Friday Fun: Turkey?

December 4, 2009 at 15:16 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Friday Fun | Leave a comment
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Do you still have leftovers from Thanksgiving in your freezer? Encourage your kids to gobble them up with these delicious meal ideas.

Turkey Roll-Ups

Place thin slices of turkey on a whole wheat tortilla with romaine lettuce, tomato and cream cheese. Roll into a tight wrap and serve with carrot and celery sticks.

Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Spice up your everyday muffin recipe by dropping a dollop (1-2 Tablespoons) of cranberry sauce on the top before baking

Thanksgiving Day Mini-Pizzas

Top English Muffins with tomato sauce, cheese, finely chopped turkey and green beans. Heat in a toaster oven on medium until cheese is bubbly.

Friday Fun: From the Masters

November 20, 2009 at 11:57 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Family Time, Friday Fun | Leave a comment
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From the Mouths of Masters


“You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.” – Renoir

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” – Charles Horton Cooley

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

Learn About Legendary Artists

This weekend spend some time with your little artist looking through photos of the work of celebrated artists online or better yet, visit a local museum. Many of them have special discounts for children. Bring a lunch and make a whole day trip out of it!

Parents.com 10 Best Children’s Museums

This Day in History: November 13

November 13, 2009 at 10:43 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Friday Fun | 1 Comment
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The world’s first long, mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, opened between New York and New Jersey. (1927)

Walt Disney’s Fantasia debuted. (1940)

Vincent Schaefer produced artificial snow from a natural cloud for the first time at Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. (1946)

Friday Fun: Did you know?

November 6, 2009 at 11:16 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Did you know?, Friday Fun | 1 Comment
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Did you know:

· That the human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

· The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.

· That sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

Well now you do!

Happy Halloween from ALEX Toys

October 30, 2009 at 13:19 | Posted in Friday Fun | Leave a comment
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Fun Halloween Jokes:

Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist?
To improve his bite.

How do witches keep their hair in place while flying?
With scare spray.

Why don’t skeletons ever go out on the town?
Because they don’t have any body to go out with.

What does the papa ghost say to his family when driving?
Fasten your sheet belts.

happy-halloween

Friday Fun Recipe: Pizza Faces

October 23, 2009 at 11:34 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Family Time, Friday Fun | 1 Comment
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Friday Fun Recipe: Pizza Faces

Let the kids create individual pizza faces using the veggies and meats as the eyes, noses, and mouths. Encourage them to re-create their own faces and when the pizzas are baked ask a third party to guess whose pizza matches which pizza!

Ingredients:

-store bought pizza dough

-pizza sauce

-an assortment of toppings including sliced olives, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage and more.

Roll out the small individual dough circles on a floured surface. Place the toppings, sauce, and cheese within your child’s/children’s reach.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or according to the package’s instructions.

Enjoy!

For more pizza fun check out the ALEX Toys My Sticker Art! Create 4 colorful pictures with hundreds of stickers in four fun themes: pizza, cookies, city and garden!

Friday Fun!

October 16, 2009 at 15:57 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Friday Fun | Leave a comment
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Did you know…

Eggy-Peggy is a secret language used mostly in England. Add “egg” before each vowel.
Example: Seggantegga Cleggaeggusegge eggis ceggommegging teggo teggown

Translation:  Santa Claus Is coming to town.

Source: www.familyfunhouston.com


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