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What Happened to the Bones!?

August 2, 2012
What Happened to the Bones!?

  Bones This activity is fun for kids to do.  Start with an egg or a chicken leg.  Let them example it, see and feel how hard it is, try to bend it.  Then explain that they’ll be doing an experiment to see what happens when you put the egg or chicken bone in...
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Using Donuts to Create a Snowman!

January 8, 2012
Using Donuts to Create a Snowman!

  Using Donuts to Create Snowmen! It’s winter and I want to see snow! Where is it?  So I decided to make a snowman without snow! This one you can eat too! All you need are: Powdered sugar doughnut holes Toothpicks Coconut (optional) Stick licorice to use as a scarf Frosting or mini-M&M’s for...
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Doing a Taste Test with Apples!

October 1, 2011
Doing a Taste Test with Apples!

Yummy Apples for a Taste Test Have a variety of apples available; Granny Smith, Gala, McIntosh and any others you may have in your area.  Prepare by cutting up  the apples into slices and make a graph for everyone to make select their favorites then let the fun begin.  I always ask my students...
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Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

August 31, 2011
Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

Hasty Pudding Cooking is always fun for children and there is so much to be learned while cooking. There are a few things to keep in mind: It is assumed that with any recipes that require the use of a heat source (stove, hot plate, oven) there will be adult supervision. Make sure your...
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Colonial America – Root Beer

August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

Recipe for Root Beer Ingredients: 1 t. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 2 c. sugar 5 t. root beer extract (located in the spice aisle) 8 c. hot water gallon jug with a lid Steps: Let your child stir the yeast and the warm water in a small bowl until it dissolves. Have...
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Colonial America – Mulled Cider

August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider Mulled Cider is great especially on a cold fall day. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of apple cider cloves a cinnamon stick a few allspice berries Steps: Pour the cider into a sauce pan. Add all of the other ingredients into pan. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Pour into mugs and serve. Tweet
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Colonial America – It’s Tea Time!

August 17, 2011
Colonial America – It’s Tea Time!

Tea Time Tea is a cup of life. ~Author Unknown     The early settlers brought the enjoyment of drinking of tea, coffee and chocolate from their homelands.  The Dutch introduced it to the English around  1600’s but by the middle of the  1700’s it was an established drink that the whole family could partake in. ...
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Colonial America – Quilting

August 14, 2011
Colonial America – Quilting

Quilting Colonist used everything that also included using scraps of clothing.  Women would used scraps of clothing to make blankets, chair covers and clothing.  The quilt blankets patterns from colonial time are still used and revered today. Quilting became more than just a way to keep warm.  The blankets were a way to preserve...
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Colonial America – Dyeing Fabric

August 7, 2011
Colonial America – Dyeing Fabric

Colonial America – Dyeing Fabric Since much of the clothing were made at home during colonial times, they would also make their own dyes.  They would use something that was plentiful.  Some areas cranberries were readily available and made a red dye.  Your child could dye a white t-shirt to discover how the process...
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Colonial America – Molasses Cookies

August 3, 2011
Colonial America – Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies During colonial times, molasses was an important product that the colonies imported from the Caribbean Islands.  Molasses was used in cooking and also made rum that was exported to Africa and back to the islands. Since molasses was an important import to the colonies, giving your child an opportunity to taste it and...
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