Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #144 ~ School Day Lunch Ideas

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Homeschooling: Reflections from A Veteran Homeschool Mom – a visit with Nancy, Mom of 6 (Apron Strings and Other Things)
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Frog Logs Chocolate Graham Cracker Filled Cookies (Everyday Parties)
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5 Foods in the Produce Section You’ve Never Tried (and why you should) (Comfort Springs)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.

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Freebie Friday: Witches and Wizards Resources

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Witches and Wizards

Witches and Wizards Resources

Wizard Printable Packs from Royal Baloo
Witches and Wizards
Included in the packs:

PreK:
Which is Different?, Size Sorting, Patterning Cards, Finish the Pattern, 1-10 Puzzle, Shadow Matching, 4 Piece Puzzles, Count and Clip Cards, All About 6, Roll and Graph, Sort Wizards and Wizards Tools, Follow the Numbers 1-20, Color-By-Number, Count the Animals, Tracing, Cutting Strips, Cutting Practice, Trace the Shapes, Color the Wizards Coat, Dot Markers, Color By Size, 3-part-cards, Dot Marker Letters, W is for Wizard, O is for Owl, C is for Cat, Uppercase Lowercase Letter Puzzles, Color by Letter, Wall Cards

K-2nd
Read and Write the Room, Circle the Beginning Sound, Word Matching, Wizard Word Search, Montessori Matching, Fill in the ABCs, Write a story, word family matching, Following Directions, Graphing, Add and Clip Cards, Subtract and Clip Cards, SuDoKu, Word problems, Fill in the Missing Numbers, Counting Backwards, How many ways can you make 10?, What Time is It?, Sort the Potions to the Correct Cauldron with Addition, Sort the Brooms to the Correct Wizard with Subtraction, Skip Counting by 10 Puzzle, How many Wizards, Number Line, Potion Fractions, Even & Odd Sorting, Measuring, Count and Write the Numbers, Ski Counting by 5 o 50, Color in your Own Pattern

Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat: Free Printable from Get Away Today
Witches and Wizards
One of my favorite scenes from the Harry Potter books is when Harry gets sorted into his Hogwarts House by the Sorting Hat. You can feel Harry’s extreme relief when he gets placed into Gryffindor! Anything but Slytherin right?! Have you ever wondered what house you belong to? Now, you can find out with this Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat game! Just like the real Sorting Hat, the results are never wrong. Well, almost never.

Free Printable Harry Potter Quotes from The Cottage Market
Witches and Wizards
The best thing is these are great all year round for all of you Harry Potter Fans and there are MANY of you! Each of these quotes has been designed here at The Cottage Market and we are sharing them with you!

Free Printable 2017 Watercolor Harry Potter Calendar from The Cottage Market
Witches and Wizards
I know that there are so many Harry fans out there and you are going to love this for sure! It has all your favorites from Harry, Ron, Hermine, Snape, Hagrid and more! We have the entire Calendar File for you on a Zip File and then we have individual links for each month…just click…”save as” and print off when you need them. I have a feeling that this Calendar is going to bring a smile to your face each time you check a date. So come on in and snatch up your Free Printable Harry Potter Calendar and ENJOY!

Mega Harry Potter Word Find from Deviant Art
Witches and Wizards
It’s got 180 words i think. and once you find all the words there is a hidden book quote revealed when you add together all the remaining letters.

Harry Potter Educational Decrees {free printables} from Paper Trail Design
Witches and Wizards
A year ago I co-hosted a huge Harry Potter dinner party and one of the things we used for decor were these Harry Potter Educational Decrees. I spent hours and hours searching for images of Harry Potter Proclamation printables and other Harry Potter party printables for our party decor. It took way longer than it should have to track down all of these to print. To make your party planning a little easier I created seven of these posters from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book 5, although most of these are from the movie).

To Hogwarts We Will Go! Harry Potter Inspired Printable Treat Boxes from Little Luxuries Loft
Witches and Wizards
So I’m still waiting for my owl letter…but I’m totally packaged and ready to go to Hogwarts when it comes. You with me? awesome. In the meantime, we muggles can still make a little magic of our own, with some paper and a little imagination 🙂 These little DIY treat boxes are perfect for that Harry Potter party I know you’ve been dying to have. Or just as a sweet gift for a muggle friend in need of some cheering up. You’ll also be happy to hear I’ve designed these boxes to be super simple to assemble so there will be no need to slave away like a house elf!

Witches and Wizards Teaching Resources from Sparklebox
Witches and Wizards
This is probably my favourite site to go to for themed freebies. There are many different themed resources here. Go have a look, you won’t be disappointed.

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Freebie Friday: The Wheels on the Bus Resources

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The Wheels on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus Resources

We all know the nursery rhyme “The Wheels on the Bus”, but did you know that there are printables to go with it? Here are a few really cute resources I have collected over the last few years.

The Wheels on the Bus action poster from Monsters Ed
The Wheels on the Bus
This is a fun little rhyme and actions poster I made for my kids. Click on the above image to download the file.

Wheels on the Bus Song Book from PreKinders
The Wheels on the Bus
This song book for Wheels on the Bus can be printed or projected as a slideshow.

