We headed outside to the back garden to practice our Hawaiian dancing which consisted of a lot of hip wiggling and gently moving our arms. The boys had been pretty wowed by the amazing headdresses and weird costumes which made the men look like they were just wearing their pants. We imagined as we were dancing our own elaborate costumes with grass skirts and big feathery head dresses. A lot of the Hawaiian dances tell stories and so we had a go at telling stories through dance too. It was a really fun way of moving outside and a bit different from our usual garden activities.
|Dancing the Hawaiian way or something like that!|
Finally we decided to make our own volcano and I found a good recipe to use online, it uses cups to measure it which I really like as it makes it easy for my boys to measure it out themselves, here it is:
3 cups of flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Food colouring (we chose red and yellow to make orange)
Washing up liquid
Plastic water bottle
Large tray or dish
1. First create the volcano cone using 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp cooking oil and mix it up to create a paste. You might need to add a bit more water (we did) and it should be smooth.
|Making the volcano cone|
|The food colouring in the water bottle|
|Adding the mixture to the bottle to create the volcano cone|
5. Pour the vinegar into the bottle and watch it bubble and erupt!
We headed to the garden to make our volcano erupt and that was definitely a good move as it was very messy along with very fun. It was really easy to do and both boys really enjoyed measuring the ingredients in and then creating the volcano cone by packing the goop around the bottle. We had very sticky mucky hands which is always exciting, I think boys need to get messy its just part of who they are. Then came the exciting bit pouring on the vinegar which made the volcano erupt. There was gasps of joy and giggles aplenty as bubbles and lava poured out of the bottle and down our volcano. What fun. I definitely recommend having a go at making your own volcano and for older children its a great way to demonstrate why a volcano erupts and the workings of it.
We had great fun learning more about Hawaii and we are looking forward to seeing all the pictures and hearing all about my parents trip too. I hope that the boys have experienced a little bit of another culture and we definitely had fun doing it.
This post is my entry to the #newthings challenge set by the CSMA Club. We have been trying the CSMA Club out over the last few weeks too and so far I have ordered a shopping supermarket card online that gave me a 3% discount. The great thing about the card is that its re-loadable and they had a huge amount to choose from and although the discount seems small, over a year that would be a much larger saving. They have some great competitions for their members called zings and they offer discounts and savings on a whole variety of things, one that caught my eye was 5% discount with cottages4you which is something I will be looking into when we next book a cottage. I am still looking at what they offer but it is definitely worth a glance to see if they can save you money too.