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

5 Things I’ve Learned About Pursuing a Dream

5 Things I've Learned About Pursuing a Dream - Intentional By Grace

I believe each of us is made for a purpose, and if we would only allow ourselves to dream, we might discover a path that we didn't even know existed right at our finger tips. My husband and I have always talked about traveling, but until now, we've never really done it. We've always had one hundred and one reasons why it wasn't a good idea right now. We don't have enough money. We don't Continue Reading

Choosing to Take Life By the Horns and Really Live

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I want to live. I mean really live. I want to take life by the horns and milk it for all it's worth. I want to see the world God created. I want to soak in the California sun. I want to feel the wind whipping through my hair in the capital of Illinois. I want to taste the syrup of New England. I want to swat flies in Africa. I want to experience the waterfalls of Australia. I want to get Continue Reading

Home Preschool Week in Review {Letter T & What is Gentleness?}

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What a fun week we had learning about gentleness, the letter T, Abraham, camping and tents, The United States of America, and best of all Chicago. It was a full week of home preschool and very little of it was planned time. Much of what we did this week was child-led and it was a whole lot of fun! I always like to make a plan with a general theme to work on throughout the week, but I rarely Continue Reading

Family Game Night with a Three Year Old

Need some ideas for family game night? Here are 7 games you can play with a three year old!

We love family game night! Last year I shared our favorite games to play with a two year old. I wanted to do a follow up post and share our favorite games for three year olds with you today! If you need some family game night ideas, then you have to try one of these games. They are much loved in our house! 7 Games to Play with a Three Year Old at the Next Family Game Night UNO MOO Preschool Continue Reading

3 Beautiful Ways To Preserve Your Summer Memories

3 Beautiful Ways To Preserve Your Summer Memories | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Jane What was the highlight of your summer this year? Whether your family went camping, hosted an ice cream social with friends, or enjoyed a staycation, I bet your family did at least a few fun things this summer. I also bet you took more than a few pictures in the midst of all the fun.  Nowadays, we don't often have to be reminded to take pictures. Many of us Continue Reading

8 Summer Travel Bag Necessities

8 Summer Travel Bag Necessities | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Victoria Summer time and family vacations just go together hand in hand. Most of us have wonderful memories of family vacations when we were kids and can't wait to create similar memories with our own families. Whether it be the all-American road trip or a vacation where you travel by plane, vacations can create once in a life time memories. But they can also Continue Reading

11 Helpful Tips for a Successful Staycation

11 Helpful Tips for a Successful Staycation | How to create a fun and relaxing vacation at home. | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Amy Our family has a somewhat troubled past when it comes to vacations.  I don't believe in "luck," but if I did, I'd have to say vacations bring us bad luck. There was the year we went camping at the beach in the heat of August....the time a hurricane hit out vacation rental the day after we arrived....and the trip when our van's air conditioning broke more than nine Continue Reading