Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mom School: The Straight Rainbow, by Niki Alling

Back in March my girls and I spent a few days learning about rainbows.  I didn't make it to the public library around that time, nor did we have a rainbow book in our home library, so I looked to see what I could find on Amazon's Kindle Edition books. I came across The Straight Rainbow - Illustrated Picture Book, the message of which is, "even though he's different he knows now, he has worth." The pics are really cute and simple.

Our follow up activity was making our family favorite chocolate chip cookies, but with a twist to make them different. Before adding the coconut into the rest of the cookie dough, we dyed it the colors of the rainbow. Yellow helped us figure out how to make orange, green and purple from the primary colors.

As a bonus learning opportunity, the girls all took a crack at cracking an egg - and were successful!

Here is our favorite cookie recipe, named Dad's Cookies because they were Tiana's college roommate's dad's fave cookies.

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal (oatmeal makes these "healthy" cookies in daddy's mind)
1 cup coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

Bake at 375 degrees 8-10 minutes.

Now eat a rainbow!

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