I've been researching the importance of movement in young children and the need to allow children to climb, balance, and overall maneuver their body around. Of course, for the most part, children do this on their own given the time and a little space. But for fun we set up a little obstacle course with the blocks for the children to climb up and down and also balance on a board.
When all the cows are sleeping
And the sun has gone to bed...
UP!!! Jumps the scarecrow, and this is what he said...
I'm. A. Dingle, dangle scarecrow with my flippy floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this, I can shake my feet like that.
(Note: our friend pictured to the left is NOT doing the dingle dangle scarecrow as she carefully walks the logs!)
2 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups white flour
Cinnamon, raisins, seeds, etc. (optional)
Combine the flours, salt, and optional extras in a bowl. Dissolve your yeast and honey in the water until the yeast is frothy. Pour it into the flour mix. Then add the oil in. Mix it all together and add more water or flour as necessary. Let it rise for at least 30 minutes in a warm spot. After rising, divide the dough and knead for 5 minutes. We add our raisins and seeds at this time. Shape, put it on your pan and let rise for at least another 30 minutes. Bake at 350 until it's looking done!