Crafternoons for Kids and Adults: Egg Carton Owls

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I don't of a better way to kick start our crafternoon series than with these incredible Egg Carton Owls!  I mean, you don't need to be a kid to enjoy this delightful project.  Grab some girlfriends, add some coffee (or wine) and enjoy the fun!

 All you need: egg cartons, scissors, glue & paint or markers
1. Cut off the base of the carton & cut as shown
2. Cut wings from the side 3. Cut feet from the top
4. Glue the two pieces together
5. Stick on buttons for eyes
6. Colour & decorate your owl :)

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Yoga and Easy Vegan Recipes Day 3: Thai Pumpkin - Coconut Soup

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup 
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2 cups or 1(15-ounce) can pureed, cooked pumpkin
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
2 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon miso
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red curry paste, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Place pumpkin, coconut milk, and stock in pan.  Warm over medium heat until just about to boil.  Remove from heat.  Mix in miso, curry paste, and sea salt.  Sprinkle cilantro over top.

Makes 4-6 servings
100 calories, 1 g protein, 7 g carbs, 7 g fat, 2 g fiber, 296 mg sodium

Yoga and Easy Vegan Recipes Day 2: Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Find Day 1 : CLICK HERE

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Veggie Breakfast Burrito

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 onion, finely diced 
1 small zucchini, finely diced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
2 tablespoons minced kale spinach or other leafy green
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
6 eggs (or tofu)
1 teaspoon water or milk
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
4 large (burrito size) or 6 medium whole grain tortillas
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup salsa

Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat.  Stir in onion and saute 5-10 minutes or until soft.  Stir in zucchini and corn.  Cover and Steam 5 to 10 minutes until zucchini is tender.  Stir in greens and cilantro.  Beat eggs with water or milk and nutritional yeast.  Pour over vegetables.  Let mixture sit for one minute.  Gently push egg mixture around skillet until firm.  
Warm tortillas in dry skillet or oven for a minute or two until soft.  Place egg mixture in canter of tortilla.  Top with avocado slices and salsa.  You can also add sea slat and black pepper if desired.  Fold tortilla around filling as follows: fold bottom up, fold in one side, fold in other side, fold top down.  Place fold side down on plate to keep it from unrolling.

Makes 4-6 servings
Calories: 428, 18 g protein, 39 g carbs, 21 g fat, 6 g fiber, 595 mg sodium

Yoga and Vegan Recipes Day 1: Tomato Herb Omelet

When you finally decide to stop making excuses, MAGIC Happens...

I was 5 days into 2020 and ALREADY not meeting my resolution of yoga every day.  Why?  Obstacles.  It's ALWAYS about obstacles.  I would get an alert on my phone.  Why couldn't I just click the alert on my phone and start?  Because the screen is too small.  So I would wait, pull out my laptop, wait for it to boot.  Then scroll to my notifications and find the video, move the laptop to the location where my mat was and..... now can you see the POTENTIAL for ow many times I was diverted, distracted or just plain FORGOT what I was doing!!!! 

So I admit it.  Three days went by with NO yoga.  And then I had ENOUGH.  Leave the mat on the floor ready to go.  Stop it with needing a larger screen!  Just practice.


And now what to eat:

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Tomato - Herb Omelet


4 eggs
1 tablespoon water or milk
10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (or 1-2 regular tomatoes, sliced)
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives or green onions
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (dairy or non dairy - optional)


Preheat a skillet over medium heat.  Beat eggs with water or milk until completely combined.  Coat pan lightly with oil or butter.  Pour in egg mixture.  Lay tomato slices evenly in egg mixture.  Sprinkle herbs and Parmesan cheese over top.  Cook until set.  Fold omelet in half as you remover from the pan.  

makes 2 servings
1 serving = 254 calories, 18 g protein, 7 g carbs, 17 g fat, 1 g fiber, 479 mg sodium

AVAILABLE NOW: Scripts for your K-6 Drama Programs

Introducing Josey's Art School First Script for your school to perform:

There’s an Ostrich in our House

Olive's two older sisters love to tease her. When they try to convince her that she's actually an ostrich instead of a little girl, it's pretty hard to believe at first. But the evidence is all there: her toes are big, and her legs are long. The feathers she finds beside her bed the next morning settle it, and Olive heads off to the farm to find her real family. The ostriches welcome her with open wings, and this sweet and naive heroine's joyful acceptance of who she really is will have audience “bawking” with laughter.

Cast of Characters:

Olive- the loveable and naïve Heroine who attempts to understand her true identity in her family
Lottie- the older sister who is used to being the leader of the family
Stella- the middle sister who likes playing tricks on Olive but also wants to be on Olive’s side when Lottie take things too far
Mom-loves to read and sing and also lets the sisters work through their squabbles
Dad-he is a busy man who takes time to sit with the family at mealtime
Farmer Joe- proud Ostrich herder with an easy going way about him
Brown Ostrich-fun and quirky like an ostrich should be
Gray Ostrich-beats the drum in the same fashion as Brown Ostrich
Ostrich #3- a fun follower in the shenanigans
Ostrich #4- a happy follower in the shenanigans

Show runs approximately 20-25 minutes. Opportunities to incorporate singing and dancing. Facts to help actors and actresses to get into character.

This program would be enjoyable for K-4th grade

This script has prompts for where to add music and dance to evolve the script into a musical. The program also includes information to help your players get into character.