Howdy partners !
We've just spent 2 terrific weeks learning about the state of Oklahoma.
Some of our in-workshop activities include :
-Doing an OK state coloring page
- Listening to the state song "Oklahoma" (from the musical)
- Learning where OK is on the USA map and meeting Flat Stanley from OK
- Making & tasting peanut butter
-Watching a video on how to milk a cow
- reading about our Flat Stanley’s adventures at a school in OK
- Playing with a farm and animals and learning their names and sounds in English
- Playing Moo-Neigh-Baa-cockadoodledoo (animal sounds) game
- Learning to spell in English, and spelling out "OKLAHOMA"
- Listening to the songs and watching videos of the musical "Oklahoma". Singing along
- Playing a memory game to win farm animal stickers
- Making an OK state map collage page
- Making home-made ice cream in a bag
Here are some highlights of the workshops in photos :
Making and tasting home-made peanut butter ...
Playing with the farm and farm animals...
OKLAHOMA discovery page ...
OKLAHOMA collage making ...
Making the ice-cream ...
Here's the home-made ice cream recipe we used, in case you want to try it at home ....
What you'll need:
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or half & half
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons rock salt
- 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
- 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
- Ice cubes
How to make it:
- Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
- Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
- Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
- Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
- Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.