The High King Lives

MLK Jr. Studies, Batman Snowflakes, & Pinecone Bird Feeders January 20, 2015

In this post: Batman snowflakes (with link), pincone bird feeders, a craft for MLK Jr. day, a MLK Jr. lapbook and timeline, and learning about money at our homeschool group.

Hello dear ones! I hope you are well. It’s hard to believe that January is almost over. We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day yesterday. We actually did our craft and studies on Friday. Michael reread a book about MLK Jr. yesterday though. Here’s our last week. I’ll include the links at the end of this post.
Martin Luther King Jr. lapbook



MLK Jr. Timeline

Craft for MLK Jr. Day


MLK Jr. Book


We also watched a couple videos about MLK Jr. They are also on my Pinterest link below.

Batman snowflakes
Link here:


Pinecone bird feeders
Peanut butter plus bird seed plus pinecones equals an easy bird feeder!

A Penny Saved~ Money lesson at our homeschool group

The kids earned fake money to use at the group store.

The hostess read the kids a book about a little girl saving her money.


The kids took turns coming up to count coins and to figure out math problems for the book.

Then the kids solved money worksheets together.

They used the money they earned to purchase goodies at the group store. Moms brought in baked goods and used toys to sell.

Another day…Michael decided to be a Native American for the day. The dogs were dragged into it!




Feeding the ducks at the park




The bulletin board

Learning about the Metric and Imperial systems using the math tips book.




Remember the math book I mentioned last week? Here it is again. I used rhymes and tricks from the book to make the metric and imperial standard flipbooks above. Already Michael has some of the measurements memorized. I, for the first time (at 29 years old!), finally know my measurements. I highly recommend this book!

You can find all the MLK Jr. ideas and links here:

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


Crafty Monday: Black History Month February 27, 2012

Hello friends and welcome to Crafty Monday. Today I’m going to show you a few of the crafts we’ve been doing for Black History Month. This has been fun for me because I’ve always been very passionate about Civil Rights. We’ve read some neat books on Civil rights and also on Slavery. A good book is “Almost to Freedom” by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. It tells the story of a girl’s escape on the underground railroad, from the perspective of her doll. Another good kid’s book is “My Dream of Martin Luther King” by Faith Ringgold.

Moving on….I got the Martin Luther King hands and the Peacock ideas from:

and I got the Civil Rights hands with the heart idea from:Β

#1 Martin Luther KingΒ  Hands- mixing colors with love πŸ™‚

this is how we did it:

mixing colors with love πŸ™‚

that’s my awesome Mom (Nana)

Voila! πŸ™‚ Then I just added a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote parts of his “I Have a Dream” speech

#2 Civil Rights hands

First, paint a rainbow. Then trace different color hands and a pink heart. Then just glue them on once the paint has dried.

#3 Marbleized Peacock~ this was a random February craft

Here’s how we did it πŸ™‚

First, you fill a pan with shaving cream and squirt different colored washable paints into it.

Then you swirl the colors around and lay your paper on it.

Then you take a piece of cardboard and scrape off the cream. You will be left with a pretty marble effect.

I just cut out a head for the Peacock and the “eye” part of the feathers. I glued them on after the paper dried and cut the paper into a Peacock shape. I colored the peacock with pencils. We probably could’ve used the marbleizing method but we had already thrown away the cream. It’s funny because my son didn’t want to play with the cream afterwards (he doesn’t like sticky/messy things) but I had fun sticking my hands in it lol.

May we judge each other by the content of our character…not the color of our skin πŸ™‚ Amen brother King! Oh and may we be very careful when we judge…we must remember we all fall short of the glory of God.

Well, that’s all πŸ™‚ God bless and remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover