What a Chocolate Bar Taught Me About Grace

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It was the night before Easter. The night before the big celebration. We quieted our hearts while the four year old asked if he could eat his bread yet and the toddler squirmed around in Daddy's lap reaching for the grape juice. We knelt together, the four of us, and prayed for the Holy Spirit to convict our hearts of sin, of the wrong we had done against Him and each other. Pen Continue Reading

3 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Easter

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My husband and I both grew up with similar Easter traditions. I have fond memories of dying Easter eggs with my family the week before Easter. I remember barely being able to sleep wondering how in the world the Easter bunny fit through the front door and why I never heard him hiding the eggs around the living room. We'd gather with cousins for Easter dinner and barely eat a thing because we 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