This by far was one of the best hands on home school lessons ever! I was invited to one of our most favorite places to eat in the QC’s Wellness Day. I figured it would be a great opportunity to quiz the kids on skills we have been grooming them on. I shared the plan with the kids and took the back seat. Like any back seat, I remained with in arms reach, yet observing them a distance.
I helped them select the theme. I bought the ingredients, and drove them safely to Earth-Fare Huntersville. Then my job was over. I sat back and watched my children become leaders, teachers, scientists, and engaging friends. At EarthFare’s Wellness Day.
They made edible play dough, and colored it with amazing fruit with local shoppers both tall and short!
It was a great day to share with the kids. I graded them too. Here’s what I expected to see from them. They were to show in store patrons:
1. Nature provides fruits and veggies with the most beautiful, safest and most perfect color.
2. Oatmeal play dough is FUN to play with,soft to the touch, toxin free and easy to make.
3. Help parents & kids explore fruits and vegetables in a fun way.
So how did they do? Well let’s see, they cleared the entire section of baby food in the pouch and the fresh blueberries were flying off the shelf. Additionally, they learned about merchandising, sales, budgeting,and most of all crowd management. Pretty good for bunch of home schooled knuckleheads huh? I guess they deserve their family night out at the circus next week. Wanna see more pictures? Click Here!
Mix: 1 part Oatmeal, 1 part water and 2 part All purpose flour in a bowl.
Color with: boiled spinach,fresh berries, turmeric and mangoes. The items made from this play dough recipe can be painted when they are dry.*
Knead with your hands and enjoy! If the dough is a little too dry, add a touch more water. If it’s too wet, add a bit more flour.OR purchase the baby fruit in the pouches. Like the Happy Family or Plum brand. This weeks’s Give A way is.- – – – – drum roll please! A gift basket from the wellness department at Earth Fare. To enter, leave a comment. Tell me if you have set up your Tomato Bank yet. One random person will be selected & pick up will be at EarthFare during Family Night. (February 7th -Thursday from 4p-8pm) Simple right?