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Play in Education: More than Just Having Fun

  When children play, they learn twice. Or maybe thrice. I don’t mean using video games or pushing buttons on their newest electronic toy… I mean playing the way children naturally do before we teach them to look for the nearest technology and zone out: seeing how many ways they can move a ball, stacking…

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Free Easter Coloring Pages

Less than a month until Easter! Time to start gathering resources. Here are 10 free Easter coloring pages to add to your collection! Who knows? They might even keep your kids busy long enough for you to take a shower, get the laundry done, or take a well-deserved break on the couch for a few…

Mid-Lent Reflection for Kids

Laetare Sunday is coming up! Laetare Sunday, March 30 this year (2014) marks the middle of Lent. It’s a day of celebration in the middle of our season of reparation, reminding us of the joy to come. In addition to relaxing our sacrifices a little on that day, it’s a great time to refuel and…

Lent Coloring Pages

I had a little extra time yesterday, so I took a few public domain pictures related to Lent, and transformed them into coloring pages! There are five Lent coloring pages: Palm Sunday The Last Supper Jesus on the cross A host/chalice with grapes and wheat The sacred heart with nails and a flame, surrounded by…

Lent Activity: Story Writing

This is a simple way of helping your kids improve their writing skills and learn about the elements of a story while focusing on the importance of Lent. Does your child already know the elements of a story (character, plot, setting, theme)? If so, briefly review them. If not, refer them to a resource, such…

Introducing Catechism 101 Lesson Plans!

I’m happy to share my newest project with you all: Catechism 101 (free) Lesson Plans! Catechism 101 Lesson Plans will go through the Catechism of the Catholic Church section by section, providing activity ideas and resources for a variety of age groups (6-8, 9-11, 11-13). The activities for ages 11-13 could also be used with…

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Time to Remember the George Baileys!

It’s that time of year again. It’s a Wonderful Life, one of my seasonal favorites, is on my mind. It isn’t particularly complex or subtle, but it reflects the simple truths of life in a captivating way that speaks to adults and children alike. If you haven’t seen it yet, take time this Christmas season;…

Blogging Will Resume Shortly…

Just a quick update for my readers… I haven’t forgotten about this blog or its Facebook page… I’ve just had to travel for a couple of weeks on short notice, so I haven’t been able to blog in a little while… I’ll resume posting when I get back home – probably in about 10 days,…

Prayer Journal for Kids!

OK – here’s the prayer journal for kids! I hope you like it. I found out on short notice that I have to travel for a few days, so it might be a little while before I post again… In the meantime, download this prayer journal for your kids and don’t forget to check out…

WANTED: Creative Minds

Left to themselves, kids are willing to take chances, take risks, and make mistakes: a great recipe for success… But a recipe that’s torn up and thrown out in as kids are taught in school to fear and avoid mistakes. In the system of education currently used across the U.S. by most public and private…

Introducing the Eyes On Heaven Facebook Page!

Hot off the press! I just started an Eyes On Heaven Facebook Page to make it easier to share posts, updates and discussions. If you know any moms or soon-to-be moms that would enjoy posts on faith and family, or crafting/occasional recipe ideas, please invite them to join! Hope to see you all there! Click…

New Blog Launch: E for Educate!

My new blog is up and ready at www.e4educate.com, with the first few posts done. Many thanks to my wonderful husband for helping me with graphic design! I will also continue Eyes On Heaven as my personal blog. I just wanted to start a separate venue for writing about education related topics, getting into discussions…

Catholicism Series – Fr. Robert Barron

Taking Jesus for granted can be pretty easy. As Christians, we talk about him, pray to him, worship him. We know that he saves us and that we can meet him in Scripture, the Sacraments and the Church. We know the miracles he works. We believe he rose from the dead… And we’ve heard or…

Mady Family Update: Vacation in the U.S.!

We’re just settling in after a month in the U.S., feeling blessed that we were able to take such a family vacation, and equally blessed that we have such a wonderful home to return to! I really wanted to get some cute family photos on the trip, because we had somewhat neglected our camera during…

DIY Easter Projects

I didn’t have as much time to make new Easter decorations as I wanted (I’m still in the middle of an embroidered cross and flowers piece I had hoped to finish by Easter), but I did what I could: egg decorating, candies, basket and cake! Shaving Cream Dyed Eggs. I wanted to try a new…

I am Choosing to Live

“I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds, and how to carry them out…

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Sound Cloud Gets Popular Around The World

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