MLK Jr. Day connects Detroit, Rosa Parks bus to New Orleans Congo Square, Kwanzaa

 I had a profound experience, an epiphany if you will, on Christmas in 2014. I was taken outside my life and transported to a place I've never been, in a time I never lived. The memory haunts like the song your memory doesn't recognize, but your heart does. This experience is particularly relevant on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and always during Black History Month. So what's the big deal?  MLK Jr. Day connects Detroit, Rosa Parks bus to New Orleans Congo Square, Kwanzaa

Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, holiday crafts, Christmas craft activities

Will you be celebrating Advent this holiday season? Advent is the Catholic Christian season leading up to Christmas. For four weeks, prior to #Christmas, Catholics practice Advent values prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each week focuses on hope, expectation and joy. Here are free printable advent calendars for kids to make, to guide Christmas devotions. Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

Halloween candy leftovers use-up recipes, ways to reuse stale candy from Trick-or-Treat

So trick-or-treat is over and now your kids have a haul of #Halloween candy. And of course you want them to eat all that sugar as soon as possible (not!). Or maybe you're stuck with stale candy you couldn't give away because it rained on Halloween or you didn't get as many trick-or-treating children. Or maybe you gave out yucky kinds like Mike-N-Ikes or Mary-Janes, tsk-tsk. You could blow your diet, eat all the treats and then regret it. Or you could try one of these healthy ways to use up leftover trick-or-treat goodies.  Halloween candy leftovers use-up recipes, ways to reuse stale candy from Trick-or-Treat

Kids summer activities: Sand castle science lessons, social studies at the beach

 Parents and homeschoolers, looking for a way to keep the educational momentum this summer? How about kids summer activities at the beach? You can actually homeschool at the beach by building a sand castle. Teach social studies connections and science lessons. in sand castle building. A sand castle is a great art medium. In fun kids summer activities, children learn earth science lessons on biomes. They also explore engineering and physical science lessons messing with sand at the beach. If you can't do sand castle science lessons at the beach, you can make a sand castle in the backyard or even inside.  Kids summer activities: Sand castle science lessons, social studies at the beach | Examiner.com

Kitchen science experiments, home science lessons, chemistry science activities

Science lessons are the most commonly hated subject in school. Science activities are often dull textbook, paper and pencil and lecture and less fun science experiments. But science activities shouldn't be boring. If taught correctly, using interactive kitchen science experiments, science lessons will be the favorite subject, especially in K-8 grades. And when students start out loving science lessons, it carries over to upper grades where content is more challenging and text-driven.  Kitchen science experiments, home science lessons, chemistry science activities | Examiner.com

Mothers Day gift crafts for kids: Homemade potpourri crafts from recycled trash | Examiner.com

 Do you love potpourri? How about homemade holiday potpourri gift crafts for Mothers Day? You can repurpose and reuse food scraps in recycled crafts of potpourri. Potpourri makes great holiday gift crafts for kids. Keep a small saucepan of your favorite potpourri recipes simmering for holiday scents all year long! These recycled crafts double as gift crafts for kids to make for Mothers Day or Fathers Day or birthdays. Plus children get a fresh healthy vitamin C treat from these recycled crafts.  Mothers Day gift crafts for kids: Homemade potpourri crafts from recycled trash | Examiner.com

Repurpose and reuse recycled milk jugs: Homemade bird feeders, bird seed crafts

Do plastic milk jugs overflow your recycling bin? Would you like simple homemade crafts to repurpose and reuse recycled milk jugs? Here are homemade bird feeders made from recycled milk jugs. These homemade bird feeders are great National Bird Day or Earth Day crafts for kids. Homemade bird feeders from recycled milk jugs help the environment in three ways: when you repurpose and reuse recycled milk jugs you reduce the number that go into landfills. Homemade bird feeders support wildlife and the ecosystem. Making bird seed recipes from recycled kitchen scraps cuts waste.  Repurpose and reuse recycled milk jugs: Homemade bird feeders, bird seed crafts | Examiner.com

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