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#1 LarlaB

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:33 PM

I'm a theme dork even though my kids are probably past fully appreciating it. I'm taking off work and pulling them out of school Monday for the eclipse and working on projects and themed snacks- little throwback to our homeschool days.

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Crescent moon shaped sandwiches
Sliced caprese salad (round sliced tomatos and mozzarella)
Sun Chips
Moon Pies
Sunny D (beverage- no idea what this tastes like)
Blue Moon beer (DH)

We are making a pin hole viewer and possibly painting t shirts. I pondered a solar oven but don't care to mess with it.

http://www.kcparent....clipse-T-Shirt/

What are you doing?
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:14 PM

I bought some Sunkist orange soda and sun chips at the store today. I also got golden and regular oreos and we had fun today modeling the eclipse. There's even an oreo that's half golden and half regular and I'm calling those the Totality oreo--the chocolate side being the moon covering the yellow side. It's mostly for my own amusement as I don't think my teenagers care too much about an eclipse theme. But they do appreciate oreos.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:33 PM

Sun chips
Blue moon ice cream
SAndwiches cut into shapes

I am trying to think of a fun drink but my kids are so picky we may just have water. Maybe I can find some cute ice shapes. They would love that.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:14 AM

Last night we got an invite from a friend who bought some Corona for the corona. :coolgleamA:


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:23 AM

I'm impressed.  I told my younger son we could just make round cookies and put yellow frosting on them.  I think I like your suggestions much better :)


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:37 AM

 We watched eclipse videos yesterday and made a pizza box solar oven. Today, we'll use the oven, make a cereal box pinhole viewer, and practice using binoculars to make an image of the sun on a paper plate.

 

Plans for Monday are picking up subs and having a picnic lunch at a park.  I never thought of themed foods.  Maybe I'll pick up some Oreos and Sun Chips for the boys.  I'm not sure they'd eat any of the other sun-themed foods mentioned above. The park is hosting an eclipse event.  

 

Tuesday, the boys will write about the eclipse in their nature journals and maybe do a drawing. They will also finish any remaining BSA eclipse patch requirements.

 


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:05 AM

We are also going to make some solar prints with photo sensitive paper. I want to have lots of snacks and crafts and games and FUN! so that if it turns out cloudy we still have a good time.

Science. It can be hard to count on.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

I never thought about themed snacks but I love the idea!

 

We are watching the free Mystery Science Eclipse video this morning in homeschool 



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

I was just thinking about hwo we were going to spend our time on Monday.  We have been doing eclipse activities and lessons all week and today we are making the pinhole viewer.  We have been practicing with our eclipse glasses all week too.  Haven't planned out our day for Monday exactly yet though.  I like the idea of sun chips and moon pies lol



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:17 AM

We are crafting cheese and Ritz crackers.

Crescent roll sandwiches are on our list, too.

 

Husband is taking a half day off work.  We have glasses, but we are making a pinhole viewer too.

 

Sunny D is gross.  :)  The Tshirts are cute!!!  Maybe putting 2017 on them would make a great keepsake.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:45 AM

We are crafting cheese and Ritz crackers.

Crescent roll sandwiches are on our list, too.

 

Husband is taking a half day off work.  We have glasses, but we are making a pinhole viewer too.

 

Sunny D is gross.   :)  The Tshirts are cute!!!  Maybe putting 2017 on them would make a great keepsake.


Ok- skipping Sunny D and going with Sunkist. :)

I'm GF (and my family hates crescent rolls) so I'm making sandwiches in the shape of crescent moons.  Or at least I was- you have helped refine my idea-  I will get them Costco croissants,  which will be much easier and less tedious/wasteful.  Thanks for that tip. 

I'm such a dork- but just going to keep going with it!