Back to school printable! from The Kavanaugh Report
The Wheels on the Bus
The printable set include a maze, 3-part cards, and color matching school buses. Hope you have fun using them!

Wheels on the Bus Learning Activities from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
The Wheels on the Bus
Help my toddler to learn:
* names of the transportation devices
* where each belongs (air, ground, water)
* the difference between public and private transportation
* some basic traffic signs and importance of obeying traffic lights

Wheels on the Bus go round and round from Printables 4 Kids
The Wheels on the Bus

Wheels on the Bus Toddler Printable from Preschool Printables by Gwyn
The Wheels on the Bus
11 colour and trace
(Wheels-babies-daddies-mommies-doors-driver-horn-wipers-kids-seats-bus)
Song in BW afor child to take home for reinforcement
Number trace 1-12
Name practice sheet
2 pages of colouring and matching
Circle the smallest
2 scissor practice pages
Coloured song for Teacher
12 coloured cards for teaching

The Wheels on the Bus Free Printable Sentence Strips from A Little Pinch of Perfect
The Wheels on the Bus
This year I am trying to add a lot more singing to our school days because songs are a fun way for kids to learn and a childhood tradition I don’t want my kids to miss out on. Since the school year recently started and we are in Back to School mode we have been singing The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round. The free printable sentence strips that we put in our Pocket Chart (affiliate link) let kids see the words as they sing so they can learn to read as they connect the words of the song with the words on the board. All you have to do is print out the sentence strips, cut them out, and you’re ready to sing in your classroom, daycare, or home.

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Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #143 ~ Household Tips

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ 5 Easy Bathroom Remodeling Ideas (Create with Joy)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.

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Introducing the Momma Playdate

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Over on my other blog, Getting Me Back, I introduced my new intiative for Moms called the Momma Playdate.

I attended a fantastic moms’ breakfast hosted by Kids Emporium and the inspirational speaker, Janice from Working Moms Expo (which you can read about here), spoke to us about taking back our power. I decided to take a little charge of the me time I so desperately feel I’m not getting and invite others to join me and so the Momma Playdate was born!

The Momma Playdate is something I think we all need. We all need a little time, surrounded by other moms who are also in need of some adult company without having to keep an eye out for our kidlets. We need to look after ourselves and our emotional well being in order to be the best mom and partner we can be. You cannot pour from an empty cup and this is my way to help other mothers refil their cup, so to speak.

My plan is to have a quarterly “Momma Playdate”. It will be a 3 course luncheon held at a venue, still to be decided, in Johannesburg. Tickets will be available for sale before the event. No children will be allowed and it will be for Mothers Only. If you are interested in attending, becoming involved or contributing to the Momma Playdates, please complete the form below:

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Freebie Friday: Robot Resources

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Robot Resources

Robot Do-a-Dot Printables from Gift of Curiosity
Robot Resources
My Robot Do-a-Dot Printables pack contains 20 pages of robot do-a-dot worksheets. As kids complete these worksheets, they will work on one-to-one correspondence, shapes, colors, patterning, letters, numbers, and counting.

FREE Robot Coloring Sheet Pages for Kids from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Robot Resources
My kids LOVE robots – what kid doesn’t?! I compiled a pack of 8 robot coloring pages for kids that are sure to put a smile on their face! All sorts of different robots to choose from so kids can pick their own styles! These are even great to print for birthday parties and free center time activities! Make sure you follow our link below for tons of robot-themed craft and activity ideas as well as DIY robot party decor too! Please PIN this page, share it with your friends and spread the joy of robots!

Raar, maar waar! from Kleuteridee
Robot Resources
Here are many Robot themed worksheets. My favourite is the match the shadow shown above.

Robot Money Practice from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Robot Resources
This is such a fun activity to help Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students practice counting money. This is great for math centers and some extra math practice in your homeschool.

Free Math Fun With Robots Sampler Preschool, Kindergarten, Autism from smalltowngiggles
Robot Resources
FREE: Free Math Fun With Robots Sampler
With this Sampler you will receive three (3) worksheets from my Math Fun With Robots Preschool, Kindergarten Math Center Worksheets. The Full Version Math Fun With Robots Preschool, Kindergarten Math Center Worksheets contains 29 pages.

Roll a Robot Game from The Black Dog Shoppe
Robot Resources
Use this game to introduce different shapes. Can be used in a small group or during centers as a game, or as independent partner work.

Number Knowledge Grids from Classroom Treasures
Robot Resources
Robot Addition Number Grid

FREE Robot Themed Printables and Crafts from Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies
Robot Resources
Robots are a lot of fun! I love finding educational printables for fun themes!

Flip a Robot {free printable activity book} from Gift of Curiosity
Robot Resources
This printable activity book was inspired by the animal flip books I used to enjoy when I was younger, like this dinosaur one. In my Flip a Robot version, children can mix and match the heads, bodies, and legs of several different robots, or even create their own robots to mix and match.

Robot Themed Math Activity and Free Printable for Kids from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Robot Resources
As we played we pretended our robot was broken and needed new parts and we would install the parts on our robot.

Robot Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations
Robot Resources
All of the printables that you will need to make
this preschool pack are listed here on this page.
Check out the carousel below for some great
things to use during your time playing with
robots.

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