A convenient morning basket for kids (and moms) for quiet time.
This was great when my kids were very young, and we still incorporate lots of this now that my kids are teens and tweens.
I still love beginning our day with morning circle time.
We all come together as a family on the living room sofas after breakfast for read alouds, prayer, Bible study, scripture reading, missionary stories, music, and more.
What’s in our morning basket?
We’ve done SOAP journals. (S.O.A.P. stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer.)
I am NOT a morning person, so we often “do” Bible in the afternoon or evening if we have a busy day.
We did Leading Little Ones to God one year.
Glow in the Dark Fish is a nice book for families.
We’ve read through The Dig.
We’ve completed The Talk series about biblical sex ed.
We often read a proverb and psalm every day (there are 31 of those guys, so that works out nicely most months…)
I need to find something short (Sure, I’d love to meditate and pray for hours on end, but let’s be honest… Who has time for that?) and powerful to do for my own devotional time. I’ve been reading and praying and journaling before bedtime. Mamas have to fit it in when we can. It’s sometimes so hard, especially when dad is deployed and I’m exhausted from doing it all.
Great Kids Bibles:
We have a Charlotte Mason Bible Scripture memorization box. The kids read the cards to us at dinner each night. Each prays for a missionary from missionary prayer cards.
We also have a prayer cube.
My daughter made this darling little prayer wheel in AWANA last week and we will incorporate that into our Bible time.
We love reading and learning about missionaries.
We loved Hero Tales.
We now read through Christian Heroes missionary stories along with our chronological history reading.
I think I’m going to start stepping it up with some character traits study.
Homeschool Share has some great lapbooks.
These are some awesome character cards to use in all sorts of ways.
Education Cubes really engages the kids!
Music, Art, and Poetry
We love incorporating our picture study into morning circle time.
We love to read poetry that coincides with our chronological history. We also read poetry and listen to classical music with tea time.