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July 17, 2015

Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 2:39 pm

July 18th would have been Nelson Mandela’s 97th birthday.  Mandela stood for many things, and was dedicated to making change for the better, all across the world.  He believed every person (and child!) could make a difference.  Learn more about Mandela Day here:http://www.mandeladay.com/

And learn more about the man here: http://www.timeforkids.com/news/nelson-mandela-1918-2013/97361

July 16, 2015

Ssssnakes Don’t Have To Be Ssssscary!

Filed under: Parenting Tips — Erin @ 11:16 am

It’s World Snake Day, so learn some interesting facts about our slithery friends.  They don’t have to be scary, and most of them are more scared of you than you are of them!  

http://www.care2.com/causes/its-world-snake-day-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-snakes.html

July 15, 2015

Creepy Crawly Mud Cups for Gummy Worm Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 1:51 pm

It’s Gummy Worm day.  If everyone’s favorite sugary worms aren’t gross looking or wriggly enough for you, how about making some creepy crawly mud cups?  Food.com has a great recipe to make delicious food that looks gross!

http://www.food.com/recipe/creepy-crawly-mud-cups-140967

July 9, 2015

Make Sugar Cookies…now!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 3:18 pm

To continue the parade of yummy food days this month, today is Sugar Cookie Day!  Here’s a fun and simple recipe to make some delicious and sugar-y cookies now! 

http://www.food.com/recipe/eloises-easy-sugar-cookies-82945

 

July 8, 2015

Video Games Can Help Your Kids in School!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 2:05 pm

It’s video games day.  Did you know that there can be a lot of benefits to playing some video games?  Video games can be used as educational tools, and here are 7 Ways Video Games will help your kids in school. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kara-loo/7-ways-video-games-help_b_6084990.html

 

July 7, 2015

Uh-oh. It’s Chocolate Day.

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:43 am

Did you know that Chocolate comes from a fruit tree; it’s made from a seed.  Does that mean it counts as a fruit?  To celebrate Chocolate Day, you should eat your favorite chocolates while you learn more about the history of chocolate:  http://www.thestoryofchocolate.com/index.cfm

 

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

 

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