Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful Kids Change the World

What are you thankful for during this Thanksgiving season?

Who are you thankful is in your life?
Think of 4 reasons you are thankful for them.
If you are having a hard time thinking of ideas, try grabbing a piece of paper and creating a web.
Sample web.

Now the fun part:
How we can change the world is by loving and appreciating those around us each day.
Supplies needed:
Paper, scissors, pens/crayons/markers/glitter/whatever your creative heart desires to decorate.
 Step 1: Trace your handprint.
Step 2: On each finger(don’t write on the thumb) write the why you are thankful from above.
Step 3: On the palm write a message to whom you are thankful.
Step 4: Decorate your thankful turkey.
The thumb is the head, the fingers are the feathers.
You can either cut out the turkey or decorate the paper around the turkey.

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, September 5, 2011

Protein Protein Protein

So cow meat is protein.

What else can fill the protein section of your plate?

Chicken. Drumsticks and nuggets are my favorite. do you like your eggs?

Hard-boiled eggs are my favorite.

Fish is another yummy protein. What is your favorite type of fish. I love salmon.

Peanut Butter is another way to consume protein. How about a peanut butter sandwich?
Whole wheat bread and what is your favorite flavor of jam.
My grandma's blackberry jam is so delicious.

Beans are great source of protein. I like beans in a tortilla with melted cheese and salsa.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beef from hamburger to steak

Here are the answers to the challenge posted in the last post.

How many different types of protein, made from cows,
can you name that can fill your protein section of your plate?

So after posing the challenge to you. I was hunting for the answers.
While attending the local county fair, last week, we were meandering through the cow barn and I saw this flyer and was so excited to share it with you.

It has the answers and more.

So enjoy filling your the protein section of your plate with beef tonight.
Check out my book, Adventures with Daddy and Me
C Is for Change -The Story of Cesar Chavez

Beef Cuts from the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association

How many cuts had you heard of before?
How many were new?

I was interested to learn where the different cuts of meat are located on the cow.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Can you name the proteins?

Let's play a little game...

Cows produce protein and dairy.

How many different types of protein, made from cows,
can you name that can fill your protein section of your plate?

How many different types of dairy products do you eat that cows make?

Friday, July 22, 2011

What's on your Plate?

This is the icon for MyPlate which replaced MyPyramid in June 2011. The new MyPlate icon is composed of a plate divided into 4 sections: fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein. A dairy section is off the plate to the side. The MyPlate graphic is positioned on a placemat with the website written underneath. The 5 sections of MyPlate are clickable and go to food group subpages.
We have explored where our food is grown.
We have bought directly from the farmers at the Farmer's Market.

The next question?
What does your plate look like when you sit and eat it?

1. Memorize the plate picture.
2. Half vegetables and fruit.

What is protein?

What are grains?

Ask your parents, teachers, google it...
Play food detective...

or stay tuned for the answer.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yippee Vegetables!!!!

Knowing where your food comes from is easier in the summer.
Farmer's Markets are everywhere.
I love Farmer's Markets.

As a little girl, my favorite activity on Saturday morning was to go with my mom to the Farmer's Market.  Veggies, flowers, fresh made bread, and hand-made crafts were everywhere.

As an adult, May-October the Farmers Market is part of my weekly routine.

Do you know of a Farmer's Market by your house?
How many vegetables can you name?

Check out April Pulley Sayre's new book.
Rah, Rah Radishes
click for more details

I cannot wait to buy it...or check it out from the library

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Schools Almost Out!

What does your classroom look like?
This is a Hands for Peace Making classroom in Guatemala.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Birthday Ideas

Today is my daughter's 1st Birthday.
She got lots of toys and clothes but I
wanted to think about how I can help
her change the world.

I looked on World Vision's site for
some ideas and thought sponsoring
a child with her birthday could help
change the world little by little.

To sponsor a child with your birthday click here

Another tradition is to give a gift to another child.

Soccer ball, baby chicks, blankets, and so many other ideas click here

Please ask your parents first.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Where Does My Food Come From?

When I go to the Grocery Store...there are so many choices.

Where did that food come from?
Be a food detective...
What questions can we ask?

Does the food magically appear in the store?
Do the apples grow in the produce bins?
Does the cereal box get packaged on the shelf?
Does the meat naturally come in plastic packages?

Write your answers in the comments and write more food detective questions.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Writing for Change

I have just returned from a children's book writers conference. I met many other authors that are creating inspirational books for kids and heard about many projects kids are participating in and working on that I am excited to share with you here on the kids change the world blog.

How can I make a difference in the world?
Check out :

One World Futbol

I also met author Jesse Joshua Watson
He just wrote a book about the earthquake last year in Haiti and how kids can help kids in Haiti rebuild their homes, schools, and communities. Check it out.

Saturday, April 2, 2011



How did you celebrate Cesar's Birthday?

I worked on a children's book I am writing about Cesar Chavez.
He is such an inspiration.

My favorite Cesar Chavez quote:
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You
cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Cesar

Cesar Chavez's Birthday is March 31

Find out how kids and adults are celebrating Cesar's birthday in your neighborhood. Celebrate Cesar

A page from Cesar Chavez-One Person can Change the Lives of Many

by Arlene A.R. Williams

Ways you can celebrate Cesar's Birthday.

1. Solve a problem non-violently

2. Write a poem about justice

3. Volunteer