Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer Faith Adventure--day 3

After a one day hiatus, it was on to day-3 of the Holy Heroes Summer Faith Adventure.
You can check out day-1 here

This is how we watch the daily videos featured in the Summer Faith Adventure. Daddy has provided us with a way to hook the laptop to the computer in the dining room. This works great for a lot of our schoolwork. If you aren't familiar with Ten Kids and a Dog, you don't know that the house is pretty small, all 900 square feet of it, so the dining room is used for a schoolroom, for dining in, and for watching tv.
Today's craft was to make a personal prayerbook. Mark and Grace enjoyed this. Holy Heroes provided beautiful printable artwork to add to the books.
Kimberly also wanted to make a prayerbook. She found her own paper, so I knew we were going to make something. So I got out a little Lawrence Lovasik book to use to cut up for pictures. If you don't know about this great bargain, Amazon has many of these books for $1.50 for a 10 PACK of certain titles. It is also offered as a buy 3 get one free, which makes these little books less than .15 cents each. For this price we can afford to cut them up!! It is less money than printing pictures!! (Of course, they also make great gifts. I have packaged up several titles together and sent them all over the country as gifts for little ones.)
Cutting and gluing is one of Kimberly's favorite things.
She has now "read" her prayerbook over and over to anyone who will listen.
Today's snack was homemade pretzels. First we learned about the symbolism of pretzels to the church and then got busy.
There have definitely been a theme to the first three days of the Summer Faith Adventure snack: flour. Fluffy, puffy flour----everywhere, on the table, the floor and the children, but what wonderful memories. I don't generally let the kids get quite soooo involved in the baking process, but this gave us a great opportunity to get messy!
We began with yeast and warm water.
We then kneaded and kneaded and kneaded. I wasn't sure how this overhandled dough would do---but having 12 hands wanting to "work" on the dough didn't hurt anything at all.
Notice the abundance of flour!
Yep, flour is fun--especially paired with a Kool-aid smile.
My 20 year old employed baker had to show the kids how it is really done!
Looking good!
Daddy had to get into the act when Luke decided he wanted to keep his dough to make things with (think playdough), but with Daddy's encouragement, he gave up his dough for one more pretzel
Paint on an egg wash, sprinkle with salt, and we were ready to bake.
The finished product.
Matt had just gotten home from work and was hungry so Kimberly shared the first tastes with her big brother. They both agreed, and so did all of us, these are very, very yummy pretzels. We had never made any before and I had my doubts after so much "help" but they were so good, several kids wanted me to make more right them---so did Daddy! These will definitely be a treat that we indulge in often!
Check back tomorrow for more Summer Faith Adventure fun from TenKidsandaDog.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

I just loved those pretzel making photos! The one of Kimberly with the flour on her face is just precious. You are making such great memories with your children and those pretzels look so yummy!