Friday, February 18, 2011

Nutella Hot Chocolate


I'm on a bit of a Nutella kick lately. I looove it. It's good spread on graham crackers. Whenever my kids dare venture outside for a minutes in the freezing winter, they think they deserve some hot chocolate. So when they were sipping their store bought I kind, I wondered if Nutella would make some good hot chocolate. I was right! It was so rich and delicious.

Nutella Hot Chocolate
Whipped Topping (optional)

Nuke some milk in the microwave and then add desired amount of Nutella and stir until combined. Then nuke again for another 20 or so seconds. Top with whipped topping.

Other Nutella Recipes I want to try:
Nutella Pancakes

Nutella Cupcakes

Now go grab some Nutella!

And I have to share my favorite thing I did for Valentines Day: My man-bouquet for my man!
I got the idea here.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Easy School Valentines Day Party

I'm in charge of the third-graders V-day party this year. Here is one game I thought up:
Taking the numbers of kids in the class and divide that number in half. Then find out how to say "I love you" in that many languages. Then I will print off two strips of each language, fold them up and randomly hand them out.
Then they have to go around the room saying "I love you" in their language until their find their match.

One of the other moms helping me is going to do "Do you love your neighbor?" Which I think the kids will like too. Click here for the instructions to that game.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Love Bug"

I decided to do a cute little Valentine project with my 3 year old today. I got the idea from here.
We didn't do it exactly as this site suggested. But that's part of the fun!
You will need:Empty toilet paper tube
Valentine paper
Pipe cleaners
Pom pom balls
Acrylic Paint
Foam Paintbrush
Small paintbrush
(You can really use what you have around the house, that's what I did!)
First, paint the toilet paper tube.

Let it dry.
We painted a little bit on the inside. Just along the top where you would be able to see it.

Glue a pom pom to the top of the pipe cleaner.
I used hot glue for this.

This is what you will end up with.
Cut hearts out of your Valentine paper.
(I used my Silhouette for my hearts. LOVE that machine!)
Decorate your hearts however you want and then tape or glue them to the back of your tube for the wings.
Next, use a hole punch and make two holes in the tube for the antenna to go and hook pipe cleaners to the tube.
**I made my holes close to the top, next time I would make them a little lower.**
Paint or draw a face on your "Love Bug"
Love your "Love Bug" :)
When we were finished with this craft, my little girl asked, "Are we going to do another craft?"
She loved it.
Guess I will have to come up with some more fun Valentine's activities.