MAKE SOME GARDEN SUN TEA:
Check out the instructions on theSUMMER THEME DAY - FOOD PAGE to learn how to make Sun Tea.
HAVE A SUNNY LUNCH!
The idea for a Sun Sandiwch was originally found here: http://www.canadianfamily.ca/food/cute-lunch-idea-you-are-my-sunshine/
MAKE A PAPER FAN (DECORATED WITH MARKERS) FOR A HOT SUMMER DAY AND EAST SOME SWEET SUSHI.
Bananas and peanut butter will make your child want to try this Fake Sushi: https://www.getgreenbewell.com/fun-and-easy-no-bake-snack-recipes-for-kids-with-natures-path-organic-cereals/
EAT YOUR LEMONS...
Tired of lemonade? make Lemon Bars instead: https://www.livewellbakeoften.com/classic-lemon-bars/
TIME OAT FOR A DRINK!
MAKE SOME PLANT BASED MILK WITH DRIED OATS! https://culinaryginger.com/the-easiest-homemade-oat-milk-recipe/
COOKIES AND BOOKS:
Bake your favourite cookies and read favourite picture books together while waiting for them to cook and then afterwards with a big glass of milk!
make ICE CREAM IN A BAG
Use up those plastic bags over and over (wash and reuse) and learn how to make ice cream in a bag here - (NOTE: the original link we used doesn’t work anymore but I found this science one to replace it...): http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/ice-cream3.htm. For our recipe check the Summer Theme Day Food PAge.
How do pickles enjoy a day out?
They relish it!
It’s time to make a Pickle Pizza for lunch! Yes, that is a real thing! https://stephaniesain.com/garlic-lovers-dill-pickle-
Try some of these recipes and ideas perfect for Summer!
make your own ice cream sundae bar
Check your pantry for goodies to add to your favourite ice cream. Nuts, chocolate chips, cereal, marshmallows, candies, sprinkles...what can you find? Do you have chocolate sauce or butterscotch or strawberry stopping? What about fresh fruit? Now everyone in the family can create their own sundae.
A TROPICAL TASTE OF HAWAII
Grab a book to read outside in the sun and mix up your lemonade game by making a tropical drink. http://www.caramelpotatoes.com/2014/05/28/hawaiian-lemonade/
IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS...MAKE LEMONADE
this is the lemonade recipe we first used: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2013/07/old_fashioned_lemonade/
For more lemonade ideas check this out:
http://blog.potterybarn.com/lemonade-recipes-summer/ and For some fun flavour ideas check here: http://blog.potterybarn.com/lemonade-recipes-summer
MAKE A MONSTROUS SNACK:
NO BAKE MONSTER COOKIES ARE A SPECIAL TREAT THAT REQUIRES NO HOT OVEN AND ARE SURE TO PLEASE LITTLE MONSTERS: https://thebakermama.com/recipes/no-bake-monster-cookie-balls/
TOO HOT TO BAKE? MAKE SOME NO-BAKE COOKIE BARS INSTEAD
These are the no-bake cookie bars we made: http://myfridgefood.com/recipes/dessert/no-bake-cookie-dough-bars/
LEARN HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT DOTS
For a different cold treat make frozen yogurt dots. I found the instructions here:
SCIENCE IN THE KITCHEN
Let’s try some science in the kitchen as we make our own butter! https://www.123homeschool4me.com/homemade-butter-science-experiment_37/
HAVE A TROPICAL DAY WITH HOMEADE COCONUT ICE CREAM:
Homemade Coconut Ice Cream without an ice-cream machine IS VERY POSSIBLE! http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2017/05/15/coconut-ice-cream-recipe/
CAN'T GO TO DISNEYLAND? BRING A LITTLE TASTE FROM THE TIKI HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE and MAKE YOUR OWN TIKI MASK CRAFT, TOO:
TO MAKE THE MASK CUT OUT A TIKI SHAPE FROM CARDBOARD. CUT OUT COLOURFUL SHAPES FOR THE EYES, NOSE, MOUTH AND DECORATIONS USING PAPER OR CRAFT FOAM. YOU COULD EVEN PAINT OR USE MARKERS.
Disneyland inspired Dole Whip: https://www.smartnutrition.ca/recipes/3-ingredient-pineapple-dole-whip/
CAN'T DECIDE BETWEEN LEMONADE AND A POPSICLE? HAVE BOTH!
