Free Microsoft Kids Summer Camp

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Microsoft Stores around the country are offering free Summer Camps for kids.

Kids ages 8 and older get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination.

This summer’s four camps are all-new, with two designed for coding beginners and two for intermediates looking to take their skills to the next level with Project Spark, Kodu, and TouchDevelop, and more.

YouthSpark Summer Camps:

    • Smart Game Coding (Beginner, ages 8 to 11)

    • Smart Game Design (Beginner, ages 8 to 11)

    • Smart Game Coding (Intermediate, ages 11 and older)

    • Smart Game Design (Intermediate, ages 11 and older) 

Each camp run four consecutive days, and last two hours per day. While your child is in camp, parents can learn about online safety for their kids, try out a Surface 3, get a PC tune-up, and more.

Please note: The parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 18 must sign a Participation Agreement on the first day of camp and remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event.  

Find out more details and register here.

Five more fun summer freebies for kids:

FREE Kids Summer Reading Programs
Kids Bowl FREE Program
Kids Fly a Real Plane FREE
FREE Kids Gardening Program

Let’s make this the best summer break ever!!

Free Kids Gardening Curriculum

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Organic Gardening is offering a FREE Kids Gardening Curriculum!

This is a fun and educational way to keep your kids happy on long Summer days, while teaching them new and valuable lessons.

When my kids were growing up, I always included them in my gardening.  There is evidence to suggest that kids who garden are more interested in eating their veggies along the way!

In fact even their friends from the neighborhood would come over looking for fun things to eat from the garden, helping me pull weeds, harvesting seeds, and watering the garden which almost always turned into a water fight!

Many recent studies have been conducted which prove that gardening increases nutritional awareness and may even affect children’s vegetable consumption!

This statistic, coupled with the fact that kids today spend two hours less on sports and activities per week than they did 20 years ago, makes DIG, PLANT, GROW! not just a fun educational tool, but a necessary one – getting children outside, seeing the fruits (literally!) of their labor is a great way to teach lifelong valuable lessons and empower kids to build a sustainable agricultural future.

Might I suggest the Sweetpea TeePee for a fun way to create a fort your kids will love!

Get your FREE Kids Gardening Curriculum today!

Free Homeschool Report Cards

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What about Homeschoolers?

These Free Homeschool Report Cards are the perfect way to be able to offer your child a real report card.

I received a question on my Good Report Card Freebies post that I wanted to take a moment to answer here.

The question was do those programs work for homeschoolers?

My answer is, that all you need is a report card.  You don’t need to announce that you are homeschooled.  These programs are for good grades, it doesn’t say good public school or private school grades.

Just good grades and a good report card.

So here are a coupole of my favorite printable FREE Homeschool Report Cards that you can use for your children.

This first one is the one I’ve personally used in the past.

Donna Young has a ton of useful printables for homeschoolers and her report forms are top notch in my opinion!

Just the Mommies has a couple of nice report card forms that you can choose from based on what you like.

Printable Homeschool has a very basic report card form that you may choose for younger ages.

I hope this help my fellow homeschoolers to be able to offer some of the Good Report Card Freebies to their kids too!

James and the Big Battle FREE Kids Book!

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You can grab a FREE copy of the kids book James and the Big Battle!

With his team by his side and the tools he’s been given, James realizes he has everything he needs to live his life with confidence in spite of his allergies.

In the beginning, James feels a little scared. He discovered that he is highly allergic to several things. These allergies sometimes make it hard for James to breathe. He wonders if he will ever be able to live a normal life.

Join James on an exciting adventure as he battles allergy-minions and finds the courage he needs to face his fears.

The story in this book was inspired by the author’s youngest son. His journey with allergies and asthma, combined with his imagination and his love of video games, produced the story of James and the Big Battle.

Plus you’ll also receive access to additional online resources.

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Included in the ebook and paperback is a link for free printable worksheets that can be used to further the conversation.

These include coloring pages, activity sheets, and suggested resources. The paperback version (available for purchase) can also be used as a coloring book if desired.

Pick up your FREE copy here.

FREE Vacation Bible School Curriculum!

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FREE Vacation Bible School Curriculum

I have many great memories planning Vacation Bible School with my friends and family and seeing how lives were touched during that week.

I shared this FREE Vacation Bible School Curriculum last year, and I know it was a blessing to many.  That is why I am sharing it here again for those of you already thinking about your VBS programs.

You can download everything from The Armor Of God Vacation Bible School Curriculum FREE!

I remember how much I loved working on VBS each year for the kids in my local neighborhood!  It was a great time to serve as a family while giving kids the chance to see God in us.  I belonged to a very small urban church at the time that didn’t have a lot of extra funds so we used our imagination to come up with inexpensive treats, crafts, and decorations.

Eventually my friend who was in charge of everything decided to write her own curriculum to save on the over priced ones available.  I know she put hours into preparing everything.  This curriculum is completely FREE!

It includes a printable Directors manual, student activity books, teacher handbooks, coloring pages, craft ideas, and much more!

You can also find a Fruit of the Spirit FREE Vacation Bible School Curriculum here.

 

Fruit Of The Spirit VBS Curriculum FREE!

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There is a FREE Vacation Bible School curriculum available!

This one titled BigHeart Farms is based on The Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:16-26, and comes with everything you’ll need to run a successful VBS program this summer.

You can still find the FREE Armor of God VBS Curriculum here!