When schools are closed and kids are at home, a fun family activity is cooking – you get to eat the results!
Here are easy to make recipes from different countries – Thomas Jefferson’s macaroni and cheese, Saint Patrick’s Day chocolate potato cake, pasta al pomodoro tomato sauce with simple ingredients, Scottish-English scones, Mexican wedding cookies.
Fabulous new (and favorite) children’s books about the African American experience – inspiring stories of dedication, creativity, dreams, to become a female astronaut, school principal, best bandleader, successful businesswoman, famous athletes and artists, protests against segregation and discrimination, survival and finally freedom from slavery.
Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) begins this weeks – celebrations include wishes for good fortune, prosperity, long life and abundance in the coming year. Decorations, food, flowers, performances have special meanings and significance.
Fall is a wonderful time to explore California Gold Country. Here’s four of our favorite gold rush museums in Old Sacramento, Auburn, Coloma, and Mariposa, where kids can find out how the gold rush began, life in boom towns, and of course, see bright gold nuggets.
Yesterday in Auburn, it was the Community Harvest Festival, a fun for kids local event, with scarecrow and costume weighing contests, pumpkin painting and cookie decorating booths, costume parade, horses to pet, food and live music.
New children’s books that celebrate natural wonders – extraordinary animal migrations, “gray ghost of the mountains,” protecting endangered species, a look inside our planet, water in all its forms, how the natural world fits together, a desert flower that blooms once a year.