Are you looking for a way to connect with your children? Perhaps you are searching for some morning basket activities or themed poetry for your sweet tea times?
April is a month of new beginnings – nature is coming alive, we are celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord, and the scent of flowers and blossoms are beginning to fill the air. The freshness and beauty of spring is what I feel when I look through the pages of the Rooted Childhood April Collection.
I cannot wait for you to see it! This Charlotte Mason inspired resource is being offered for FREE to Homeschool Giveaways readers.
If you have elementary aged children and want to incorporate handicrafts into your homeschool day, along with stories, songs, poems, recipes, and more…then read on and be sure to sign up for the FREE Rooted Childhood offer at the end of this post.
The idea of handicrafts is something that Charlotte Mason was a huge proponent of in homeschooling. Teaching children handicrafts doesn’t have to be a lost art, there are so many opportunities for homeschoolers to connect and create with their children.
Children love to be creative, but sometimes they need inspiration or a little guidance. If you are craft-challenged like I am, then finding a resource that can walk you through projects becomes a huge time saver (and may even help inspire YOU!). I am inspired just flipping through the beautiful pages.
In today’s world of technology, doing something with our hands – free from screens, can be so relaxing. I love reading, but that is mostly a solo activity, so finding things we can do together WITH our children is important and rewarding. You will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Rooted Childhood is a seasonal collection of beautiful craft projects and opportunities for connection with your child.
They are offering Homeschool Giveaways readers a FREE copy of the Rooted Childhood April Collection, a $15 value. You can also enter to win a FULL 12-month subscription to Rooted Childhood, which contains 12 months of craft projects and opportunities for connection. Scroll down to get your freebie and enter the giveaway.
Do you use morning baskets?
As I browsed through the April edition that you can snag for free, it occurred to me that this is the perfect morning basket resource. I love the spring-themed poetry, songs and fingerplays and the picture book suggestions.
If you incorporate morning baskets into your homeschool (or you want to start doing do), you will appreciate the fact that each month will offer new topics, poems, stories, crafts, and more. You could turn Rooted Childhood into a morning basket guide, complete with recipes that are perfect for the seasons.
The handicrafts in this freebie are so lovely; my favorite one is the small world garden. I have never found a resource that inspired me to do crafty things before, but the photography is absolutely beautiful and tugs at me.
There is even a recipe for Lemon Truffles, which would be perfect for a poetry tea time – that WE CAN ACTUALLY EAT! It’s dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free. The powdered sugar is optional and we would leave that off.
Each month of Rooted Childhood is geared toward families with a child under age 8 and contains:
- An introductory section with everything you need to get started
- 8 simple craft projects suitable for beginners with a detailed supply list
- 3 whole food recipes
- An idea for a family gathering/celebration
- A story to tell aloud
- Seasonal poetry
- Songs and fingerplays
- Picture book recommendations
Although the age is 8, just looking through it shows me that my almost 10-year old will also enjoy working through the projects with me.
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Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.