Friday, February 24, 2012

Apple Sandwich

I don't usually post recipes on here, but I thought I would share what we made for snack recently. It is healthy and was a big hit, even for the pickiest eater in our house!

It was a combination of 2 ideas I saw on Pinterest -- the No Bake Energy Ball recipe from Smashed Peas & Carrots and this Apple Sandwich from Keep your Diet Real

We made the Energy Ball recipe (which I have made a few times before - very yummy. This time I used almond butter instead of peanut butter, not the same, but still pretty good) and put it between some apple slices. When I asked C if she liked it, she said, "We should have this for snack everyday!"   She has been pickier than usual lately, so i was glad she liked it.
J just liked the middle, she isn't always a big fan of apples that are cut up.
 (Sorry about the picture quality. My iPod was the only thing handy for picture taking, and C wanted to eat it right away!)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Snowman Math Game

C is really into math right now, so I made this quick snowman game for us to play together.

I cut circles for the bottom, middle and head of the snowmen.
Then wrote numbers on them so the top and middle circles would equal the number on the bottom circle. I made them reversible as well and made a few sets, using different colors.

Dot Marker Counting

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This was a pretty simple activity to set up and play.

First I took our dot marker set, which includes 6 colors, and dotted each side of a 1 inch wood block with each color.
Then C and I took turns rolling a number die and the color die. If we rolled a "3" and a "teal" then we would put 3 teal dots on a piece of paper. We weren't making any special pictures, we were just going to play until the paper was filled up (or until C was done with the game) But you could play with any dot marker printable out there, or make a picture as you go.

We ended up filling up almost the entire paper.