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Friday, April 27, 2012

Butterfly Life Cycle - Pasta Noodles

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - Sensory Table

 The peaceful town of Chewandswallow........

Then the food storm began!

Chewandswallow after the food storm!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Flower Pot Snack

I used food coloring on a paper towel and colored the skewers.  There is chocolate pudding and graham cracker crumbs inside the pot for the "dirt".

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Flower Sensory Table

Handprint Rainbow

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Clifford Day

Doing tricks for some doggy treats!  They are actually graham cracker bones and yes, that's a new clean dog dish!

Making real dog treats!
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients together.  Knead the dough well, roll out, and cut into shapes.  Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes.  Let completely cool on wire rack!

 Super Sniffers Game!  I put smells in baby food jars and they had to match the pictures up with the smells!  I used banana extract, peppermint extract, cocoa powder, peanut butter, baby powder, cinnamon, and dirt!

 Our RED lunch!

 Puppy Chow for us to eat!
You will need:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
12 oz. box of Crispix cereal
In a large pan, melt the butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter until smooth. Pour in the cereal and stir well to coat all the cereal. Spread the mixture onto wax paper and sift powdered sugar over all puppy chow until coated well! Very yummy!
 Diggin' for bones!  The older kids found bones and matched upper and lowercase letters and the toddlers just dug for the bones!

You can't have Clifford Day without looking just like him!  I asked that all the kids wear red also!

Pirate Day

Pirate Snack and Lunch!  Lunch is an octopus hotdog, pretzel stick planks, tater tot gold coins, the grapes were eaten with a sword, and of course for dessert a gold coin (rolo).

Captain Rainbowbeard left us a letter, some riddles, and pieces of the map!  The kids had to answer the riddles correctly to receive the pieces of map and then they had to piece it together!
Off we went on our search for the treasure!  We had to walk the plank and search for that red X.  Once we found it, we opened it to find golden eggs with chocolate gold inside!

Searching for gold coins in the sensory table!

We made our own pirate hooks, and cut-out our patches and hats!

Link to pirate hat and patch:

 Treasure Map Quesadilla!  Another fun pirate lunch idea!  I didn't do this, but it looks like a lot of fun to make and eat!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Monster Day

Monster Pudding

Monster Sensory Table

One of our favorite Monster Books!  We have all the pieces to the monster and add them as they come up in the book!