Here’s a recipe for Popsicle flavoured lemonade: http://letslassothemoon.com/2012/08/09/simple-flavored-lemonade-more/
DON'T BE SOUR! BAKE SOUR!
Head to the kitchen to create a special dessert called Sour Orange Pie! https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/sour-orange-pie/
ANOTHER SUMMER FAV IS MAKING POPSICLES!
HERE ARE SOME RECIPES TO TRY:
Chunky Monkey Popsicles for a chocolate treat: http://glitternspice.com/chunky-monkey-popsicles/#_a5y_p=4126748
two ingredient popsicles are so easy! THESE CREAMSICLES WERE DELISH: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/two-ingredient-popsicles?utm_term=.pk7vGjYdG#.thD8xawbx
three ingredient Mango Pops: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/homemade-popsicles-recipe/
WE have not made these yet but they are on our list to try: Cookie Dough Lovers - http://www.allroadsleadtothe.kitchen/2012/06/cookie-dough-lovers-cookbook-by-lindsay.html
Cookies & Cream Popsicles - https://justbakedbyme.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/cookiesandcreampopsicles/
create your own smoothie recipe:
Smoothies are easy to make if you have a blender or food processor. Your kids pick the fruit, juice, milk, and yogurt and can blend it up if they are old enough. Check out the Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipe on our SUmmer Theme Day!
WHY WAIT FOR CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE DAY: SEPTEMBER 12th?
MAKE AN OLD FASHIONED CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE AND SIP IT TOGETHER OUTSIDE. https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chocolate-milkshakes/7b7f7d41-4e3f-4bfa-b148-f29cc2a6b135
Frosted Lemonade sounds like a winner to me!
WHO KNEW LEMON JUICE AND ICE CREAM COuLD TASTE SO GOOD?
Who wants S'more recipe ideas?
How about some mini S'mores pies? http://onelittleproject.com/smore-pie-pops/
AFTERNOON MOVIE AND S'MORE SNACK MIX ANYONE?
PUT SOME MOVIE TITLES IN A HAT OR JAR. DRAW ONE TO WATCH AND MAKE A SNACK TO MUNCH ON. HERE'S THE RECIPE WE USED: http://lmld.org/2015/08/08/smores-snack-mix/
COOKBOOKS for KIDS IN THE KITCHEN:
Clearance bins often have Children's Cookbooks available for purchase. If you don't already own one you can find them at your local library. If your library isn't accessible search online.
For this jar activitiy have your KidS Flip through a cookbook, pick a recipe, find or write down the ingredients (shop if necessary), and make the recipe (with or without parental help depending on the ages of your kids) for all to enjoy! Yum!
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HANDS DOWN MY SON'S FAVOURITE SUMMER JAR PICK IS MAKING POPCORN AND WATCHING A MOVIE!
WE STARTED OUT MAKING PLAIN POPCORN
BUT THEN TRIED THESE SPECIAL RECIPES:
homemade Kettle Corn! https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/easy-kettle-corn/
You don't need to be Canadian to enjoy Maple Popcorn! https://www.saffrontrail.com/maple-popcorn/
microwave popcorn in a paper bag: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/87305/microwave-popcorn/
peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn:
THREE CHEERS FOR ROOT BEER!
A basic Root Beer Float or in Popsicle Form, these rock! https://boulderlocavore.com/root-beer-float-popsicles/
funny face sandwiches
Raid the fridge and pantry and create something fun and delicious for lunch.
HOMEMADE FRUIT GUMMIES
Try to make homemade fruit gummies: http://leftbraincraftbrain.com/polymer-science-homemade-fruit-gummies/#comment-19.
FEELING SALTY? MAYBE A PRETZEL WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY!
spend some time in the kitchen together and make a salty treat - Homemade baked Pretzels: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2017/04/24/easy-homemade-soft-pretzels/
BAKE SOME WATERMELON COOKIES
I found the watermelon cookie recipe here:
WHAT DELIGHTS WILL WE MAKE IN 2020?
Check back soon!
plan a picnic, buy the food, pack it and eat it at a park, in your backyard, on your balacony, or on a blanket on the floor if it's a rainy day