Look what I am making for Master O and baby sister this weekend.
Lego Jello, fun colorful, tasty, jiggly, wiggly, yet best of all, an easy peasy treat.
Watching baby sister squish it through her little fingers should put smiles on all of our faces, right Betsy? (and a mess on the floor no doubt)
Since we have been playing matching games lately, the plan is to match the Jello boxes with his Duplos.
Have the Lego/Duplo blocks washed and ready to go. Choose your favorite flavor Jellos, or in our case, favorite colors. Master O will be matching the colors of red, blue, green and yellow; aka: cherry, blueberry, lime and lemon in Jello speak.
Prepare the Jello as directed on the package. This time, before filling the Duplo molds I am going to first spray them with Pam cooking spray. Hopefully the un-molding will be a snap. Place the molds in a cake pan before filing and then place the pan in the refrigerator until set.
There’s always room for Lego Jello, this week’s Recipe For Fun..
Your kids will love these eggs when they peel away the egg shell and discover cake hidden inside! The Cupcake Project will show you how you can have this special surprise treat for Easter morning.
Oh Happy Day! has a cracked egg recipe for Easter too. Give it a try or save it for an April Fools Day trick next week. There’s always room for Jello.
Here’s looking at you! With their googley eyes and a full head of cress, who wouldn’t love these cracked eggs. Nurture Store has the pictorial for those want to grow their very own Eggheads.
Get Crack’n; Easter is just around the corner.
Today we celebrate First Walk in Space Day.
Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov, of the former Soviet Union, was born May 30, 1934 in Listvyanka, Kemerovo Oblast. He is a retired Russian cosmonaut and Air Force General who, on March 18, 1965, became the first human to step out of a spacecraft and walk in space.
While talking about space today, we thought what a perfect day to make and play with some moon sand.
Try this recipe for moon sand, it is amazing moldable, holdable, squishable, squashable, sand that never dries out!
For anybody needing a Jr. Astronaut Helmet, you will find the latest and greatest ones right here.
Remember to SPRING AHEAD!
Are you familiar with the expression “ask him what time it is and he’ll tell you how to build the clock?” We’ll mention no names here, Dave.
Tick tock you really can build your own clock. Here is an educational clock project for the entire family.
Tomorrow, Sunday, March 10th, we need to set our clocks ahead one hour marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) at 2A.M.
You can also use this as an ideal opportunity for teaching time.
The ability to tell time is a significant milestone in a child’s educational development and does not have to be a difficult nor frustrating experience. Choosing the right educational time teaching tools can lessen the stress. Fun time teaching toys can also help motivate little ones learning how to tell time.
“Block around the clock! “Here is a nice clock for 3 year olds or older combining both shape sorting and time learning.
It really is a good time all around to learn something new.
Tempus Fugit, hurry up and make a clock cupcake.
An old favorite is making your own paper plate clock.
This Gingerbread Man game is not only fun but educational at the same time. Just have the kiddos roll the die and mark the number on their recording sheet with a bingo dot marker. This activity is available in the Gingerbread Math Packet located in the printables section at pre-kpages.
We always like to have Gingerbread Man cookies to nibble (dismember) on as we play the fast moving game.
A not too spicy recipe for the Gingerbread Man is available at Homemade Mamas.
Our first major snowstorm of the season arrived yesterday dropping about a foot of the white stuff. Dependable Team Totally members all battled the snow covered icy roads and managed to have the doors open on time at noon. Yay team! Britt, our fabulous art director, has logged the most time on ice. That is on ice in her younger days with a hockey stick in hand.
Hot apple cider and cookies waited in vain for anyone brave enough to make it a shopping day. It was a rather lonely day for us. Let it Snow and it did! We were not totally snowed like the blizzard of 2010, but this snow was welcomed by some. My name is not on that list.
Sticky snow like this is the ideal snow for making snowmen. We may make some in front of the store today then paint them with special snow paint. Stop by and take a look, then come in and warm up.
If you prefer to stay warm inside, you can try your hand at building these Frosty Snowmen.
Build Your Own Frosty The Snowman.
- Small powdered doughnut
- Powdered doughnut hole
- Decorators’ gel
- Pretzel or potato stick
- Haviland Thin Mint
- Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature
- Set a powdered doughnut hole atop a mini powdered doughnut. (For a taller version, use a pretzel stick or a potato stick to secure a second doughnut hole atop the first.)
- Use decorators’ gel to add a face, buttons, and a carrot nose. (If the gel won’t stick, try smoothing the powder with a dab of water first.)
- To add a top hat to a shorter snowman, stick a small piece of a pretzel or potato stick through a Thin Mint and into a Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature, then secure the hat in place on the snowman.
Family Fun has many other ideas for you too.
Sorry Christina, looks like Richfield High did not declare today a snow day. Maybe next time.