Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last Easter Basket Ideas

Here are the last two Easter Basket ideas. 

The Christian Girl's Guide to Being Your Best
This was the first book in the Christian Girls Guide series.

It's like a guide to life that covers some important topics. Chapters are:
What is Being Your Best
Use Your Talents
Do Your Best
Stand Up for Yourself and for What's Right
Set Priorities
Walk with God
Cherish Your Family
Value Your Integrity
Be Compassionate
Be Content
Guard Your Tongue

It has a lot of fun quizzes including "Find Your Talent," "Do You Give in to Peer Pressure," "Are You Compassionate," and "Are You Content?" It has questions for journaling, Scripture verse puzzles, activities, stories, crafts and more. It's a book that should appeal to most girls ages 8-12 or so. It can be used individually, with a friend or in a small group setting.

I went through the house looking for crafts from this book but only found the prayer jar.
And I found a reader picture of the Thankfulness poster
The Christian Girl's Guide to Me: The Quiz Book
This is probably the most fun of the Christian Girl's Guides because it's full of quizzes that help girls learn more about themselves. 
There are 22 quizzes. Each quiz has a key verse, a story, a spiritual take away, and an activity, puzzle or craft with it. 

This book would definitely be a lot more fun done with a friend, Sunday school class or other group of girls. 
The quizzes are:
Are You for Real?
How Honest are You?
Are You a Good Test Taker?
How Much Do You Know about zzz's?
Are You a Mary or a Martha?
How are Your Manners?
What Kind of Smart are You?
Are You a Healthy Eater?
Are You a Follower or a Leader?
How Much Do You Know about the Bible?
What's Your Learning Style?
Are You Exercise Wise?
What Does Your Room Reveal about You?
How Do You Share Your Faith?
Are You a Good Listener?
Are You Crazy for Clothes?
How Content are You?
Does Your Life Point to God?
How do You Handle Peer Pressure?
Which Activities are Right for You?
Are You a Good Sport?
How Do You Serve God?

When I was writing this book, everyone pitched in to help create craft ideas. These are door hangers they each made for the zzz's quiz. (Page 41-42 in the book)

These church bags go with the Mary and Martha quiz. I think I used a bag idea in almost every book! The younger kids still carry their Bibles to church in the bags we made. (pages 49-50)

This snack sack goes with the Healthy Eater quiz. (pages 79-80) You can make it from a pair of jeans that are headed for the trash.

This cute pillow craft goes with the bedroom quiz (pages 119-120)

These note cards go with the How Content are You quiz and are for writing thank you notes.
(pages 149-150)

These pens and pen holders go with the serving God quiz. They would also make nice Mother's Day presents or end of the school year gifts for teachers. (pages 190-191)


Anonymous said...

What is your suggestion for pre school age?


Kathy C. said...

The easiest book is Just for Me! My Family. It says 6-9 but they took out anything appropriate for 9's. And they really made it way young. For example, the maze only has one path! The activities are good for the whole family and easy enough for preschool. The concepts are too. There's a lot about it on my other blog.