Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

National Chocolate Day!

October 28th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and time for Language Arts  at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

National Chocolate Day!

(thematicunits.theteacherscorner.net/chocolate.php)

Age Range: 5-11 (1-6, with parental supervision)

 

Today is National Chocolate Day! This could be the ClickSchooling Team’s favorite day of the year (ha, ha, ha)! While there are many chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.  

As one of America’s favorite flavors, chocolate is well deserving of its own day of honor and celebration. We thought you might enjoy some chocolate-themed activities to celebrate this tasty day.

The Teachers Corner site is loaded with Chocolate activities! Just to name a few:  

  • Chocolate Touch (Grades 4-5) – Read the book and participate in writing activities using Hershey kisses.
  • Math Activities (Grades 1-6) – using the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the subject.
  • Look through this site further to find many other Chocolate Day activities using math and science

Here are a few more sites to check out:  

 

ReadAnyBook.com – Download Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – the 119 page book for free.

Roald Dahl’s Website (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) – Find six Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans.

Take advantage of all of these sweet learning ideas and enjoy every minute of this scrumptious day!

Christmas Science

December 3rd, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Sparks – Christmas Science

(www.science-sparks.com/christmas-science/)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

We’ve recently reviewed other parts of this website but we thought with the season upon us it would be appropriate to spotlight these 20 Christmas-themed science experiments.

You’ll find experiments for the kitchen, the playroom and even outside. These are fun and there is something here that everyone will enjoy!

In the kitchen enjoy these: 

  • Make some spiced apple cider and explore filtering at the same time.
  • Make lovely mint-flavored chocolate leaves and learn about changes of state.
  • Create fizzing Christmas trees or gingerbread men.

In the playroom try: 

  • a Christmas themed magnet or marble maze.
  • How about making jumping snowmen or Christmas trees using static electricity?
  • Designing some symmetrical Christmas trees.
  • Making a Christmas-themed Optical Illusion.

Outside explore: 

  • Create wonderful ice ornaments.
  • Work out how tall your Christmas tree is without measuring it.

There is much more here including activities for younger children. Bookmark this page and use it throughout the holiday season.

Virtual Tour of the White House

November 1st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, November 1, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The White House Museum

(www.whitehousemuseum.org/index.htm)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)


Did you know that on the ground floor of the White House there’s a bowling alley? There’s also a chocolate shop, a flower shop, and even a doctor’s office.

The Trumps might not get an opportunity to extend an invitation to your family for a while yet (they’re kind of busy), but while you’re waiting, you can visit this website for a nice view of the White House.

When you get to the site, Start the Tour! First there is an Overview with an Introduction, Quick Facts, Structure and Brief History. You can scroll to the bottom and continue your tour or you can use the top menu bar to view: 

  • Residence
  • East Wing
  • West Wing

You can see photos of all the rooms as they looked most recently, and past photos as well. (Notice how the curtains and furnishings change from one presidential era to another.) See up-close detail photos of some of the furniture, photos of renovation in progress, and learn how the rooms are/were used. For example, Alice Roosevelt’s wedding took place in the same room where sumo wrestlers performed, and one president’s child rode a chair pulled by two goats! Read about the roller skate marks left on the floor by a president’s child and not removed for 30 years… fun stuff!

And under the “Home” link, don’t miss Air Force One, Lesson Plans and more.

The History Of Jell-O!

April 4th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, April 4, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Jell-O Gallery

(http://www.jellogallery.org/history.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

The mere mention of Jell-O causes most people to giggle — but the silliness of Jell-O’s history is serious business.

Here are some more fun facts: Did you know that immigrants entering Ellis Island were served Jell-O as a welcome dish? Or that there were chocolate and cola flavored gelatins that were discontinued? Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish created artwork depicting Jell-O. Hollywood movie-makers used Jell-O to create the effect of parting the Red Sea in the 1923 silent film “The Ten Commandments,” and the horse-of-a-different-color in “The Wizard of Oz” was sponged down with green Jell-O. Astronauts at space station Mir marked time in space with Jell-O. The Smithsonian Institute even proclaimed, “American History is Jell-O History!”

Jell-O makes history fun — but don’t be too surprised if everyone craves Jell-O after visiting the site. If so, use the recipes at the site to make some yummy concoctions with Jell-O. Have fun!

Virtual Tour of a Chocolate Factory

February 8th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, February 8, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Malley’s Chocolate

(malleys.com/virtual-tours/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and time for chocolate! Check out the virtual tour at Malley’s Chocolate factory in Ohio.

DISCLAIMER: ClickSchooling is not responsible for the chocolate cravings that may ensue by today’s review. You may want to have a chocolate bar, morsel, or cup of cocoa on hand to enjoy during your virtual tours!

When you get to the site, scroll down to view the virtual tour on how Buckeyes are made – chocolate and peanut butter candies by Malley’s.

And here is another factory tour. See how the famous Mallo Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, and Smoothie cups are made at the Boyer Candy Factory in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about chocolate here at the Cadbury website: 

  • What is Chocolate?
  • Harvesting and Processing Cocoa Beans
  • Chocolate Making
  • Discovering Chocolate
  • Cocoa Growing Countries
  • and more!

And for a good laugh, watch this excerpt from an “I Love Lucy” television episode from the 50’s on YouTube. Lucy and Ethel ‘work’ at the chocolate factory. (As always, parents should preview the sites to determine suitability of content.)

Virtual Field Trip to Churros Factory

January 4th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, January 4, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Churros Factory

(online.recordnet.com/projects/churro/project.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Churros are tube-shaped, cinnamon-sugar dusted, Spanish pastries. Sometimes they contain fruit-flavored or custard-like fillings. Kids and adults alike love these sweet confections.


At today’s website you can take a virtual tour of The Churro Factory in Stockton, California. Watch a video of the proprietor, Carlos Pino-Calderon, as he mixes the dough, loads it into cylinders, squeezes out the pastries, and deep-fries them until they are golden brown. Some are served plain, others are stuffed with scrumptious fillings. Pino-Calderon provides a brief narration.


WARNING: Watching this clip may result in uncontrollable cravings for churros. To remedy that problem, here are two recipes: 

Churros Con Chocolate

This is a recipe for authentic Spanish churros. In Spain, churros are traditionally made without cinnamon, and then dipped in thick, gooey, hot chocolate.

Rockin’ Robins: Scrumptious Churro Recipe

This recipe promises to knock your socks off and is made with cinnamon.

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