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Virtual Refrigerator-- Sticker By Number

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Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.


While shopping at Old Mistick Village the other week I was intrigued with a book we saw called Paint By Sticker Birds.


I offered to buy it for Alec so we could give it a try.  It has been so much fun!  He has been working on the pictures as he listens to books on CD in his room and he was kind enough to let me assemble a bird too.

For each bird there is a few pages of stickers with numbers under them like this:



You match the letter and number of each sticker to the numbers on the pictures like this:


And even though the images look like this up close...


You end up with beautiful images like this when you're done!








Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts posts below and visit some other bloggers to see what they shared on their refrigerators.

Your art project doesn't need to be a stand alone post, nor doe…

What's Up Wednesday-- October

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It's just about the end of the month and time for another What's Up Wednesday post.

Here is the list of questions if you'd like to join in:

Let's dive right in!
What We're Eating This Week: With the crisp cool fall temps finally here we're eating lots of soups, stews, and casseroles! Like these two favorite fall meals.

Lasagna Soup in the crock pot



Chicken pot pie with a flaky crust




What I'm Reminiscing About: My trip to see my sister and all my family in North Carolina. My mom and I had the best time flying down to surprise my sister with a short visit for her birthday! (You can read about our time at the art museum here and the beaches here)




What I'm Loving: I found these Maple Pecan Pretzels in North Carolina and I just LOVED them.  Oh so good!  Thankfully I only bought one bag.



What We've Been Up To: Lots and lots of fall hikes!  While we haven't had the most colorful fall it is still so pretty and the temps are nice and cool for hiking.



What I…

100 Days of Science #47 & 48-- Making Model Molecules Two Ways

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We are currently studying chemistry and the periodic table of elements and we wanted some fun hands on lessons to go along with what we're reading.  So we spent a morning building models of various molecules and just playing around having fun with the concepts of covalent and ionic bonding.



I remembered we had this kit that we bought a few years ago and pulled that out along with some toothpicks, mini and regular sized marshmallows, along with some food safe markers.

First I just let the kids play around with our kit and supplies making up their own molecules.  Once they made up a molecule they had to tell me what they used to make it (each color represents a different element on the periodic table).







Then we worked either with the kit or with the marshmallows to make a few specific models.

First we started with H2O (water)




Then we made NH3 (amonia)






Then CH4 (methane)




And finally CH3OH (methanol)



I left the kit out along with the instruction sheet that showed even more molecules t…