Wednesday, May 13 2020
Welcome to Wednesday! On Zoom today we have Veronica's Hangout, Drawing Games with Charlotte, and Get Active with Carra. Hop over to the calendar to sign up! On the Blog we have a variety of card activities. Uno Workout, Monoprint Stationay Cards, and TRASH MRASP Style, plus an yummy snack! Let's get started . . .
Worked Out By Meg
Grade Level: K-5
Individual or multiple people: Either
Location: Indoors or Outdoors where there’s space to move around
Deck of Uno cards
Workout mat if you want one
Using the key below, go through the deck of cards and perform each action based on the color of the card and the number on the card. For example, if you were to pull a yellow card that had a 6 on it, that would mean you would do 6 jumping jacks. If you pull a card that says +4, you can choose to do 10 of whichever workout you want. Have fun!
Red=30 Second Planks
Action cards (+4, +2, Wild cards)=10 of your choice
Further instructions or accommodations: If you don't have UNO cards you can use a standard deck and the key below.
Diamonds=30 Second Planks
Aces=10 of your choice
Monoprint Stationary Cards
Now is the time to send cards to friends and family and show your love! Add a personalized touch to any blank card by creating a print on the front with your artistic flair.
-acrylic, tempera, or printmaking ink
-watercolor or thick drawing paper
-large paint brush
-sheets of tinfoil
-colored pencils or sharpie
1. Preparing the paper! Before we get started creating the image, we must get the paper ready to be printed on. Most stationary cards run on the smaller side, so divide your paper in half (the wide way) and then fold each half in half again so you end up with a card.
2. Lay a sheet of foil out on a flat surface (table or countertop) and tape the edges down. Then, lay your folded piece of paper down on the foil and mark down with a sharpie the outline of your paper. Remove paper and set aside.
3. Now we are ready to print! Take your big brush and apply the paint to the tinfoil, covering all of the areas within your sharpie lines. Make sure the paint is thick enough so you don’t see any foil, but not so thick that it is goopy and out of control.
4. Next, take your Q-tip and draw an image in the paint. I’d suggest something simple to start: a bunch of apples, flowers, fish swimming, a face. Make sure that when you are removing the paint with your Q-tip that you can see the foil underneath. Feel free to use new Q-tips often so you get clean edges.
5. Once your image is complete, take the paper you had set aside and carefully lay it face down on the tinfoil within the sharpie boundaries you made in Step 2. When ready, press down on the paper and rub your hand over the surface applying pressure in all areas. Slowly peel back the paper.
Your print is ready! It will take 30-60 min to dry depending on what type of paint you used. You can go back in with colored pencil or sharpie to add details and more color!
TRASH (MRASP STYLE)
Grade Level: K-2
Individual or multiple people: Either, There are rules for both
Materials: 1 standard 52-card deck of cards
Location: Any flat surface to play a basic card game.
Links: Here is a youtube video of how to play Trash with 1 player - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJM2iZw8EjA&t=228s Here is a youtube video of how to play with more than 1 player - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKWvR-43Ukc Goal: The aim of the game is to be the first to fill your original facedown cards with face up cards from Ace to Ten in the correct positions as indicated. Just like any game there are multiple ways/rules to play, these directions are specifically for how MRASP plays. Trash is an easy card game that can be played by just about all ages and also an octagon staple. The game requires 1 standard deck of cards for two players. Three players should use two decks. Add an extra deck for each two additional people. You’ll also need a flat playing surface that you can spread your cards out on.
Deal 10 cards to each player. Do not look at the cards. Deal one card at a time to each player until everyone has ten cards. Be sure to deal the cards facedown. Line your cards up in two horizontal rows of five cards each. The cards can be arranged in any order as long as they remain face down and you don’t look at them. This set is your original hand but all of them will be replaced, moved, or discarded during the game. Set up the draw pile and discard pile. Once everyone has been dealt 10 cards, place the rest of the deck in the center of the playing area facedown. This pile becomes the draw pile. Once the first person completes their first turn by picking up from the draw pile, then they will discard a card right next to the draw pile. Draw a card and place it in the correct spot. Take a card from the face up discard pile the draw pile if it is needed for your hand. If it is any card Ace through ten, place it in the correct spot. An Ace goes in the top left and the cards go in numerical order up to ten. A ten goes in the bottom row, furthest to the right.
Pick up your original card and hold onto it until the next step which explains what to do with it Kings are wild cards and can only be placed in the 2-10 spot, NOT the Ace spot at any time. If you draw a card that can’t go anywhere (including Jacks and Queens which don’t count for anything) place the card in the discard pile (TRASH) and the play passes to the next player. IF you pick up a card that you are in need of place it on your original set then look at that card and move it to its correct spot. Look at the card that was already in that spot. If you can place it in one of the remaining spots, then do so. TRASH (MRASP STYLE) · For example, if you draw a two and place it in the two spot, and the original card in that spot is a three, place the three in the three spot. · Continue replacing your original cards until one does not fit. For example, you already placed the two and the three, but in the three spot was a Queen. Discard the queen and the play passes to the next player. Discard any card that you can’t play. If you draw a card that would go in a spot that is already filled, discard it. If you flip over a card from your original hand that can’t be placed somewhere else, discard it. End the round. Once a player has filled all ten spots with cards Ace through ten (including wildcards), they have to say “Trash” to end the round. When this happens, each player gets to draw one more card to try and complete their set of Ace-ten. If the round is over and you flip over your original cards and they are in the correct spot, you move on to the next round. Gather up all of the cards and deal the next round. Collect each player’s cards and the draw and discard piles. Shuffle them. Deal nine cards to the players who completed the full set of 10. Any player who did not have a full set at the end of the round is dealt ten cards. Each round that a player finishes their set, they are dealt one less card in the following round.
Finish the game. Continue playing each round in the pattern described until one player is only dealt one card. They must fill that spot with an Ace. If they do so and they say “Trash,” this ends the entire game.
Fox Fruit Toast
Cooked Up By Brendan
A delicious and cute snack! As always make sure to check the ingredient list for allergens.
Grade Level: K-5
Individual or multiple people: Individual or multiple people (with adult supervision)
4 slices of bread, toasted
1 cup cream cheese
1 tbsp. honey
1 cup Sunbutter or other nut butter
1 banana, sliced into coins
8 chocolate chips
8 strawberries, sliced
In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese and honey. Spread onto the toast, leaving a “V” shape in the top center.
Spread peanut butter on the remaining toast (the “V” shape you left when spreading the cream cheese).
Top each toast with two banana slices for the eyes, and two chocolate chips on top of the banana slices.
Place a blueberry on the bottom center for the nose, and then place a strawberry on the top on each side for the ears.
Enjoy your fox fruit toast!
Have a great Wednesday everyone! We'll be back tomorrow with more activities and games!