Easter. Serve. Learn.

It’s EASTER week!

I love this week… even though it’s raining outside, it’s definitely

spring inside!  We’ve been doing some fun stuff so far…

We’ve been measuring things with Jelly Beans (a CD case is

9 jelly beans long), and playing guessing games that introduce

the concept of “probability,” sorting by color & making charts to show

which color has more beans.











There’s a little poem about jelly beans that tells the

story of JESUS. It’s also teaching how to use scissors,

using reading skills, writing practice and it’s just fun to color

the giant jelly beans & glue them.


























And now… the cookies… lots & lots of cookies!

They’ll help share the love of Jesus to kids in

an Urban Arts Outreach & a Tutoring/ministry

in “the projects” and to our wonderful neighbors!

My kids are helping & learning that sharing and giving

is about giving something that’s personal; something that

requires work and/or sacrifice. (Although, the concept of

sacrifice may be diminished due to the fact that they’re

allowed to eat the broken cookies!)

Here’s some sites that have inspired this projects above:

Math with Jelly Beans

Coloring page

dltk Easter Ideas


11 thoughts on “Easter. Serve. Learn.

  1. YAY! So glad your site is back up and these pics are great!

    Oh the memories of early homeschooling 🙂

    My FAVORITE homeschool tool:
    Mom put jello mix in a cake pan and had us lick our finger and draw a letter. If we drew it correctly we got to lick the yummie goodness off our fingers 🙂 YUM!!! just thought I’d share… since I was spurned to reminiscing by your fab post 😉

  2. What great ideas! I’ve got to get on these… Gonna try the jelly bean cutting out thing. Sam loves using scissors. And I was able to try some of those broken cookies after the Urban Arts outreach yesterday… Can we say yummy?! 😉 Thanks for being an example of how to serve, and how to have FUN doing it!

  3. My dad eats cookies like crazy as soon as they’re out of the oven. We always let him eat the broken ones that come off the pan so he’ll leave some for the rest of us. Every now and then I “drop” some for him 🙂

  4. This is all so fun! I think that I am going to do the jelly bean math with my students this week – they will love it!

    And thanks so much for making us cookies for Wednesday! The kids are going to love them 🙂

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