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Tuesday, April 14 2020

Good Morning Everybody! It's a SUNNNY TUESDAY and we have some great activities to get you moving and outside! Relay races, rubber eggs, DIY chalk, and another special snack are all on the blog today.

Animal Races

with Maisa

Grade Level: K-3rd

Individual or multiple people: 2+ people

Theme: Active

Materials: None except a big empty space for running

Location: Ideally outdoors

Instructions: Animal races are like regular races, but instead of running, in each race the racers imitate how an animal moves. The goal is to be the first one to the finish line by running the way a specific animal does. For instance, hop like a frog, or jump like a kangaroo.

Here are some examples:

Kangraroo: Racers must reach the finish line by jumping forward

Cheetah: This involves running on all fours: Hands and feet

Penguin: Waddle side to side toward the finish line.

Other ideas are to hop on one leg, or to run without picking up your feet. Feel free to create your own variations.

Colorful Rubber Eggs

From Julie

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Either

Theme: STEM, Spring


Eggs (as many as you want)

Food coloring

8 oz of vinegar per an egg


Location: At home, Kitchen Table

Links and resources:

Further instructions or accommodations:

  1. Take an egg and gently place it into cup

  2. Pour 8 oz of vinegar into cup

  3. Add one teaspoon of food coloring

  4. Let the egg sit in the vinegar and food coloring for 48 hours

  5. Notice as the bubbles form over the eggshell. The vinegar is reacting with the calcium carbonate on the eggshells.

  6. Remove the egg from the vinegar and over a sink, carefully peel away the shell of the egg

  7. You can now have your rubber egg toss!

  8. The egg can still break, but if it falls you may get a do-over!

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

With Tyler

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: 1+


  • Corn Starch

  • Water

  • Food Coloring

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Spoons

  • Paint brushes

  • Small plastic paint containers/ tupperware

  • Plastic wrap

Location: Sidewalk/ driveway


This is a fun activity to do on a nice sunny day!

  • To begin you need to mix the paint base

    • Mix equal parts cornstarch and water in a mixing bowl with a spoon

  • Divide the large patch of clear paint base into smaller containers for specific colors. Use as many containers as you plan to have colors

  • Next drop a few drops of food coloring in each container and stir. Add more color until desired tone is achieved.

  • Use paint brushes and have fun creating vibrant works of art!

  • Leftover paint can be stored in the containers with lids or plastic wrap for a few days.

  • As the paint drys on the concrete it will get less glossy and more vibrant

At home cooking fun - PB&J Tacos

Cooked Up By Paul

Grade Level: K-5

Individual or multiple people: Either

Theme: Cooking, STEM

Location: Kitchen


  • 4 slices of bread

  • 1/3 c. peanut butter

  • 1/3 c. jelly

  • 1/2 c. chopped strawberries

  • 1/2 c. blueberries

  • 1/4 c. crushed graham crackers

  • Honey, for drizzling


  1. Using a large glass or biscuit cutter, cut bread into rounds and discard crust.

  2. Spread peanut butter to the edges of each bread round.

  3. Repeat with jelly, then sprinkle with strawberries, blueberries, and graham crackers.

  4. Drizzle with honey, fold like a taco, and serve.

We'll see you back here tomorrow for more MRASP Fun!

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