Friday, September 23, 2016

Mexican Culture: Mini Donkey Piñata Craft Activity

I created a little group called "Let's Travel the World Virtually" where my son and his friends will learn about a country's culture. Today we're learning all about Mexican culture, and the kids will be making their very own mini donkey piñata  craft activity. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Homemade Corn Tortillas Cooking with Kids


My child came home one day, super excited about a story he read at school! He pulls out his school book from his backpack, and shows me the page of the recipe.  

He says, "¡Mamá let's make tortillas!" It's a short story from his school text book, and I can't remember the story line but it surely made an impression on him.  

Of course, I've never made homemade corn tortillas. So this was going to be a challenge especially since I didn't have a tortilla press.  So I improvised with two plates, and some saran wrap (plastic wrap).  My sweet mom later on sent me a two tortilla press that I now use instead of the plates. :) 


Here's the tortilla recipe: 
  • 2 cups masa harina (traditional corn flour) 
  • 1 tsp. sea salt 
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda 
  • 2 cups very warm water 
  • 1 tsp. oil 


In a large bowl, mix corn flour, salt, baking soda, warm water and oil. Stir until dough stays together and does not break apart. Knead until dough forms a large ball. It should be soft and not sticky. Cover and let stand for two minutes. Pull off balls of dough, and roll each one into a small ball circle. Flatten with the press or (like we did with two plates).  Heat a heavy iron pan (or an electric skillet).   Cook the tortillas until both sides are golden brown.  

Makes 12 tortillas. 


I have to admit these came out yummy although the texture was just missing something.... but I'll figure it out. Practice makes perfect, no? 
This post is part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs Global Learning for Kids Series. This month featuring Mexico. Do you have a post on Mexico? Be sure to link-up below!

                                



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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #43

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop! The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can't wait to see what you share this time!



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Here's my favorite from last time:   Games Around the World: Luta de Gallo from Brazil   I love learning about games from around the world so I can teach my son and his friends. 

Thank you for linking-up, and we can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Monday, September 12, 2016

40 Things to do with Kids in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a beautiful destination to go on vacation or during the holidays. All year-long you will enjoy tropical weather! Even during the "winter" months with it being a little bit cooler (low 70's in the evenings and high 80's during the day) it is still the perfect destination to go with kids!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Notable Hispanic Figures: Thirty Days of Resources

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated during September 15 - October 15 every year. That's thirty days to learn about thirty notable Hispanic figures during this month!



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Discovering Mexico with Kids: Paletas

If there's something that yells "Mexico" it's the famous paletas! The paletas represents Mexico's cultural tradition of frozen treats.  Also known as popsicles they are a popular  in many countries. The traditional Mexican paletas are made with real fruit juice, and sometimes chunks of fruit in it.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Global Sweets {Candy Swap}

Sweet tooth anyone? Perhaps, sweets from Europe? Yes, please!

A few weeks ago we participated in a global candy swap, and we were thrilled to explore Germany's and France's sweet treats!



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Kid-Made Strawberry Banana Nutella Cake

My 8 yr. old loves watching The Food Network Channel. His favorite show is Cake Wars. He was excited with the "Sea World theme" from one of the episodes.  Hence, his request to make a strawberry banana Nutella cake with crushed walnuts that looked like a shark!  Say what?? My head was spinning! Ha! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bilingual Road Trip Games and Activities

Planning a 12+ hour road trip to and another 12+ hour road trip from means you need to keep your kids busy in the car!   With so many hours in the car I wanted to sneak in some Spanish learning, too! Yeah, I know I'm sneaky like that! Ha!  Any who, I didn't want my child to be fixated on a screen for so many hours.  

So I started searching the web for bilingual road trip games and activities. Guess what? My search was unsuccessful! Nada!!! Thankfully I have some really awesome blogging friends that shared with me some cool printables in Español. Some were not "travel" related but could be very well used during a road trip. Below are the links for the Spanish resources. Then I'll share my top three picks that we used for our road trip.


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