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Water Is Water - a Multicultural Children's Book Day Review

Disclosure: Miranda Paul sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!

It is hard to believe Multicultural Children's Book Day is less than a week away!! I still have several books to review for it, so keep looking this week!! Today I get to share with you a beautiful book with a STEM focus. I love when picture books have lessons in them and this one does. It is Water Is Water by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Jason Chin

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Congratulations to Lori H. for winning 
the 4 Christmas DVDs!
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Thank you to everyone who shared with us last week! I had such a hard time choosing the features this week since there were so many amazing ideas!! I hope you will take the time to check them all out! We had a tie for most clicked.


1) From Krafts and Kiddos: CD Turkey Craft

2) From Stimulating Learning with Rachel (",): Aliens, Robots and Monsters (lots of great learning ideas here!)

Since we set our Christmas tree up today I am getting into the Christmas spirit. I have been thinking about Christmas cookies, how to bring Jesus into Christmas more and we received an Elf on the Shelf yesterday as a gift (I was avoiding them for as long as I could an much rather our Mouse and the Miracle), so knowing that you will understand some of the features I picked this week. We have our Christmas Features and our non-Christmas Features!

Play Dough Day 2 And Mixing Colors with Ice


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This morning when we got up, Hazel asked to play with her play dough again (click here to see yesterday or day one of our play dough pledge play). I had put most of it in the refrigerator since I knew the Jello play dough had to be kept in it. I had left the cloud dough out. The oatmeal play dough was hard to work with after being in the refrigerator. It may be because I made it a bit dry since I didn't want it to be so sticky. First we played with the cloud dough. (I think I could have used more oil in this recipe.)
We had the dinosaur and llama walk in the cloud dough with some shells, sea glass, glitter added in. I also made a few mounds. Hazel liked this and made prints with the animals.
She got pretty bored with the cloud dough and wanted to make cookies again. She pulled out some of her press tools and tried them out.
She made a circle with the one on the left and made different ones with the bigger one that she is using in this picture.
She continued to play and I went to make us some breakfast and get a few things done. Then she got bored.

After breakfast we decided to try an experiment that Meaningful Mama shared in last week's Sharing Saturday.(I finally got through my half as promised.) The experiment is color mixing with ice. After reading it, I went and made the colored ice cubes. This morning I pulled them out and gave Hazel some glasses of warmish water. She had a great time mixing the colors. She was excited she could take the ice cubes out of the tray herself as well!

I suggested she put a red and yellow ice cube in the first glass.
And of course she said it made orange. Our colors seemed to mix almost instantly. Maybe I used too much food coloring in the ice cubes. For the second glass I suggested red and blue.
First she said it was blue but then realized it was turning to purple. For the third glass I suggested blue and yellow.
She of course recognized the green right away. Next we mixed one of each: red, blue and yellow. I hoped she would remember it would make brown from our paint mixing experiments. I'm not sure that she remembered but she figured it out pretty quickly.
Then she had two more glasses of water and several ice cubes left so she started making different combinations (two reds, one yellow and one blue). She came up with two shades of brown.
Then she mixed different amounts of red and blue together and got a slightly different shade of purple.
After all this she had rainbow fingers. Yes, the food coloring does stick to your fingers since the ice melts in your hands. But it came off in her bath, so it was not a problem. She also asked if we could do it again some time.


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