Tag: Easter

  • Gardening With Recycled Materials

    There are quite few containers that can be used as inexpensive gardening tools such as seedling starters, planters, and tools.Here are a few of the things you can save:Food grade plastic containers in all sizes: Yogurt and sour cream containers, soda/water bottles, fruit cups, milk/water/juice/vinegar jugs, salad, cake/cupcake, and plastic take-out containers, 5 gallon water […]

  • Easter Activities

    Easter Activities

    Information Wikipedia: Easter – Info about the Christian Feast. History Channel: Easter – The origins of Easter. Huffington Post: Easter Eggs: History, Origin, Symbolism And Traditions – Learn about Easter eggs and look through a picture gallery of beautifully decorated eggs. Crafts Mother Earth News: Natural Egg Dye – Learn how to make your own egg dye from beets, blueberries and onion skins. […]

  • An Eggcellent Game

    An Eggcellent Game

        Before you throw away that egg carton or your plastic eggs from an egg hunt, grab a timer so you can play the following fun game.There are a few ways to play but you will only need the following items:Recycled egg carton that carried 12 or 18 eggs12-18 Plastic eggs that fit in […]

  • SPRINGTIME ACTIVITIES

    SPRINGTIME ACTIVITIES

    If you are looking for something fun and educational to do during Springtime, try a few of the following activities… Celebrate The Season of Spring: Learn about the Spring equinox and find some fun activities to do. Bubble Solution – Experiment to find out what ingredients make the biggest and best bubbles.Bird Eggs – Links […]

  • Chocolate Activities

    Chocolate Activities

    Make a day out of learning about chocolate in some really fun ways! Chocolate Learn about chocolate, make an old time chocolate egg cream, find out if chocolate is a fruit or a veggie, and get links to other chocolate resources such as virtual field trips, puzzles and historical information. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Make […]

  • Chocolate covered pretzels

    Chocolate covered pretzels

        Chocolate covered pretzels are really easy and fun to make at any age, and they make a great gift too!To make your own, you will need…1-2 1lb Bags of real chocolate chipsPretzel Rods or your favorite shaped pretzel – 1 Large bag/container or 2 small Bowl or heat-proof containerSpoon or a forkParchment paperFlat […]

  • Spark of the Day: Make an Easter Egg with a Surprise Inside

    Spark of the Day: Make an Easter Egg with a Surprise Inside

      Easter Eggs with a Hidden Surprise Inside by Fran W To make the Easter egg with a surprise inside, you will need… An oval, an outline of a chick, rabbit, or duck (available below), craft supplies including scissors, construction paper, a brad, glue, stickers, feathers and any other craft supplies you think you may […]

  • Make Your Own: Cocoa Lip Balm

    Make Your Own: Cocoa Lip Balm

      If you like chocolate, then you may enjoy wearing this lip balm!  3 tsp (or 1T) Petroleum jelly or shea butter1 tsp Cocoa powder1 Vitamin E capsule and a pin (optional)Craft sticksMeasuring spoonsHeat-proof bowl for mixingSmall containersHow to make lip balm…*Melt petroleum jelly or shea butter in a heat-proof container, add cocoa and the contents […]

  • Make Your Own: Cocoa Bubble Bath/ Body Wash

    Make Your Own: Cocoa Bubble Bath/ Body Wash

    This quick and easy recipe will not only make a fun bubble bath but it can be used as a body wash as well!To make your own cocoa-scented bubble bath or body wash, you will need… 1c Unscented baby soap (liquid) or 1/2c liquid Castile soap1/4c Glycerin1/8c Cocoa power1 Vitamin E capsule and a pin (optional)1/2 […]

  • Chocolate

    Chocolate

        Did you know… The Cacao Tree’s botanical name is Theobroma Cacao, which literally means, “Food of the Gods”!Activity: Make an old fashioned chocolate egg cream  The egg cream is believed to have originated in Brooklyn, New York and has been enjoyed since the 1880’s!  Here is what you will need to make one […]

  • Bird Eggs

          Did you know….   Quail eggs are the smallest edible bird eggs and ostrich eggs are the largest!   Activities: Egg experiments and Egg salad – your way Activity #1 Egg Experiments   Grab a dozen eggs and get ready to do some amazing egg experiments with Steve Spangler!   When you get to the […]

  • Spark of the Day: Eggshell Art

    Spark of the Day: Eggshell Art

    Eggshell Flowers by Fran W   Save your eggshells, they are great for arts and crafts!   To make eggshell art, you will need:   Eggshells from boiled or raw eggs – remove the inside membrane of raw eggshells Watercolor paints or food coloring Paint brush Water Glue Construction paper Pencil or crayons Newspaper Paper […]