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June 2, 2015

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Rocky Road Ice Cream!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:16 pm

Today is national rocky road day, celebrating one of the best flavors of ice cream! 

Rumor has it that Rocky Road was invented in Oakland in the 1920’s, either at Dreyer’s or Fenton’s Ice Cream shops.  Either way, you win!  To make your favorite flavor ice cream into Rocky Road, just add marshmallows and nuts!  YUM! 

May 27, 2015

Experiments Show Sunblock Works!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 2:02 pm

If your kids are like mine, they hate putting on sunblock.  It’s sunblock day, and now more than ever it’s important to teach our kids why they need sunblock.   Check out this fun investigation that helps them understand what happens when they go without sunblock!   

http://www.pbs.org/parents/sid/activities/sunblock-investigation/

May 21, 2015

Waka Waka! Celebrate 35 Years of Pac-Man!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:04 am

Waka waka!  Today’s the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man’s release to the world.  Who else remembers playing this in the arcade?  Celebrate by playing some Pac-Man Tag with rules from PlayWorks: http://bit.ly/1FqC5y4

May 7, 2015

Celebrate No Socks Day!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:48 am

May 8th is No Socks Day, so take off your socks and wiggle those toes tomorrow! 

Do you let your kids run around without shoes or socks?  Here’s an interesting article about why letting your kids go sans shoes may be great for them:  http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/09/barefoot-best-for-children

 

May 5, 2015

Cinco De Mayo Activities With Your Kids

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:16 pm

Happy Cinco De Mayo!  Did you know that Cinco De Mayo actually dates back over 150 years, and is a celebration of a victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army?  Neither did we!  Here are some fun Cinco De Mayo activities you can do with your kids:  http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/mexico/

 

May 4, 2015

May The 4th Be With You!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 10:54 am

Today is Star Wars Day (play on the term “May The Force Be With You”)!  Our family loves all things Star Wars, so check out the very family friendly Star Wars Epic Yarns, books that feature some of the best scenes of the original trilogy, re-enacted with YARN!  Check out the behind the scenes video of the making of the books here: https://youtu.be/xCbxKT09fms

May 1, 2015

Thank Your Teachers!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:45 pm

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration in the United States observed the first full week in May. Here are some great ideas to express appreciation for all of the teachers who have inspired your kids: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/teacher-appreciation-week-activity-ideas

What would you say or do for your favorite teacher if you could go and see them again? 

April 30, 2015

19 Hilarious Tweets That Sum Up Parenthood

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 2:29 pm

These are 19 of the funniest tweets that sum up parenthood perfectly.  Although we’d add something about cheerios spilling out of the back of our cars…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/28/one-liners-that-sum-up-parenthood_n_7127118.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

April 28, 2015

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 1:55 pm

It’s true!  Children (and us adults!) can learn a lot of leadership skills from being creative and pursuing art projects!  Read a great post from Educator and artist Stacey Goodman here: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/7-leadership-skills-fostered-arts-education-stacey-goodman

And let your kids create anything they can imagine in the Zoodles Art Studio! 

April 27, 2015

Wear Orange Today!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 2:46 pm

If your not a Giants fan, you can still wear Orange on April 27th.  In Holland, everything and everyone turns orange to celebrate King’s Day.  King’s Day has been celebrated by the Dutch people for over a century, and it’s the biggest national event in Holland each year.  See all the colorful fun here: http://www.holland.com/us/tourism/interests/kings-day-us.htm

 

 

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