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In 100+ degree heat, it’s too hot even for the pool. Long summer days require creative thinking to keep young children having a good time while staying active. The following ideas require a little planning ahead to gather supplies, but most of these materials are readily available in homes with young children.

Set up an art center

Paints. Use a small kids table, or cover a large table with newspaper. Lay out finger paints, water colors, and washable paints and let your little artists show off their stuff. Be sure to provide several different styles of brushes so they can experiment with the kinds of designs they can make with various brush strokes.

Clay and play dough. Great tools to use with both modeling clay and play dough include plastic utensils, mini muffin tins, and cookie cutters.

Don’t forget the art show! Proudly display finished artwork. Attach paintings to a string or twine with clothespins (like a laundry line), or with magnets on cookie sheets. Set clay creatures and play dough creations on a shelf for your family’s own show and tell.

Use the bathtub as a mini aquatic area

Make it fun! Fill the bathtub fuller than you normally would. Add some bubble bath and water-safe toys and let the kiddos have an extra long time in the tub.

Blow bubbles with bubble solution for them to “catch” and pop. (When you’re stuck in the house, the bathtub is the perfect place for this.)

Parents, don’t over sweat the splashing. Use a large towel to wipe up any water, and your bath floor will be clean! Another household job you can cross off your list.

Let your children into the kitchen

– There are some recipes i posted earlier like:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Crepes

Homemade cotton candy

Homemade gluten free Oreo cookies

Banana Split Pizza

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

 

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Mixing the ingredients

Crepes on pan

Spread the nutella

Roll nutella crepe like a sandwich

Voila!!!! Enjoy it with your family 🙂

There’s this recipe that we always to make and the crepe  turns out great even better than at restaurants! It’s all about the dough then you just have to spread nutella. I wanted to share this recipe with because first most of us love crepes and it’s a very easy recipe for the whole family.

Ingredients:

– 2 cups milk

– 2 eggs

– 1 tbsp sugar

– 2 tbsp butter (melted)

– sprinkle of salt

– 1 1/2 cups flour

Mix all the ingredient with a blender. Then get a non-stick pan. Spray some oil on the pan and let it heat for half a minute. With a big spoon spread some of the mixture in the pan (just like pancakes) let it heat up and turn brown a little then turn it to the other side. spread the nutella and roll it like a sandwich., and voilaaaa!

This is our family’s all time favorite dessert! I learned this recipe from mom. It is very easy I even memorized it!

Ingredients:

yellow cake mix ( Betty Crocker)

– Chocolate Chips ( semi sweet)

– 1/3 butter

– 2 eggs

– 1 tsp of  powdered vanilla

– 1/3 minced walnut (optional- to make it healthier)

Procedure: Oven 180 degrees

First get a bowl and put half of the yellow cake mix, then 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of butter, then mix with spoon until the mixture is yellow in color.

Then put the other half of the cake mix, vanilla, walnut and chocolate chips. Mix them with a wooden spoon.

Get baking or cookie trays, don’t put any oil on the trays.

Get a teaspoon of the chocolate chip cookie mixture and start placing them on the tray. They dont have to be a perfect circle.

This mixture will make around 40 to 48 cookies. Don’t put alot in the teaspoon or too little.

When your done place them in the oven. Now the trick to making them soft is not to keep them for too long in the oven or they will be crunchy. Once you start seeing a little bit of brown color at the bottom of the cookie then that means you can start baking the top. The same goes here don’t keep them for too long 3 minutes or even less is enough. Keep the cookies looking yellow and not brown.

Let them cool down for an hour or so. They taste even better the next day!!

Enjoy….I want some nowwwww…oops :s

Kids love cotton candy but don’t let them eat much it can cause cavity because of excess sugar!  it is fun to make cotton candy and it’s not that hard why don’t you do with your children? Check out the recipe

Cotton Candy

5 cups white granulated sugar
1 cup Water
1.25 cups light
corn syrup or honey
Food coloring and/or flavor of choice

Cover the kitchen floor and any surface near your workspace with newspaper.
Lay out a long sheet of wax paper.
Combine the water, sugar and syrup in a deep saucepan and bring the temperature to 310 degrees. This is called the hardball stage. Be very careful with hot sugar, it can burn you.

If you want colored cotton candy, divide the sugar-syrup and add in a few drops of color to each.

