Nativity Set

Leave it to my friend over at I Blame My Mother to make this amazing Nativity Set.  My girls love to play with our wooden set (which isn’t near as cute as these)  each year and I don’t have to worry about them breaking anything.

I think kids should be able to play with Nativity sets in order to learn and be a part of the Christmas story.  God didn’t come down to Earth in order to be put on a shelf and forgotten about .  He came to be a part of our everyday lives, to get dirty with us, and to interact with us.  Just for the record, I have a Nativity Set that was given to me by my grandmother that we display each year that isn’t allowed to be played with.  But my girls do have one to play with as well.  :)

Spelling Fun

My girls love Spelling.  Not because of the worksheets but because of the activities they get to do each week.  Spelling is an area that has so many fun ideas to help kids get excited about practicing their words.  Today my daughter choose using wiki sticks to spell her words.  Here are a few more ideas.

Use wiki sticks to spell words