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  1. We use watercolour pencils and then wetbrushes.

     

    Keep in mind that all of these things start to get heavy and you have to haul it all around. Sometimes keeping it simple is best. We have a bag packed with all the things, but I often put it in the car and then only select a few things once we reach our destination. Hand loupes/magnifying glasses are a must. And my phone with camera. Everything else is optional and depends on how far we have to haul everything.

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    We are peanut, tree nut, seed, dairy, wheat and egg allergic. I am so hopeful that one of the recipes posted will work for us, but not much luck yet. Anyone up for a challenge?

    We make the Martha Stewart marshmallows with a few modifications (you may be able to make them as is): https://www.marthastewart.com/333974/homemade-marshmallows

     

    We substitute Lyle’s Golden Syrup instead of corn syrup. I’m pretty sure I made them with rice syrup years ago and that was fine as well. We also substitute natural cane sugar instead of granulated sugar. They turn out light beige instead of white and taste carmelly. Everyone loves them. :)

     

    This week I am making a chocolate treat where I melt chocolate chips, add raisins, dried cranberries, and a little bit of a crunchy cereal (GoGo Quinoa Cocoa, but this is totally optional). Mix all together, pour into a silicon mini muffin pan (I have a super mini one for chocolates, but you could just cover the bottom of the normal mini cups, or place as spoonfuls on parchment on a cookie sheet). Refrigerate until solid, then pop out of mold (or remove from cookie sheet) and store in sealed container in fridge until time to eat.

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  3. I let the kids make cloud dough today. It ended with cornstarch all over the room and a trail of footprints leading out of it. Vacuuming the floor and furniture, washing most surfaces in the room, and showers for the kids... finally my room is back to the stage of legos on the floor and play food out of the bin. Which in comparison is very tidy.

     

    So... just know that it could be a whole lot worse!

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  4. I recently created a spreadsheet of our games so I could sort by subject and keep track of when they are played. Lately ds9’s favourites have included the Cardline and Timeline games, Blokus, Quoridor, King of Tokyo, Knockout, Mythmatical Battles, Botswana, Telestrations, and 10 Days in Europe.

     

    10 Days in Africa

    10 Days in Europe

    10 Days in the USA

    12 Days of Christmas

    24 Game Factors/Multiples

    6 nimmt!

    7 ate 9

    ABSeas

    Alhambra

    All Creatures Big and Small

    Alphabet Go Fish

    Amun-Re

    Animal Rummy

    Animal upon Animal

    Apples to Apples Junior

    Apples to Apples Party Box

    Arena Roma II

    Attika

    Avalon

    Backgammon

    Balance Beans

    Bang!

    Bang! Dodge City

    Battleship

    Block Party

    Blokus

    Boggle Jr

    Bohnanza

    Botswana

    Brain Box Discover Canada

    Brain Box The World

    Burg Appenzell

    Busy Bugs

    Camel Up

    Canadian Trivia Family Edition

    Carcasonne

    Carcasonne Catapult

    Carcasonne Hunters and Gatherers

    Carcasonne the Castle

    Carcasonne the Expansion

    Carcasonne the Princess and the Dragon

    Carcasonne Traders and Builders

    Cardline Animals

    Castle Logix

    Catan Junior

    Caylus

    Chess: Once A Pawn A Time

    Chunks: A Word Building Game

    Citadels

    Classic Rummy

    Close Up: National Gallery of Art

    Clue Harry Potter

    Clumsy Thief

    Code Master

    Colorku

    Colossal Arena

    Compose Yourself

    Condottiere

    Cool Circuits

    Crazy Chefs

    Cribbage

    Deluxe Triominoes

    Ding Dong Forest

    Dinosaur Dominoes

    Dinosaur Snap

    Dixit Journey

    Dominion

    Doodlebugs

    Dotty Dinosaurs

    Double Bananagrams

    Dragon Dash

    Dweebies

    El Grande

    Elementeo

    Elfengold

    Elfenland

    Eric Carle’s ABC game

    Evolution

    Exact Change

    Exploding Kittens

    Family Math

    Farm Snap

    Fish Stix

    Five Crowns

    Forbidden Island

    Fractions Dominoes

    Frog Juice

    From Time to Time

    Gathering a Garden

    GeoBingo World

    Go Fish

    Go Fish for Impressionist Artists

    Go Fish for Renaissance Artists

    Go Fish for Van Gogh

    Gobblet

    Gravity Maze

    Gubs

    Hanabi

    Hey, That's My Fish

    Hide & Seek

    High Bohn

    Hit the Habitat Trail

    Hive

    Hooey

    I Never Forget a Face

    I Spy

    Inca Empire

    IQ Block

    Jambo

    Jumpin Monkeys

    Kanoodle

    Keltis

    Kerfuffle

    King of Tokyo

    King of Tokyo Power Up

    Knock-out

    Knot so Fast

    Labyrinth

    LEGO Creationary

    LEGO Pirate Plank

    LEGO Robo Champ

    Lemonade Stand

    Lift It Deluxe

    Logic Links

    Loopin’ Louie

    Lord of the Rings

    Lord of the Rings Friends and Foes Expansion

    Lost Cities

    Love Letter The Hobbit

    Löwenherz

    Lupus in Tabula

    Machi Koro

    Mad Libs the Game

    Magna Grecia

    Maharaja

    Mahjong

    Make ‘n’ Break

    Mamma Mia!

