Spanish Curriculum on Sale Now!

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I’ve just been introduced to a new Spanish curriculum, and we’re excited to be using it this year!  I’ll have lots more to share about it in the months to come, but it’s on sale right now.  You can get 20% all store products today!!

 

Initially speaking, this curriculum makes use of short, entertaining videos with Spanish-speaking kids as the actors.  Vocabulary words are written throughout the video, adding to the visual impact of the video.  Quizzes, workbooks, and flashcards are also available.

If you’re in the market for Spanish lessons for your kids, check out Spanish for Kids by Kids now!

 

 

Get Access to Every ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ Episode Ever!

It’s August, which means it’s nearly time for your kids to pack up their pencils, zip up their backpacks, and hop on the school bus. Aside from prepping them for their new teachers, new classes, or maybe even a new school, it’s important to prep their faith. Sign your whole family up for Adventures in Odyssey‘s Odyssey Adventure Club for a special price of $9.99/month. The club is an essential tool to teach your children to share their faith at school, to be bold, and to grow in their relationship with God.

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Join during the month of August for $9.99/month, and you’ll receive these benefits for being a member:

  • Unlimited streaming of Adventures in Odyssey library (800 episodes) retail value over $1,500 USD
  • New monthly exclusive episodes
  • Monthly Web Quests
  • Monthly Clubhouse magazine subscription (U.S. Residents Only)
  • Daily devotions based on Adventures in Odyssey episodes
  • OAC monthly member newsletter
  • OAC exclusive video stories
  • Animated Odyssey videos, Last Chance Detectives, and more!

Spend the last few weeks of summer vacation with your kids listening to Adventures in Odyssey episodes and build their faith!

Ready to join? Head over to the website and sign up today!

Join Odyssey Adventure Club for a Summer Challenge and Movie Ticket Giveaway

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Summer . . . a time that kids pine for during the school year and parents may anticipate with something akin to dread. Fearing refrains of “I’m bored” or hours spent on the couch playing video games can make moms and dads nervous about the long, hot months stretching before their family. Focus on the Family’s Odyssey Adventure Club offers an answer, encouraging parents and kids to embrace faith and fun with the Take the Plunge Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse magazine’s Summer Challenge.

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The Take the Plunge challenge features:

  • Master Mind Monday — commit God’s Word to memory
  • Ways to Play Wednesday — spend active time with your family
  • Faith Sharing Friday — share God’s love with others

The Take the Plunge challenge helps families memorize at least five verses, engage in five activities together and share their faith with five people before the school doors swing open again. Those who sign up will receive an 11-week plan with suggested verses to memorize, activity ideas (such as visiting a war memorial) and ways to witness (such as passing out popsicles at the park with an invitation to your church), making this challenge the perfect tool for parents who want summer to be a time of spiritual and social stimulation for their kids.

“Research tells us that the more senses we involve when teaching children a principle, the more likely it is to stick,” Plugged In editor and Adventures in Odyssey podcast host Bob Smithouser says. “Bible memorization by itself is great, but it becomes even more powerful when put into action. Know it. Share it. Live it.”

Families who sign up to take part in the challenge at www.whitsend.org/summer will have access to weekly verses to memorize, ideas for family fun and suggestions for service projects that allow a family to share their faith. Additionally, anyone who signs up to participate in the Take the Plunge challenge will receive a free scene from the latest Adventures in Odyssey album, as well as a free story from the book Strange Journey Back.

A Bonus Contest

From June 1–5, tell us in 30 words or less how you are going to take the plunge to deepen your faith this summer for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to the theatrical release of Beyond The Mask June 5th weekend and free access to the Odyssey Adventure Club all summer long (June, July, August—total $85 prize value)!

Send your entry to contests@whitsend.org. Two winners will be chosen to win each day June 1-5 and announced on the Adventures in Odyssey Facebook Page.

Entries will be chosen based on creativity and writing skill. Rules are available at whitsend.org.

Join the Odyssey Adventure Club for a ‘Buck’ (Plus a Summer Challenge)

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means school will be out for the summer! Parents, does that fill you with dread, knowing all you’ll hear for the next few months is, “I’m bored!”? Keep reading because we have a deal for you—one that will only cost you a buck and that will keep your kids safe online while allowing them to have fun and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Buck Oliver is back in the latest Adventures in Odyssey album, and to celebrate, you can try the Odyssey Adventure Club for just a buck for your first month. Sign up before May 31st using the promo code BUCK! *This deal only applies to first-time accounts and is good the first month only.

