How to Make Bible Story Stones

We love our bible story stones! Here's a simple tutorial to make your own.

We love our Bible Story Stones. They are such a great way to talk about the stories in the Bible, build vocabulary, and promote imaginative play. I use Bible Story Stones with both my toddler and preschooler! Bible Story Stones are simple to make. You just need some stones, a few craft supplies, and a little time. How to Make Bible Story Stones Supplies: Stones Acrylic Continue Reading

Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Intentional By Grace

This time of year always finds my family enjoying Christmas themed activities during home preschool and intentional toddler time! I use Pinterest a lot for gathering ideas, but when it comes time to implement, I like to have all my ideas that I want to try in one place. This post rounds up all the simple Christmas crafts, Christmas themed sensory play ideas, Christmas treats, and more for Continue Reading

Easy Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Love these easy Christmas tree crafts for my toddler and preschooler! | IntentionalByGrace.com

During the Christmas season, I like to take a break from our regular home preschool curriculum and focus on themed activities. This week in addition to our daily Truth in the Tinsel activity, we've been having a lot of fun with Christmas trees! We put up our Advent calendar, decorated our family Christmas tree, and pulled out our felt Christmas tree for the little ones to enjoy over and over Continue Reading

How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree (and How to Use It for Learning!)

How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree (and How to Use it For Learning) - Intentional By Grace #Christmas #Learning #Activities

A few years ago, I created a felt Christmas tree for my then 18 month old. Each year, I fold it up into a gallon zip top bag and place it in the bin with all my Christmas decorations. For one of our Advent activities every year, we pull it out again and decorate our felt Christmas tree together. Then we leave it up all season for the children to play with over and over again. I post about Continue Reading

31 Family Traditions For A More Intentional Christmas

31 Family Traditions For A More Intentional Christmas | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Jane Do you have any Christmas traditions in your family? Growing up, my family always drank eggnog and listened to Michael W. Smith Christmastime music while decorating the tree. We always got new pajamas on Christmas Eve (my sister and I have been known to beg for this tradition to continue even into our adult years!) And we always made sure to make my great Continue Reading

Intentional Living Monthly Checklist for December

Get organized and be intentional with this monthly checklist from IntentionalByGrace.com!

Each month I share a monthly intentional living checklist to help you stay on track with meeting your goals and being intentional. I find these monthly checklists helpful in making sure I take care of important tasks around my home. I'm really looking forward to tackling this month's list. I can't believe it's December and the last monthly checklist that we'll need! December Intentional Living Continue Reading

Advent Ideas {Plus free downloadable Advent Activities Pack}

Advent Ideas {Plus FREE Downloadable Activities Pack} - Intentional By Grace

I love Christmas! The birth of Jesus is such a wonderful reason to celebrate! We like to count down the days to Christmas as a family. This year we have a three year old and a one year old to celebrate the Advent season with and I am beside myself with excitement. There are so many ways we can count down the days to Christmas by ourselves and with our families. I have been collecting ideas Continue Reading

An Intentional Approach to Thanksgiving – Pilgrims for a Day

Teach your kids what the Pilgrims went through in search of new land. Pretend to be Pilgrims on the Mayflower eating hard tack. Then imagine what the first Thanksgiving feast was like with a traditional Pilgrim Dinner. Ideas and recipes for an intentional Thanksgiving with your family.

Have you ever thought about why we celebrate Thanksgiving? Last year I read Pilgrim Stories by Margaret Pumphrey. As I read through the history of the Pilgrims' voyage and first years in America, I was amazed at how little I remembered from school. I was fascinated to read about Scrooby Manor, Pastor John Robinson, the escape to Holland, the Mayflower, and so much more. I also spent a lot of Continue Reading

Get Organized for the New Year Before You Get Busy

Get organized for the new year before you get busy!

This post is sponsored by Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner. All opinions are 100% mine. It's time to start thinking about the new year! Can you believe it's November already? I can't. I really can't. This year has flown by! Every year around this time, I begin thinking about the upcoming year. The New Year comes and we're all ready for a fresh start. We reflect on the previous year, we Continue Reading

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs Every Time

How to make a perfect hard-boiled egg every time tutorial with pictures and video. | IntentionalByGrace.com

Eggs are some of the most nutritious foods available, and my family goes through dozens of eggs a week! When we did our Whole 30 Challenge, eggs became even more of a staple to us. Thankfully, we love eggs, and one of our favorite ways to enjoy eggs are hard-boiled. We'll dice them up over a salad, make them into an egg salad sandwich, or just eat them halved with a little salt. Even my Continue Reading