Saturday, May 7, 2011

Alphabet Fun - Letter Ll

Jenni is 3 years 9 months

We had loads of fun learning about the letter Ll. Here is some of what we did...

Bible Verse:
Love one another. (1 John 3:23)

A short verse but such a powerful one! Jenni and I discussed this verse on a daily basis on how we could show others love. This is one of Jenni's favorite verses that she continues reciting to this day.

The Very Grouchy Ladybug (by Eric Carle)
Grub to Lady Bug (by Melvin and Gilda Berger)

Lemon Prints

Simple painting activity - I cut a lemon in half and Jenni dipped the cut side into yellow paint and printed it on paper.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Jenni squeezed the lemons, added the sugar, and poured in the water. We added sliced lemons to be a little fancy :) Delicious lemonade too :)

Lemon Bars

In the first picture Jenni is wearing a ridiculous headband as to not get her hair in the food. Ridiculous headband but good intentions :) Jenni made the crust, we put it in the oven to bake, while she continued making the next layer for the lemon bars.

Lemon Bars Recipe:
1/2 c. butter, 1 c. plus 3 T. flour, 1/4 c. powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 1 c. granulated sugar, 3 T. lemon juice, grated lemon rind

Mix together the butter, 1 c. flour and powdered sugar. Put into an 8-inch greased square pan and press with fingers to form an even layer of crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Mix eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, salt, remaining flour and grated lemon rind. Pour over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over lemon bars when cooled. Makes 16 small bars.

L is for My Little Lady
I cannot for the life of me believe how fast this little girl is growing. Such a treasure to watch her grow!

Ladybug Math
 A cute way to make math even more enjoyable than it already is :)

Lasagna (and Lettuce Salad)

Sweet Jenni made a delicious lasagna and added just the right amount of spices!

Lemon Stand

We tried unsuccessfully having a lemon stand outside on two different days - too windy. We decided to continue with the fun and have one in our kitchen. We found some cheerful fabric from a local fabric store and I made the banner in coordinating colors. Jenni 'sold' her lemon bars and lemonade for 25 cents each. I first asked Jenni how much she wanted to sell her treats for. She said "Free. I'll just give them to you." I tried to explain how a lemonade stand works and she said, "Ok. Seven dollars each." Sweet Jenni. I told her we would settle for a quarter each :)

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