November 4, 2010
- Egglands Best and Macaroni Kid's Recipe Contest!
- Healthy Macaroni Kids
- Lil' Allstars Basketball Sampler
- Macaroni Survey
- November is Family Stories Month
- The Aquabats! tour with Reel Big Fish
- Welcome to Aurora Macaroni Kid!
- YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! gives back with a Toy Drive
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Send me those yummy recipes for your chance to win big!
We all know kids can be finicky eaters, so we've joined forces with Eggland's Best to find some great family friendly recipes from Macaroni Kid readers. So break out your index cards and send us your best recipe that your entire family loves. A couple of ground rules, first the recipe must be original. It must be yours, it can't have been published anywhere else before, or been entered anywhere else. The recipe must contain two (2) Eggland's Best eggs, and be made from regularly available ...
Allergy Free Baking
Children with food allergies no longer have to be excluded while their friends eat scrumptious baked goods.
Apple House Cinnamon Doughnuts
Courtesy of The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book
Yield: 12 doughnuts and 12 holes
Vegetable oil, for frying
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla extract
¾ cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons Fleischman's Unsalted Margarine, melted
4 ½ - 4 ¾ cups Gold Medal Unbleached All-purpose flour
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup soy or rice milk
Open enrollment currently taking place!
It never ceases to amaze me how much energy my kiddo's have. If they aren't sleeping (which by the way it is hard to get them to do that even), then they are running around playing like crazy. I love the schedule that school offers for my son, and I love the socialization, but something was missing. So, last "season" I mentioned to you that I put him in a soccer sampler. He absolutely loved it! There was an initial rough beginning, but I got to see how ...
LEGO needs your help!
Spend some time sharing your stories with your children
With the hectic lives we lead these days, it is easy to fall into the trap of allowing our children to get "plugged in" for entertainment. Many computer games are quite educational, and with Tivo we can simply tape our "parent-approved" cartoons for our children to watch at any time. With this convenience, though, family story-time often gets pushed aside. Many families read a few books before bedtime, but story-time used to be a lengthy activity rather than a quick routine.
There is something special about turning off the t ...
ENTER TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO 11/10 SHOW!
THE AQUABATS!, the world's favorite rock superheroes, will release their new digital EP RADIO DOWN! on November 9 via Fearless Records. This digital-only three-song EP features guest ...
Happy November! Halloween is over, the crisp air (though not the snow!?) is here, There are enough leaves on the ground now to make a satisfying crunch as you walk along, and as of Sunday daylight savings time is over. Before we know it the Holidays will be upon us! In addition to that wonderful Holiday of Thanksgiving, my family also celebrates two birthdays this month! We are a busy bunch!
I hope that you had a wonderfully happy, safe, and trick or treat filled Halloween. If you are like us, you have a TON of candy left over that is just leaving a ton of sugarbugs on those sweet little teeth. My sister in law actually has a fantastic idea of a "good witch" that comes and takes that candy to those poor little kids that didn't get any. Her children leave the candy on the porch, and they later find that the good witch had visited them, taken their candy, and left a thank-you present. How perfect is that? It gets the candy out of the house (and off your hips!), and teaches your children compassion. It also teaches them that when they do nice and good things, good things will come back to them. It is a great idea!
This week we have a fantastic giveaway for ages 16+ to see Aquabats! with Reel Big Fish at the Ogden on 11/10! There is also a great contest by Eggland's Best.....so if you have a recipe be sure to enter it. You can't win if you don't enter!I love to hear back from you, so please feel free to email me with any suggestions, questions, hints, recipes, event ideas, problems or just to say hi! My email is [email protected] And if you read but don't subscribe......what are you waiting for? We don't sell your email, you only get one a week, you need to subscribe to enter giveaways, and that way you won't miss a thing! And don't forget you can also join us on facebook!
I hope that you have a fantastic, event-filled first week of November!
New Toys will be accepted at the 11/7 show to give to less fortunate children!
