Ever since a dear friend taught me how to make overnight oats, I’ve been making them for my hubby and I. Both of us love it. The kids still prefer their normal yogurt though.
If you’re new to overnight oats, they are simply oats that have been left overnight to soak in whatever liquid you’ve put them in. You can use milk, yogurt, soy milk… in fact, any type of liquid you like. Add the oats into the liquid, place them in the fridge overnight (or for a few hours) and you will have your overnight oats. The toppings are just as endless. Top it off with fruits, nuts, seeds…anything!
The best part of this is: NO COOKING IS REQUIRED!
This is how I prepare our overnight oats:
My hubby and all three of our kids are yogurt lovers. Our entire family, except me. Somehow, I don’t fancy the sour taste of yogurt. And since I am no yogurt lover, I know nothing much about yogurt. I did not even know that yogurt can be DIY-ed.
Until I chanced upon the EasiYo Yogurt Maker.
EasiYo really lives up to its name. It is so easy to make a big jug of yogurt using this yogurt maker. In just 3 simple steps, you can have delicious home-made yogurt overnight!
All you need are water, EasiYo Yogurt Maker and EasiYo yogurt powder.
We’ve been busy ever since school started more than two weeks ago. Everyday is like a mad rush for me, getting the kids ready for school, preparing their meals, coaching them in their school work. We hardly have time to do anything else.
Today before going to school, Elly asked to “do something”. I searched my bookshelf and saw this pack of modelling clay which we had bought weeks ago at the Science Centre.
We have a huge bag of rocks which I bought years ago from a nursery. Way before the kids were born.
My original plan for these rocks was to use them as ornaments and decorations around our house.
When the kids came along, I’ve found other uses for those rocks. We’ve used them for play, washed them in water, drew on them with markers, painted on them and applied glitter on them.
These rocks are versatile, I tell ya.
Look at these beautiful creations of painted rocks!
During the June school holiday, one of my best friends brought her kids over to our place for a time of crafting and writing.
These are the crafts created by Jay and his 2 friends, in that short 30 minutes session of crafting.
Jay has always been the creative one in our family. As in, he likes to create stuff. Invent stuff. He likes fiddling with paper, cardboard, recycled bottles, boxes… basically, whatever he can get his hands on. It is not unusual to see him sitting at the table or on the floor, focused at gluing some cardboard, or taping some pieces of recycled paper.
Sometimes, his creation amazes us.
Like the one he made 2 days ago.
Our 3-year-old Elly loves all things Hello Kitty. So, when I saw that there was a Hello Kitty Cake Baking Workshop for kids, conducted by Genius R Us, I immediately signed her up for it.
As Elly was below the age of 5, she had to be accompanied by a parent for the workshop. I was more than happy to go along with her. It was a great chance for some parent and child bonding!
Few days before the workshop, I had told her that she would be baking a Hello Kitty cake. Little girl was so looking forward to it. She even had a special request, “If the cake is a big one, I will share it with everyone. But if it is small, can I eat it all by myself?” That’s how much she adores Hello Kitty… and cake. :)
The day finally came for Elly’s cake-making experience.
I like simple art ideas for kids. Those that require little preparation and materials, can engage kids and allow room for them to be creative. Recently, I found a wonderful art idea on pinterest… Fingerprints Art!
These are all the materials you need:
- Black felt pen / Black markers
Instead of watercolour, you can also use ink pads of various colours. I prefer watercolour for my kids as it won’t leave stains on their little fingers!
All you need to do is to use your fingers to make fingerprints onto a piece of white paper. Once you’re done making fingerprints of various colours, use a felt tip pen to draw in the details and you’re done!
To give you some ideas, here are some lovely fingerprints art:
This was one of our boys’ favourite books when they were preschoolers. It is a lovely story of a little girl who was fascinated with the moon, and asked her father to get the moon for her. The amazing thing is, her father fulfilled her wish!
As the story unfolds, there are some interesting pages in the book which I think will delight a child.
It’s Monday again and here I am with our Marvellous Monday Facebook Sharing! Except that today, I’m going to wrap up the Marvellous Monday series.
It has been wonderful reading all the posts shared on our Facebook Page the past 4 weeks. I hope you’ve been blessed by all the marvellous ideas shared just as much as I did.
Our Facebook Page will still be open for anyone who wants to share your blogposts on learning and craft activities. You’re still welcome to share your posts there anytime and I will feature selected posts on our Facebook Page.
My kids and I have been having fun making miniature cardboard furniture and dollhouses and I think they’re really cute!