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The more I hear from you the better! I love hearing how these activities are working in your home/daycare or nursery!
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Edible Butterflies

Since I have 3 girls, over the years I have done different butterfly snacks. Here are 2 of them.

Butterfly treat bags in 2010:
They are snack sized ziplocs, filled with robins eggs and jellybeans and M&Ms then twisted and clipped with a clothes pin that my kids decorated with glitter paint.

Then, we had Butterfly cupcakes in 2010:

 These are jumbo marshmallows cut in 1/2 then dipped (sticky side down) in sprinkles. Gummy worm bodies. and voila! done!

All these treats were for a Butterfly Bash for my middle daughter's 1st birthday:
 Who is now 3! Sniff!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ladybug Cookies

I try to do some kind of baking each week with the kids. They love to be in the kitchen with me, so we decided to "wing it" and make these.

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Red Baker's Chocolate
Mini Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Melt the Red Chips, then have the kids dunk cookies in the red chocolate and sprinkle with mini chips.

Simple, and good for an afternoon snack. :)
Made by the kids, for the kids.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ladybug Life Cycle

I went to THIS WEBSTITE to teach the kids about Ladybug anatomy.
It is very kid friendly.

Then we went on to discuss the life cycle of the Ladybug.
Printed THIS PAGE OUT , colored it and then made a real model of it with rocks!


 We painted Ladybug rocks.
 wrote some labels.
 drew on rocks

 then put it all together.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thumbprint Ladybug Notecards

This was one of my first posts EVER! Thumbprint People it was so popular, that I got my first sponsor! That was like a million years ago (it seems) my babies are huge now! *sniff*

Anyway. My oldest daughter has had several friends move in the past few months, so we decided to make Ladybug ThumbPrint Notecards.

I did the antennae, she did the dots and wrote the notes.
We sent out about 8 of them. So adorable!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Edible Ladybugs

I started off this weeks theme by having the kids watch what I was making and guess what it was.
You need Cherry Tomatoes, Cream Cheese, Mini Chocolate Chips, Coconut or Chow Mein Noodles, and Raisins.
That was the big reveal. Each kid made their own, and actually liked the flavor combination! Weird.

Here is how you make them!

Then after they devoured them...they got to make their own crazy weird bug!
What a fun snack, weird, but fun~

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kidspace Museum, Pasadena CA

We took the kids on a 2 week vacation and this was one of our stops.

We had been there once before, when we only had 2 kids and thought now that we have 5 it might be fun to go again! It is a great place and here are some highlights.

Digging Deeper Exhibit is where all these "bug" themed pictures are from.

The new baby is sleeping behind this old baby. :)

This exhibit sparked a lot of questions in my family, so we will be doing bugs for the next few weeks.
I hope you like it! Also, if you have any ideas, please let me know!

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