A couple of days ago, Andrea from www.momfessionals.com posted a blog entry where she created this super cute snack idea she did with her kiddos. It had math and sorting and following directions and it looked FUN! I immediately thought about how much my preschoolers would love doing it too.
On Fridays, we usually do something food related. We always try to incorporate learning in there as well. Counting, sorting, measuring, taking turns, etc...
I made a few adjustments and called our snack mix Scarecrow Crunch. Here are some photos I took...
I created bag toppers becaues I'm a crafter at heart and it's what I do. LOL!
Then to keep the mess to a minimum, I put the snack size plastic bags inside cups labeled with each child's name on it. Another learning tool ... name recognition. Each child had to find the cup with his or her name on it.
Then I organized the ingredients on brown butcher paper and put the number (the amount of each snack ingredient) directly under …
Today I'm linking up with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel for What's Up Wednesday. I'm also linking up to The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. It's one of my favorite days of the month. I love seeing what all is going on in peoples' worlds and what they are wearing too. :) Here's a peek into mine...
We are eating lots of meatless meals. We are in the thick of Lent and that means no meat on Fridays for 40 days! My favorite meal so far was Ina Garten's Roasted Tomato Soup. It was so good. A little bit of work but worth it.
3 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28-ounce) canned plum tomatoes, with their juice
4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1 teaspoon fresh thyme…
I do not like breakfast food. :O I don't know what it is really. I'm just not a fan. I would much rather eat real food like pasta, pizza, Chinese food...pretty much anything that was leftover from dinner the night before. LOL!
A bowl of cereal just doesn't do it for me. I loathe soggy cereal. I don't like milk. And, I'm hungry an hour after I eat a bowl of Cheerios.
Can't have eggs every day for breakfast now can we? There's this little thing called cholesterol that we have to be aware of. :/
Pancakes? Eh Waffles? Ain't nobody got time for that on a random Tuesday morning. ;) Although, over the weekend, my sweet daughter made pumpkin Belgian waffles for us. YUM!
Now, that's not to say that I don't eat at all. I mean a girl's gotta eat to function right? And, I teach preschool, so I need lots of energy to keep up with those 3 and 4 year olds.
So, what do I eat then? In the warmer months, I drink lots of smoothies. I us…