Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

For Christmas family gatherings I made cheesecake stuffed strawberries. The recipe I found on Pinterest.

20121225-180223.jpg

First I cut off the top of the strawberries and hollow them out with a small Mellon baller. One serving is a pound of strawberries. I made a double batch.

20121225-180256.jpg

Next heat 8oz of cream cheese to soften it and add 4 tbsp of powered sugar. Beat it together. Place the mixture in a ziplock Baggie and cut a small hole in the corner. Squeeze it into the hollowed out strawberries.

20121225-180248.jpg

After that is all done sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Then serve!

20121225-180303.jpg

These were a big hit, look impressive, and super easy to make!

Advertisements

Felt Christmas Tree

On Pinterest I have seen this felt Christmas tree for toddlers. I thought this could be a great thing or my classroom. Me and my teachers made it during nap time and those kids noticed it first thing when they woke up. They definitely love it! They wore out the felt ornaments by the time they left that afternoon. So don’t worry about making them pretty with details. Just cut circles out and the children are happy.

20121211-222909.jpg

20121211-222917.jpg

20121211-222924.jpg

Southern Lights

One Christmas tradition or my family is going to the KY Horse Park to see the Southern Lights. As a young kid, my family just drove around the lights and went home. When I began to go with my sister and her kids every year we got out of the car and enjoyed the other activities such as: seeing Santa Clause, riding a train through more lights, petting zoo, model trains, miniature doll houses, and eating kettle corn. Here are a few pictures from the night.

20121211-221705.jpg

20121211-221715.jpg

20121211-221725.jpg

20121211-221734.jpg

20121211-221750.jpg

20121211-221757.jpg

20121211-221805.jpg

20121211-221815.jpg

20121211-221828.jpg

20121211-221841.jpg

20121211-221853.jpg

Paint Like Polar Bears

Two weeks ago we learned about polar bears. One art we did was paint like polar bears. I got few different sets of socks and we put them on the kids hands to turn them into paws. They then dipped their “paws” into paint and painted on paper. They liked this small difference to finger painting.

20121209-194353.jpg

20121209-194403.jpg

20121209-194413.jpg

20121209-194423.jpg

20121209-194432.jpg

20121209-194442.jpg

20121209-194451.jpg