KIA MOTORS PRESENTS YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! AND CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE JOIN TOGETHER TO HOST TOY DRIVE FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTHS
Today’s hottest live show for families, Kia Motors Presents Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s A Party In My City! is teaming up with Boulder-based nonprofit Conscious Alliance to host a toy drive at their November 7, 2010 performances at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The drive will help bring toys to children in economically isolated regions of the United ...
Where: First Saturday of Each Month-Martin Luther King Jr. Library 9898 E. Colfax Ave Second Saturday Each Month-Central Library 14949 E. Alameda Parkway Fourth Saturday Each Month-Tallyn's Reach Library 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd.When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (There is no Wagging tails the third Saturday of each month)Who: Children of all ages welcomeHow: Slots fill up fast so call ahead to register Central-303-739-6600 Martin Luther King Jr.-303-739-1940 Tallyn's Reach-303-627-3050Cost: N/A
Where: Village Green 1300 S. Chambers Rd. Aurora, CO 80012When: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 18 months to 3 years with parentHow: Call 303-344-1776 to registerCost: $31/$24 residentFor more info: www.auroragov.org/music
Where: At the 1st Bank Center in BroomfieldWhen: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (The first showing is at 3, the Second at 6)Who: Everyone is invited!How: You can purchase tickets by clicking here!Cost: $35
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
303.370.6000When: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 3-5 with adultHow: Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-FridayCost: $20 Member Pair/$25 non-member pairFor more info: http://www.dmns.org
Where: Pradera Community Center at 5030 Craftsman Drive, Parker, CO 80134.When: 7:00 PMWho: All parents are welcome!How: Registration is not requiredCost: N/A
Where: The Ogden Theater 935 E. Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80218When: 7:30 PMWho: 16 and overHow: Purchase tickets HERE or send me an email with the subject line "AQUABATS" for your chance to win two free tickets!Cost: $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door!
Where: Morrison Nature center 16002 E. Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011When: 9:00 AMWho: Ages 5 and underHow: call ahead to register at 303-739-2428Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information, call 303-739-2428
Thursday, November 4 through Thursday, November 11 - The Little Star that Could-Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ((Times are at 10 am and 1:30 pm Mon-Sun.))Who: Toddlers to second gradersHow: You can purchase tickets at the museum or HERECost: Members and price with General Admission: $5.00 Adult/$4.00 Jr and Student/$4.00 Senior General Admission: $11.00 Adult/$6.00 Jr, Student, and SeniorFor more info: Visit HERE
Where: Meadowood Recreation Center 3054 S. Laredo St. 80013When: n/aWho: Ages 6 and up Friday 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5 and under with Parent Tues/Thurs 10-11 a.m. Ages 10 and under, designed for families with children off-track or homeschooled. Tue./Wed. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Friday 12-1 p.m.How: Walk-in's, limited space availableCost: $4.25 on Tues./Wed./Thurs. & Fri. MORNING classes $5.25 on Friday evening classFor more info: call 303-326-8310 only water in bottles permitted, no shoes in gym
Where: Denver Aquarium 700 Water Street Denver, CO 80211When: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Well, kids of course (and their parents are welcome, too!)How: Call 303-561-4450Cost: Friday Family Nights offers $1.99 kid meals and $5 off the price of children’s admission (with a paying adult). Denver Aquarium regular ticket prices are Adults (12-64): $15.99; Seniors (65+) $14.99; Children (3-11) $9.99; Children (2 and under) FREEFor more info: Call 303-561-4450
Where: Little Monkey Bizness 10430 S. Progress Way Parker, CO 80134When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Kids and their caregivers!How: No registration required!Cost: Admission is only $5 for children over 1 and $3 for crawlers after 5pm!
Parents are free!For more info: Call 303.841.5888
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
303.370.6000When: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: 2nd and 3rd gradersHow: Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $60 Member/$70 non-memberFor more info: www.dmns.org
Where: Embassy Suites Denver Southeast 7525 East Hampden Ave.When: 6:15 PM - 9:30 PMWho: AdultsHow: Make reservations by calling 888-5-SLEUTHCost: $55.95For more info: To make reservations, contact the box office at 888-5-SLEUTH or visit their website at DinnerDetective.com!
