Lehi, Lehi, What Do You See? Learning Activities with Jacob and Bees

Monday, August 27, 2018

I did a homeschool preschool lesson with kids using my book, Lehi, Lehi, What Do You See?. I read the whole book to my kids and then flipped back to the pages about Jacob seeing bees. I explained to my kids about how Jacob and his family were commanded by the Lord to go into the wilderness and travel to the promised land. I further explained that it was hard for them to travel in the wilderness, live in a tent and sometimes go without food. I went on to explain that Jacob's family continued to do what the Lord commanded and eventually were blessed by reaching a land that they called Bountiful. The land had many fruits and bees that produced honey. I told them that sometimes we go through hard times and the Lord blesses us for our efforts. After the mini-scripture story lesson, we did some activities related to bees. Here's what we did:


 1. I created a B for Bees Tracing Page. My 4-year old traced the letters on the page and worked on practicing coloring in the lines. For my 2-year old, I pointed to the letter B and made the B sound. She then colored the paper.

















 2. I created a finish the pattern sheet. My 4-year old practiced cutting out the pattern pieces and glued them on. With my 2-year old, I stated the pattern and helped her figure out what went next. She glued on the pieces by herself.


















 3. I created a sheet with six beehives on it. My 4-year old and 2-year old put bee stickers on the hives that corresponded with the number on the hive. I purchased the bee stickers on Amazon and you can find them here.



















4. I created different colored beehives and bees. My kids worked on matching the colored bees to the corresponding beehive. This helps them work on sorting skills and understanding their colors.





5. We worked on placing beehives in order by size from biggest to smallest.

















6. I cut out a hive shape, bee shape, bee wings, stripes for the hive, door for the hive, stripes for bee via construction paper. I cut a straight line a few inches of a blank construction paper. My kids glued the hive to the blank construction paper. My kids then assembled and glued a bee together and glued it onto a Popsicle stick. The bee on the stick could then be placed in the slit in the construction paper and "buzz" around the hive.


















You can download a free printable pack of the bee learning activities that we did by clicking here. This also includes a pre-writing/cutting page and a hive that you can laminate to create a lacing card.



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Preschool Activities with Fish

Thursday, August 23, 2018

My kids (ages 2 and 4) enjoy doing a "learning time" or home-school preschool activities. We did a learning time where we did activities related to fish. Here are some of the activities that we did:

  • I printed out a few pages from the Ocean Printable Pack from 3 Dinosaurs. 3 Dinosaurs have pages in the printable pack that are perfect for toddlers and preschools. I usually print out 3-4 pages that are age appropriate for each child. Sometimes they're the same and sometimes they're different. This is one of my favorite resources to use.
  • If you've been a follower of this blog for a while, you know I love the book by Sally Moomaw, More Than Counting. The games and activities in this book are amazing. My kids will ask to play them again and again. To go along with our "fish" theme, we did the "Fish Fry Game." My kids loved it so much that we played it several times. I highly suggest checking this book out if you do homeschool preschool or like to do learning activities with your kids.
  • We also did a fish art project. I cut out fish-shaped pieces of foil. My kids glued them on construction paper and decorated them using washable paint. My kids love painting and I love that washable paint is so easy to clean up. I usually get washable paint from Lakeshore Learning, but you can also find it available on Amazon
What are some of your favorite "fish" related learning activities to do with your kids?


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Short Investigations Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


In the small town of Heber, Utah, a strange 911 call occurs concerning the murder of a former resident of a woman. Her body is found in Rhett Ketchum's barn and Rhett becomes the prime suspect of a police investigation. Rhett hires Short Investigations to find the real murderer and help him prove his innocence.

Max and Patches Fisher are the father-daughter team behind the PI agency, Short Investigations. As they work together to clear Rhett's name, Patches becomes more and more attracted to Rhett. As Rhett becomes a target, the team must work together to discover the truth before things turn deadly.

Short Investigations is a fast-paced suspense novel. The suspense in the novel has twists and turns that keep the reader interested and guessing on who did the crime. The romance in the novel seemed a little underdeveloped in my taste and a little unnecessary. I could easily see Short Investigations becoming a series and having multiple crimes to solve. It was a fun summer read. To learn more about Short Investigations, click here.

