The Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Contest has ended–congrats to our winner: Emily!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Welcome to Impress Your Kids!

This is the blog you didn’t even know you need! We are here to help you (at least encourage you!) to make a purposeful, active step toward teaching your kids about God, His Word and His love. We do crafts, read books, sing songs and play games to impress God’s Word on our kids’ hearts!

Here are a few of our favorite posts and a little sampling of the fun stuff that happens here every day:

Birthday Cake Puzzle {based on the Mrs. Rosey Posey book series}

How To Cut Letters, Make Stickers & Fingerpaint with Preschoolers

Popsicle Stick Photo Puzzle

Family Rules

Our whole goal is to find God in the every day. We share that with you and hope you will use our ideas, our failures (yes, failures!) and resources to impress your kids for the Lord, too!

And to give you a little piece of us today, we’re giving away a GIANT prize pack of some really great resources that will help you impress God’s love and Word on your children! Ready? Here goes…

The Moon Shines Downby Margaret Wise Brown
This is our new favorite bedtime story. It’s a giant board book by the author of Good Night, Moon! The story follows a little koala around the world where he sees that God is watching children from all over the world, just as the moon shines on all of us every night. The words and illustrations are beautiful!

How to Be God’s Little Princess: Royal Tips on Manners and Etiquette for Girlsby Sheila Walsh
My 5 year old daughter has not put this book down in 3 days. It’s actually designed for a little older crowd–maybe older elementary. But that doesn’t stop my daughter. This book tells you how to dress, how to throw a party and how to be a real-live Princess. Only instead of the first-kiss-glass-slipper kinda Princess, it’s the God’s daughter kind of princess. We read several sections of the book together and I loved the focus on modesty, on gentleness and servant hood. It’s full of quizzes, funny illustrations and step-by-step instructions. {Oh, and my daughter’s favorite part? How to set the table. Go figure.}

Seeds Family Worship Music Sampler
Oh, how I love Seeds! If you do not have Seeds on your iPod you MUST get it! It’s modern family music with words taken straight from scripture. We have learned so many scriptures from these CDs. And it has helped my daughter learn to wield God’s Word when she’s afraid. I could not recommend them more!

See With Me Bibleby Dennis Jones
This is one of the best books we own. It’s out of print now but I just picked up 2 of them at a half-price book store and felt like I was walking away with gold! There are no words–just detailed, intriguing pictures of some of the Bible’s most loved stories. My children will look at this book page by page from front to back without stopping. It is THAT good!

Twas the Night Before EasterDVD from Veggie Tales
I’ve already told you how much I love this movie. You’ll love it for Easter and all year long! And speaking of which, stop by Monday because we’re going to be hosting a HUGE linky for all your meaningful Easter ideas, traditions and activities! It will be a treasure trove of Easter and Resurrection Day ideas!

Hosanna!-Today’s Top Worship Songs For Kidsby Veggie Tales
This CD is great—it’s modern songs with modern singers (uhm, like Amy Grant and Mark Hall) but with some Veggie voices thrown in. I laughed out loud when Larry is singing with Amy Grant and he says, “I feel like angels are watching over me!” This is one the whole family will love!

Enter to Win The Moon Shines Down, How To Be God’s Little Princess, Seeds Family Worship CD and the See With Me Bible, Veggie Tales DVD and CD Prize Pack (do one or all, leave a separate comment for each):

  • Leave a comment. Let’s get to know each other! Tell me the ages of your kids or what you ate for breakfast!
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Contest ends Sunday, April 10.

Thanks for stopping by!

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ps–thank you to my regular friends  and readers for letting me introduce our blog to all the Ultimate Blog Party folks! If you are looking for some great blogs and new friends, stop by 5minutesformom to join the party!

Disclosure: I was given The Moon Shines Down and God’s Little Princess in exchange for a review from Tommy Nelson. I received the Seeds Family Worship CDs in exchange for a review. I asked Veggie Tales to donate the CD and DVD. They said yes! I bought the See With Me Bible on my own!


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  3. I have a 4, 2 and 2month old

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  5. I would love to win this for my 2 girls (ages 7 & 5)!

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