Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mirror Image Painting

It is a rainy day here. So, we broke out the paints! We decided to do mirror image painting. I highly recommend using a thick layer of paint to ensure a great final product!

The butterfly
First: paint the number three onto a piece of paper.
Second: Fold the piece of paper in half.
Third: press paper down rubbing firmly.
Fourth: Open in up!
Fifth: Enjoy the picture!!

The Heart
First: Make three lines in the shape of a heart.
Second: Fold paper in half, rubbing firmly to transfer the paint.

Time to get creative!
Here is what happens when you let the kids go wild!! Lots of fun!!! Who says rainy days have to be boring!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Best Banana Bread!!

We made banana bread this week! We were not really studying the letter B, but we had lots of bananas that were going brown (which are actually the best ones to use for banana bread)!
Here is the recipe we love the most!! It is taken from!
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas…or a bit more!! Let the kids do this!!!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  and lightly grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture. Stir just to moist.

3. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

4. Bake in oven for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan about 10 minutes and enjoy!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

K is for Kite, Kebobs, Kung Fu!!!

We have finished our week of the letter K and boy did we have fun!!
First my oldest thought it would be fun to practice Kung Fu!


We also flew our Kite in the park! It was a perfect day and we had so much fun!

My kids really enjoyed the Kite game! We downloaded it from It was a great way for my youngest especially to learn about his numbers!

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My youngest worked hard on the letter K’s. I love his focus!!
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We added the letter K on our Letter tree! (Idea from
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My youngest had a fun time putting together the kites. It was a great colour match opportunity!
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We had to make Kebobs this week since our focus was on the letter K! Fun all around!


Friday, July 15, 2011

All About Me Lapbook

We finished a week of learning about “all about me.”
The boys learned about…
    • Location: where they live, country, city, neighbourhood, address
    • Information: Important phone numbers to know such as mommy and daddy’s cell phone numbers
    • All about their house: what their bedroom is like, what they like about it etc.
    • Their favourite things: they LOVED this. It their minibook that they made we spent a lot of time printing pictures of their favourite things like cars, Bakugans, Transformers, Lego's….etc. My youngest LOVES rainbow dogs and we even found a picture of a white dog on the internet that rolled in a chalk-drawn rainbow and turned into a rainbow!
    • Stats: such as their height, weight, eye colour, hair colour etc.
    • I interviewed them with several random questions…this was so funny to hear their responses.  My youngest was asked what heaven was like. His response,” Heaven is like a big mountain. Jesus lives in there and you get to play,   It’s a castle and a kingdom. And the best part is you get to wear a knight helmet!” My oldest was asked why the sky is blue. His comment, “It gives the birds lots of oxygen. It gives the cloud lots of love. It gives lots of air to people, and it can make all the people breath.”
    • Books: We love to read in our home!! It was very fun to find out what the children’s favourite books were!
    • Dreaming: We talked about what they wanted to do when the grow up and things they wanted to learn about. Great way to get them involved in realizing they have a destiny!
    • We even made a personalized book about them. (see website posted below).
    • The boys’ favourite part was going to Michaels to pick out stickers to decorate their books!
Websites used to create this lapbook.

My youngest son’s title page.IMG_6458

Here is the lapbook opened. I used two lapbooks and glued them together just to allow for more space.


Things that we do with our hands to help others!! All dictated by my three year old!!

My oldest LOVES skeleton and pirate stuff. I wasn’t too thrilled about his, but his response to why he liked skeletons so much, “Oh mommy, I love bones!.” You never know….maybe we have a future orthopedic surgeon in our midst!