Members receive:

—24/7 streaming access to more than 750 Adventures in Odyssey episodes (a $1500 retail value).

—A new, members-only Adventures in Odyssey episode every month.

—A subscription to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine.

—A web quest of video stories and online activities reflecting the biblical theme of that month’s episode.

—On-the-go access with the OAClub mobile iOS app.

—Growing access to Odyssey books, a daily devotion, access to select Radio Theatre dramas and more.

Additionally, a portion of each Odyssey Adventure Club membership benefits Focus on the Family partner organizations, such as Carry the Cure and Mission Aviation Fellowship, providing parents with an opportunity to teach children about the value of serving others. The Odyssey Adventure Club hopes to spend another 25 years hand-in-hand with parents seeking to teach biblical truth to their children while inspiring the theater of their imagination.

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Your favorite Adventures in Odyssey characters are also Taking the Plunge in Album 59 and now you can, too! This summer, dive into your faith and grow closer to God by joining the Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine Taking The Plunge Summer Challenge. It includes these simple things:

  • Learn 5 memory verses
  • Get active with 5 family activities together
  • Share God’s love and your faith in 5 different ways

When you commit to the Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine Taking The Plunge Summer Challenge, you’ll receive:

  • A promo code for an exclusive Odyssey Adventure Club first month offer (for new members only)
  • Adventures in Odyssey special studio message
  • “Strange Journey Back” book excerpt
  • “Jones and Parker Mysteries” book excerpt

To learn more about the Odyssey Adventure Club, visit www.oaclub.org, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week at EduCents!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Way back in the day, school was awesome.  My first-grade teacher, Mrs. Aumiller, had been teaching for years, and she had the experience to back it up.  She was always smiling and laughing and making fun crafty things to help us learn. My second-grade teacher, Mrs. Hile, was just as amazing.  She had theme days, like Smurf Day, where everything we did that day revolved around our theme.  She taught us to write in cursive and to multiply and to enjoy classic books like Charlotte’s Web and James and the Giant Peach.  These two kind and caring teachers made me determined to teach someday.  (They also came to my wedding, still send me cards, and are the basis for the way I teach my own kids.)

Here are three reasons why I am thankful for educators:

  1. They have an impossibly difficult but incredibly important job.
  2. They impact lives every day.
  3. Teachers see the best in their students.

Education has such an impact on ourselves and our little ones. Educents is here to help you pay it forward. In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, Educents & Peekapak have teamed up to provide your favorite educators with a gift basket worth over $40, which includes a FREE $10 Educents Gift Card & 3 months of Peekapak lesson plans (3 digital storybooks, 12 in-class lessons & 12 at-home activities) that teach Character Education and Language Arts.

So, whether it’s your mom, your classroom teacher, your neighbors, or another special human being who taught you important lessons, thank them by giving them a FREE gift basket, on Educents!

Fill out the form here to send this freebie to an educator you know.

NEW See the Light Monthly Newsletter

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We love art, and See the Light is our very favorite art instruction company!  They provide lessons on DVD for students of all ages and skill levels, and each lesson is taught by an art master.  These quality lessons are fun and educational, and I’ve really seen my kids’ art skills and interest level increase from using these DVDs.

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So that’s why I’m excited to share some of See the Light‘s newest endeavors with you – a monthly newsletter full of great art information!  The best part is that early subscribers receive access to the new Watercolor Buttefly lesson FREE.  This will soon be released on DVD as part of a new Adventures in Art series, but if you sign up now, you can see it at no cost. 

To see Watercolor Butterflies for free, sign up for the newsletter here.   As always, your information is safe and secure – and please tell them that Amy at A Nest in the Rocks sent you!

NEW February See The Light Special!

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Guess what? Our most popular set is on sale for the months of February.

Have the life of Moses come alive for your family!

We are looking for a winner for the best selling Art DVD, God's Special Surprise!

GOD’S Special Surprise DELUXE GIFT SET is on special during the month of February!

Families will thrill to the love and faith required of a mother desperate to save her baby boy from certain death. Children and adults will admire the bravery of a sister who dared to speak-up to a powerful princess. It’s the dramatic story of baby Moses, God’s Special Surprise to the Israelites, brought to life through art and sound. This story builds the faith of children and encourages obedience to the Word of God.

Included:

  • DVD w/ 285 minutes of content
  • black light
  • fluorescent pencils
  • fluorescent chalkuary

The regular price: $29.99.

During the month of February you can purchase God’s Special Surprise $25.00 + FREE SHIPPING in the USA.

