Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Literacy Activities - Big Tracks Little Tracks

Big Tracks Little Tracks
Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

Whip up some Trail mix to enjoy while searching outside for animal tracks!
Match animals to their tracks with Animal track cards (Look under Zoology- Animal Tracks!)
Advanced track cards here!
Follow the track game from Curious George
Animal track matching game online -- Animal tracks web game
Website to checkout with your child -- http://www.bear-tracker.com/
Make tracks with a Potato stamp like this!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Menu on a Monday!

Monday- Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday- Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread
Wednesday- out and free concert at the library pavilion!
Thursday- Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken (Did not get to it last week!)
Friday- Tortellini Caesar Salad
Saturday- Leftovers!
Sunday- Celebrating Andrew's Birthday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Literacy Activities- A Pair of Socks

A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy

Make a Silly Sock Puppet !
Play online - Sock It matching Web game
Reading color words Sound out word and color.
Sorting socks - great for visual discrimination.
Counting Spots on socks match sock to proper number.
Have a sock race - The person who puts on the most socks in 60 seconds wins!

Monday, June 13, 2011

20 Dye free Snacks and treats

This is a list of convenience snack foods and treats that we generally buy for on-the-go moments and school lunches. The ones I listed do not contain dye. We buy all (but one) of these snacks at our local grocery store (Meijer) or at Costco. (The YummyEarth Lollipops I order from Amazon)

  1. Simply Fruit Fruit Rollups

  2. YummyEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 30-Ounce Container

  3. Annie's Homegrown Berry Patch Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, 5-Count Pouches (Pack of 4)

  4. Veggie Straws

  5. Crackers (ritz, saltines, etc...)

  6. Tortilla Chips

  7. Veggies and dip

  8. Block cheese cut into cubes (Check ingredients!!! Annato is fine but sometimes they also use yellow lake etc)

  9. Ritz Crackerfuls Four Cheese, 6-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12) (We currently have Garden Vegetable Flavor)

  10. Teddy Grahams Graham Snacks - Honey, 10 oz

  11. Jelly Belly Fruit Snacks

  12. Lance Fresh Toasty Crackers with rich peanut butter sandwich crackers (40 packs) (Peanut Butter with NON orange cracker only!)

  13. Danimals Smoothies and other varieties of the Danimal brand!!!

  14. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers, Colors, Cheddar Taste, 30-Ounces Carton

  15. Pretzels

  16. Apples with Peanut butter

  17. Grapes, bananas, applesauce (natural)

  18. String cheese

  19. Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars, Apple Cinnamon, 8-Count Bars (Pack of 4) Apple Cinnamon ONLY!

  20. Stacy's Pita Chips, Simply Naked 28 oz

Please feel free to add any dye free options your family loves in the comment section!

Still to come... beverages, breakfast ideas, lunch ideas, dinners, desserts!


Summer Craft ideas - I posted this list last year but wanted it "upfront" to use again this year! The last foamerator craft looks right up Josh's alley. That is if it ever warms up!