Jack O’ Lantern Math Activity: Fall Math Activities

IMG_20151106_143441341_HDRThis is a great activity for children who know their numbers from 1 through 120 and can color fairly well.  I have seen this math coloring sheet in classrooms often for first graders.  They love it and enjoy watching the Jack O’ Lantern form on the page. (A picture of the completed sheet is below.)

This coloring sheet activity helps your little one to learn about………….

  • identifying numbers 1-121
  • following directions
  • coloring in lines
  • identifying colors black, green, and orange.
  • perform carefully or the jack o’ lantern will be off centered.

How to prepare your child before the activity…………….

  • go over the colors needed and see if your little  one gets the right crayons out.
  • have the child color a few numbers correctly before letting them do it on their own.
  • let them know that they can’t rush through this sheet or the picture will not look right.
  • tell them that some numbers will not be colored at all so it’s very important to be careful in matching the right color with the right number.
  • I also like for the child to cross out numbers they have colored so that they can visually see what number they are on.  This helps them to not skip any numbers.

To get this activity, click here and here for a few examples or try creating your own!!

And here is a finished product………………….(there are a few mistakes, but nonetheless cute!!)



Clothe yourself with Christ: The Husband Journal Number 29

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Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering:

As followers of Christ, we are to clothe (put on Christ) ourselves with Christ.  When I think of the word “clothe”, it is a pretty strong verb.  Clothing yourself means you wear something twenty-four hours of the day.  Meaning we should clothe ourselves with Christ every minute of the day.

That seems like a pretty tall order to fill.  I feel at times I don’t measure up to that tall order at all.  And if you ask my family, I am positive I fail in some way during the day because often I feel torn in many directions throughout the day.

But the Bible is clear that we should put on bowels of mercies, kindness, humblness of mind, meekness, and longsuffering.  Wow!!  That’s quite a bit to think about.  I just pray that the Lord helps me every single day with this.

Yes, I believe with all things that showing kindness, mercy, meekness, and longsuffering starts at home with my family. This verse convicts me so much…………how many times did I say something throughout the day that wasn’t longsuffering to my husband and my children????  How many times have I been short-tempered with interruptions throughout the day?

I have a toddler in my home and I think of how she needs help with putting her clothes on.  I help my foster daughter with everything down to her socks and shoes.    The Lord knows our shortcomings and he is there to help you with this tall order.

Sometimes my husband gently reminds me that I return to “clothing myself with Christ.”

Praying today for the saints and wives with children in the home.  I pray that we all seek Christ and clothe ourselves with him so that we can live quietly with bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness, and longsuffering.


Who can be against us? The Husband Journal Entry 28

blog pictures 012Romans 8:31  What then shall we say to these things?  if God is for us, who can be against us?

About a year after I was saved, I had a huge struggle in my mind.  There didn’t seem like a lot of peace.  I talked with my husband’s grandmother, MawMaw, about it and she related that the same thing happened to her. But MawMaw said that she called on the promises of God and the struggle in her mind left. And she felt immensely relieved.

I can’t describe the struggle I felt.  I do know that it just felt like I didn’t have peace in my mind at all.  I knew I was saved.  I knew Jesus loved me.  So I called on as many verses that I could to get the peace I needed.  And yes, it came.

I haven’t had that particular kind of struggle in my mind.  It seems as if the Lord defeated my flesh in that battle.

The above verse reminds me that God is always for us…………if we are not at peace, he wants to give us that peace because he IS our peace and he IS always for us.

How does this relate to your marriage?  You may be in a spiritual battle in your marriage.  Just know that God is for your marriage and he will never be against it.  He designed marriage itself.  Just know that the battles in your marriage are the Lord’s.  Turn over your cares to Him and stand on the promises of his Word because he is for you.