Blog Tour Schedule:
*August 24th: https://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/, http://brooklynberrydesigns.com/, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/

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How to Remove Ink From Furniture

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

With my kids, it seems like there's always a time when they have to test their limits and artistic skills on things that aren't normally for art. My daughter, age 2, decided to experiment and draw a rather creative drawing in ink on our ottoman. I quickly gave her a time-out and went over and over with her that we only draw on paper. Luckily, I've had previous experience with my son drawing on a window ledge with ink and knew that rubbing alcohol would help. I poured rubbing alcohol on the creative drawing and blotted at the masterpiece until it was gone.

What unusual "masterpieces" from kids have you had to clean-up?

Anna the Prophetess Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, August 15, 2018



Julia is exiled to Jerusalem to live with her great aunt, Anna, by her parents after refusing to marry an older man. Julia learns of Anna's life and discovers that Anna's life is full of love, peace and faith. Anna shares with Julia the promise of the Savior's miraculous birth and life.

H.B. Moore has written several novels about scripture heroines: Ruth, Daughters of Jared, Esther the Queen. This is the first time I've picked up one of her books on scripture heroines. I've read some of H.B. Moore's other books and short stories. The novel was an interesting portrayal on Anna. Since Anna is such a minor character in the New Testament and so little is known about her, it was interesting to see the character in the spotlight and how she demonstrated her faith in Christ throughout her life. The story started off as a slow read for me, but I did find the tale interesting and it made Jerusalem come to life for me. I became more invested in the story the more the author delved into what she imagined could have been Anna's past. It was also interesting to see the limitations of woman in ancient Jerusalem and the dangers in living in little towns. Woman married based off of what their parents wanted and what was economically best. Anna finds ways to help contribute to those around her and shakes off the worries of remarrying for the sake of society's expectations. She also labors in the temple and helps her neighbors. Anna is a role model for women to go with what is right rather than what is expected by societal constraints. To learn more Anna The Prophetess, click here.

To see what other blogs/reviewers think of Anna The Prophetess, check out the blog tour schedule:
*August 17th: http://minreadsandreviews.blogspot.com/, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/



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Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, August 3, 2018

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Annie's Natural Macaroni & Cheese (5.25-6 oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates (Smith's, Fred Meyer, City Market, Dillon, Fry's, Kinger Sooper, etc) and must be redeemed by August 19, 2018. Click here for more details.

August Giveaways (low to moderate entry)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog or social media giveaways I've entered, thought someone else might be interested in entering or that have been submitted to me through bloggers. Check back often throughout the month to see if I have posted more giveaways. If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

$125 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends 8/2/2018) 
$100 American Express Gift Card (ends 8/4/2018) 
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends 8/6/2018)
$50 Target Gift Card (ends 8/7/2018)
Dave and Buster Gift Card (ends 8/7/2018) 
$50 Picket Fence Credit (ends 8/7/2018) 
$50 Kohls Gift Card (ends 8/9/2018)
Dog Days Prize Pack (ends 8/9/2018)
Muppet Babies DVD (ends 8/12/2018)
American Girl Books (ends 8/12/2018) 
$50 Target or Pet Co Gift Card (ends 8/12/2018)
Fisher Price Kick and Musical Bouncer (ends 8/13/2018)
Eliza J Dress (ends 8/13/2018)
$500 Target Gift Card (ends 8/14/2018)  
Pentel Pop Products (ends 8/20/2018)
$50 Stitch Fix Gift Card (ends 8/21/2018)
$100 to Kortni Jeane (ends 8/22/2018)
$100 American Express Gift Card (ends 8/26/2018)
$50 Savers Gift Card (ends 8/28/2018)
Lole Lily Bag (ends 8/29/2018) 
$25 Target Gift Card (ends 8/29/2018)
$25 Ann Taylor Gift Card (ends 8/30/2018) 
The Atonement for Me Print (ends 8/31/2018)
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