Okay, so Pi Day is about mathematics. Enjoy it as you may all of you engineers and mathematicians out there. You know who you are, Dave, Uncle Bob, Juan Roberto and all you others.
But for me, you bake them and eat them; that’s my kind of Pi. Now take a look at this timely Shamrock Pizza Pie where we can celebrate honoring Pi Day, plus St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. Nothing wrong with killing two birds with one pizza. (no birds were used in making this pizza – PETA)
Kristen at Make the Best of Everything provided the inspiration and tutorial for the Shamrock Pizza Pie.
Correct me if I’m wrong but Pi has something to do with circumference, right? Well, look at the circumference and what’s in the middle of what we will be serving up tonight!
Happy Pi Day 2014!
If you’re looking for a cute memory game, Mr. Printables has a colorful, you guessed it, “printable” game for you.
Children will need to recognize different colors, shapes and details while trying to concentrate on the 8 brightly colored Easter Eggs, like a spotty one, stripy one or checked one.
Remember how much fun memory games can be?
Playing memory games with your child teaches nonverbal skills such as attention to detail and concentration. They also stimulate children’s ability to notice, then think about the visual physical differences. Young children can learn the similarities between objects using their visual memory or attention to their environment. Best of all, they offer great social interaction by allowing a positive no-tech time to spend with your children.
Thank you Mr. Printables!
What is it about St. Patrick’s Day and cereal?
It’s time to enjoy a big bowl brimful of Lucky Charms and start crafting with Froot Loops.
Last year we made special Shamrocks for our neighborhood birds. Click here for the how to share your cereal with your feathered friends.
This year we are taking a clue from Eighteen25 and designing over the rainbow necklaces as pictured above. Head on over to their blog for a fruit loopy lesson in edible fashion.
Here in Minnesota we are hoping that there will be some “Spring ahead” for us and the sooner the better. With eight foot snow drifts and ice covered roads there is not yet a visible sign in site.
Setting our clocks ahead early tomorrow morning will at least feel like the first step in looking forward to welcoming warmer weather and longer days. After an unbelievable fifty days of subzero weather so far this year, Spring can not arrive fast enough.
It’s about time, literally and figuratively, to remember daylight saving (not savings) time officially begins tomorrow: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2 a.m. The concept of something much like DST was referenced by Benjamin Franklin in a satirical 1784 essay titled An Economical Project.
So let’s spring ahead.
The first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year and for kids of today the Walkman is shelved somewhere with dinosaur bones. We do need to credit the Walkman for changing the way people would experience music; allowing them to carry music with them and listen through lightweight headphones.
For those of you not around in the 80′s, the Walkman was one of the first truly mass-market personal consumer electronics and you “just had to have one!” Plus you needed stacks of Sony cassettes loaded your favorite tunes. Cassettes, by the way are the items displayed in the girls hand. With these cassettes you could buy your favorite music loaded on them, but best ever was you were able to record your own. If you care to learn more technical info pop over here: How Tape Recorders Work.
Now music on the move had arrived. They were pocket sized devices for folks with over sized pocketbooks. The price tag at the time was around $300.00. That was a lot of allowance money.
Pictured at the top of the page is Scott Campbell who a few years back swapped his iPod for a Walkman for a week. BBC News Magazine did a piece on his reaction. Scott’s reaction and accounting may surprise you, or maybe not.
Can you even imagine a time before the Walkman that this was music on the move: a portable radio?
Only 54 days until spring if I am counting correctly. We seem to be experiencing endless days trapped indoors escaping the bitter cold generously provided by Old Man Winter. Thanks mister.
Monsters to the rescue….
Our Monster Bowling will bring a warm fuzzy feeling to indoor play.
After working up an appetite from bowling, it’s time for Monster Sandwiches. Caroline at Chocolate and Carrots featured these frightfully delicious sandwiches at Halloween, but we are adding them to Monsters to the Rescue.
Miserably cold Minnesota winters must have some chocolate, and in the form of Monster Brownies today would be most fitting.
While in a monster mood, Mr. Printables has the 123 for making colorful Monster Bites utilizing wooden clothes pins.
If you haven’t gotten your fill of Monsters by now, why not try your hand at making your very own loveable one? (for 3 years and older)
Any other monstrously fun boredom buster ideas to share? Please send them on over, we would love to include you in a post.