Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crafty Tuesday - More Montessori and a Recipe

So we are continuing to get things ready and made to continue on our new learning path here with the kids. Yesterday I had some time to do some more searching and came across more wonderful resources and information, I am so pleased with how much I have been able to find online. I came across this wonderful site today with directions on how to make rainbow play dough and many other wonderful ideas it is called the Tinker Lab. Also yesterday I found many more wonderful sites for beautiful printable's to use with the kids as well. The first one I came across was a great site it is called PreKinders and it lead me to many other useful links! One of these links has a great ABC play dough mat activity that we will doing with our rainbow play dough it is called Homeschool Creations. Another wonderful activity we found on Homeschool Creations was Color Matching Cards which are as beautiful as they are a great learning tool. Next week we are going to do some reading and learning about apples and the life cycle of an apple. I found a really good National Geographic kids book at the library called Apples for Everyone and then I came across a Montessori activity on Montessori for Everyone in the free printable's section called Life Cycle of an Apple which we will use along with the book and also make some apple treats to eat next week too. Those are just some of the things I have been working on for the kids to use in the coming days and hopefully one day soon Spring will come and we can start going outside to enjoy some outdoor activities.

Today's other creation was Chicken Taco Soup, the kids really enjoyed it, as well it was quick and easy to make!

Chicken Taco Soup

1/4 cup jarred mild green sal
sa ( salsa verde)
1 cup chopped cooked chicken (such as a rotisserie chicken)
2 cups gluten free chicken stock
1 cup water
2 stalks of celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped
Gluten free tortilla chips ( as much as wanted for topping)
shredded sharp cheddar
( as much as wanted for topping)

In a medium sauce pot combine the salsa with the chicken and vegetables, add the gluten free chicken stock and the water. Heat over medium heat until it simmers and allow to simmer for 20 mins or until the vegetables are tender. Serve and allow the kids to add their own toppings with maybe a little help to crush the chips and Enjoy!

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