Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bible Quiet Book: Jonah and the Whale

As promised, here is the first post in a series showing my pages in detail plus the templates I used to create them. Let me just say that the Jonah and whale pages are some of my kids' favorites. They ask to play with these pages more than any others. 

Let's start by looking at how my finished pages turned out. This is the two page spread.

This is the whale. I found some cute sea creature buttons that I sewed on for added details.

Here is the beach side, where Jonah can be spit up onto the dry land.

Jonah can fit inside the whale's mouth.

Jonah, 3 felt fish, and 3 coconuts can all snap off for fun play.

So here are the templates to make these pages! I just included the top of the waves for the background, as my full page would not fit on a 8.5" x 11" page. You can make the background water as long as needed to fit your page size. Click on the names to access the PDFs for download.

I did not create the beach template. I modified the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom template from this website.
And here is the coloring page I used as inspiration for creating my template. 

I hope some of you will try making this scene. It was a lot of fun!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Update 4 on Bible Quiet Book

I guess you know what this picture means. My Bible quiet book is done! Hip, hip, hoorah!

We tested it for the first time today in church, and the kids loved it. I realized I'd better take pictures quick before it gets "loved on" too much.

Stay tuned for details...

Mini Pizzas

Suppers are light in our household (we have the big meal at lunch). So I'm always on the lookout for easy recipes to have at night... beyond just sandwiches. These mini pizzas are great: fast, easy, delicious, and a big hit with the kids.

My family loves pizza, and we usually make the crust and the sauce from scratch. But it's a big, time-consuming project. So when I need something fast, I turn to this recipe.

The crust is made from tortillas. They actually make a pretty decent thin crust pizza and if you have store-bought tortillas on hand, nothing could be simpler.

Kid approved! They love the little mini slices you can make from these pizzas. ;)

Mini Pizzas
Flour tortillas
Shredded mozzarella
Pizza sauce
Other toppings such as pepperoni, ham, onions, peppers... you name it!

Pretty easy; just make them like you would a normal pizza. I just suggest you not go heavy on the sauce. Bake them on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. 

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