Save Summer Memories with this FREE Printable

Monthly contributor post from Kristen at Celebrate Every Day with Me:

Save Your Kids' Favorite Summer Memories - free printable

Summer is ending.  School is starting.  I want to treasure all of our special moments from the summer . . . like the kids’ first trip to Niagara Falls, our annual Ice Cream Day, raising caterpillars into monarchs and my daughter learning to ride a bike.

Let’s think back on the best moments of our summer with the kids.  I love recording the fun things we did, hearing what the kids loved most and remembering our crazy outings (like 5 ice cream shops and 4 playgrounds in one day).  And incidentally, thinking back through all the fun causes me to focus less on the negatives of the summer like 12 days of fevers, vomiting and unpleasant dispositions (just keeping it real!).

filling out Summer Memories printable

To help you savor the best summer memories, I have a fun and free printable for your kids.  Have them fill it out and then save it {forever}.

Summer Memories - Free Printable

Click here to download:  SUMMER Memories Printable for Your Kids.

And incidentally, I think I will be filling one out for myself!

What was your favorite summertime memory?

 

Kristen Summers-squareKristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.

Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve:  99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others.  On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.

 

FREE 2015-2016 Calendar Binder Printables

Calendar Binder Free Printables

Whew!  I have had so many emails to update the Calendar Binder Printable Pack for 2015-2016…and it’s finally done.  With our move, things have been crazy, so it has taken me much longer than usual.  Also, the computer my file was saved on died several months ago, so I had to figure out an alternative way to update the calendar.  It’s been quite a summer….

Anyway, I hope you enjoy and are able to utilize these!  You can find out more about how to use the 2015-2016 FREE Calendar Binder printables here.

Homemade Magnetic Play Bottle

Monthly contributor post from Kristen at Celebrate Every Day with Me.

Homemade Magnetic Play Bottle - fun and educational project for the kiddos

Let’s have some magnetic fun today!  Raid the craft closet, the office drawers and send your kids around the house in search of items small enough to put in a water bottle.

What You’ll Need to Make a Magnetic Play Bottle:

  • An empty water bottle
  • Small items (both magnetic and not magnetic)
  • A large magnet.  My kids have this one.

homemade magnet play jar

Have your kids fill the empty bottle with the items and take guesses on which are magnetic.

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Close the bottle and begin to experiment.  What do the items that are attracted to the magnet have in common?  Using the magnet, can your kids drag an item around the bottle?  Can the kids lift the whole bottle with the magnet and one of the larger items in the bottle?

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My kids loved dragging an item across the ribs of the bottle.  It made a great thumpity-bumpity sound!

Looking for more on magnets?  I found this website helpful.

Do your kids like to play with magnets? 

Fun with a Homemade Magnetic Play Bottle (2)

 

Kristen Summers-squareKristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.

Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve:  99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others.  On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.

Dear Magazine Giveaway

HEDUA Dear Magazine Giveaway

I’m excited to bring a new giveaway to you!  Over the next few days, you can enter to win a subscription to Dear magazine!  This is a new magazine from HEDUA and is aimed at teen girls ages 13 – 21.

Every young woman is dear. But not every young woman realizes this truth. Jenny Keliher has a passion to encourage young women to discover that they are dear. She wants to “show young women that they are dear in every sense of the word and in every area of their lives.”

So, who is Jenny? Daughter of Well Planned Gal Rebecca Keliher, Jenny is a young woman who has been taught to chase her passions and use her talents to God’s glory.

In an effort to reach teenagers world-wide with the message that they are dear to God, Jenny has created Dear Magazine. This beautiful product combines Jenny’s heart for the Lord with her love for literature, baking, and design.

Designed for young women ranging in age from thirteen to twenty-one, Dear covers everything from faith to fashion, from relationships to entertainment. But nothing about these topics fits the societal norm. Instead, each article reminds young women that everything they do should reflect the dear woman God has created them to be.

In each issue of Dear, young women will find much to challenge them and spark their interest, such as:
– the biography of a historical hero, beginning with Amy Carmichael
– women’s awareness topics
– do-it-yourself sections
– recipes
– fashion tips
– spiritual growth encouragement
– encouragement and advice for growing in maturity
– discussions on relationships with friends and family
– entertainment suggestions

 

Would you like to learn more? Feel free to explore www.mydearmag.com to see a preview of Issue 1. And be sure to enter my giveaway below for a free one-year subscription!  This giveaway closes on June 28, 2015.