Alphabet Book : a

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Kids Homeschool
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Well, this is the idea which Mummy come out after few weeks of reading, searching online on the home school concept things. This type of art work actually, Mummy did it during primary school time.

Materials:

  • Red, Green and Brown colour papers
  • Pencil
  • Glue

P8230121 To Make:

  1. Draw an apple on a sheet of plain paper, with the stem and leave.
  2. Tear the colour papers into pieces using hands.
  3. Glue the pieces onto the apple.

Annabelle was so happy on the art craft that we did. Mummy replaced the brown colour stem to brown colour pencil because Mummy just managed to bought red and green colour papers, but Belle seems did not care at all, and just glued the stem with red colour papers too.

Issac just coloured it with brown colour pencil. He wrote his name and the word ‘Apple’.

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Alphabet Book : A

Posted: September 1, 2010 in Kids Homeschool

This alphabet Book idea also is a goodies that Mummy learned from the Homeschool Creation blog. It is filled with crafts that both kids make – each letter of the alphabet having it’s own craft with the words of each individual alphabet. I started this even is September of the year, even it is late but it is better start late than never. Thus, we started our first week with the letter ‘Aa’.

P8230122 Materials:

  • Red construction paper apple
  • White rectangle piece of construction paper
  • Black inkpad
  • Green construction paper leaves

P8230123 To Make:

1. Cut out the apple if they are able to use scissors {we cut them out ahead of time due to limited time}.
2. Let the kids scrip the apple in half, horizontally.
3. Rip the white piece of paper on both sides, so the apple ‘core’ appears to be eaten.
4. Have the kids stamp their fingerprint on the white ‘core’ of the apple to make seeds. In this art, we have replaced the fingerprints portion with a black ink pen, as we do not have the inkpad. The kids just do their own scribbles on the ‘core’.

Annabelle just griped the pen and scribbled on top of the construction paper freely.

When I asked them, “ Who ate the apple?"

Issac answered, “ Hmm…Mummy…the ants ate the apple…I draw ants here, ok?” I was so shocked that he was answering that way. What a co-incident, this week we are learning about the letter ‘Aa’ and the ‘ant’ is start with letter A. Sometimes, Mummy feels that, such little little moments and touch seconds are the treats or the rewards or the satisfactions that being a Mum are enjoying and the fulfilments that we desired…

Resource: http://homeschoolcreations.blogspot.com

a is for apple

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Kids Homeschool

This is another goodies which go along with the uppercase letter ‘A’ we have done previously, Both kids were so surprised and happy on the outcome of the little artwork. The apple looks so real!

P9050129What Materials Need:

  • red, white, green and brown foam sheets or construction paper
  • an apple
  • glue & tape
  • pencil
  • scissors

P9050130 How to Make the ‘a’ for apple:

  1. Cut out a lowercase ‘a’ from a piece of red foam sheet. This letter was cut from a piece of foam that was about 2” x 4” ~ small, but oh so cute! I used red construction paper for that.
  2. Cut out a small oval/circle from the white foam that will fit behind the inside of the letter ‘a’ to use as the inside of the apple. Due to more economical, Mummy change it to white plain paper.
  3. From the brown foam sheet, cut out a stem and five small apple seeds. I cut it from a black colour construction paper for that.
  4. From the green foam sheet, cut out a leaf for your apple. Using a green colour paper.
  5. Glue or tape the white circle to the back of your lowercase ‘a’ so that it shows through the centre.
  6. Count out the seeds with your little one and glue them into the centre to form the star at the centre of the apple.
  7. Glue or tape the stem and apple to the back of the letter ‘a’.

Resource: http://totallytots.blogspot.com

A is for Alligator

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Kids Homeschool

This is the goodies that Mummy found in the website http://totallytots.blogspot.com which Mummy discovered from Mummy Ang Lee Siang’s blog.

P8230124The followings are the materials that supposed we need for the cute Alligator art work:

  • Green foam sheet or construction paper (Mummy using green colour construction paper / sugar paper)
  • White foam triangles or construction paper (Mummy using white plain paper)
  • Black sharpie or marker
  • Googly eye
  • Glue

P8230125 How to make the ‘A’ Alligator:

  1. Cut an uppercase ‘A’ out of the foam sheet or construction paper. I used a green colour construction paper that was about 4" x 5" in size. Also cut two triangles from the green construction paper to use for the eyes.
  2. Cut small triangles out of the white paper to use as teeth for the alligator. I used white plain paper for the teeth.
  3. Turn the ‘A’ onto its side and glue the green triangles to the ‘A’ so that they look like eyes popping up.
  4. Glue the white circle onto the the green triangles. I cut out 2 circle shape of white colour eye, and using the black marker to draw the eyes on it. This is the alternative as I can’t find any googly eyes from the nearest book shop.
  5. Add teeth for your alligator.

