Friday, August 21, 2015

Lilo and Stitch - Movie Night

We watched Lilo and Stitch for movie night this week.

We started off with a little craft time, making a "palm" tree for our dinner table.

The kiddos made their own english muffin pizzas (per our usual movie night routine), but this time we made Hawaiian pizza with canadian bacon and pineapple.

We also had fruit kabobs, coconut macaroons, and bacon & cream cheese "sushi" rolls. So fun!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th of July Slime

We made 4th of July themed slime this week. Braysen always loves to help make it (and play with it). This was the first time the girls got to play with the slime.

This time we used a different recipe. I stumbled across a recipe that used starch instead of Borax. Using starch instead of Borax eliminated one step in the process, so we decided to test out the starch recipe.

4th of July Slime
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup clear glue
1/2 cup liquid starch
food coloring/glitter/sequins (optional) 

Mix the water and the glue.
Add any food coloring, sequins, or glitter.
 Pour the starch into a separate bowl. 
Slowly mix the water/glue mixture into the starch.

That's it! When you first pick it up, it will be a bit sticky, but once you work it with your hands for a bit, the stickiness mostly goes away. I normally use clear glue, but for the white slime, I opted to use white glue for coloring purposes.

Berlyn decided that slime just isn't her thing. But she enjoyed watching Braysen and Brynlee play with it!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Toddler Book Club - June

This month, we focused on Leo Lionni for book club. We read Little Blue and Little Yellow, A Color of His Own, and Swimmy. I had my settings messed up for most of the day and didn't realize it, so a lot of my photos turned out grainy. :(

Our first activity was centered around Little Blue and Little Yellow. Each kiddo got a ziploc bag with blue and yellow paint. They mixed the paint to get green, just like in the story. They then used their fingers to draw shapes or write letters on the paint in the bags.

 The other activity was based on A Color of His Own. The kids painted onto bubble wrap and then used the bubble wrap to paint their paper chameleon cut outs.