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Hey Good Lookin’…Whatcha Got Cookin’!

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Funshine Express did it again! Another fabulously fun unit!!!!!

The fireflies LOVED this fun Backyard BBQ/Cooking theme. The got to make their own chef gear and do lots of pretending which is their favorite! They enjoyed all the fun craft ideas that came in this theme like burger book, hotdogs, chef aprons, oven mit, and much much more.

We also used this unit to review healthy food choices with our “My Plate” game. To make the my plate game download the food plate from www.choosemyplate.gov  and use foam food/pretend food to fill the plate. Make a dice with each of the food group colors. Then roll the dice and pick a food from that food group to fill your plate.

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We also used some food stickers to pack a picnic using one of this month’s Funshine Freebies!

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While the littles were busy pretend cooking the Jitterbugs got to be chefs too.

They created this super cute menu card.

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Then came up with a menu that they would make. They planned the meal, created a shopping list, and then I took them shopping for their ingredients.

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Each one got their own night to have the kitchen and Mommy all to themselves. They fixed the entire meal and played hostess to the family.

Alyssa choose taco pizza, corn, and blackberry yogurt dessert.

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Audrey went big with steak, salad, fruit salad, and chocolate chip cookies.

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Both meals were delicious! The idea has now sparked a tradition of having the girls plan and prepare one of the meals each week!

Butterfly Races and A Fun Food Friday!

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We have been having a blast with the June Butterfly theme from Funshine Express!!!! I’m almost sad to see it come to a close. We are a little ahead of schedule so that I can share all the fantastic ideas and crafts with you! Go grab the June Fireflies kit now while they are still available!

The older kids have been joining in our fun thanks to the Jitterbug summer school aged program! They offer two high quality and fun kits for school aged kiddos. This program lasts all summer long! However, supplies are limited so go and get yours now while supplies last! This program helps keep your school aged kids engaged and entertained all summer long. It is filled with crafts, game ideas, and learning tips and tricks. You can chose between Kit A, Kit B, or just grab them both!

The kids loved this Hatching Butterfly craft from Kit A!

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We also had butterfly races! The object of the game is to suck up water in your straw and transfers to the empty cup. The first to empty their first cup wins. Butterfly’s eat through their tongue by using it to suck up nectar.

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Caterpillar races were also super fun!

To wrap up the fun we decided to have a fun food Friday and watch the Metamorphosis movie from Fish Flix.

Here is what was on the menu…

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The Lorax

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We are in our last week of our Dr. Seuss theme. Today we read The Lorax! We talked about what we can do to keep our world from turning dark and gloomy. Then did a pick up trash walk around the yard.

Next, we made these super cute Lorax puppets from the March Funshine Express Fireflies kits.

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The kiddos liked playing with their puppets! “I’m the Lorax and I speak for the trees!”

 

 

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For our fun Dr. Seuss snack we made Lorax cookies and Tuffala Trees!

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To make the Lorax cookies I used vanilla vienna fingers, added on orange cookie icing for the mustache, and then added on candy eyes (made by Wilton).

Tuffala trees are pretzel sticks with cotton candy tufts.