Educational Games Online

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My children really enjoy it when I can find a great game online to supplement our history studies. Here are a few we like: We learned how to play Senet when we studied Ancient Egypt. This online version looks somewhat realistic, so you may want to check it out, especially if you are thinking of [...]

Roman Mosaic Stepping Stones

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  We have been wanting to make stepping stones for our bird garden all summer! As we finish up our study of the Romans, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to “kill two birds with one stone” (shh! Don’t tell my bird-loving boys that I used that phrase! They prefer to say “hatch two birds [...]

Roman Feast

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  We kicked off our back-to-school hands on projects with a Roman Feast this week. We ended the school year studying Ancient Rome and picked up where we left off with a look at how the Roman Empire fell. Things are crazy busy right now, so I wanted to keep this feast simple. I managed [...]

Ancient Greek Feast

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We finished our study of Ancient Greece this week with an Ancient Greek Feast. This year we are trying something new, and holding a feast for each major country we study. It has been so much fun, and the kids thought tonight was the best yet! Why did I decide to begin holding feasts this [...]

Recipes for the Greek Feast

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  We had our Ancient Greek Feast this weekend! Here is our menu and the recipes we used. Menu: *Dried apricots and dates *Olives (Kalamata, black and green olives) *Green and red grapes *Cheese tray with herbed goat cheese, Greek Feta cheese, Pita bread slices, and toast-crackers *Marinated, grilled leg of lamb with Tzatziki sauce [...]

Feast of Booths

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We are reading through the book of Nehemiah right now. Today we read about how the people had quit celebrating the Feast of Booths (or Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot), which God put into place as a yearly reminder of how they had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years after the Exodus. Today’s “feast” [...]

International Festival

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Tonight we had the joy of participating in our homeschool group’s annual International Festival. All the children worked hard to make it a night to remember. At the beginning of the school year, each participating family chooses a country to study. Some families choose a country they want to learn more about, while other pick [...]

Chinese Fried Rice

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I made Chinese fried rice tonight for our International Festival. This dish is so easy and so yummy that I make it frequently for lunch or dinner. It is a great way to use up leftover rice. Ingredients: vegetable oil 1 large onion, diced two or three cloves of garlic, minced Cooked White rice (I [...]

Celebrating the Passover

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Our study of Ancient Israel culminated this week with a passover meal. We were blessed to go to a Christian museum that teaches biblical history through architectural replicas and Biblical meal presentations. We began with a walk amongst the replicas, as our guide taught us about life in ancient Israel. She shared many scriptures with [...]

Costumes for our Passover meal

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We are getting ready to celebrate our Passover meal tonight. We’ll be finishing up our study of Ancient Israel in a few weeks, and I know tonight’s meal will be one of the highlights of our study. We are going to a biblical museum which specializes in doing passover meals for Christian groups. The setting [...]