Monday, November 16, 2009

Florida: Strawberries

Florida is famous for their Plant City Strawberries.  Plant City, FL is also known as the winter strawberry capital of the world.

Today, we read:

Sweet as a Strawberry by Sally Smallwood
Sweet Strawberries by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Saving Strawberry Farm by Deborah Hopkinson

We also read more of our chapter book, Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski.

We made our favorite strawberry smoothies for breakfast. I usually measure the ingredients and then Arin does the rest.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
drizzle of honey
Blend together.  This makes about 2 cups of smoothie, which is enough for the girls and I to share.

Next we made strawberry bread.  The recipe can be found here.  It was the first time any of us had strawberry bread.  It was a huge hit!

Lastly, Arin had a fun time with a strawberry craft, which was inspired by No Time for Flashcards.  Arin put the seeds, one by one, on a strawberry.

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