Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Let's use chopsticks!

I wanted to teach my Sweet Peas to use chopsticks, so I went searching World Market for something appropriate.  Not only did I find a set of child sized sticks, but I found these great "cheaters" - little rubber men that hold the chopsticks together.  We enjoyed stir-fried chicken and rice for lunch, then afterwards, read a book describing the different types of Chinese festivals.  It was a fun lesson in exploring  Chinese culture.

Mrs. K

Sunday, May 26, 2013

My Little Scientists - Chemical Reactions

Today, my Sweet Peas experimented with a chemical reaction. We learned that water is made up of H2O, and hydrogen peroxide is made up of H2O2, because it has an extra oxygen molecule.  In our experiment, we attempted to extract the extra oxygen molecule,  by creating a chemical reaction and producing foam.  We used the following items:

Empty Soda Bottle
Hydrogen Peroxide
Package of Yeast
Food Coloring

This experiment called for  a 6% solution of hydrogen peroxide, and we only had 3%, so we didn't get a spectacular reaction, but we were able to create the foam and play with it a little.

Happy Experimenting My Little Scientists!

Mrs. K.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fun Food!

Kids love pizza! Kids love making food! For a special treat, my Sweet Peas like to make their own personalized mini-pizzas.  We flatten out refrigerator biscuits; then everyone creates their own specialty with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.   I use store-bought pizza sauce from a jar, but I blend in spinach leaves and a few broccoli sprigs to make sure that healthy greens are included.

Round out the meal with carrot sticks garnished with ranch sauce, and peanut butter apple smiles for a fun and healthy lunch!

Bon Appetit,
Mrs. K

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Summer Daze

With the heat soaring up into the 90's, I thought it was time to repost about hydration.

There's nothing more important than staying hydrated during these hot summer months.  Put a delicious and healthy "spin" on water by adding fresh cut fruit.  One of the best things you can do for your child's health is to encourage them to drink lots of water.

Mrs. K