Where: Plains Conservation Center 21901 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, Colorado 80013
Phone: 303.693.3621When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Everyone is invited!How: Register online HERE or call 303.693.3621Cost: Free for member, $5 for non-members, kids under 2 are freeFor more info: online HERE or call 303.693.3621
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens 1005 York St., Denver. COWhen: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Closes at 5 starting on Oct. 1)Who: Everyone is welcomeHow: No registration requiredCost:
- Free admission for members
- $12.50 for adults
- $9.50 for seniors 65+ / military with ID
- $9.00 for youth 4-15 / students with ID
- Free for children 3 and underFor more info: http://www.botanicgardens.org/
Where: 15686 E. Batavia DriveWhen: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Aurora residents, businesses and city employees (with city identification)How: To make an appointment, call 303-343-7096.Cost: For those who wish to watch their materials being shredded may make an appointment on Tuesdays only and pay $25 for up to six boxes.For more info: For more information on any of these events, call the city of Aurora’s recycling hotline at 303-739-7173 or e-mail [email protected].
Where: Little Monkey Bizness10430 S. Progress Way Parker, CO 80134When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Grandparents and their grandkiddo's!How: No registration requiredCost: $2.50 for kids over 1, adults are free!For more info: call 303-841-5888
Where: The Denver Art Museum is located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock. 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204.When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Thursday & Friday have extended hours and the museum is closed on Mondays.)Who: Everyone is welcome to experience this amazing exhibit!How: Purchasing tickets in advance at http://www.tutdenver.com/buy-tickets/individual-tickets is encouragedCost: Adults/Seniors-$20 weekday/$22 weekend Youth (6-17) $15 all days Under 5 is free!For more info: Visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org/home
Where: Little Monkey Bizness 10430 S. Progress Way Parker, CO 80134When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Kids and their caregivers!How: No registration required!Cost: Admission is only $5 for children over 1 and $3 for crawlers after 5pm! Parents are free!For more info: Call 303.841.5888
Where: Expo Rec Center 10955 E. Exposition Ave Aurora, 80012When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Ages 21 and olderHow: Call 303-326-8630 to registerCost: $56/$43 residentFor more info: Class number 143981
Where: The Children’s Museum of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Kids and whoever they drag along!How: No registration required!Cost: Children under 1: Free
Age 1: $6.00
Ages 2 – 59: $8.00
Seniors (60+): $6.00 BUT REMEMBER! KIDS IN PJ'S GET $2 OFF!For more info: visit http://www.mychildsmuseum.org
Where: Smoky Hill Library 5430 S. Biscay Circle Centennial, CO 80015When: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Ages 11-17How: Make reservations online at http://arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-LIBRARY.Cost: FREE!For more info: call 303-LIBRARY or http://arapahoelibraries.org
Where: Village Green 1300 S. Chambers Rd Aurora, CO 80012When: n/aWho: Ages 11-16How: 303-326-8630Cost: $59/$45 resident
Where: Ogden Theater 935 E. Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80218When: 7:30 PMWho: 16 and over!How: Click here to buy tickets, purchase at the door, or enter to win TWO free tickets by emailing me at [email protected] with the subject line AquabatsCost: Advanced $22.50 Door $20-or you can enter for TWO tickets simply by emailing me at [email protected] with Aquabats in the subject line!For more info: http://www.ogdentheater.net/eventdetail.php?id=29103
Where: Expo Rec Center 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Aurora, 80012When: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Ages 12-16How: call 303-326-8650 or online at www.auroragov.org/recreationCost: $42 or $32 for residentsFor more info: 303-326-8650 or online at www.auroragov.org/recreation
Where: Visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm for participating locations!When: 9:00 AM (Times vary per hours of the park)Who: National-everyone State-Veterans and familiesHow: No registration required!Cost: This includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation fees. Other fees may still apply.