    Math Dice Jr

    Mathable Deluxe

    Medina

    Meuterer

    Mille Bornes

    Mix and Match Clocks

    Mix and Match Dino

    Monopoly Jr Finding Dory

    Morphology Jr

    Muggins

    Munchkin Booty

    Munchkin Deluxe

    Munchkin Legends

    Mythmatical Battles Celtic/Greek

    Mythmatical Battles Norse/Egyptian

    New England

    Northwest Coast Native Animals

    Outfoxed!

    Pandabo

    Peek-a-Who?

    Penguins on Ice

    Perfection

    Phase 10

    Pictionary

    Pirate Snakes and Ladders

    Pit

    Pizza Fraction Fun

    Playful Patterns (Discovery Toys)

    Pop n’ Drop Penguins

    Power Play

    Prime Climb

    Professor Noggin’s Ancient Civilizations

    Professor Noggin’s Dinosaurs

    Professor Noggin’s Geography of Canada

    Professor Noggin’s Hockey

    Professor Noggin’s Wildlife of North America

    Puerto Rico

    Q-bitz

    Quebec 1759

    QuickPix: Geography

    QuickPix: Animals

    Quiddler Deluxe

    Quoridor

    Qwirkle

    Race Through Space

    Rack-O

    Rat-a-tat Cat

    Reno-Keno

    Rhino Hero

    Richard Scarry’s Busytown

    Rivers, Roads, and Rails

    Robo Rally

    Round and Round

    Royal Turf

    Rush Hour

    Rush Hour Card Set 2

    Rush Hour Card Set 4

    Rush Hour Jr

    S’Match

    Saboteur

    Samurai

    Schotten-Totten

    Scotland Yard

    Sequence Dice

    Sequence for Kids

    Serenissima

    Set

    Settlers of Catan

    Shadows Over Camelot

    Smart Car

    Space Beans

    Spot It!

    Spotty Dogs

    Squashed

    Starship Catan

    Steam Park

    Stephenson’s Rocket

    Stone Age

    Stone Soup

    Story Cubes

    Story Cubes Actions

    Story Cubes Prehistoria

    Story Cubes Voyages

    Sum Swamp

    Sumoku

    Super Why ABC Letter Game

    Sushi Go

    Swish

    Taj Mahal

    Takenoko

    Tangoes

    Tangram

    Telestrations

    Tell Tale

    Tens

    The Amazing Mammoth Hunt

    The Brain Game

    The Count of Carcasonne

    The Kids of Carcasonne

    The Kids of Catan

    The Princes of Florence

    The Traders of Genoa

    There’s a Moose in the House

    Ticket to Ride Europe

    Tigris and Euphrates

    Tikal

    Timeline Inventions

    Tiny Polka Dot

    Too Many Monkeys

    Torres

    TransAmerica

    Travel Blurt

    Trias

    Tricky Fingers

    Verräter

    Vinhos

    Water Lily

    Wild Cards Dinosaurs

    Wits and Wagers

    Wiz Kids

    Word on the Street Jr

    Wordwright

    Zeus on the Loose

    Zig-zag

    Zingo 1-2-3

    Zircus Flohcati

    Zooloretto


  5. We completed the first volume of BFSU but got bogged down in the second book. We did a year of REAL Science Odyssey and really enjoyed it. Mystery Science did not work for us, although we do watch their weekly question/answer videos. We continue to do some lessons from RSO, but our new find this year is Picture Perfect Science and Picture Perfect STEM.

     

    So far we are loving the PPS books and I wish we had known about them from the beginning. They pair a fun picture book on a topic with a nonfiction book for a scientific explanation. Some of the topics are different than the usual elementary science fare. You make bracelets using UV beads that show when your sunscreen needs reapplying. You grow rice to learn about experiment design. You make ice cream to learn about states of matter. You pop popcorn in test tubes held over a flame to observe the changes. You learn how lightbulbs work and compare incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs by design and for efficiency. It's a lot of fun! The downside to the program is that it is expensive, and some of the topics require equipment you may not already have (test tubes, a laser thermometer, etc.). But for us, it has been a really good fit.


  6. A close family member has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. For those who have been through this, are there any books you can recommend for helping children through this time? Ages 4-10. Or for adults for that matter? I am a complete mess. I don't know how to talk to them when I can't even keep myself together.

     

    Is there anything you wished you did in that remaining time, or anything you are glad that you did do?

     

    Is there a good resource to help with making a memory journal or something like that? Something that will help me ask the right questions for my loved one to share their stories?

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  7. Lalalalalalal I can't hear you.

     

    The last time you mentioned a product trend I ended up buying the Rainbow Loom, which turned out be my mortal enemy.

    HAHAHA!! This was my exact thought when I saw this thread. Except Spy Car got me into rainbow looms, our fabulous toaster oven, and Singapore math. 2 out of the 3 were wildly successful.

     

    I would totally wear an animal onesie. But I wouldn't tell anyone I know. Ok, I might. I need a Totoro one, but I am not opening the link because I would probably buy something!


  8. We have a neighbour who gives away part of his classic comic book collection each year. The kids get really excited to go to his house.

     

    They also love stickers, pencils, dollar store trinkets, etc.

     

    Basically anything that isn't food is exciting because it is all they get to keep.

     

    Thank you so much for thinking of this. You may just make some child's halloween by your kind thought. Ds had a lady cry last year because she was so overwhelmed by how excited he was over a little dollar store toy. It means a lot.

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