Now the fun part, Take a long fork and dip it into the sugar, Over the wax paper quickly swing your hand back and forth, creating thin long strings of sugar. Do this quickly 4 or 5 times. Gently, but quick;y, pull the fibers together with your hand, forming nice big, fluffy cotton balls You want to do this before the sugar cools completely.

To Make an edible stick to put the cotton candy on, just pour a 1/4 wide by 5 inch long strip of the sugar onto the wax paper, allowing a bulb at the bottom and top. After it dries, gently push the cotton candy ball on the top. Else you can use popsicle sticks or even paper towel rollers -or none at all.

Repeat with as much sugar as you like.
You can also use flavorings like lemon or cherry, in which case you can add 2 tablespoons of cheery juice or lemon juice to the sugar when cooking.

QUick Info

Servings
Contains Wheat/GlutenContains Wheat/Gluten
Contains DairyContains Dairy
VegetarianVegetarian
Most PopularMost Popular
GERD-FriendlyGERD-Friendly
Diabetes-FriendlyDiabetes-Friendly

Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 203, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 331mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 28g, Sugars: 6g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Protein: 16g

Exchanges: Starch: 2, Lean Meat: 1
Carb Choices: 2

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup(s) milk, fat-free evaporated
  • 1 cup(s) cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, ricotta, low-fat
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, cheddar, low-fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 dash(es) salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cheese, Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs, fine, dry
  • 1 pounds pasta, elbow macaroni, cooked

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat. Add the cheeses until they melt, stirring constantly.

2. Stir in the nutmeg, pepper, and salt. Remove the cheese sauce from the heat. Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix well.

3. Pour the mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Bake the casserole for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and the top is browned.

 

This is a dessert you can share with family and friends always try to replace ingredients with low fat!

Tell friends about this recipe and they’ll think you’re topping a regular pizza with strawberry, eww…..Keep them guessing until they bite into the rich chocolate crust. YUM!

 

Ingredients:

 1 package brownie mix

2 packages of cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup powdered sugar

1 cup sliced bananas

1 can crushed pineapple, drained

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 Serving size: 6

Preheat oven 375 Fahrenheit

 

–          Mix brownie batter in a mixing bowl according to package directions

–          Cover a pizza pan with a thin coating of nonstick cooking spray. Pour brownie batter onto the pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes

–          Remove pizza pan from oven with oven mitts or pot holders. Set brownies aside to cool

–          Place cream cheese and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, blend ingredients until smooth. Spread on the brownie with a rubber scraper.

– Top pizza with drained bananas, pineapple,  amd sliced strawberries.

– Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of pizza. Chill pizza before serving.

Recently the number of kids with diabetes has been increasing dramatically, I also have a child in my class who has diabetes. She has to go see the nurse to check her blood pressure twice everyday. At 9 am and at 11 am.

Parents if your child has diabetes you should  inform the school staff especially the nurse and the teacher and provide them with a care plan that you received from your child’s doctor.

  • The goal of a diabetes care plan for school is to meet your child’s daily needs and prepare ahead of time for any problems. This means including all the information that the school staff needs to know to make sure your child’s diabetes is under control.
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  • A diabetes care plan for school should include medical information as well as other information that the school staff needs to know, including emergency contacts, when to call the parents, and food information.
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  • Children with diabetes want to fit in with their classmates as much as possible. A diabetes care plan can also address how to handle special occasions, such as a school party or field trip, so your child won’t feel left out.
    • Make sure that your child’s teacher and the school staff know that your child has permission to eat a snack anytime he or she needs it. You may want to provide your child’s teacher with snacks to give your child when he or she has signs of low blood sugar.

     

    • Make a list of foods your child can eat, how much, and when. You will also want to have a list of foods that your child can have during special occasions, such as a class party, a school assembly, or an outing.
  • Blood sugar testing. This section of the plan lists how often and when to test your child’s blood sugar. For example, your child may need his or her blood sugar tested before lunch and when he or she has symptoms of low blood sugar. The diabetes care plan should also say if an adult needs to test your child’s blood sugar or if your child can do it. Younger children will need an adult to test their blood sugar, while older children may be able to test it on their own.
  • Symptoms of low or high blood sugar. Your child’s symptoms of low or high blood sugar may be different from those of other children. In this section of the diabetes care plan, talk about your child’s symptoms of low or high blood sugar and how to treat it.
  • Click for some recipes for kids with diabetes: [LINK]