We had a great month of April, filled with fun activities for Easter, Earth Day and Spring. One of my favorite was making Bird Bathes that you can take home and put out in your garden. The kids had such a fun time decorating and designing their outdoor art. Check out all the great pics below.
April Month In Review With Mr. Harris
Happy April! This month really went by super fast. We celebrated holidays, Spring, and Earth day. The weather was beautiful too and spending time outside was perfect! At the beginning of the month the kids thought it would be fun to make some bunny bait. This activity was super fun starting with Mr. Harris ready a funny story about a bunny who stole eggs. After we finished the story we made a sweet treat. We mixed white, yellow, and pink chocolate with popcorn all together. It was so delicious that the kids wanted to do this again next year. This month we also had our annual egg hunt! The weather was perfect for this day. Each student who participated got their own egg and had to find eggs as well. Congrats to Declan and Nicole for finding the special "staff for a day" egg!!
Happy Friday Cougars!
It is good to see a majority of our friends back from break. Our friends have told us some great stories about at home and out of town vacations, and the Cougar Club staff have loved it. I've heard about kids swimming with manta rays, one trying apple coca cola, and others that have visited grandparents. As well as, ones that spent the break at Club Connection at Cougar Ridge.
Now for Ms. Kris' highlight for the week. As it spring time, we thought that it would be great to make this week's theme into eggs, as this is the time of life and our trees starting to turn lush. So, we made egg shaped, spring colored, and fruit scented bath fizzies. Sometimes, bath fizzies are hard to make; one friend said that they have never had them turn out correctly. Yet, it turns out that this batch (recipe) worked really well! Our kids had a blast mixing together the ingredients and choosing a scent! Overall, we loved the way that they freshened up the entire room!
The citric acid and baking soda in the bath fizzies undergo a chemical reaction when they are placed in water. This reaction produces carbon dioxide and creates lots of bubbles, which is where the name comes from. Additionally, if you notice the interesting way the fizzies dissolve, that is because of the carbon dioxide breaking the dry ingredients up. It seems that our friends love to witness any reaction that produces carbon dioxide bubbles. Below is the recipe we used for the bath fizzies.
Egg Bath Fizzies Recipe
2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Citric Acid
40 Drops Essential Oil
1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil or Other Solid Oil
Food ColoringPlastic Easter Eggs
Today is the last day! Already, we are missing quite a few kids. Hopefully, everyone is going to either have a relaxing break or a fun, exciting adventure.
Yesterday, the kids got to play a fun, competitive tournament called World Cup Soccer. For this game, students pair up in teams and choose which country they want to represent. The object is for the pairs is to score on the goalkeeper. But each team will be going up against multiple other teams with the same mission. Once a team scores, they leave the game and get ready for the next round. Continue playing with all the other teams. The lone team that doesn't score in that round is eliminated. All the other teams that did score head back onto the field for the second round. Play as many rounds as it takes to eliminate all but two teams. Those two teams then face off in the "World Cup Final" and the team that scores first is the champion.
It was a great game! There was a winner, but it was more about the fun and competition!
Have a great spring break everyone!