Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Our "Green" Day

The kids enjoying their Green Pancakes--Mason felt the need to "show" me what was in his mouth! Silly Boy!!!

Our "green" pancakes!

Mixing the pistachio pudding (in a green bowl too!)

Here was our blob of Green Playdough

In celebration of St. Patricks Day we devoted this past Friday (yes, I know St. Patrick's Day was on the 17th and not the 19th) to celebrating all things "green". The kids had a blast! I think Mason FINALLY recognizes the color green! We started off by making some homemade green play dough. (this was mainly for Mason--he's obsessed with playdough so he was excited to get a new color of playdough). We kept singing the "green" song so Mya would remember how to spell the color green. (The song was sung to the tune of "BINGO")
and Green is it's name OH!

Jordan enjoyed reading the ingredients for all the "green" stuff we made. After the playdough we made pistachio pudding, cut up some kiwi fruit, made green kool-aid and finished with lunch--green pancakes! Our green feast was sure fun!

Here is my homemade playdough recipe. I LOVE homemade playdough! In my opinion, its better than the stuff you buy. It doesn't make quite as much of a mess (and I hate messes). It's also much easier to clean up. Here's the recipe I use:
You will need:
* 1/2 cup salt
* 1 cup flour
* 1 tablespoon cream of tarter
* 1 tablespoon oil
* 1 cup of water
* food coloring (optional)
What to do:
**Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring all the time. When the dough has a good "playdough" consistency, take it off the heat and allow to cool!
I haven't done this yet, but I heard you can add a little bit of the powder from a kool-aid packet and it will give your playdough a yummy smell! I wasn't sure I wanted to make our playdough any more appealing though, I already have trouble with Mason trying to eat it every now and then!


denise said...

awe, I LOVE your green day! I will have to try that play doh :) you are such a good mom!

lori bunk said...

my mom ALWAYS made our playdoh... i never had the real stuff... and the best part is that it isn't bad if the little ones eat it!

you are such a great mom lou!

Sarah said...

I make red play doh with cherry Kool Aid. You don't even need to use food coloring and it smells yummy!