Monday, April 7, 2014

Another week of After School Link Up – featuring food fun from After School participants.

Last week on Planet Smarty Pants

Since we are traveling this week, we were reading our Passover and Easter books. to be ready to come back to a holiday week. We did a fun “repeat” project to get in Passover mood – Smarty decorated Elijah’s Cup:
Elija Glass 7 year old
Passover is a holiday with a big feast, and this prompted me to look for After School posts where kids and parents are having fun in the kitchen. And this brings me to featured posts for this week.

Featured Posts – Kids in the Kitchen

1. World of Learning has a terrific round up of kids’ cookbooks with international recipes. I am very excited about this post, because we love learning about other cultures and we love cooking. I am definitely going to get one of these cookbooks for Smarty as an Easter present!
cookbooks for kids from World of Learning
2. I like the idea of a relatively simple “cupboard-clearing cake” shared by The Lady Prefers to Save. We don’t bake often, but if we do, I prefer “from scratch”recipe like this one.
Cupboard Clearing Cake from This Lady Prefers to Save
3. I just had to include this Snack ideas for Kids from Kids Activities Blog, especially since I have a picky eater. Holly pulled together 8 terrific healthy snack ideas. My favorite is a traffic signal snack.
4. Even kids who know all their letters perfectly will enjoy this T is for Tree snack from Crystal & Co. It’s also really easy to do – a big plus in my book!
letter-of-the-week-snacks-t-is-for-tree from Crystal and Co.
5. Of course, this round up would not be complete without Easter related food fun. B-Inspired Mama shares her recipe for Easter bunny pretzel treats, and it looks reasonably easy to do:
6. Finally, this “crafty recipe” is way too much for me, but I love the idea of it! Iced sugar cookie eggs are becoming a canvas for decorating them with food markers – an original idea of these Easter sugar cookies comes from Iced Baked Shoppe shared as a guest post on Moms and Munchkins.
easter-sugar-cookies from Iced Baked Shoppe

2014 After School Link Up Hosts

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  • Planet Smarty Pants
  • Boy Mama Teacher Mama
  • Coffee Cups and Crayons
  • Little Wonders' Days
  • Mama Smiles
  • Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama
  • What Do We Do All Day

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    Ticia said...

    I have to admit, and I'm sure this will shock you, I've never been one for making cutesy food. It always seemed like a lot of work for something that was going to be consumed in a very short period of time. Is that lazy of me?

    Enjoy your cruise, it sounds like lots of fun.

    Susan F Williams said...

    Thank you for featuring our post about Cookbooks for Kids! I hope you find some yummy and educational dishes!

    Amy Lee said...

    Thank you for hosting!

    maryanne @ mama smiles said...

    I love the Easter sugar cookies!