Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Play-doh and Pizza

We're taking a bit of a break from Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and focusing our time on more seasonal science. This week were are talking apples since we are headed to an apple orchard on Friday.

We have lots of books on apples and snack has been apple sauce and apple juice.

Today we made Apple Pie Play-doh. Yum!

Apple Pie Play-doh
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon oil (veg, olive ... whatever you have)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple juice

Mix all dry ingredients well in a saucepan. Add in wet ingredients and mix well. Cook on stove over medium heat. Make sure you stir constantly to keep the bottom from burning. It doesn't take long and the dough will be ready when it starts pulling away from the side. Remove from heat. Turn out on foil and let cool. Once its cool enough to handle knead the dough. Store in airtight container. Some people add red food coloring, I chose to leave it in its natural state since it looked like apple pie filling.

 This is a double batch

 They made apple treats for an hour and a half!

apple muffins

This year we are participating in Pizza Hut's Book It program! I loved this so much when I was a kid. I'm so glad they offer it for homeschoolers.

Kennedy finished her first Reading Adventure from Hooked on Phonics yesterday! I thought that definitely deserved a reward certificate for her very own pizza. She was so proud to finish off her chart and I am enormously proud of her, too! This little girl works hard!

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