Advent Wreath, Advent activity 1

A few years back we made an advent wreath that I hope will become something that is passed down to the next generations. I simply purchased a white styrofoam wreath, green garland, holly hock (little red berries) 3 purple candles, 1 pink candle and 1 white candle and put them together to create the wreath:

When Little Man was a couple years older we and our co-op at the time made this for the kids to have their own wreath.

If this is something you would like to do with your kiddos you can find it here as a free printable. This was a fun activity and if you print it out on cardstock it should be durable enough to use for a couple of years.

If you are not an artsy type a quick google search for Advent Wreath Coloring pages will bring you some free printables. We have done this one in the past and I really like the simplicity of it.

 

Here is a free printable for your Advent wreath;

advent wreath chart

Count down to Christmas Scripture Day 1 :

Isaiah 7:14, Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Emmanuel.

 

Homeschool Log ( Freebie )

I have been trying to find the perfect log for our home-school hours and have yet to find one that meets all our needs. So I have sat down and looked at all the ones I thought would work and came up with a super simple way for me to log hours and I hope it can help you too!

Hour Log

Please click on the link to start downloading the 2 page log, I print them front/back so I have 1 page.

Please note we do a 4 day school week so we can have Fun Fridays!

Please help support my blog by joining and entering my drawing for a beautiful necklace. Time for a give away!

 

Number matching with dots

This is a simple way to help your kiddos visually see numbers both in numerical form and symbols. I printed off numbers 0-9 and made dots, like dice,  0-9. Cut them out and put them on cardboard to make them more durable but you could print them on card stock and laminate them too.
Here is the printable:
So first I set them all out on the table and asked Little Man to tell me each number and to tell me how many dots were on each square.

Then we put the numbers in order from zero to 9 and matched the dots with the correct numbers. This didn’t take him too long but he did do it over and over again for about 30 mins or so.