Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tyndale Blog Post

I was asked to ask a Tyndale blog post. You can read it HERE.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Making of the Quiz Book Crafts

The Christian Girl's Guide to Me: The Quiz Book is my third Christian Girl's Guide book. It was a fun one to write. It has quizzes like Are You for Real, How Honest are You, Are You a Good Test Taker, How are Your Manners and What Kind of Smart are You. There are 22 quizzes in all. There are also stories, activities and crafts to do.

If you know me, you know crafts and things like that are NOT my strong point. So Jessica, Jasmine, Adam and I sat down to create and test some crafts for the book that we thought would be fun for girls. If we can do them, any body can do them! Believe me! I am craft challenged, so I plan easy to make crafts that use simple supplies and are useful either for myself or for gifts.
This pen holder craft would make a good teacher gift, best friend gift or Mother's Day gift. Everything you need is at Walmart or the dollar store.

Jessica is putting the finishing touches on a decorative pillow that is easy to make using a towel. These can be made in different colors to match or bedroom or give a friend.

We designed fun door hangers. Everyone's was different.

The girls each made one of these bags, plus one for Kayla who wasn't home from Haiti yet. This is Kayla's bag in the picture. She has carried her Bible and notebook to church in it for the past four years, and it still looks good!

This is Jasmine's church bag which she still carries every Sunday even though she's now in middle school!
There are more crafts in the book, plus easy and complete instructions for making them.

I think this is a really fun book for girls, so if you have an 8-12-year-old girl in your life, look for the book at your local Christian bookstore or order online here. If you've already read it, please leave a review here and on any other online bookstore you are familiar with. Reviews really do help sell books.

If you give the book as a gift, consider giving the craft supplies as part of the gift also.

This is a book that will keep your girls busy during all the snow days and the upcoming spring break.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Fun Book for Girls

In the next few posts I'm going to highlight a book of mine that came out in 2012.

The book has 22 quizzes. They are:

Quiz 1: Are You for Real?

Quiz 2: How Honest are You?

Quiz 3: Are You a Good Test Taker?  

Quiz 4: How Much Do You Know About zzz’s?

Quiz 5: Are You a Mary or a Martha?

Quiz 6: How Are Your Manners?

Quiz 7: What Kind of Smart Are You?

Quiz 8: Are you a Healthy Eater?

Quiz 9: Are You a Follower or a Leader?

Quiz 10: How Much Do You Know About the Bible?

Quiz 11: What’s Your Learning Style?

Quiz 12: Are You Exercise Wise?

Quiz 13: What Does Your Room Reveal About You?

Quiz 14: How Do You Share Your Faith?

Quiz 15: Are You a Good Listener?

Quiz 16: Are You Crazy for Clothes?

Quiz 17: How Content Are You?

Quiz 18: Does Your Life Point to God?

Quiz 19: How Do You Handle Pressure?

Quiz 20: Which Activities Are Right for You?

Quiz 21: Are You a Good Sport?

Quiz 22: How Do You Serve God?

Each quiz has quiz questions for girls to answer, and an answer key that tells them how they did.

The quizzes each have a key Scripture and a God connection, so readers are not only having fun, they're learning how to apply the lessons to life.

There are also stories,  puzzles, activities, journaling questions, fun facts and crafts to go along with the quizzes.

This book can be done alone, but it's a lot more fun to do it with a friend or even in a group. It can be used:

At a slumber party
At a home school event
At a birthday party
As a small group Bible study
In a girl's church group
In a Sunday school class
In a Sunday night girl's class
By best friends
By sisters

When I got my copies, we did it as a family even though at the time I had both boys and girls from age 7-22!! Obviously it was a little easy for the older kids, but they still liked seeing how they scored.

It also makes a great gift for girls 8-12 (think birthday gift for nieces, Sunday school class or neighbor children, or as an adoption gift etc), especially if you provide the craft supplies to make the crafts. All the supplies are easy to find in Dollar Tree, Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. If you give it as a gift, you also might want to include fun colored markers for doing the quizzes and answering the follow up questions.

Check your local Christian bookstore for the book, and if they don't have it, ask them to order it. You can also get it online.

For the next post I'll try to include pictures of the kids helping me create the crafts for the book.