A Happy Spider craft

A Happy Spider craft

A Halloween playgroup calls for some spooky fun. Luckily it’s not too scary, but a lot of fun.

We read the book The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carl. Eric Carl’s books are some of my favorite. They add lots of color along with basic shapes for great images. This specific book was a 2nd reader book.

After we read we headed to the tables to make our own spider craft. Parents had the opportunity to draw spider webs with a Sharpie. The older kids also did the spider webs. We all used the stamp spiders.

Let me explain this is not a perfect spider. As one, I don’t believe in perfect and two were focusing on having fun and learning at the same time.

I took toilet paper rolls and cut four legs in each side then cut the “body” portion in the middle. A paper plate and Crayola black washable paint and viola!
I decided to give the kids googly eyes as well, because everyone loves google eyes!

You can also draw a spider if you don’t want to do the paint. A simple oval, eight legs and a smile for a not so scary spider. Let the kids decide what color they want or how many eyes or legs to give the spider. We want them to use their imagination.

I would love to see what you create with these!
Happy Halloween 🎃

 

 

Supplies

 

Bible Journaling Bookmarks Printable

Bible Journaling Bookmarks Printable

I am really excited to share these with you today.  I am aware that not everyone knows about the coloring craze, Hey, I am even aware that most people do not realize that visuals can help you retain information!

After a discussion during my Bible study about disciplines and reading the bible and so many people saying they just don’t have the time, I had suggested a coloring book with bible verses.

It can be used as meditation, does not take long, and for us busy moms who have littles running around we can even color with them.

I realized that a coloring bookmark would be a great gift to share with the group. I drew them for the group and decided to share with all of you as a FREE pdf printable.

There are 5 of the same bookmarks on each page.  Color them in, laminate them or even share with your own bible study or journaling group. I did print mine out on a 65lb Cardstock so they would hold up a little better.  They are also sized so that they will fit in the margin of a journaling bible as well (2 x 7.3).

The back of these are blank, so you can always write a personalized note to a friend and drop it in the mail.

bookmark friend pdf

bookmark stars pdf

Thank you for sharing with your friends! And don’t forget to tag @organizedcoach after you have colored them in.

Connect with yourself first in life

Connect with yourself first in life

I have learned over the years that if you are not able to connect with yourself you will never be able to connect with others. I’m sure you have heard the saying to Love yourself first.  Well it is a bit of the same concept.

In life we look for connections, relationships and friendships. Maybe you try so hard to fit in with the cool kids, only to find out that you have nothing in common with them and they could care less about what you do or who you are. They don’t know you because you are not being you. You are trying to be someone else; one of the cool kids. You may not even realize you aren’t being yourself until it is to late and your wrapped up in a bunch of negativity.

Life will be easier if you first take the time to discover who you are, what you want, and your own values and goals. Align yourself with you first.  Those people you previously tried to impress are just acquaintances in a world full of faces.

Your goal should not be to change to fit in, but find the faces in the world that align with you. That have things in common with you.  You will always have differences, and that is OK. That is what can make a friendship true.  It’s the respect for one another. You don’t want to be another persons mirror image, cause then you lose yourself.

“Find the faces in the world that align with you”

As an adult I feel that peer pressure can be just as bad when you were in High School. The cool kids, what to do, where to go, how to take care of your kids, how you look.  I am here to tell you if that matters to you you have not taken the time to connect with yourself and find YOU.  Don’t be ashamed of YOU.  We are all unique.

The goal now is to take that time to connect with yourself. Find time to sit quietly and think about what is truly important to you; call it meditating, sit in prayer, or focus on the good energy around you. What do you enjoy doing; exercising, reading, napping, drawing….go do it!

For myself, doodling has allowed me to find myself and connect with me.  It shows me that I’m not perfect, but I am my own unique self. Which has been my goal all along.  It is a time of quiet and calm that resets my energy and reminds me to focus on whats important to me and my values.

And for all the haters, negativity pushers, and naysayers, I say….NOT MY CIRCUS…..NOT MY MONKEY!

 

 

Contact me to get help on making your own connection map or how to find the time to do the things you enjoy!