Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bunny Cracker Snack

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This is a fun and easy snack for children to build themselves.
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The trickiest part is spreading the cream cheese on to the
cracker.  We used popsicle sticks for the spreading, they
are small with flat edges.
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         Next add the facial features of the bunny.
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               Time to eat before it hops away.

Leprechaun Rocks

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Have you heard of Leprechaun Rocks before? I hadn’t till this past weekend when I was scrolling through Pinterest and found them at Gift of Curiosity. So exciting and just perfect for the outing that was planned today.

We headed out this morning to explore the tree at Hurford Park where I had first seen the Wee Little Man disappearing.
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When we were altogether I retold our Leprechaun story.   Telling about all the mischief it had gotten into each day at school last week.
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It was a gorgeous day and the children were excited to start searching.
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We checked out a few trees that we thought might have a Leprechaun living there.  One would make a good home for a troll, dark with a deep hole.  The other we found a geocache hiding by it's roots.  That was exciting.
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Then we found the tree and started searching for some sign of the Wee Little Man.
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No Wee Little Man but we started to find these interesting green little mounds.   I thought they were rocks but one little boy called them eggs.
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Luckily I came prepared.  I poured some Magic Brew into a pot and the children dropped their rock/eggs into it.  It started to bubble and foam.
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The children found sticks and stirred up the brew then dipped in their hand to see what was left.
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Out came a coin that wished them good luck.

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The children continued to search and find more rocks.
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We used up all the Magic Brew and each took a good luck coin home.