There’s a Cookie Map for That

The Nile River

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When studying Ancient Egypt one MUST make a cookie map. At least that’s what I read on every blog a few years ago. I took the advice and joined the vast cookie-making map movement and loved it.

Of all the simple or involved projects from our Ancient Egypt study, the cookie map stands out as a favorite. In fact, it’s now the project I keep in my back pocket for any geography based lesson.

I used store brand sugar cookie dough found in the freezer section along with store bought tube icings. You can make both the dough and icing homemade if you choose. It was easier and quicker for me to just buy it ahead of time and stick in the fridge. Purchasing the cookie supplies allowed the boys and I to go straight to the fun.

History Pockets: Ancient Egypt Grades 4 - 6

Our study of Ancient Egypt included using History Pockets: Ancient Egypt – Grades 4-6+The boys enjoyed, for the most part, creating their history book. In full disclosure, I have one child who does not lean towards the crafty. He likes to do the work and be done. My younger son, on the other hand, is all about enjoying the process and creating. Both boys particularly enjoyed learning to write their names in hieroglypics.

I came late to the game on history pockets and do wish I had introduced them at an earlier age to my children. This unit study opened my eyes to my boy’s learning styles. Yes, I have read plenty on learning styles, yet History Pockets brought their styles to my attention in living color.

I highly recommend History Pockets for visual and hands-on learners.

On My Nightstand and Wish List + a Freebie

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Let’s start with a free Kindle download this morning! Right now you can receive Deeply Devoted (The Blue Willow Brides Book #1): A Novel by Maggie Brendan for free. Be sure and check prices before you download incase they have changed.

Deeply Devoted


On my nightstand this month are two Faithful Friends Book Club reads. You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis and Lisa Chan and Rachel Macy Stafford’s Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More.

You and Me Forever by Francis and List Chan

I’m half-way through Hands Free Life and just cracked the cover of You and Me Forever. While You and Me Forever deals with marriage in light of eternity, Hands Free Life touches on marriage in the greater scope of family life. Both are encouraging and giving me plenty to ponder and pray about.  

Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford

Wish List

I’m always on the lookout for good homeschool resources. Last month I listened to a History Author Show podcast on Jim Leeke’s book Matty Boy: A Civil War Novel for Young Readers
and immediately added it to my Amazon Wish List. Whether my boys read it individually or it becomes a family read aloud, it sounds like a fun read. Check out the podcast on History Author Show – they’re pretty interesting.

Matty Boy by Jim Leeke

I love adding items to my wish list to keep on eye on them in case they go on sale. 10 Days In The Usa Game is on my watch list as a new addition to our family board games. Over the last year it has popped up on various homeschool blogs, always with rave reviews.

10 Days in the USA Game


Free Seminar on Earning College Credits by Examination

Anna Warnke will be presenting a free seminar on earning college credits by examination on Thursday, February 7th at 7 PM at Homeschool Hangout. She earned her college degree through credit by examination and will sharing her experience. Space is limited, reservations required by either calling 770.569.4977 or emailing
Homeschool Hangout is located at 162 Marietta Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009.