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Day 7 is from  from John 15.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

My girls have had a hard time getting along lately (as all siblings do).  So I thought this was perfect.  Elfie explained the bible verse, saying that God loves us NO MATTER WHAT.  Their act of kindness today was to tell each other how much they loved one another.

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Day 8

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We went away for the weekend.  Elfie met the girls at the hotel in the morning!  What a great surprise!  This verse is from Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Elfie brought the girls a sweet treat for this sweet bible verse!  I wanted them to have the experience of kindness too.  Elfie was doing random acts of kindness for them.  They were instructed to use sweet words just like Jesus today.

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I found a great homeschool science lesson the other day. It was learning, but so much fun at the same time! I had to share with you. I was teaching Kares about matter. I was explaining the difference between liquids, solids, and gases. My experiment didn’t exactly look like the one I copied, but it worked well enough.

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Materials Needed:
baking soda
vinegar
glitter
dish soap
glass jar
food coloring

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Steps:
1. Fill the mason jar half way with vinegar.
2. Add glitter.
3. Add food coloring.
4. Put in a few spoonfuls of dish soap.
5. Mix together, trying not to create too many bubbles.
(Now the fun part begins!)
6. Add in a couple tablespoons of baking soda.
7. Watch the magic happen!

My girls learned that the vinegar was a liquid, the baking soda more of a solid, and it created a gas through a chemical reaction.
The dishsoap makes this different from the typical baking soda vinegar experiments. It creates a LOT of bubbles. Ours would have been better if I used a smaller jar, more dishsoap, and if tiny little hands would just watch. They were so excited about the bubbles they couldn’t help but touch it!

Here is the link that I used to get my experiment.

A little tip: I put the jar on a cookie sheet so that it didn’t overflow and make a big mess on the table.

Have fun learning!