Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Recipe's for fun!

I'm looking for activities i can do with my Bug.  School type activities, learning while still having fun.  and i found this post "Recipes for fun" on this site Preschoolrainbow.org so i am sharing as i am beginning to LOVE this site and its endless post of activities for all ages!

Recipes for Fun
Inexpensive fun recipes that parents and their preschool children can mix up together.  Lots of learning takes place as young children help prepare these easy to follow recipes for art materials.  Measuring, pouring and mixing ingredients provide preschoolers with math experiences.  When children observe the changes in texture etc. science skills are developed.  Creative art experiences begin when children (and their parents) actually use the materials that they have created from everyday household ingredients.
No Cook Playdough
2 cups boiling water
3 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp. cooking oil
3 tsp. alum
food coloring Preparation:  In a large bowl, mix ingredients listed above.  After mixing, knead well.  Add food coloring as desired.  Store in an airtight container or heavy plastic bag for up to six months. 
Cooked Playdough
3 cups flour
1/2 cup cream of tartar
1 cup water
2 tbsp. cooking oil
Mix 1 cup flour and cream of tartar together in a large saucepan.  Add water and oil and cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to stiffen.  Remove from the pan and allow to cool.  Knead an additional 1 or 2 cups of flour into the mixture.  Store in an airtight container or plastic bag.
Finger Paint
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
6 tbsp. cold water
Food coloring
Dissolve cornstarch in cold water in a cup.  Add mixture to boiling water.  Stir constantly.  Heat mixture until it becomes glossy.  Add food coloring.  Cool completely before using.

What better than just a craft or an activity but one that also enforces our beliefs! This site has AWESOME crafts for all ages with bible verses and songs to go alone with the craft...Its on and popping little bug! 

Bible Craft Site

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