Cooking with Kids – How to series 4

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Cooking with Kids- How to series 4 What first? -Cooking with Kids The best way to get children interested in cooking is to give them easy recipes that they can have success with quickly.  Cooking with kids is really quite easy once you get the hang of it.  You just assess your child, their interests, and the recipe.  It is true that any recipe will have something a child can help you do to make an awesome dish.  However, we want to have the children learn the skills as well as experience ...

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Recipes Kids Can Make Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie ‘Lasagna’

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Recipes Kids Can Make Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie 'Lasagna'   This recipe kids can make - dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie 'lasagna' is considered a level 1 a Cooking with Kids- How to series recipe. There is no mixing or heat involved. This Chocolate chip cookie 'lasagna' makes storebought cookies taste homemade! I remember the first time I ever had this dessert recipe.  My sisters and I were shocked at how good it was because we knew who had brought it to the covered dish ...

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Cooking with Kids – How to series Part 3

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Cooking with Kids - How to Series Part 3 Cooking with Kids- LITERALLY How (tools and practice) Once children know where ingredients and tools are kept Cooking with kids - How to series 1 and children / parents are accustomed to being together in the kitchen Cooking with Kids - How to series 2  Children can become more involved by practicing " like" actions in the sink.  If you are mixing something in a bowl with a spoon, you could give similar ingredients or just water in a bowl (set it in a ...

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Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 2

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Cooking with Kids - How to Series Part 2 Why and When: Cooking with Kids As you start cooking with kids there will be moments when your child is not actively engaged and you need to be prepared with something for them to do while you work on the adult steps of the recipe.  This part of the series addresses why and when you have the children in the kitchen.  In those moments, then have them work on this list of cleanup.  Cleaning up as you go is a very important step to teach children so they ...

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Fall Round-Up: APPLES

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TOP APPLE POSTS ROUND-UP         Together with my friends from Mavens of Money we bring you our hottest posts this fall. This week we're sharing all about APPLES. The Mavens of Money group is comprised of 11 bloggers:  MadameDeals | The Coupon Challenge | Mom On Dealz | Coupons are Great | This Mama Loves | A Frugal Chick | The Centsible Family | Stretching Your Budget  | Penny Filled Pantry | Freebie Spot | Saving Toward Better Life | ...

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Cooking with Kids Pudding Cookies

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Cooking with Kids Pudding Cookies Many flavors of pudding lends to a very versatile Cooking with Kids Pudding cookies recipe Ever buy a bunch of something for pennies then wonder what am I going to do with this? Well, I actually did the opposite! When I saw the pudding on sale 3 for $.25 at Dollar General- I bought them knowing we had this super easy quick recipe.  This unique recipe only has 3 ingredients.  This Cooking with kids pudding cookie recipe is easy enough for your child to make.  ...

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Having Fun with Summer Learning for Kids

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Summer Learning for Kids Last year I had the pleasure of assisting a very fun first grade class. This year I was able to move up with them and assist them in second grade as well. I was totally shocked those first weeks of second grade! We would work on something I knew the students learned last year and it was like they never learned it. Then as a parent of 3 I was worried. What did my children forget? What could I have done so that my children don’t have to struggle so much? As the year went ...

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Free Summer Activities for Kids: Flying Kites!

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Free Summer Activities for Kids - Flying Kites! Need ideas for free summer activities for kids? Follow my family as we explore some of the free (or almost free) things to do this summer. As I mentioned in my last post, I live just a few miles from St. Augustine, also known as the “Nation’s Oldest City." One of the most beloved spots in St. Augustine for both locals and tourists alike is the Castillo de San Marcos, commonly referred to as "The Fort." This National Monument includes 20.5 ...

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Free Summer Activities for Kids

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Free Summer Activities for Kids Need ideas for free summer activities for kids? Follow my family as we explore some of the free (or almost free) things to do this summer. I am the always proud, often frazzled mom of two active, spirited little girls. And like many one-income families (and many two-income families too, for that matter) summer camp is just not in the budget. So every summer, my job is to find fun ways to keep us busy – without breaking the bank. And whenever possible, I ...

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Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for Kids

Mothers Day Crafts

Mothers Day Crafts Cherry Blossom Art for Mother’s Day Materials: ~white construction paper or card stock ~1 empty 2 liter bottle with raised bottom (I used a Diet Coke bottle) ~Pink paint ~Brown paint ~Paint Brush ~Deep bowl for the pink paint ~small plate for brown paint Instructions: Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for Kids ...

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