Friday, May 20, 2011

Alphabet Fun - Letter Ff

Jenni is 3 years 9 months

We had a fantastic time working on fancy Ff projects! Here is some of what we did...

Bible Verse:
For with God nothing is impossible. (Luke 1:37)

Fish is Fish (by Leo Lionni)
The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf)
The Foot Book (by Dr. Seuss)

French Crepes

We were learning about France and how Madeline (who lived in an old house in Paris that was covered with vines) might have ate french crepes for breakfast :)

Fairy Cakes

Jenni and I made fairy cakes, the British version of cupcakes. We made a vanilla cupcake and buttercream frosting recipe. It's always fun making new recipes and learning interesting background stories of recipes.

F is for Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce (and French Bread and Fruit Salad)

We made the pasta dough, put it through the pasta maker, turned the wheel multiple times and had our freshly made fettuccine pasta. While the noodles were drying (and later cooking) we made a yummy Alfredo sauce.

Alfredo Sauce:
1/4 cup butter, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 garlic clove, crushed, 1 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup. chopped fresh parsley

Melt butter over medium-low heat. Add cream and simmer 5 minutes. Add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly. Stir in parsley and serve immediately.

F is for Family Fun

My hometown had a fun day planned for the youth. The kids enjoyed inflatable bounce houses, slides, and other children's activities. We had a cook-out and listened to live entertainment.

F is for Fishing (and Fun Dip!)

Eric had been traveling the weeks prior to Ff week so I was extra thankful he was able to spend the weekend enjoying family fun and taking J fishing for the first time. They were so adorable together and Jenni was even more patient waiting on fish than what I was planning on. Taking a break from fishing, Jenni enjoyed some Fun Dip :)

At dinner that night, Jenni prayed, "Please God let me go fishing another time."
I think she enjoyed it :)

Funny Putty
We made three colors of Funny Putty (red, yellow and blue). So fun! Eric, Jenni and I all got a kick out of the Funny Putty. And it stores nicely! We put each color into a separate baggie and it kept for quite some time.

Funny Putty Recipe:
Pour 2 tablespoons white glue into a styrofoam bowl. Add a couple drops of food coloring. Stir until mixed.Then slowly pour mixture into 1 tablespoon liquid starch. Let it sit 5 minutes while the glue absorbs the liquid starch. Pick the putty up and knead it. *At first the mixture looks and feels as if it's a mistake - but it's not. Keep kneading.

F is for Family Fish

I gave Jenni J squares of tissue paper. She crumpled the paper into small balls and then stuck them onto the fish, section by section. Oh my, this fish. This fish took forever. Eric and I had to finally get involved (hence Family Fish) because this was a forever project. Turned out cute though :)

Flower Painting
Jenni's painting's above, mine's below. I colored flower petals with a white crayon onto white paper. We water colored over the crayon to reveal the flowers.

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