The Homeschool Minute ~ Todd Wilson – A Homeschool Thanksgiving

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A Homeschool Thanksgiving 

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As homeschoolers, we have so much to be thankful for. I mean we get to spend all day, every day with our kids. No, I’m serious … stop laughing. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to enjoy that special gift. In fact, we get to enjoy them and the gift of being with them the whole time leading up to Christmas.


This is the season of good smells, warm feelings, and family. My youngest children are outside right now playing in about two inches of snow instead of sitting at their desks. It’s awesome, and they’re filing away good memories to be brought out and remembered years later.


That’s the great thing about Thanksgiving and Christmas; they allow us to remind our children of what’s most important and “family” is the means to do that. My kids can hardly wait until we start our family advent nights. For four weeks in a row, we set aside one night out of the week to read a portion of the Christmas account, read a Christmas story, make a Christmas craft, and drink sparkling grape juice along with a special holiday snack. It’s my kids’ favorite part of the season.


We believe in family time and special nights, that’s why we’ve worked to help take the guesswork out of having your own family nights. We’ve selected simple pre-packaged family crafts for your children. Each unit has everything ONE child will need to make FOUR crafts (have three children, get three kits). We have also written inspiring, original Christmas stories in book and audio format (instant downloads, too) to point your children to the real meaning of Christmas.


We’ve also re-designed and improved our already awesome Christmas board game – To Bethlehem, to make the fun … FUNNER!!!


You have so much to thank God for … and so much to celebrate! Get started right now so you have your family supplies in time to begin.


Be real,



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