Monday, April 24, 2017

Mud Muffins: Clay & Story-telling

Mud Muffins is one of the best Spring stories we have, from the lovely Tell Me a Story book.
There are many seasonal stories we repeat every year, but this year we added some clay play while we retold the tale.

Everyone loved the squishy feel of clay and water, plus the sounds it made!

Earth Day Mud Faces

The first time I saw the idea for Mud/Clay Faces, were photos from the amazing Just So Festival in England.
We incorporated it into park birthday games.
This week, Daddy dug up clay from the farm and we brought in into the city for Earth Day celebrations.

Daily Doodle: Framed Watercolour

Little Brother

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vegan Bites: Dirt Bowl Breakfast

Don't be fooled.
This Dirt Bowl is delicious!

It's like vegan hippie meets tropical yoga retreat. Yum!
Creamy chocolate, crunchy granola, toasted coconut goodness.

Best chocolate pudding recipe + favourite granola + fresh fruit/berries + toasted coconut

Two 'til One


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mud Recipes

Dirt is our Earth Day theme this year and it is warmly welcomed after winter!

Swallow's Nest-Building

Barn swallows are part of our summer Sunday's.
We have a collection of their abandoned nests and so studied them to see if we could replicate their work.

Once the nests were created, Ms.O marked area's of the concrete for drying.
No humans allowed.

We followed up with this sweet Caldecott winner.