas decorations.   Especially the nativity.   I love to set it up […]

Read through the book of Matthew in December!

As part of our Christmas Book Tour, I thought it was important to include, of course, scripture! Here is a schedule that will allow you and your family to read through the entire book of Matthew through the month of December.  I have always felt the story of Jesus birth needed to followed by the even […]

Holiday Book Tour: Night Tree

      Night Tree by Eve Bunting has become one of our favorite holiday books because it expresses the true spirit of Christmas. If you have a nature-loving family like I do, you will enjoy the theme of this book. With beautiful illustrations of a woodland setting, Eve Bunting’s lyrical prose captures this magical family […]

Cranberry Christmas Activities

A few years ago our family discovered the book, Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Harry and Wende Devlin. We loved it and it has become a tradition each year now, to read the book and prepare several batches of Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread. It’s delicious! When I discovered a copy of their book, Cranberry Christmas, at a […]

Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones {and an active reading activity}

“The world was about to change forever. And it almost went by unnoticed…” These two sentences begin Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones (the same author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, which we love). This beautiful Christmas picture book takes many of the sometimes “unnoticed” things in our world and in nature and shows […]

The Homeschool Village Christmas Book Tour

I know that you are blessed daily by the wisdom and encouragement of the many talented homeschool writers here at The Homeschool Village. Your encouragement and support of our site has blessed us… and now we want to bless you! As a gift to our readers, we have decided to compile our Christmas Book Tour […]

The Legend Of The Candy Cane Poem Printable

When I read a Christmas book to my children, purchase I want it to be special. I want it to light the minds with wonder and their hearts with hope. That’s what Christmas is all about, pharm isn’t it?

5 Easy Ways to Show Gratitude

    “There is always something to be thankful for” In our “what have you done for me lately” society, it’s nice to take a moment and be thankful for and appreciate those around us. 1.  Write a Note – A real note! not an e-mail or a tweet or anything else electronic.  Find some […]

A Thanksgiving Picture Study that Charlotte Mason Would Have Loved

I absolutely love using picture books in our homeschooling, but only if the pictures are captivating and worthy of adding to our study of a subject, like a Thanksgiving picture study. Charlotte Mason encouraged her students to appreciate art through picture study and I have found that all of my children have benefited from her […]

Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

In some ways, this year’s Thanksgiving Sensory Bin is similar to the one we made last year but I guess there are only so many ideas I have for this theme! For this year’s Thanksgiving Sensory Bin, I used dry lentils as the base and added felt leaf shaped coasters, fake fall leaves, plastic gourds and plastic […]

See the Light: Outstanding Biblically-Based Art Curriculum With High School Credit

The outstanding quality of See the Light art curriculum is a well-known fact in homeschool circles. Most families have seen the beauty, practicality, and Christ-centeredness of See the Light Art Class. But did you know that their Year 2 DVD’s are a wonderful addition to your homeschool curriculum for older students? SEE THE LIGHT ART […]

Stories to Tell: Learning From Oral History

As we move into the high school years in our homeschool, my son has begun to study modern history. Many curriculum companies save the twentieth century for later years due to the often harsh and more disturbing events that have occurred. While this is true, one advantage to studying this time period in high school […]

Apples and Pumpkins Hoppin’ Harvest Game

Need an active game for your fall, apple, or pumpkin themes? Try this “Apples and Pumpkin Hoppin’ Harvest Game!” Activity Objective Aimed for preschoolers through elementary ages, this active game provides an opportunity to incorporate fitness with content practice in a fall theme. Your children use fitness skills to complete the activity and practice sight […]