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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Skittles Math Printables and other St. Patrick’s Day treats!

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  • Skittles Math … we do a version of this every year.
    1. You’ll need a bag of Skittles and a Skittles Math graph.
      • This was the version I made up last year (left). The kids sorted their Skittles into the circles, counted and recorded on the left, then filled in the flower centers with the matching color. (There are no blue Skittles in the regular pack, so that answer would be zero!)
      • Another great printable from Erica Bohrer. Her graph looks a little more professional than mine Smile and comes with a sorting mat and recording sheet. Click above to download for free! 

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  • Easy Gold Hunt … I love activities that are easy to put together last minute, but are fun for the kids. Love this idea from No Time For Flashcards.
    1. Gather several plastic gold coins … or use chocolate coins Smile
    2. Trace around the coins on a piece of paper and number them!
    3. Hide the coins around the room.
    4. Let the kids find the coins and place them in the circles, counting as they go!
    5. Be prepared to play over and over and over again.

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  • Green Smoothie Popsicles I made these the first time without letting the kids see what was going in the blender!
    1. In a blender, add strawberry yogurt, a scoop of orange juice concentrate, 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach, 1 banana (I like to freeze banana chunks to throw into our smoothies), milk and ice.
    2. Blend.
    3. Pour into a popsicle mold and freeze for at least 3 hours.
      TIP: I pour the extra smoothie into these freezer cups. You can see them in our freezer above. Love them. We take them out and microwave for about 30 seconds and they’re perfect smoothie slushies!

      TIP: if you don’t have a popsicle mold on hand, we like to pour the mix into ice cube trays, cover with foil and poke toothpicks into each section! See the top shelf of the freezer above.

      • These monster molds are pretty cute. We run a little hot water before taking the mold off, works great! I love the little stand they come with. I’ve been looking at these other molds too.

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  • Irish Soda Bread … so I’ve never made Irish soda bread before and I’m wondering, is it still soda bread if I leave the raisins out?! I’m not a huge fan, but maybe I’ll have to try it once the right way and see Smile This looks like a yummy version here at Friends Food Family.

1 comment:

  1. Love the St. Patty's Day ideas! I want to get some of those Popsicle molds also!!

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