Quarantine To-Do’s

Whew, is it getting real enough out there for you?

The days go by and we know that coming up with inspiring projects to keep your little one active is no small task.

That’s why each day on the Kids Yoga Garden Facebook page I have been sharing a resource that can be used as a part of your homeschool / unschool / or online schooling routine. Some of the shares have been activities we do at our learning center, and others have been more directed towards our parents and caregivers to offer extra support in this time of need. I’ve also tried to highlight teachers and communities that have a wide breadth of online materials available for use so you can use these projects as a starting point for online searches.

To keep things simple, I will collect all the project links here organized by category and update as this project continues. If you’d like to see something in particular, like more art projects or cooking recipes, please let me know so I can keep it tailored to your needs.

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Quarantine PLAYlist: 

Art Projects: 

  1. God’s Eye Weaving Craft. Video 
  2. DIY Play Dough with Kru Georgie of Chiang Mai Drama Centre
  3. Draw Along with Me “Happy Sun” with Deep Space Sparkle
  4. Magical Thailand Coloring book by Magical Thailand
  5. Crafting with Shabby Tree Paper Plate Hats
  6. DIY sidewalk chalk photobooth from Kids Yoga Garden

 

Yoga and Movement for Children:

  1. Rub Your Hands Yoga Warm-up Song by Karma Kids and Kids Yoga Garden
  2. Wiggle Like a Worm Sun Salutation Song by Yogiful
  3. Full free yoga classes with Cosmic Kids YogaPokemon Episode
  4. Chair Yoga Video with Calm Classrooms and worksheets
  5. KidFit water bottle workout video and KidFit Easter with Reenie Brooking
  6. Sun Salutations for Kids Video by Kids Yoga Garden
  7. Gratitude Relaxation by Yoga 4 Classrooms

 

Cooking:

  1. Papaya Salad Recipe by Kids Yoga Garden
  2. Banoffee Recipe by Eco Logic Thailand
  3. Taste the Rainbow cooking class by Sunny Days Organic
  4. Tiny Green Chef Free Cooking Lesson

 

Science:

  1. Mystery Science Adventures with Doug. Mini Lesson on Viruses
  2. COVID activity book: “Why is this virus making me stay home” printable
  3. Daisy Creek Farms regrow your vegetables video tutorial
  4. Imagination Tree 5 Things to Do in the Rain activity list
  5. Bird Snacks by Sprouting Wild Ones
  6. Earth Day Printablesby Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Math & Music:

  1. Andrew Bird 8s Times Tables song

Storytelling:

  1. The Princess and the Pea with Fairy tales with Belle by Cascadia Cosplay

 

Parent Resources

  1. Free Adult Yoga classes by Yogamour
  2. Free Live Streaming Yoga Classes with Chiang Mai based Annie Bliss.
  3. Supporting Children’s Emotional and Mental health with mindful meditation, free 3 part online workshop by Divine Light Yoga.
  4.  Parent and Teacher Resource Center by Dictionary.com

 

 

We’d also like to remind you that when all else fails and you are feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and create some boundaries that create space for both you and your little. Maybe its a little play and dance break together, maybe its 20 minutes of “independent” time where you can both try something you love, maybe its learning how to fold clothes like Maria Kondo and getting some house work together. The biggest way you can support your child is by spending time with them, it doesn’t need to be completely structured and educational to aid in development. You are already doing enough. ❤

 

More to come! Take care out there and share your pictures with us, we’d love to see how they look through your eyes.

Papaya Salad Recipe

It’s as good a time as any to get your little’s active in the kitchen. Papaya Salad is an easy, healthy and versatile option for little hands and fingers.  Practice cutting different textures and preparing raw food the whole family will enjoy!

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Ingredients: 

Salad: 

  • 1 unripe green papaya
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 long strings of green beans cut into 1 in. pieces
  • 2-4 medium sized tomatoes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • Handful of unsalted roasted peanuts (opt.)

Sauce: 

  • 3-5 limes
  • 2 tbs. palm or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbs. fish sauce (leave out for vegans / vegetarians and the faint of heart)
  • Salt to taste

Process:

1.) Remove skin from the carrot and papaya, then use a serrated peeler to cut them into long strips. Quarter tomatoes, cut green beans and set aside.

2.) Mash garlic in a wooden mortar (referred to in Thai as the Pok-Pok) until it is broken into small pieces. Add green beans and mash until slightly broken open. (Alternatively, if you do not have a mortar and pistil, chop garlic and mix with green beans).

3.) Add papaya and carrots, mash gently. Add tomatoes and toss together.

4.) Squeeze limes and combine juice with palm sugar, fish sauce and salt. Taste to ensure the balance of sweet, salty, sour and fishy is to your liking. Take time with this step and don’t be afraid to play with your proportions, every traditional Som Tam maker will have their own distinct blend of flavors.

5.) Add sauce to salad so that it is slightly dressed and well combined. Sprinkle in peanuts and serve with your favorite kind of rice.

** This dish is traditionally made with chili and is so spicy that it is eaten with rice to cool the palette. For adults who like spicy food add 2-4 Thai red or green chilies with the garlic in step 2. 

** There are many variations of this dish so if you don’t have all the ingredients, experiment with what you have. Thai eggplant, corn and fried sardines all make tasty compliments to this famous dish.


 

Papaya Salad or Som Tam is traditionally paired with sticky rice, a plate of green herbs and veggies, and a protein like a bbq grilled chicken, pork or fish. We also love it with fried chicken or a plain omelette.

