Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spider Bites Snack

The girls wanted to make a fun and creep snack for Halloween and we came up with Spider Bites.

They are perfect for the Holiday or anytime in a school lunch!

Spider Bites Snack

  • 1 ¾ cup Almond Flour or Meal, lightly packed
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons Plain Brown Rice Protein (or other favorite plain protein powder)
  • 10 small dates chopped (2 oz)
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • ½ cup Palm Sugar (if not available use ½ cup powdered sugar and ½ tsp molasses)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp water (more if necessary)
  • 24 mini or regular size semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 48 small pretzel stick halved

  1. Add Almond flour, oats, protein powder, dates, honey, sugar, salt, vanilla and 1 tablespoon water to food processor.
  2. Process on high until mixture comes together as a dough (should only take 1-3 minutes).
  3. The dough should feel similar to play dough
  4. If too dry and not coming together add 1 extra tsp of water (or more) and continue processing
  5. Remove dough from your food processor
  6. Take about 1 slightly heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball
  7. Place on wax paper
  8. Continue making the rest of the balls (makes somewhere around 12)
  9. Take pretzel sticks and poke in 4 to each side of ball
  10. Place two chocolate chips on the front for eyes.
  11. Continue for all spiders.
  12. Enjoy immediately or place in airtight container and freeze.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Make Invisible Ink

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Lynn loves Harry Potter so when she found this book called the Book of Wizard Craft, she was pretty excited to try out some of the "magic recipes".

One that she particularly liked was one on how to make invisible ink.

It's very easy and she made a video for you all to watch.

*as a note, anytime an oven is used an adult needs to be there to help.

What you will need:
  1. lemon juice
  2. a piece of paper
  3. a tooth pick
  4. oven heated to 350 degree F
  5. a baking sheet
Watch the video for instructions.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as she did making it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

American Flag Kabobs

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Summertime is here and bring on the patriotic fun!!

My 2 Sisters had a great time putting together this fun American Flag Kabob Platter for summer holidays like July 4th (perfect for Memorial day, too).

It's SUPER easy and impressive for a party and a great snack for the kids to put together.

American Flag Kabobs (makes 11 kabobs)

What you will need
  • 3-4 bananas, cut into slices (about 51)
  • Raspberries (about 62) 
  • Blueberries (about 45)
  • Wooden Kabob Skewers (about 11)
  • Lemon Juice

  1. For each banana/raspberries kabob you will need 7 raspberries and 6 banana slices.  You will start and end with a raspberry
  2. We made 6 of these, but if you want 12 make one more
  3. For each, raspberry/banana/blueberry kabob you will need 4 raspberries, 3 bananas and about 9 blueberries
  4. Star with your raspberry and end with all the blueberries at the top.
  5. Arrange on platter with 5 raspberry/banana/blueberry kabobs and then 6 (or 7) banana/raspberries kabobs to form your flag.
  6. Carefully arrange to make sure the stripes are all aligned.
  7. Drizzle with lemon juice to make sure bananas do not brown
  8. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour
  9. Note- if you need to store longer, I would recommend mini marshmallows instead of the bananas.  Not as healthy, but it will last a bit longer.

Hope you enjoy!  Leave a comment for My 2 Sisters!

Friday, May 9, 2014

25 Safe Movies Your Kids Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

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We LOVE reading around here, but we also watch movies (especially on the weekends).  We have Netflix and really like it, but I will say that it can be hard finding movies that are "safe" for the 2 Sisters.

I am pretty fierce in making sure movies are age appropriate, I always have been.  I personally think that a lot of children's toys and movies are simply not age appropriate.

Every parent has to make their own choice for their family but I thought I would put out a list of movies that, in general, I find appropriate for my 8 and 9 year old daughters, and most of these on the list I woudl have though were OK for younger kids, too.

Keep in mind, my family is different than yours so you may find these movies too young or old for your kids.  And no movie is perfect and may have topics come up that you need to discuss with your children.

If you see anything on this list that you believe should not be here, please leave us a comment!

  1. The Aristocats 
  2. Dumbo
  3. The Rescuers Down Under
  4. The Tigger Movie
  5. Stuart Little
  6. Veggie Tales: It’s a Meaningful Life
  7. Veggie Tales: Esther
  8. The Rescuers
  9. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
  10. Treasure Buddies
  11. The Land Before Time II
  12. Veggie Tales: Sweet Pea Beauty
  13. The Pirates Who Don’t do Anything
  14. Space Dogs
  15. Golden Winter
  16. The Fox and the Hound 2
  17. Delhi Safari
  18. Brother Bear 2
  19. The Hunchback of Norte Dame
  20. Mulan
  21. Mulan 2
  22. Ralph S Mouse
  23. The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  24. A Turtle’s Tale 2
  25. Charlotte’s Web

12 Educational Freebies for the Kids 5/9/14

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More Freebies for the kids!! 

Makes sure to take advantage of these whether you homeschool or not!
  1. Free ABC Mouse 30 day Trial- perfect for preschool to K
  2. Free App Friday - 33 FREE apps available on 5/9/14!  
  3. How to make a penny battery that will power an LED light for 7 days!  
  4. Free resources to teach your child to read from
  5. FREE Uno-style Probability card game Simple directions for several household science projects
  6. FREE Minecraft-based Geometry unit from Currclick  
  7. Free curriculum from the National Postal Museum - options for Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School Free  
  8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar printable worksheets  
  9. How to put together your own Journalism curriculum from FiveJs  
  10. 75 top APPS for homeschool - the top school apps for just about every subject! 
  11. How to create your own Little House unit study Educational online games for K - 5th grade  
  12. Free Kindle Books For Children – The top 100 completely FREE Kindle Books for kids! 
Any don't miss our fun crafts like Dolly Bookmarks and the Lemur Face Sandwich and Lemur Tail Kabob with Cantaloupe Dip.

Thanks How to Homeschool for Free

Friday, April 18, 2014

12 Educational Freebies for Kids

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Looking for some freebies for your kids? Here are a bunch that should keep them busy! 

 Thanks goes to How to Homeschool for Free for this great list.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ally the Dolphin Fairy Review

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Ally the Dolphin Fairy Review by Ohana, 3rd grade.

Ocean Fairies #1: Ally the Dolphin Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book, by Daisy Meadows- 5 Stars

Setting: The setting is at Leamouth beach and Fairyland.
Characters: The characters are; Ally, Echo, Rachel, Kirsty, the goblins and Jack Frost.
The Problem: Jack Frost and his goblins broke and hid the golden Conch Shell.
Solution: Echo, the dolphin, helped out to find one of the pieces.
Important Events
1. Ally's dolphin is is the human world.
2. Rachel and Kirsty help the fairies.
3. The goblins are up to no good and take the golden Conch Shell.
What I liked about Ally the Dolphin Fairy is that is about dolphins and fairies.  And there was nothing I did not like.