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A baklava snake even the kids could make! easy awesome baklava recipe

March breACK! 2014: A Baklava Snake Even the Kids Could Make

Instead of having the kids cook their own Mediterranean lunch today, I decided to make them a Mediterranean treat: Baklava… And, since there are so many “snakes” in the story we’ve been reading and illustrating all week, I thought I’d make their baklava in a snake shape! Here’s the recipe I came up with.  It’s […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Five

Today, the kids illustrate the fifth and final instalment of our March breACK! 2014 masterpiece, our transformation of Shakespeare’s Pericles. Today, the kids will not only illustrate scenes from our Play of Bearicles, they will also design a book cover or a poster advertising the production of our play. Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince […]

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Make a Blue-Print of a Pirate Ship! Pirate Party Idea

March breACK! 2014: Make a Blue-Print of a Pirate Ship!

Today, in our Play of Bearicles, the kids read about a Pirate Ship along the coast of Tarsus [Turkey].  After their reading, Papa had the kids sit down with some coloured pencils, pens, markers and rulers, and a couple of blank white sheets of paper.  Why? Well, we thought it was time for the kids […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Four

Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Act IVThe Ghost of the Turtle-Poet Gower once again rises from the sea, informing us that fourteen years have passed since we saw our Bearicles or his wee cub Marina: On Tarsus, Marina has been raised in high style by Cleon and Dionyza. She’s the talk of […]

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Shipwreck Cookies from the Lunchbox Season

March breACK! 2014: Shipwreck Cookies

There are a slew of shipwrecks in the play we’re reading this week. So, I made some special “Shipwreck Cookies” for the kids. “Shipwreck Cookies?” This is really just a catch-all phrase for a basic drop cookie with lots of left-overs from the sweets section of the cupboard. Although, there’s a bit more emphasis on […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Three

We’re almost half-way through March breACK! 2014!  Today, the kids will continue to illustrate our Shakespeare’s Pericles, transformed: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act III Gower, the Turtle-Ghost, rises from the sea once more to catalogue the further trials and tribulations of Bearicles:  Several months […]

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March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Two

Today, I’ll encourage the kids to use a bit more colour in their illustrations of our Shakepeare work, transformed, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre. Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act II The ghost of the Turtle-Poet, Gower, lets us know that there are more adventures in store for our hero […]

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March Break Ideas Design Your Own Snakes and Ladders [Chutes and ladders] Board Game

March breACK! 2014: Design your own Snakes and Ladders Board Game

This morning, in their first instalment of our March breACK! play, Bearicles, the kids read about a prince of a bear who encounters a couple of socially dominant “serpents in bear fur.”  This afternoon, I decided to keep the snakes and ladders theme going by having them make their own Snakes & Ladders game. We’re […]

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