Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My day and Playdough fun

Bible time always begins our school day. We recite Hebrews 11 (through verse 17 right now), read a corresponding passage from the Old Testament (about Abraham and the birth of Isaac), sing a hymn (When we all get to heaven) and a few other favorites, and pray. Tonight at AWANA I get to teach on the crucifixion and wanted to run it by my kids first. We had a great discussion about all that happened that day and the meaning behind it all. Christ, our great Passover lamb, what a hope to build our lives on! I love hearing the kids' spiritual thoughts and growth as well.

We had a fairly smooth morning and so I figured we would have some fun time this afternoon, especially with the little ones. So, we made my all time favorite homemade playdough recipe. It uses unflavored Koolaid packets, so it has a great color and scent. We made orange today.

The only thing with this playdough is little kids try to eat because it smells so good. It's all theoretically edible, and after one lick they don't usually continue, but that is the recipe's only downfall.

While they worked we read a chapter from Hillyer's A Child's History of the World (about the birth and death of Christ providentially) and started reading George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin. I think my kids (and I) will enjoy this. I love reading aloud together. We just wrapped up Men of Iron. Kind of a heavy book, but we all didn't want it to end. Everyone from my two year old to ten year old listen pretty well to even these long books, 30 minutes at a time.

Oh, the playdough recipe:
Mix together:
5 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 packages Koolaid (all same flavor, or divide into separate batches)

1/2 cup oil
3 cups boiling water

Mix until a soft dough.
Once cool keep in an airtight container when not in use.


1 comment:

Jen said...

I think we will try this next week! Did I fill my "being tagged" obligation by doing this??!! :)