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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Toothpicks

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  • Tape your T page … with toothpicks!
    1. Write a large letter T on a piece of paper.
    2. Cut several pieces of tape. I just stick them hanging off the edge of the table so my kids can grab them when they’re ready.
    3. Let them tape toothpicks along the lines of the T.

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  • Toothpicks & Playdoh
    1. Use toothpicks while you play with playdoh.
    2. My kids had fun sticking them in like flowers, arms and bug legs, lollipops and little mini barbells.
    3. Use them to write letters in the playdoh.

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  • Juice Popsicles … use toothpicks to make juice ice cube popsicles!
    1. Mix up your favorite kind of juice (we used apple juice)
    2. Carefully pour it into an ice cube tray. I pour the juice into a squeezy bottle so the kids can squirt the juice in themselves without making a mess!
    3. Cover the ice cube tray with foil.
    4. Poke one toothpick into each ice cube section.
    5. Freeze for several hours. We usually make these in the morning so they’re ready for afternoon snacks!
    6. If you twist the tray a little, they pop right out. Yummy treat.

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  • Toothpick Puzzles … this would be a little too hard for my preschool kids, but if you have older kids, these puzzles are fun to try and figure out. Or I may show my 4-year-old how to solve one so he can stump his Dad!
  • Toothpick Hors d'oeuvres … make snack time fancy by poking toothpicks into some T foods! Suggestions:
    1. bite-sized tuna or turkey sandwiches
    2. tangerine … peeled and cut in bite-sized pieces
    3. turkey cubes
    4. cherry tomatoes
    5. cheese tortellini
    6. tater tots … with ketchup dips of course.

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