Patriotic Rocks

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A very happy Memorial Day to all, and a sincere thanks to all those in our country who serve or have served. We had a very patriotic weekend, catching a local Navy parachute demonstration in honor of the holiday. Travis was smitten, so we brought the patriotic sentiment back home with this easy craft.

Take a walk to collect a few rocks, and then lay them out with red, white, and blue paints.

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Older children will definitely have fun drawing replica American flags on their rocks, but for a three-year-old, simply decorating in the colors of our flag was a joy.

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He liked choosing which colors should go where!

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I added a few lines of paint to a few rocks so that they more closely resembled our flag.

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Let the rocks dry, then proudly display as holiday decorations. These would be great for the 4th of July, too!

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Savory Corn Oats

Savory Corn Oats.JPGTired of eating only sweet foods for breakfast? Give your morning bowlful a savory update with this easy recipe!


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2/3 cup corn kernels
  • Avocado (for garnish)
  1. Combine all ingredients except the avocado in a saucepan and simmer until thick (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and garnish with the avocado, if desired.

Older kids might like additional garnishes such as fresh cilantro as well!