Friday, November 12 through Saturday, December 18 - 16th Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Exhibit& Sale
Where: Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway.When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Begins at 11 on Saturday and Sunday)Who: Everyone is invited!How: For artists interested in showing their works, please view the prospectus online. Call 303-739-6520 for a printed copy. Call For Entries must be postmarked by September 11, 2010. Starting this year, entrants will submit their artwork as digital files on CDs.Cost: FREE!For more info: Call 303-739-6520
Where: Colorado Athletic Club DTC 5555 DTC Parkway, Greenwood Village 80111.When: 1:45 AM - 3:00 AM (Walking to 2 begins at 2:30)Who: Children ages walking to 5How: register at www.lilallstars.orgCost: $35 for walking to 2, $48 for 3-5 (LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 8TH. WALKING-2 WILL BE $40 AND ALL OTHER AGES $53 IF DONE AFTER THIS TIME)
Where: DMNS 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
303.370.6000When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: 2nd and 3rd gradersHow: Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $40 member/$50 non member
Where: The Plains Conservation Center 21901 E. Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 10 and upHow: call 303-693-3621Cost: $10 members and $12 non-membersFor more info: visit https://plainscenter.org
Where: 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.When: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: The event is open to Aurora residents onlyHow: No registration requiredCost: FREE!For more info: For more information on any of these events, call the city of Aurora’s recycling hotline at 303-739-7173 or e-mail [email protected].
- 11/16 Summer Valley
- 11/18 Expo
- 12/7 Expo Rec Center:
Where: Summer Valley: 17400 E. Lehigh Pl. 80013 Expo Rec Center: 10955 E. Exposition Ave. 80013When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Actual dates are as follows below)Who: 21 and older onlyHow: Register by calling 303-326-8650Cost: $29 ($22 residents) "Not your average wine tasting is $39 ($30 resident)For more info: visit www.auroragov.org/recreation
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
303.370.6000When: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 3-5 with parentHow: Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $20 Member Pair/$25 Non-member pair
Denver Arts Week Nov. 5th-13th
Starting Friday, Denver will be celebrating it's fourth annual Denver Arts Week. This weekend will kickoff the event with a "Know Your Arts First Friday" art walks in eight neighborhoods. On Saturday night more than a dozen museums will be having extended hours and free admission. An through the week, Denver's on Stage will be offering week-long discounts, deals and extra special programming by performing arts organizations.
Don't forget to let your little one celebrate Denver Arts Week with you! The Children's Museum of Denver is ...
Some Fun November Dates
It is amazing how many different things are celebrated throughout the year. Here are just a few of the many things that are celebrated in November
- Nov. 1: Family Literacy Day
- Nov. 2: Cookie Monster Day
- Nov. 4: Common Sense Day
- Nov. 5:Sadie Hawkins Day
- Nov. 6: Daylight Savings Time Ends and Book Lovers Day
- Nov. 8: Cook Something Bold Day (created by wellcat.com)
- Nov. 10: Marine Corps Day
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day
- Nov. 13: Tongue Twister and Kindness Day
- Nov. 14: Teddy Bear Day
- Nov. 15: I ...
Toast your Art!
Kids love to be creative. They love to have fun. And thinking outside of the box makes for some very creative kiddo's! So why not paint some toast and have a great snack while having some fun?
Bread – this works best if you have white bread, the colors show up brighter.
Bowls and Brushes – you need a bowl and brush for each color. I just used my basting brushes I have, but it would be more fun with smaller painting brushes, cleaned or unused.
Food Coloring – we used all ...
All you have to do is read
Reading aloud to a child is important to their language development and builds a foundation for their future success as a reader. It's a magic moment when a child catches on to the connection between what their parent is reading and the words on the page of a book. Strong reading skills make everything easier in the education world. And if your child becomes a strong reader it will in turn alleviate pressure when other subjects may present challenges. Children take to reading eagerly and naturally. A little encouragement ...
2:00p.m. Family Storytime at Smoky Hill Library
9:30a.m-Baby Storytime at Smoky Hill Library
Baby Storytimes introduce the sounds and rhythms of language to our youngest library users ages 0-2. Nursery rhymes, songs, and the simplest of stories build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Parents and caregivers should plan on participating with their children in these Storytimes. Reservations are required.
10:00a.m.-Toddler Storytime at Smoky Hill Library
Designed for eager young learners ages 2-3, Toddler Storytime consists of ...
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