Coupon Code to use: STL

See the Light wants (1) family to have their very own God’s Special Surprise Deluxe Gift Set. We will be picking a random winner on February 9th at 12a. All entries will be verified.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

New Devotional: “Wait Only Upon God” by Candace Crabtree

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Sometimes we have a dream but can’t see the way to fruition.  Sometimes we’re not sure where we’re supposed to be or what we’re to do.  That place of waiting can be really hard, but author Candace Crabtree has written a new 40-day devotional to help you through it.

Wait Only Upon the Lord

Wait Only Upon God is a versatile, flexible devotional about waiting.  The format is beautifully simple:  it contains scripture, a short reflection upon the scripture, and the space for prayers and journaling.  I love Crabtree’s smooth and sincere writing style.  Her honest, thoughtful words are provocative and inspiring.

This would be a wonderful devotional to use during the Lenten season.  If you begin on February 18 and use it every day except Sundays, you’ll end at Eastertime.  I can’t think of a better or more fitting scripture plan for Lent.

Wait Only Upon God is debuting at a special price.  For one week only, you can purchase this book for only $7.99.  After that, the price will go up to the regular price of $8.99.

Crabtree is also running a special giveaway on her blog this week to celebrate the publication of this newest book.  You can enter here.  She’s also offering free printables with the purchase of your book.  You’ll find the download link inside the book.

 You can purchase the ebook version of Wait Only Upon God here

Happy Birthday, Adventures in Odyssey!

 

Did you make any resolutions or goals this year? Perhaps you made personal resolutions, or maybe your goals are family-focused. If one of your goals is to find your kids or grandkids a safe place online to have fun and to learn more about biblical truth, consider that checked off your to-do list! The Odyssey Adventure Club is celebrating their first birthday, and to celebrate, they’re offering a special promotion!

The Odyssey Adventure Club is a safe, fun environment where children can explore, create and imagine, all while developing their faith—the perfect platform for your kids to explore while they’re stuck inside this winter.

Anyone who signs up during January (promo code: BIRTHDAY) will not only receive their first month for only $5, but they will also get three Last Chance Detective audio dramas and an Odyssey Adventure Club post signed by cast and crew members.

Members receive:

—24/7 streaming access to more than 750 Adventures in Odyssey episodes (a $1500 retail value).

—A new, members-only Adventures in Odyssey episode every month.

—A subscription to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine.

—A web quest of video stories and online activities reflecting the biblical theme of that month’s episode.

—On-the-go access with the OAClub mobile iOS app.

—Growing access to Odyssey books, a daily devotion, access to select Radio Theatre dramas and more.

In the coming months, members will also be able to look forward to:

—An exclusive, downloadable, cut-and-fold Odyssey character craft.

—In February, members can sneak a peek at the second Candid Conversations with Connie book. 

Additionally, a portion of each Odyssey Adventure Club membership benefits Focus on the Family partner organizations, such as Carry the Cure and Mission Aviation Fellowship, providing parents with an opportunity to teach children about the value of serving others. The Odyssey Adventure Club hopes to spend another 25 years hand-in-hand with parents seeking to teach biblical truth to their children while inspiring the theater of their imagination.


To learn more about the Odyssey Adventure Club, visit www.oaclub.org
, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Biggest Sale of the Year Continued: See the Light Art 20% Off

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EXCITING NEWS!  See the Light has decided to EXTEND their Black Friday special through December 15 – which leaves you with ONE MORE WEEK to snag this exciting deal! 
 
The See the Light products are the best art lessons on the market.  They combine technique with art history, science, and famous works of art with devotions to provide a variety of art lessons for kids.  Even better, they’re certified for official Fine Arts credits!
 
We LOVE See the Light products around here.  They make learning fancy art theory and techniques easy and understandable for everybody in our family, and I love seeing how our enjoyment in creating and appreciation of art is growing as we use these DVDs.  So, read on to find out more about their biggest and best sale of the year!
 

You didn’t think we weren’t going to participate in the all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, did you?

See the Light is offering you the BIGGEST SALE of the year!

Here’s how it works!

Purchase ART PROJECTS at 20% off and than take an additional  20% off on all other SEE THE LIGHT products on the same order. And to top it off …. There’s FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. A.

Use Code:  BLACKCYBER

Code expires at midnight PST, Monday, December 15.

You can either use the ART PROJECTS DVDs as individual gifts or bless the socks of someone with the entire set. The DVD’s also fit in stockings. Perfect, huh?

Get ahead start on your Christmas shopping today with ART PROJECTS and any other products at 20% off.