Castle party

Collection by Adele Trethewey

More than 11 book ideas to help kids focus on and learn about God!

Books That Encourage Kids to Focus on God!

We have discovered some great books that really help the girls focus on the Lord- thought I would share them with you! {What Happens When I Talk to God- this book is a bit long for younger kids- maybe take a few pages at a time!!} {If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart- this is a FAVORITE!!!! } {Jesus Calling} {Sweet Dreams Princess: God's Little Princess Bedtime Bible Stories, Devotions and Prayers} {Goodnight Warrior {Brave Young Knight} {Let Me Hold You Longer} {The Princess and The Three…

Knights Birthday Party- how to train your Dragon party. Great for the kid who has a birthday close to Halloween!

Knights & Dragons Birthday Party

Tobin is a party planner after my own heart. Shortly after last year's Space party, he'd already decided that for his next birthday he wanted a "Knights and Dragons" party. It was an easy party to put together. We got back from Texas on Sunday 3/18 and I realized that the following Sunday was really our best/only option for his party. I didn't get much else done last week other than mountains of post-vacation laundry, cleaning the house, and getting things together for the party. But a party…

Night Shadow Puppets: Make your own shadow puppet show with this set. It begins with: Once upon a time there was a beautiful Princess that lived in a castle in the forest. She had a very strict father (the King)…. Set includes 7 shadow puppets and 2 background sets, plus a wonderfully adventurous story. Just add a lamp and let the storytelling begin.

if these old walls could speak. . .

. . . they'd tell fantastic stories of medieval court life and dragons and castles! I just saw these fantastic shadow puppets at Kate's Paperie but of course they are sold out! Wouldn't it be fun to make some though? Lucy's into pirates these days. . . I could design a set of pirate shadow puppets. . . add that to the list of projects I would love to do but probably never will. Seriously.

Paper Quiet books - Faster to make quiet books


Super Saturday was such a HUGE project! I had never done one before or even attended one so that made it that much harder to figure things out. I had so many people willing to help out and take on the projects that I gave them. It made things so much easier one me since I dove into this without knowing if I would even have any teachers for the projects I picked. I was still in major sewing mode(and still am. Can't stop) So I whipped up these super cute tea towels for the teachers. I may have…

Classroom door decoration, but I would so do this for a birthday party. #castle door #back to school #classroom castle theme

Classroom door decoration, but I would so do this for a birthday party. #castle door #back to school #classroom castle theme

Knight Party

Decorate your own shield -- a knights' party

For Pim’s ‘knights’ themed birthday party last week, we had the idea of letting the boys decorate their own shields. I always like to do something a bit creative with the kids to offer some ‘downtime’ before the more active games we played later. My husband had made 8 shields out of thin beech plywood, …

Some cute Christ-centered kids Christmas activities

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8: Baby Jesus

While you read this post, enjoy listening to Kenneth Cope sing "O Holy Night." We think that this card, printed in The Children's Friend sometime in the 1950's is one that Grandma (my mom, LaFawn Graff Holt) drew. It certainly has the feel of the work she was doing at the time. THE BABY JESUS Luke 2:7 and 12 I was wondering how swaddling clothes could be a sign to the shepherds. Weren't all babies wrapped up in clean cloths? And even then, what might it mean? So I looked up the Hebrew and…