Grandma Ideas Link Party 31

The smoke from the fires in California makes the sun red at sunset.I took this picture the other evening. The sun was extremely red! (The picture is rather dark but that’s because it’s at dusk — and because I didn’t lighten it in Photoshop!)

The red coloring was due to the smoke from the fires in California.

I find it interesting that fires from so far away can affect us and our air quality.

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A Delightful Way to Make Learning Fun

Icon learning is a fabulous resource to help kids learn numbers, the alphabet, and how to read.(NOTE: I did not receive any remuneration for writing this article.)

While it is good and well to do activities with grandchildren that are just plain fun, sometimes it’s nice to have activities where the grandkiddos learn something.

Recently, I have discovered a fabulous resource that you can use with your grandkids that promotes that fun learning. Those resources are created by Icon Learning. Continue reading

Grandma Ideas Link Party 30

Grandma Ideas Sharing Time Link Party #30 is now open.Over the weekend, we went to St. George, Utah. Don’t you just love this pole with license plates on them? This was down the road from where we stayed.

While in St. George, we saw two plays at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. The Tuacahn is an outdoor stage that is at the end of a box-canyon that has red sandstone walls. It’s a gorgeous place!

They do a magnificent job with their plays and do amazing things with the settings. For instance, in The Little Mermaid they had a ‘wall’ of water flowing down (from about 40 feet high) with light designs shown on it.

This year we saw Sister Act (fun, fun, fun). I wanted to get up and sing and dance along with them. The nuns’ costumes at the end had bling on them which was fabulous.

We also saw Beauty and the Beast which was delightful. It was fun to see little girls in the audience who were dressed in costumes that looked like Belle’s. Continue reading

Welcome to Foxyland

Welcome to Foxyland is a new children's book.(NOTE: I was given a free copy of this book for review. But, it did not influence my opinion in any way.)

In Welcome to Foxyland by Wald Peterson, Foxycat’s mother is going to bake him a pie. (YUM!)

She sends him to the sawmill for a new breadboard and rolling pin.

Then, she needs him to go to the mill to get some flour.

Last, he is supposed to get some milk from Bob, the farmer.

Along the way, he greets the morning sun and a small goldfish in the stream.

Let’s take a look at some of the pictures in the book.

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Easy and Yummy Hard Tack Candy

Enjoy making this simple recipe for old fashioned hard tack candy. You're kids will love making and eating it!Growing up, we made old-fashioned hard tack candy.

My two favorite flavors were cinnamon and wintergreen. Mmmm, mmmm good!

Fast-forward (quite a few years). I made this recipe for our kids.

Then, when I started making gingerbread houses, I used this recipe for the windows. And of course I always made sure to have enough left over for the kids to eat.

This is an easy recipe to make — one that your grandchildren could make with minimal supervision. They will also enjoy eating it. (Since it’s mainly sugar and corn syrup what’s there not to like?!?

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