It’s easy. It’s done for you. Those two criteria really appeal to me as a homeschool mother. Julie Lavender has done all the work. Pull out her 365 Days of Celebration and Praise to start the day. It’s appropriate for all ages. A full year of family devotionals.
365 Days of Celebration and Praise
We all need an easy, stress-free way to add some fun to our homeschool day. We sometimes start with these Daily Devotions and Activities written by a homeschooler for homeschooling families. Or maybe we read it together at lunch time. Other times children pull it out on their own.
We celebrate birthdays, holidays. Why not every day? Included for each day:
- Questions to discuss
- Related activity – a craft, recipe or other simple, hands-on project
- Curriculum Connection – suggested activity related to a school subject (e.g., for National Backyard Games Week – “What interjections did you use when you played your game outside? What is an interjection? Can you think of more interjections?”)
- Verse to memorize
- Prayer suggestion
Did you know March 1 is National Pig Day? Read Luke 15: 11-32 and discuss why you think the younger son took all he had and left… Who forgave the young man? Then make a pig bookmark if you like. All the instructions are included. Next, see how many baby animal names you know. Memorize Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Pray, asking God to help you forgive. Thank God for his forgiveness of sins.
National Fragrance Week? Clergy Appreciation Day? National Dessert Month? Basketball Season? Holy Humor Month? Golden Rule Week? Epiphany? Drinking Straw Day?
So take a bit of advice from December 30, Make-Up-Your-Mind Day, check out Julie Lavender’s resource. It’s available for $16.99 here. Learn, discuss, memorize and pray together as a family this year.
May God bless you as you make each day a holiday! ~ Julie Lavender
~Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. She contributes a blend of writing at parenting and homeschool sites as well as her own daily Hodgepodge.
Angie in GA says
Thanks for this post. I don’t thnk I have ever heard of it! It sounds wonderful!!
.-= Angie in GA´s last blog ..B90 SOAP- Day 4 Devotion-Give us seed- that we may live and not die =-.
Kathy Wright says
I wish I’d seen this earlier, but I definitely think it’s not too late. Just like the flexibility in homeschooling, this book looks like it can be started at any time during the year.
It is great Angie! Kathy – definitely not too late. Jump in any time! We had baked potatoes this week and I was pleasantly surprised to see that February is National Potato month! 365 Days is just the extra we need now and then. And the go-to for the background on holidays.