Roo's Casa

June 20, 2011, 8:52 pm
Filed under: Activity, Kids, Summer

Our caterpillars finally arrived from Insect Lore! The kids are so excited.  Our container has 5 caterpillars and their food.  The kids are journaling the changes each day.  


Gingerbread Houses
December 13, 2009, 4:43 am
Filed under: Activity, Christmas, Dairy Free, Family, Gluten Free, Holidays, Kids

A few years ago we started making our gingerbread houses out of Rice Krispi Treats.  The treats were a lot easier to work with, tasted better, and most importantly could be made allergy safe (using certain brands)for all of our family members.  We just make Rice Krispi Treats according to the recipe on the bag of marshmallows and then build the walls using a can of frosting.  We found this idea to work a lot better than using the graham cracker on the milk carton. 

*These can be made using gluten free and dairy free ingredients if you check the labels.

Dandelion Painting with Kids
July 24, 2009, 10:04 pm
Filed under: Activity, Crafts, Kids, Summer

Today the boys and I did some weed painting.  I found the idea on Angel Bug Baby.  We just went out and picked dandelions, dipped them in paint, and painted on the paper.  Frank added capes to his flower prints and said that they were wizards. 


Science Kit for Six Year Old
July 20, 2009, 2:19 am
Filed under: Activity, Educational Stuff, Gifts, Kids, Summer

wand My son got the Scientific Explorer’s The Magic Science Wizard’s Kit from his great grandfather this summer.  He really enjoyed all of the experiments.  We spent a little over an hour doing all of them.  The kit is filled with many ingredients that you may already have in your house and it already has enough ingredients to do most of the experiments more than once.

June 16, 2009, 12:36 am
Filed under: Activity, Games, Summer

boomerang My son has been really interested in boomerangs lately so I decided to look around for ways to make one.  I found this video online which showed an easy way to make one.  The video tutorial uses paint stirring sticks so we headed over to the Home Depot.  The problem was that the sticks are now really thick so we just decided to try the fat popsicle sticks.  Ours didn’t really come back to us the way the boomerang in the video did, but we still had fun trying.  This boomerang does come back about halfway.  It could just be the way we are throwing it.  Overall, it was a fun and easy activity using up things we already had in the house.