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July 6, 2015

Yummy Recipes for Fried Chicken Day

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 10:59 am

If your 4th of July celebrations didn’t bring enough deliciousness to you, how about some ?  Just in time for National Fried Chicken Day, here are 21 kid-friendly fried chicken recipes from Martha Stewart that you can make together:

http://www.marthastewart.com/894229/kid-friendly-chicken-recipes/@center/897845/chicken-recipes

July 1, 2015

What Makes Children Laugh?

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 10:44 am

It’s international joke day!  So tell your kids some silly jokes.  But what does make your children laugh?  Read about the science of humor and laughter in this article about the developmental changes in children’s humor: http://www.laughterremedy.com/articles/child_makes_laugh.html

And here are some silly ideas to make your kids laugh!  http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/27677/kids-laugh

 

 

June 30, 2015

You get an extra second today!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 2:04 pm

Every few years, a phenomenon known as a leap second occurs.  Today, the Earth gets an entire second added to our universal time standard.  This occurs because the speed and rotation of Earth varies ever so slightly when compared with the atomic clock each day, and thus, once every few years, we need to add a whole second to our time!  What will you do with your extra second? 

June 24, 2015

Celebrate Your 5 Senses!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 2:31 pm

Today we’d like to take a moment to celebrate those five amazing senses that help us do an experience so much!  Help your kids discover more about their  senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste).  Which is their favorite?  And here’s a nice video to get them started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rf0f2-6c4I

 

June 23, 2015

It’s Public Service Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 11:56 am

The U.N. declared June 23rd Public Service Day, to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to every community.  No public service is too small, so get involved!  Teach your kids about helping others and the community.  It can be something as simple as picking up litter, going to volunteer at a senior home, help serve food at a shelter, or more!  Here are some great ideas from parents.com:

http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teaching-tolerance/childrens-volunteering-resource-guide/

 

June 19, 2015

Our favorite lazy cat turns 37!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:41 pm

Everybody’s favorite lazy, lasagna loving feline turns 37 today!  Garfield is the most syndicated and published cartoon in newspapers around the world, and he’s been lazing about and eating (or dreaming of eating) since 1978!  Check out the latest strips, news, games, and more here: http://garfield.com/

June 18, 2015

Toddler Tantrum Playing Golf!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:05 am

The US Open just, uh, opened this week and goes through the weekend.  People have been chasing that little ball with a stick for a couple of hundred years now, so let’s see how they all really want to react when they miss!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_UVgmPDMRY

Don’t forget to tune in and see how the pros do it at the US Open! 

June 17, 2015

Get Your Kids To Love Veggies!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 11:37 am

It’s Eat Your Vegetables Day, so how about 3 helpful tips from OneHungryMama on how to get your kids to love vegetables outside of the kitchen?  Check out this great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXqFzazupU

 

 

June 16, 2015

Yum Yum! Make some fudge for Fudge Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 2:10 pm

June 16th is Fudge Day.  Some fun fudge facts: fudge was first sold in stores in 1886.  The largest slab of fudge ever weighed was over 5,700 pounds.  That’s a hole lot of fudge!  Now for a delicious and easy recipe to make some fudge together: 

http://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/easy-chocolate-fudge-1704

June 12, 2015

Make like a banana split and eat a cake!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 10:44 am

Did you know it’s banana split day?  Did you know that this might be the best summer celebration cake EVER!!! Have a Happy Banana Split Day :) http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2010/07/a-tasty-recipe-banana-split-ice-cream-cake/

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