Pasta Turkeys and the Rest of our Week

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pasta Turkeys and the Rest of our Week

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Fall SensorySo this week we took the week off of structured activities. Goofy still did Math, writing & reading (as I believe daily practice is essential to achieve competency), but those don’t take long. But other than that they just had time to play, explore, create, and laugh as they saw fit. Now don’t get me wrong, even without a ‘structured’ week a lot still goes on! It is just more spontaneous and works around what we can find around our house!
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I was so impressed with Goofy’s creativity & inginuity! He not only came up with the idea himself, he put his plan in action all by himself! And after 1 1/2 hours of no hearing a peep from him – he was ready to show me his creation. Apparently he was trying to make a puppet stage, but as the garbage was collected and taken to the curb that morning, we had no toilet paper rolls. He tried using popsicle sticks, but he wasn’t pleased with that either. So his creation consisted of a stage, blue pop pop buttons, and about 20 sheets of paper showing the story of Hansel & Gretel. I am one proud Mom!
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Then we made pasta turkeys.  First we put cooked pasta in a ziplock bag with a little olive oil & food coloring gel. Then we squished it around until we had our fall colored pasta. We glued together the Turkey body, mouth, googly eyes, and pasta feathers. Then we drew on the feet. The kids thought it was great fun!
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Then Tinkerbell enjoyed a fall sensory activity by digging in & exploring the colorful pasta.
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We also had a delicious cheese ball turkey for a snack. The feathers are delicious peppers filled with Vitamin C – perfect for our family that is finally over a 2 week cold!
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16 comments:

  1. Love the pasta and box fun! My kdis made a plane with a new car seat box this week.

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  2. I love the pasta turkey. I'm really impressed with your son's persistence in his work. It's nice to seem them get absorbed in something like this. Cute snack too. Thanks for linking to AfterSchool. It's always nice to see your posts there.

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  3. O my goodness. Pasta! So cute! Stopping by from 1+1.
    believingin1.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the pepper feathers in the cheese ball turkey!

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  5. I love your son's puppet theatre! What creativity. :)

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  6. Love his puppet show!! What a darling!

    Popping in from Tot School.

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  7. His puppet theater is so cool! What a great imagination he has!

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  8. Thinking our little one would LOVE the cooked pasta box! Even my 4 year old would enjoy, too.

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  9. I love this! :) Such a neat idea for a craft - had not thought of cooking pasta!

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  10. You are so creative! I am loving your pasta turkeys and the kids look like they had a ball. A cheese ball! :-) Vicky from Mess For Less

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  11. I love that puppet theater. Very nice work. What a creative little boy. you should be proud. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  12. Impressive that he would work that long so quietly on that puppet theater. Looks like you had a fun unstructured week! thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  13. ah, what a fun idea & I LOVE those photos of Tinkerbell - she enjoyed herself immensely! :)

    Thanks for sharing & linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you this week.
    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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  14. Looks like so much fun and brings new meaning to noodle head hehehe...love this!

    thanks for inviting me to participate (I just keep forgetting to link up).

    And Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon!!

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  15. I love the pasta turkey - and the pasta sensory tub is TOO COOL! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. (If you could add Montessori Monday to your link-up list, that would be awesome!) I pinned your post to my Kids' Thanksgiving Activities Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-thanksgiving-activities/

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  16. Beth - I loved the idea of the noodle turkeys so much that we made our own (and linked to yours, of course)! They're going up tomorrow :) Thanks so much for sharing them with the 31 Days of November Crafts! So cute!!

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