These are the last two additions to the family. These creatures didn’t come from Paris, they come from the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. This little museum offers a good bunch of creative workshops where families and specially children can record their favorite song, create a new stuffed friend and so many other activities.
Happy Mother’s day!
Easter is right around the corner, it is time to think about how we’re going to decorate our Easter eggs. This year, we are going to start including them in our diet: Dinosaur eggs!.
The process is so simple than even young children can help:
Boil the eggs, them let the kids crack them. That is fun.
Prepare colored water by just adding food coloring to some water. Let the eggs soak in the water for 10 minutes and after that the eggs can be peeled.
The result is like this…
I wondered: Why are they so still and quite?
They are observing the slow movements of the sea snails!
Photos taken at Coyote Point, San Mateo, Ca
This is a super easy recipe you can do with the little ones. My daughters love to “help” me while i cook. And I have found that they think the food is by far more special to them if they took part in its preparation. We got a kids cooking set from Ikea some time ago, and we keep the pieces with the rest of cooking utensiles, the real ones. They love to beat the eggs for their omelettes. It was a bit messy at the begining, but now my 4 year old is a great helper when cooking omelettes and the 2 year old is on her way. In the pictures you can see how easy is to prepare a spinach omelette with a bit of cheese.
- 1/2 pound of spinach.
- 5 eggs.
- 1/2 cup of Cheese. •Salt.
- Boil the spinach and sauted them with 1 Tbs of olive oil. Spinach should be dry.
- Beat the eggs and mix them with the spinach. Add the cheese.
- Pour the mix in colorful cupcakes baking cups for extra fun.
- Heat oven to 350F and bake the spinach cups for 15 min or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean
Enjoy this hearty treat!
What are you thankful for today and all year round?
As Halloween spirit is around, our art projects are Halloween-themed projects. Those projects added to the Preschool art projects my daughter brings home almost every day are a lot of masterpieces to hang on our walls. Thus I came up with an idea to reuse them a few days ago: A Shadow puppets show. We are reusing some of the drawings we have around the house like owls, pumpkins, bats and we tell stories about Halloween or about any other thing my daughters are interested in.
Enjoy the pictures and imagine stories as we do every night.
Halloween is in the air. We are planning a spooktacular playdate with our friends, and one of the activities will be to play with slime. We have been “cooking” this recipe of slime for a few days now. And everybody agrees, the process of preparing the slime is as fun as to play with it.
First time we made the slime, my daughters were really surprised by the result of the recipe, that gooey substance, which creeps on your hands, was a new experience for them. Now they are more used to the feeling of touching the slime and they like the idea of experimenting with new colors or smells. After each slime session, we keep the slime in a container to keep it moist.
- 1 cup of water
- 4 ounce (120 ml) glue.
- 1 teaspoon of Borax.
- Food coloring and/or powder spices like cinnamon or cardamom.
- Pour the glue in a bowl.
- Dissolve the Borax in 1 cup of water.
- Add the food coloring. Let your kids be creative choosing the color orange, black, green. If you use transparent glue the slime will be translucent.
- Add the Borax solution to the glue. The slime will begin to form immediately; stir it with some cooking utensils first and then with your hands.
- If there is any leftover water in the bowl, pour it out.
Have you try any other slime recipe? Which one is your favorite?. Leave a comment.