The High King Lives

Crafty Monday: Prepping for St. Patty’s & Easter & Brazil Country Study March 19, 2013

In this Post: St. Patty’s crafts, rainbows,  Easter crafts, and nature studies. This includes a leprechaun trap and a rainbow xylophone. Also a country study on Brazil with a rain forest diorama and lapbook.

Hello friends, I hope you’ve had a lovely day.  I have lots of neat pictures and ideas to share so enjoy! I’ll put the Pinterest link with all of my inspirations at the end.

Arts and Crafts ~

A Leprechaun Beard

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“Blessed” t-shirt made with heart stamps and green glittery fabric paint. I was surprised but Michael actually wore this. I paired it with a long sleeve camo shirt. He got several compliments. I guess it didn’t look too girly like I thought.

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Leprechaun Trap

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Painting with colored Bubbles

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Paper Easter Lilies

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We started working on our rain forest diorama for the Brazil Country study with our group.

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I wanted to show you a close up of pom pom bunnies we made last year. You can sort of see the tiny Easter basket with pom pom eggs.

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Michael started Charlotte’s Web last week & should finish it this week. Is it bad that I’ve got a themed movie party in my head? When will I ever learn…

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Cooking ~ Sweet Tea. Every southerner needs to learn how :).  Michael was very proud. Here’s our family recipe:

Southern Sweet Tea

8 small tea bags or 4 family size

5 cups of water to microwave it in. I have a big glass measuring cup.

I heat it for 5 minutes then steep it a bit.

Pour it into a tea pitcher and add a cup (sometime and a fourth) of sugar.

Mix sugar until it dissolves.

Then add ice and cold water until it’s not far from the top of the pitcher.

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We’ve continued our Lent devotions and one night it talked about the foolish virgins that didn’t keep oil in their lamps. We lit a lamp I got from the Antiquity center.

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mixing colors

This went perfect with our new Life Pac Science book.

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We worked on our Brazil lapbook along and along. Michael used his drawing book to make this rain forest picture for Olivia.

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The lapbook…

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Math ~

Lucky Charms Graphing

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Music ~

I took the colored water and made the bottles different amounts for this

rainbow xylophone.

The different water levels create different pitches. I was actually able to play “Happy Birthday” with these.

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Michael likes to draw on his board during school…

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My friend’s church is giving Easter cards to soldiers so Michael and I made several of these two cards.

Finger print Easter egg card and Easter egg that turns into a bunny.

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We finished the jungle diorama. This was not my idea and you can find it on my Pinterest.  This was easy. Dollar store floral and creatures (except a couple from the Creation Science Museum). We labeled the four levels of the rain forest which we found on Michael drew the Toucan and cut it out. Pipe cleaners for vines.

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Pictures from our Brazil Country Study with the homeschool group. We made Brazilian milk powder candies. They had coconut in them and were really sweet. I didn’t take pics because they were so runny people had to eat them with a spoon.

We had lots of great Brazilian food that all the moms made.

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Hannah and Olivia taught us about Brazil. Hannah does a great job of bringing these things together and usually with Rachel (who couldn’t make it this time).

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The kids then shared the projects they had worked on at home. I already showed you ours, the lapbook and diorama.

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A play dough statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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Here’s Michael reading about Brazil. We also watched a video about how to pray for Brazil this week. It’s on my Pinterest. It’s sad how extreme the classes are. Most people are poor with a small percentage of the very rich.

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Hannah helped the kids make a parrot craft to go along with the rain forest.

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Here’s ours…


We like to stop by Chris’ office after group and hang out. Chris’ boss is a super sweet lady and all of his co-workers like to talk to Michael. I brought along Michael’s animal drawing book and a rain forest work sheet. He also decided to take Spider Man stickers and use them to fight the monkeys he drew. When we got home, Michael made a whole comic book.


Creation/nature studies~

I took Michael’s bird book and put it in a folder. I added more sections to make a complete creation field guide.

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You will really have to zoom in on this one but there’s a section for rocks and this sheet tells how to study rocks.

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A botany scavenger hunt to go with the leaf collecting spot.

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And bug work sheets to go with the bug collecting section.

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I added a picture of our state bird to the bird book.

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Equipped with a magnifying glass and his bag, Michael was ready to explore God’s world.

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Here is the link for some of the ideas. Remember email subscribers to come to my blog to see the links.

Pinterest links:

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

St Patty’s Celebration with homeschool group:

Hunting for Leprechauns:


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