Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Pencil Grip, Inc., #3- A Review

If you have read my blog for very long at all, you know that we LOVE The Pencil Grip, Inc. You also know that one of our favorite products is their Kwik Stix. You can imagine our delight when we were chosen to review their Thin Stix Creativity Pack.

Thin Stix Creativity Pack

For those of you not familiar with Kwik Stix, these are solid tempura paint sticks that dry in 90 seconds! My kiddos say they have the same feel to them as glue sticks. The Thin Stix Creativity Pack comes with 12 assorted colors, 6 neon colors, and six metallic colors. The kiddos were so excited to be able to try the neon and metallic colors. They have not been able to use those before!

Of course we always want to make a beautiful masterpiece when we get to try new colors of Kwik Stix! This time was not different. The kiddos took full advantage of the neon colors while creating their pictures! Sister said it made her sun and grass so much brighter! 

Look at all the concentration! The Kiddos definitely get their artistic side from Daddy T. The all love to color, draw and paint! They love getting to paint more often!

The final products are beautiful! I love that they get to create and I don't have a ton of clean-up afterwards. And since Kwik Stix dry quickly, I can hang them up immediately without worrying about ruining them or the paint dripping. This creates a definite win-win in our house. 

This time around we wanted to try something new. The kiddos wanted to paint pumpkins, and since I am spoiled to no clean-up, I thought it would be a great time to see how Kwik Stix did on other surfaces:

The kiddos loved getting to try something new! They were curious how well the paints would work on the pumpkins as well. They were so creative. Brother Bear took full advantage of the metallic colors. His cute little pumpkin below later had gold headphones and silver sun-glasses! I love getting to watch them create!

Kwik Stix worked great on the pumpkins! I have to admit, I was shocked. I knew that Kwik Stix were amazing and worked on paper, cardboard, wood, and canvas, but who would have thought that they would be perfect for painting pumpkins!?! I was so grateful, yet again, that I could allow them to paint without all the stress and mess! 

Kwik Stix have been a game changer in our home! We all have deemed them our favorite product! We love getting the opportunity to share them with you! If you haven't tried them yet, you should, they are fabulous! I think these would be a great Christmas present for any child in your life! 

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Let the Little Children Come- A Review

We were recently chosen to review Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack by Let the Little Children Come.  There were some great tools available in this pack to help share the gospel with children. The pack comes with 10 different items, however, I am going to focus on 3 main ones that I think we would use as a family.

 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks

My kiddos loved The Wordless Bracelet Kit and the Silicone Salvation Bracelet. I felt like these were great ways for them to be able to share the gospel with their friends or children their own age because they love wearing bracelets. I also thought the bright colors would be great at catching other's eye when they were wearing them.

I think The Wordless Bracelet Kit could be a great addition to a children's carnival or party at church. I haven't met a kid yet that doesn't love making something that they can wear or even share with their parents. If they were taught what all the colors stood for, they could absolutely be successful in sharing the gospel on their own!

 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks

I personally think the little Wordless Book is one I would use. It was a very cute size and I begin to think of how Sister loves playing with smaller things. I knew that this would be something that she would enjoy, even without the pictures. I thought about a classroom full of 4-5 year old girls and how they would enjoy the book and be curious about the colors. The Wordless Book would definitely be the one that I would choose for personal use.

There are several other options available, including a very cute Christmas book that could be a great handout tract for children that visit church or Sunday School during the Christmas season. If you are looking for tracks that are colorful and eye catching that would help spread the gospel to children, Let the Little Children Come has a great variety that could work for any season or event!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kid Niche Christian Books- A Review

Recently, I was looking for something to help Popper in studying his Bible on his own. When we were given a chance to review Weave Your Word in Me -- Part 1 by Kid Niche Christian Books, I thought it would be a great resource for him. 

Weave Your Word in Me is a Bible study for children in 4th-6th grade. It can also be used as a family style Bible Study. It comes as a beautifully colored print of 70 pages that are already 3 whole punched for you to place in a binder of your choice. 

There are 36 lessons in Part 1 that cover God the Father and God the Son. There is also a Part 2 which covers What God wants and God the Holy Spirit. You can purchase each part separately or as a combined set. We received Part 1 to review, but will be purchasing Part 2 when Popper completes the first. He is really enjoying having his own quiet time and Bible study. 

Popper asked me to not share all of his work with you because his prayers and some answers he wanted to stay private. However, here is an example of a bit of his work. I loved watching him search in his Bible as he read and answered the questions. He was so intent. 

My favorite part of this Bible study was that it opened up some great conversations with Popper. We have discussed listening to God and how to be more attentive. My favorite discussion was how God wove us together in our mother's womb! This was so special to me. Being able to explain to my sweet boy that he was prayed for and hoped for and that at the perfect time God knit him together beautifully in my belly. It was a very precious conversation that we were able to share!

Here is an example of what the My Prayer section looks like. Popper loved that these helped him get started on a prayer. He told me that sometimes that is the hardest part of praying. (I agree with him.) Even though I cannot share his prayers with you, I can tell you that they are precious and heart felt. I love seeing his heart so open and eager. 

This has been a wonderful addition to Popper's daily routine. He is learning to set apart time with God and really enjoy reading his Bible. It's been good for me as well. It challenges me, on those mornings when there is so much to get done, to remember to start my day with time with my Heavenly Father. It definitely makes the day better when my focus is on Him!

I think this would be a great addition to any family that is looking for either a family Bible study or one for their son or daughter. It is a wonderful resource for 4th through 6th graders to help them dig a little deeper into Who God is and how important it is to spend time with Him daily! 
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Pencil Grip, Inc. #2- A Review

Our family has fallen in love with The Pencil Grip, Inc. Over the past couple of years we have been honored to review their Quik Stix a couple of times. When we were presented with the opportunity to try The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors and The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit we were very excited!
The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors
The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors are designed with a plastic safety shield. This can help keep children from cutting things other than paper. I loved this feature, especially since lately there have been other things being cut in the Crunchy Household. There is also a training lever. That is the little yellow piece between the finger holes. This lever makes cutting easier for younger kiddos because it is causes the scissors to spring back open after you push them closed. 
I was surprised with how well these actually cut paper. Most safety scissors that I have used in the past were dull to try and avoid injury. However, because these come with the plastic safety shield they are able to be sharper and still remain perfectly safe.
The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit
The 3 Step Training Kit comes with 3 different pencil grip to help teach children the correct grip: The Crossover Grip for training, The Pinch Grip for Transitioning, and The Pencil Grip for Graduation. I was excited to get these. Sister has really struggled with how to properly hold her pencil for awhile now. I starter her on The Crossover Grip. It was uncomfortable for her at first and she complained that it felt funny. She said that her hand was tired after a few minutes of doing her math. It was then that I realized how bad her grip had become. 
Over the last few weeks, she has been using the grip fairly consistently while doing her schoolwork. She has shown signs of more control, neater handwriting, and has quit complaining of her hand being tired.  I never dreamed that it would help with her handwriting or I would have taken before and after pictures. I was in shock!

The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors are a great addition to any family that is wanting to allow their kids to learn to cut, but not have to worry about them cutting something other than paper. The 3 Step Training Kit is a great way to help teach the proper pencil grip to any student learning to hold a pencil or begin to write. Overall, this is definitely another win in our house thanks to The Pencil Grip, Inc. 

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