June 19, 2020

Monkey Bread Muffins


June 18, 2020

Warm Weather Water Fun


June 13, 2020

Dice Games


June 10, 2020

Fizzy Moon Rocks


June 6, 2020

A book reading by Janet

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June 4, 2020

Hi LEDP.


June 1, 2020

Cloud Dough


May 28, 2020

RIBBON BOOKMARK


May 27, 2020

Extra Activity


May 22, 2020

I See Summer

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May 20, 2020

5 MINUTE NO SEW HEADBAND


May 15, 2020

Tracing Fun


May 13, 2020

Fidget Tool


May 8, 2020

Spring Flowers


May 6, 2020

Cell phone stand


May 1, 2020

INVISIBLE INK

 

It’s a secret! Let have some fun writing somebody in your family a note with invisible ink. Please be sure everything you write is appropriate and something that will make the person receiving the note smile.

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

 

A piece of white paper

 

A paint brush

 

Water

 

A lemon

 

Spoon

 

Small bowl

 

 

 

HOW TO:

 

~ Cut a lemon in half with the help of an adult

 

~ Squeeze the lemons juice into your small bowl and pick out any seed you see

 

~ Add a few drop of water to the lemon juice and stir with a spoon

 

~ Use the “ink” that you just made to write a message on your paper using a your   

 

    paintbrush

 

~ Once the invisible ink is dry, you can give your message to someone

 

~ To read the message, they will need to hold the paper up to a heat source like a    

 

    Lamp

 

~ Watch as the invisible ink becomes visible!

 

 

 

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

 

 

 

You are watching some very cool chemistry. The lemon juice contains carbon, which is a chemical element. When you add the heat, the bonds in the lemon juice break down, releasing carbon. When the carbon meets the air it oxidizes and turns brown or black.

 

** you can try this with other acids like vinegar and orange juice, see which one makes the best ink. Have fun!

 

Janet

 


April 28, 2020

BREAD IN A BAG

 

You will need:

 

1-gallon size resealable plastic bag

 

3 cups flour

 

¼ cup sugar

 

1 packet of yeast (rapid rise or regular)

 

1 cup warm water

 

¼ cup butter (melted)

 

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

 

 

 

Combine 1 cup flour, sugar and yeast packet in a bowl. Pour into the       

 

Resealable bag

 

Add warm water, seal bag, pressing out the air

 

Begin shaking and mixing the bag by hand

 

Set bag to rest for 10 minutes

 

In a bowl combine 1 cup pf flour with salt

 

Pour into the bag along with the melted butter

 

Seal bag again, pressing out the air, shake and mix again

 

Open the bag and add the last cup of flour

 

Seal bag and mix for the final time

 

Pull out dough and put it on floured surface. With floured hands, knead the   

 

dough for 5-10 minutes

 

Place dough in a greased loaf pan, lay a towel over the loaf pan and set it

 

Somewhere warm in your house, allow the dough 30-45 minutes to rise

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes


April 29, 2020

Mason Jar Homemade Butter

You will need:

 

Mason or similar type jar with lid

 

8 oz heavy whipping cream (at room temperature)

 

2 clean marble (optional)

 

Medium size bowl

 

 

 

Pour the room temperature heavy whipping cream in the mason jar (needs to have

 

room to slosh around)

 

Put lid on jar and start shaking, this will take a while so you may want to take turns with 

 

With other family members

 

If will seem like you have butter but keep on shaking it may get like liquid again and  

 

Then get thicker like butter again

 

Pour off the buttermilk and spread it on your warm bread that you just made

 

 

 

** If you do not plan on eating your butter at one sitting, and you plan on storing it

 

After you pour off the butter milk, in a bowl of ice water (needs to be cold so

 

the butter does not melt in your hands

 

Rinse the butter in the bowl, replacing the ice water every so often. Continue until the

 

water runs clear, you can knead the butter to make sure all the buttermilk is gone (it

 

Will keep longer this way)

 


April 27, 2020

                                                       POP ART

 

Andy Warhol and Keith Haring are the few artist you may have heard of who would be considered pop artist. Pop art was a movement that began in the United Kingdom and the United states in the mid to late 1950sm as a challenge to traditional art.  Let us give our own interpretation of pop art a try! Would love to see pictures!

 

Supplies:

 

A picture

 

Multiple colors of paper

 

Another piece of paper to mount on

 

Steps:

 

~ Ask your parents for a picture of you in action, doing something your love, ( I know we have some gymnast, soccer players, dancers and baseball players) be sure all of your arms and legs are in the picture you pick

 

~ Cut your body out of the picture (be sure to ask your parents if it is okay

 

~ trace the cutout of you on the multiple colors of paper

 

~ Cut your tracing out

 

~ Mount your tracing with your photo on top on the extra sheet of paper

 

                                           

 

                                         Have fun, Get creative!

 

Janet

 


April 25, 2020

Yummy Snacks

Hi LEDP,

 

I think it is time again for yummy, yet healthy snacks. Last time I posted healthy snacks you sent in pictures, it was so fun to see them.  I would love to see some more of you prepping or enjoying these snacks. Seeing pictures of you still able enjoy LEDP activities makes my heart smile. I’ll be waiting!

 

Janet

 

Fruit and Oat Squares

 

1 cup flour

 

1 Cup of uncooked quick oats

 

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

 

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

 

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

3/4 cup any fruit flavored preserve

 

1/3 cup of butter, melted

 

 

 

 Preheat oven to 350 – spray 9 inch square pan with non-cook spray, set aside

 

 

 

~ Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium size bowl: mix well

 

~ Add butter, stir with fork until mixture is crumbly, reserve 3/4 cup of crumb mix for topping

 

~ Press remaining crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan

 

~ Bake 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned

 

~ Spread preserves onto crust; sprinkle with reserve crumbs

 

 

 

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut fruit squares into squares

 

**Store individually wrapped squares at room temperature for 3 days or freeze up to a month.

 

 

 

Cinnamon Raisin Roll up

 

 

 

4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened

 

½ cup shredded carrots

 

¼ cup golden raisins

 

1 Tablespoon of honey

 

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

4 (7-8 inch) whole wheat or regular tortillas

 

8 thin apple wedges (optional)

 

 

 

~ Combine Cream cheese, carrots, raisins, honey, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl, mix well

 

~ Spread tortillas evenly with cream cheese mixture, leaving ½ inch border around edge of each tortilla

 

~ Roll up, wrap in plastic and refrigerate until ready to eat.