Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dinosaur Day Camp - Day Three

We continued with Dino fun on day three.  We continued reading the Magic Treehouse Book, which my daughter is enjoying.  The day's focus was on the T-rex.  We followed up the story with a couple of fun T-rex activities.  The first was to build a t-rex using this template.  Essentially, it's a paper t-rex "puzzle" that you cut out and piece together so that it can stand.  Here's my daughter creating her t-rex:


She decided her t-rex needed a leash, so we broke out the yarn.

Our t-rex happens to be a girl, of course, complete with blue eyes, eyelashes, and a bow on her head and tail.  Takes some of the fierceness out the the creatures, for sure!

Our next activity was similar, but this time we stuffed a two sided t-rex.  I'm so sorry, but I don't remember the website I printed the template from to give proper credit, but if I stumble upon it again I will add a link.  We printed two pictures, cut them out and stapled them together leaving a small opening for stuffing.  My daughter stuffed the dino with cotton balls and then stapled the opening shut.  Here's the process:

And the finished product!  Slightly less girly, but still with the blue eyes. :)

And the dinosaur face off!

Finally, to round out the day, we played this Build a Dinosaur activity on the Scholastic website.  Until our next prehistoric adventure...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CSA - Week Four

Another week of yummy produce to enjoy.  I'm having to get creative with the zucchini - between the CSA and my own garden, we are being taken over!  But it's not a bad problem to have.  Come winter we'll really miss the stuff!  Here's this week's share...

It includes zucchini (of course!), squash, tomatoes, garlic, peas, radishes, cabbage, cucumbers, and blackberries.  I'm going to make freezer jam with the blackberries because we just can't eat them fast enough and I need to clear the fridge for vacation.  I think I'll pass the peas along to friends - we just don't care much for them around here.  So, that leaves the cabbage and radishes to deal with.  Still not sure how to use up the heads of cabbage and not sure about the radishes, either.  I don't care much for them raw, but I've never had them any other way.  My husband likes them alright sliced on a salad, so that's probably as creative as I'll get.  I'll miss a couple of weeks due to vacation - my MIL will be enjoying the shares in my place until we get back.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

CSA - Week Three

We are still so enjoying our CSA share!  Here's our haul for week three:

I must confess I cheated a bit and also included several zucchini that I picked from my own garden over the weekend.  But, the share included zucchini, squash, cucumbers, popping corn, garlic, tomatoes, garlic scapes, blackberries, and cabbage.  I don't work with cabbage very much, so I'm a bit at a loss as to how to use this up.  My husband doesn't like cole slaw, and I've never cooked cabbage.  Guess I'll have to google some recipes!