Shining Like Stars (Family Devo/Activity)

Written by Jonathan on . Posted in Blog, Family Devotions, Ideas

This would be a fantastic way to start family devotions if you are not in the habit or a fresh idea if you have devotions all the time. IMG_8654 a It is half activity/half devotion.  I ran across this as I was looking for devotional resources for families.  It is very simple, has little prep and will leave lasting memories as you get the family together to focus on what is most important!  I hope you can carve out the time to impart Biblical truth to your children (no matter what their age.)  If we can point you in the right direction, please let us know.

Get the Devo Here.  Read this and decide what you want to say, add or change.  Gather materials then gather the family.  If this activity seems too childish, here is another activity we posted last week that can offer a more exciting activity for the older kiddos/teens and you can use the same lesson.  Here is how to make some real fireworks. Click here.  

TELL US HOW IT WENT!!  Post comments here and pictures and video on our Facebook page.

 

Fireworks from Steel Wool and Other 4th of July Fun

Written by Jonathan on . Posted in Blog, Dads, Humor, Ideas

This is an annual reminder how to make some awesome fireworks out of steel wool.  Enjoy and have a fun and safe 4th!
The 4th of July is a great time to forget about all the stuff on our to do list and focus a day (or weekend) on our family.  Dads, I definitely want to encourage you to take some time off from the honey-do-list and projects around the house to create some fantastic memories by having some creative fun.  Here are a few ways to create some memories that will be fun for all!
Steel Wool Sparks You will definitely want to see these pictures!  These are our kids in action!   Get an app on your phone that will allow you take time elapsed pictures and you’ll be able to capture some great memories.

   

  

These are the best fireworks we have ever done (and the cheapest)!  My dad taught me this as a kid and now my kids have a blast, too. (Thanks Dad!)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Get some plain steel wool (no soap). There are different grades. Get the middle grade.  The coarse doesn’t lite and the super fine burns too quickly.
  2. Get a whisk from the dollar store, tie it on the end of a metal clothes hanger.  Metal hangers works best, because you can bend the end to make a handle and it keeps it at a distance.
  3. Place the steel wool in the whisk and light it until just part of it is glowing and then start twisting it around as fast as you can!  AMAZING!

DISCLAIMER: Homes Devoted is not responsible for any harm, fires started or houses that burn down, so perform them wisely. 🙂   We’ve never had any burning from the sparks.   Make sure you are in an open area!  Wearing a hat is advisable.


Relay to put the Declaration of Independence in order!    Have fun and teach your kids more about the holiday.  (Divide into 2+ teams for this competition) Click here for all the info


Some Sporting Fun 

  

I probably wouldn’t make it this fancy, but this is a $5 tarp.  Your kids can help you make it.


Like Trivia? Here is a link to a 4th of July trivia game.

 

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