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My Momly sent me this link to make adorable miniature Valentine's baskets.  We will be having fun with them in the next day or so.  (Thanks, Mom!)


The weather hasn't been conducive to sidewalk art here, but the children and enjoy it when weather permits.  Our stick figures and hopscotch squares aren't quite on this guy's level though.  His 3-D effects are astounding.



Amy Beth posted a link to generate a blogcloud with words found in your blog.  You don't have to buy anything.  Just save the image it creates, then upload it to your blog.


Here's the PrairieFrog BlogCloud:


And Katie at Musings along the Way posted instructions for White Mud!  The children will have a great time with this!


This is one of my FAVORITE preschool activities!!  A tiny bit messy, but oh, so worth it!  Even the big guys love it.




Step 1: Ask your child to help you unravel about 1 1/2 rolls of two-ply toilet paper, then tear it into 2- to 3-square pieces. Put all of the pieces in a plastic tub.

Step 2: Grate half of a 3.1-ounce bar of Ivory soap into the tub.

Step 3: Slowly add about 6 cups of warm water, 1 cup at a time, while you and your child blend the mixture together by hand. It'll take about 15 minutes to mix it all up — hang in there, it's worth the wait! Stop adding water when your mixture feels creamy and saturated. (You can always add more TP if yours gets too runny.)

Step 4: Help your child mold the mud into mountains, towers, and other shapes. To make the castle shown here, we just packed the concoction into disposable plastic containers (poke a hole in the bottom first so you're not fighting a vacuum effect), then dumped it back out.

Step 5: Store the mud at room temperature in a covered container; it'll last for several weeks. (Dispose of it in the trash.)



This was an awesome part of our solids/liquids study, since it's so hard to tell which it is!  We couldn't stop messing with it!

Thanks, for sharing “White Mud”, COMamabear!  It looks messy, but entertaining!  She has a goo recipie and other fun things, so pay her a visit. 


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