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Tuesday, May 12 2020

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the MRASP LFH Blog. It's a busy day for us here at MRASP and we have a lot going on to keep you moving all day! The Zoom Calendar is packed with FUN activities like The Hut Hangout, Scattergories, Homework Help, 4th Grade Hangout, K-1 Chat, Escape Room, and Pajama Book Club. Head over to the calendar to sign up! Today on the blog we have a new take on hopscotch, a fan craft to keep you cool, planting, and a delicious dip! Let's get satrted . . .


Hop Squats

By Zack


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Either


Theme: Active


Materials: Paper, Pencil, Marker, and Tape or Sidewalk Chalk


Location: Inside or Outside


Directions:

This game, I’m calling Hop Squats, was inspired by hopscotch. It involves three columns of squares at least eight rows tall on the ground. This can be done with pieces of paper taped to the rug or floor, or with sidewalk chalk outside. Alternate between drawing your hand or foot in each square, this represents which body part you want to land on when you hop to that row of squares.


How to Play: Player(s) lines up and one at a time attempts to make it across the grid. If you miss a square or the wrong hand or foot lands on the square you must start over.


This game is simple yet challenging, and gets lots of laughter!


Here is a video of exactly what the activity looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwbKAfnmV7U




Make sure to wash your hands when you’re done playing! Have fun!



Make Your Own Fan

Crafted By Julie


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Either


Theme: Craft, Spring


Materials:

3 sheets of paper 5in X 8in

Ruler

Pencil

Hot glue gun

Two popsicle sticks

Scissors


Location: Comfortable work space at home


Links and resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjT0no9wch0


Further instructions or accommodations:


  1. Print off patterned paper or color a piece of paper with designs and a color scheme

  2. Cut the paper to be 5 inches by 8 inches

  3. Take a ruler and holding the paper the long way, draw a line every ½ inch

  4. Fold the paper over each line you drew, flipping back and forth between each fold.

  5. Once completed, fold the fan you made in half and have an adult hot glue the middle together.

  6. Repeat steps 1-5 from two more sheets of paper

  7. Hot glue all 3 pieces of folded fan paper together

  8. On the two ends of your fan have an adult hot glue 2 popsicles on the ends of the fan.

  9. Open your fan up and your fan is complete!



Planting Seeds

With Maisa


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Individual


Introduction: This is a gardening activity that does not require purchasing any materials, as the seeds can be found in the kitchen or outside. Plants can also be sown inside an empty eggshell and then transported outdoors.


Materials: Plant pots with a hole at the bottom, Fruit or vegetables with seeds OR seeds from outside, a plastic spoon or utensil to dig with, soil.


Location: Outdoors if possible, as it can get messy.


Instructions:

  1. First, gather the seeds you are going to use. You can find seeds by searching outside in your neighborhood: Acorns and dandelion seeds are good examples of seeds you can find outside. If you can’t go outside, try looking in your kitchen: you can use the seeds inside lemons or other fruit you can find. Onions are really easy to sprout, all you need to do is place them in a pot with a lot of sunlight, and a stem will begin to grow from the onion bulb. You can also grow garlic this way

  2. Now, fill a small pot with soil. Make sure there are holes at the bottom of the pot so the roots of your plants will not rot.

  3. Make a small hole in the soil, put a few seeds in, and cover them with soil.

  4. Make sure your plant is getting plenty of sunlight and enough water, and watch it grow!



Hummus

Cooked Up By Courtney


This hummus recipe is a smooth and creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings. Homemade hummus is so much better than anything you'd get at the store, and it also happens to be quite easy to make!


As always make sure to check the ingredients for allergens.


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Either!


Theme: Cooking


Total Time: About 30 Minutes


Ingredients:

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed

  • 1 teaspoon garlic roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup tahini

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil plus more for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon water or more if needed

  • fresh chopped parsley, smoked paprika, olives, or pine nuts for garnish (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Place the lemon juice and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Puree, then let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. This will neutralize the harsh flavor of the raw garlic.

  2. Place the chickpeas in a pot of boiling water. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until very soft.

  3. Drain the chickpeas. Remove the skins if desired (optional).

  4. Place the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, salt, cumin and water in the food processor along with the lemon juice mixture. Puree until smooth. Add more water as needed, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.

  5. Taste and add more salt if needed.

  6. Place the hummus in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish if desired. Serve with pita bread, chips, or fresh veggies!



Hope you enjoyed this post! We will be back tomorrow with AWESOME ACTIVITIES!

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