Thursday, February 27, 2014

No Dye Green Eggs and Ham

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After we made our Truffula Tree Pencil Craft we experimented with some no dye Green Eggs and Ham that we thought would be a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday.

The recipe is crazy easy!  And I'll been you can't guess the secret "green" ingredient!

It's blueberries.



Lynn loves eggs and was excited about trying them, but Ohana does not.  Even so, Ohana actually did enjoy eating them.  Both girls said you could not taste the blueberries.  I don't know, as I have a cold and can't taste very well.


Dye Free Green Eggs and Ham

Ingredients 

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 6-8 Blueberries, crushed finely (you may want to run though a fine mesh strainer)
  • Olive Oil for pan
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.

Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk together cracked eggs, water, blueberry juice/mash (make sure no large blueberry pieces)
  2. Add oil to pan  and turn on high
  3. Immediately add eggs to the pan
  4. With a wooden spatula begin moving eggs around the pan
  5. When they start to set up turn down to Medium and continue moving eggs around until desired doneness.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Keep in mind eggs do continue to cook after removing from the heat, so be sure not to overcook.
  8. Enjoy eggs with a slice of warmed ham.
(note: as with most natural dyes you do not get the intense color you would with artificial dyes)

And don't forget to grab some Dr. Seuss Books for your child's library!


Thanks to Motherhood on a Dime for the inspiration!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Truffula Tree Pencil Craft


It is Dr Seuss's birthday on March 2 so we thought it might be fun to celebrate by making an easy little craft!

We make these super cute Truffula Tree Pencils (from the Lorax).

What you need to make the Truffula Tree Pencils:
  • Pencils with a funky design
  • Pom Poms (large)
  • A Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue sticks

(note: I think regular glue would work, too, but it simply will not dry as fast.  It would be safer for younger crafters).



Step 1: Heat your hot glue gun (adult supervision is recommended)
Step 2: Prepare a mat or spread newspaper out over crafting surface.


Step 3: Apply about a dime sized amount of hot glue to one spot on the Pom Pom.
Step 4: Punch the eraser end of the pencil into the hot glue on the Pom Pom.


Step 5: Allow hot glue to cool.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 with the rest of your pencils.

Be aware that hot glue is VERY hot and burns quickly.  If you think your children can't handle hot glue safely please either apply the hot glue yourself or have them use regular glue.

And make sure that you are supervising any child using hot glue at all times.

Enjoy your pencils!! And don't forget to grab a copy of the Lorax if you don't have one yet.

And make sure to hop over to our No Dye Green Eggs and Ham recipe!

My Teacher Is an Alien Book Review

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My Teacher Is an Alien Book Review by Lynn, 2nd grade.

My Teacher Is an Alien, by Bruce Coville- 4 Stars
Setting: The setting is at Susan's School.
Characters: The characters are; Susan Simmons Peter, Mr. Smith and  Ms Schwartz.
The Problem: Susan's Teacher might be an alien and no one believes her.
Solution:Susan asked Mr. Smith to take off his mask.
Important Events
1. Susan went to Mr.Smith's House and found out he was an alien.
2. Peter went to outer space with Mr. Smith.

What I liked about My Teacher Is an Alien: I enjoyed the part where she found out that Mr. Smith was really an alien.  I did not like the part where he took off his mask, it was creepy!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Book Review for Juliet the Valentine Fairy




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Book Review for Juliet the Valentine Fairy
by Lynn, 2nd grade.

Juliet the Valentine Fairy- 5 Stars

Setting: The setting is at Rachel’s house.
Characters: The characters are; the goblins, Rachel, Kirsty and Juliet.
The Problem: Jack Frost took the 3 Valentine Love presents from the fairies and brought them to the human world for the goblins to find.
Solution: Rachel and Kirsty found the Rose, Candy Hearts and the Valentine Card and gave them back to the fairies.

Important Events
1. Rachel and Kirsty found the goblins and followed them to the Valentine Card.
2. The Goblins found the rose but did not know what it was.
3. Rachel and Kirsty found the candy hearts that were in the goblins hand.

What I liked about Juliet the Valentine Fairy: I enjoyed the part where they found the candy hearts.
What I did not like about this book: I did not like the part where the goblins found out they had the presents.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.  I love the Rainbow Magic series.

About the Two Sisters

Ohana
Ohana is the oldest.  She is 10 years old and in 5rd grade.  She loves writing, skateboarding and chocolate.

She also enjoys sewing, watching TV and spending time with Mommy and Daddy.


 






Lynn

Lynn is 9 years old and in 4nd grade.  She is an avid reader and always has a book in her hand.  She loves animals and playing with her friends.

Lynn likes to cook and is into art.  She also enjoys spending time with her family.







Note from mom:  I set up this blog as a way to encourage my girls to read more and enjoy doing their book reports at school.  I do all the typing and maintaining of the blog, but the reviews are theirs.  You can visit my main site at Frugal Living Mom.