What a Chocolate Bar Taught Me About Grace

Easter 2015-9

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

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

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

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