Reflections on the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. and a simple craft

As I thought about what I wanted to do this year for Martin Luther King Day for Kids I reflected on what we have done in the past. We have shared numerous books on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as other Civil Rights Activists. We have done various crafts about unity and diversity and peace. I'll be honest I wasn't sure what to do. Hazel understands the teachings of Dr. King and we have focused quite a bit on the Civil Rights Movement in the past. I want to first reflect on a few things.

Crafts from Recycled Materials (Valentine Themed) -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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Happy New Year!! Crafty Weekends has been on hold for a few weeks due to the holidays and Hazel's birthday parties. We are back this week with a review of two great children's craft books using things from your recycle bin!! I put a Valentine's Day twist onto the ones I made. I am also providing you with some free printable Valentines in case you do not want to make the crafts to go with them. 

Sharing Saturday 17-1

It is time for Sharing Saturday!! This is a link party to share all of your child-oriented crafts, crafts made for kids, activities and lessons as well as your parenting and/or teaching posts.

On Sunday night we also host Crafty Weekends for all your crafts (done by any age), patterns, and craft product reviews! It is the perfect place to share your creative side!! And for all of your cultural posts come share them at the monthly Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop(I'm hosting it over at Multicultural Kid Blogs).

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party! I have been taking a few weeks off due to the holidays, but our party was still continuing. However we had a very small party the last few weeks, so our feature numbers are less. Our features are just a sampling of them so if you haven't checked them all out, you should! This week we have just one group.

Fairy & Ice Cream Party Updates

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I am finally stopping to catch up after the holidays and Hazel's birthday. Today I am going to share some of the details of her two birthday parties. First we always have a family and adult and younger kid party for her birthday. This year we decided on an ice cream theme. I made invitations with My Memories Suite.

Authentic Living for the New Year

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We have had a very busy weekend with the new year and Hazel's birthday. After two birthday parties and many hours of working, I am back. I will share more about her ice cream themed and fairy parties soon!! Today however I am sharing the perfect book for getting your focus on your faith for the new year. The book is Authentic Living: 365 Devotions for Deliberate Faith by Richard Exley.