Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hot Chocolate and Tomato Staking!


We really had fun with our hot chocolate mini-unit study.  The kids had a blast watching videos on how Hershey makes chocolate and the history of chocolate on the Internet.  They each got to eat a few Hershey kisses while watching, of course.  Then we took baby food jars and but a serving of hot chocolate mix in the jar.  The kids then added marshmallows and closed the jar.  On top they put a Hershey kiss and glued a packaged candy cane to the side.  We gave them to all their medical specialists.  They came out really cute.
 





Then we made chocolate play dough! Yummy, it smelled so good!  That kept them busy for about an hour.  You can find the recipe here.




Here is Tomato Staking at its best.  If you want to know more about tomato staking, read here.  It was so warm earlier this week that I decided to whitewash the fence.  This went much faster with all my helpers.  Amazingly, no one got covered in paint.  Although Goldilocks did forget that she was holding a paint brush when she decided to itch her face.  LOL

11 comments:

  1. The playdough looks good enough to eat. :-) Would you mind sharing the recipe. My younger 2 love to play with playdough and that looks like fun!


    Thank you & blessings,

    Tammy

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  2. I have been a bad blogger lately. I'm glad I chose today to come and visit your blog! I could almost SMELL that yummy chocolate. What great ideas! Lovely pics!


    Blessings to you!

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  3. That looks like so much fun and you can't get better than chocolate playdough!

    Pam

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  4. The mixes look lovely!


    I just "unstaked" a sweet little tomato not too long ago. ;)

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  5. Thank you for sharing the dough recipe. My boys are still playing with it every day. :-)


    Glad you enjoyed the tests. :-) They are kind of fun to see if the tests are accurate.


    Tammy

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  6. MitchTyRyanAndJamesDecember 16, 2007 at 2:31 PM

    Mmm...chocolate! We'll definitely have to make the chocolate playdough - and I bet Tyler would love to make the jars of hot chocolate mix, too. We can never get enough chocolate at my house!

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  7. Hot chocolate unit study?! You guys have all the fun!!!

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  8. to study chocolate. Your picture of the kids white washing the fence reminded me of Tom Sawyer. So cute. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and links.

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  9. Very Fun!! Looks like the kiddos are having a blast! Oh the joy of homeschooling!


    May you and yours be blessed with a JOYous Christmas!


    Gloria

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  10. Those hot choc. gifts are so cute. You are busy with great projects as usual.

    What a great (unsolicited, even) comment from your husband. That must have made you feel really great and ready for the day.

    Letitia

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  11. homeschoolingmommaof4December 22, 2007 at 11:58 PM

    The hot chocolate jars turned out adorable. Looks like they had fun with the playdough.


    Have a blessed day!

    JoAnn

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