Both Issac and Annabelle like it very much…Hope they find that learning is fun and enjoying!

Resource: http://totallytots.blogspot.com

P7180058 Today is Sunday. Another working day for Daddy, so only three of us at home. After the morning baths, we are having Dim Sum as our breakfast together with Daddy before Daddy went to work.

Mummy wants to try something on using white bread as a base. Because I know that both Issac and Belle like to eat bread with kaya spread.

So, a simple 2 slices of white bread with kaya spread. Triangle shape of cheese on top, the holes is made out from the animals cutters. The little mice is actually a hard boiled egg, with the 2 slices of sausages as it’s ears, seaweed as its eyes, carrots as moustache, and cheese as its small mouth and tails. Ha-ha, well, first time doing, so not so nice especially the eyes.

Issac waited so excitedly and anxiously because wants to eat the mice. He ate roughly half an egg, eventually told me that he do not want already because the egg yolk. Then, he finished up the bread. Belle the same as well.

Emm… quite difficult to get them eat another little mice or little chicken already next time, have to think of something else. But, probably next time, can improve my skills again. At least, the children eat!

P7170053 P7170055 Today after the Family Fun Day came back from school, both kids were tired very soon after they had taken their bath, they soon slept on the bed already.

I quickly took my opportunities sneak out to Giant and Mydin find my bento box for the kids.

Giant do not have much choice except a lot food containers. There were a few choices at Mydin, which I have chosen 2 types of bento boxes which 2 each for the kids.

Well, it is not actually like the Japanese Bento Box, but it is quite cheap as the boxes are big enough at RM3.90 only.

P7170054 Mummy is going to prepare my very first bento for Issac and Belle ( Ha-ha…if the outcome can consider a bento at all ). This is my first time, so wanted to do something simple and I don’t think I can do anything complicated yet as it would be our lunch box at home, but something can filled the stomach full as this would be our late lunch.

P7170052So ok, cooked some rice, try out the Japanese vinegar which Mummy bought at Jaya Grocery the other day, with the sushi roll mould and seaweed. For the rice, Mummy mixed some hard boiled egg yolk inside to make the rice a bit yellowish in colour. Then, with 2 stripes of seaweed. The bigger rolls for Issac and smaller rolls for Belle, small rolls with the seaweeds.

P7170057 Mummy fried the sliced pork with some seasoning and oyster sauce and boiled the broccoli and carrot. Mummy used the cutters to cut out into heart shape and flower shape. All put into a silicone portion cup. With small tomatoes with the colour vegetables picks bought last week too. The bento is not full, hope the colourful combinations will attract the kids to eat well.

So here it goes, my first bento for Issac and Bell. Nothing fancy, and nothing cute, but this is all Mummy can do with limited skills and tools.

And Mummy was so happy this evening when seeing both Issac and Belle ate their rice. Issac loves the seaweeds but Belle doesn’t, but both ate a little beat of pork, carrot and broccoli. They do not like the mini tomatoes at all… Hopefully the next Bento they will eat more.

P7110001 This is a meal that Mummy learning from the blogs which Mummy is followings: The Green Little Tree.

Ingredients are simple: Green spinach noodles, yellow baby corns, red Lyceum Chinese Miller and green beans. Well, everything just boiled to cook, the noodles stirred with some fried onions oils, soy sauces and sprinkle with little salt to taste.

Mummy just placed noodles on top of the plate, with some baby corns and red lyceum Chinese miller, those red and yellow colours make it looks like the trees flowers. The green colour beans as the tree trunk and the noodles bottom as the green green grass. A touch of dark red brownish colour on the green grass is the fried spring onions.

Home do not have white colour based plate, if not the dish will turn out nicer. Current using is a blue dragon painted porcelain soup plate or dish plate. Will look out for some new table wares which have characters and interesting.

Ha-ha… everyone had their small little green tree including Daddy too!