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Busy Beautiful Day

Published on January 19, 2012 under A is for apple

Our day started off great with Macus,  Kingston’s dad stopping in to read a story. Those are always great times as friends meet a mom or dad and the child learns to share a parent with his or her friends.  Kingston was so proud of his dad reading the story to his friends.

The kids listened intently . After the story and Marcus stood up, Kyler said ” Hey don’t get your head in the fan.”

Another fun thing we did today was mix colors. The kids were really intrigued as I took out our paint and just started pouring it on the paper covering the table.  ” what are you doing Ms Debbie ?  Why are you using all our paint ?”

For a moment, I thought.. this is art.. I have seen paintings like this sale for big dollars !

It was quite beautiful if I say so myself !

Then…. the kids grabbed the brushes.  Randy said ” Deb, yo know it is gonna turn brown ! ”

And it did.

 The kids loved mixing and watching it all goo together.

It was interesting to watch the colors disappear and reappear with each swipe of the brush.  And also, to see the kids write their name in the paint on their spot.. that was nice.

This is a color mixing lesson that we have had before.  ( If you go over the blog with your child ask them if they have done this lately ?  With someone’s mom while you were making cookies?  Julie let them mix colors of icing and some of it turned brown! )

I laid the extremely wet paper outside to dry . Of course it ripped as I carried it out there but that doesn’t matter.  Later in the morning I heard some of the kids looking at the drive way through the door.  I heard Kat say ” I think it is somebodies pants.”

And well.. it did look like pants.

Scarlett helped me by washing my brushes out.

Another fun thing we did today was a cooking experiment.  You can do this one with your kids at home if they need a quick nutritious snack or a great small dessert.

I cut the apples into wedges and peeled them. The kids cut them in smaller pieces.  Yes, we use knives under supervision. 🙂


















Cutting an apple with a butter knife can be a little tricky,

But we did it !


Once they were but we placed them in sandwich baggies and added 1 teaspoon of water, 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch and a shake of a sugar cinnamon mixture that I keep for toast.  The kids mixed it in the bag  and then we popped it in the microwave for two minutes and wah lah… wonderful baked cinnamon apples.  Yum- O !

Oh yeah… the color mixing experiment was done with reason.  After the paper is dry I will cut out heads and we will make them Martin Luther King faces tomorrow.  See.. I KNEW it would turn brown.  Give me some credit here…. hehe.



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