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End of the month sweetness

Donut Workshop

We would love to invite you for a morning time explosion of flavor and fun with Pam Pimmas, the creator of wowpam.com and former owner of The Dorm Bakery in Chiang Mai. On August 27th we’ll be having a donut making workshop from 10- 12 pm, students ages 3-12 are welcome to join. Space is limited so please contact us to reserve your space.

Pam is a truly passionate baker and being that brings excitement and enthusiasm to her craft, we hope you can join us for this special event. Check out photos from her last visit to Kids Yoga Garden here.

 

We're on Vacation

We also want to remind everyone we will be off for the first week of September. Weekend camp will resume September 9th and 10th and we hope to see you then!

 

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Kids Yoga Garden(ers)

Cupcake Love

 

Last weekend our friend Hana brought her mom P’Sai, the owner of Love to Bake Home Bakery to the garden to help us with a special workshop. We got to work with P’Sai’s special baking instruments to mold icing fondant into a host of feathery friends. We rolled and flattened, cut and placed our fondant on top of the yummy vanilla cake. By the end of class there were little owls on a branch and also some ducks and chickens. Thanks P’Sai for your patient and caring tutorial! We had so much fun!

One of the cupcakes became our snack, and the other we took home to share with our families, mmm mmm good.

 

Making Soap

Let’s face it, we like to get dirty. Playing in the garden, digging up worms, paint ball, art explorations— you name it, we’ve tried it. So when Auntie Orn suggested making some of her 99% natural soap with us we couldn’t resist the opportunity to learn how to clean up– the garden fresh way. We used coconut oil, bio char, tomatoes, butterfly pea flowers, tamarind and more to make fun leaf molds of silky soap.

 

 

Thanks again Auntie Orn! See you tomorrow for eco brick making and compost creation! Untitled-1111 (2)

June Activities

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We are so excited to announce a new addition to our Saturday Weekend Camp Schedule, Auntie Orn of Auntie Orn’s Organic family cooking. She will be joining us from 2-4 p.m. each week to help us learn ways to bring more sustainable practices to our daily lives! This will include natural shampoo making, bio char soap making, organic cooking, composting, eco brick making and much more! The fun starts next weekend!

Children age 3-10 are welcome to join. Weekend camp runs 10 am – 4 pm and is available by drop-in, half-day and full day rates.

Saturdays Schedule:
10-11 : Kid’s Yoga
11-11:30 : Snack Break
11:30 -12:30: Art
12:30-1:30: Lunch Break
1:30 -2: Play
2- 3: Sustainable Science/ Cooking pt.1
3-3:15: Snack
3:15-4: Sustainable Science/ Cooking pt.2

+++Space is limited to 10 students +++

ตารางใหม่ของโปรแกรมในช่วงเสาร์อาทิตย์ออกแล้วนะคะ! อาทิตย์นี้ป้าออนจาก Orn’s Organic family cooking จะมาร่วมกับเราตั้งแต่ 14.00-16.00 น. ในแต่ละสัปดาห์เพื่อช่วยให้เราเรียนรู้วิธีที่จะนำแนวทางปฏิบัติที่ยั่งยืนมาสู่ชีวิตประจำวันของเรามากขึ้น หรือที่เข้าใจกันง่ายๆคือการใช้วัตถุดิบปลอดสารพิษนั้นเอง! จะรวมถึงการทำแชมพูกับสบู่ธรรมชาติ ่และการทำอาหารชีวภาพทำปุ๋ยอินทรีย์หมักการทำอิฐและอื่น ๆ อีกมากมาย! ความสนุกเริ่มต้นวันหยุดสุดสัปดาห์ที่กำลังมาถึงนี้!
เด็กอายุ 3-10 ขวบ
วันหยุดสุดสัปดาห์จะเปิดให้บริการตั้งแต่ 10.00 น. – 16.00 น. ราคามีทั้งแบบ Drop off , ครึ่งวันและเต็มวัน
วันเสาร์:
10-11: โยคะสำหรับเด็ก
11-11: 30: พักทานขนม
11:30 น. – 12:30 น. ศิลปะ
12: 30-1: 30: Lunch Break
1:30 -2: พักเล่น
2- 3: วิทยาศาสตร์ / การทำอาหารจากวัตถุดิบปลอดสารพิษ pt.1
3-3: 15: ขนมขบเคี้ยว
3: 15-4: วิทยาศาสตร์ / การทำอาหารจากวัตถุดิบปลอดสารพิษ pt.2

พื้นที่ จำกัด ไม่เกิน 10 คน +++18902787_10209794950530545_602429215_n

We will be whipping up some delicious treats and decorating them with the help of Love to Bake Bakery รับทำเค้กฟองดองตามออเดอร์ on Sunday June 11th. Don’t miss this fun workshop on fondant animal sculpting to make incredible edible art!

Ages 3-10 welcome, 10-11 am
Drop-in: 350 baht
Half Day: (10 am -1 pm): 600 baht
Full Day: (10 am – 4 pm): 1000 baht

-Space limited to 9 participants-

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Cooking with Wow Pam!

We were so grateful to host Pam Pimmas, the owner of The Dorm Bakery and the creator of http://wowpam.com/  this past week at our garden! We learned about using plants like pandan, butterfly pea flowers, and pumpkin to add natural coloring to the tapioca and rice flower balls of the Thai dessert, Bua Loy.

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Our favorite part was rolling out the dough into little balls, and some giant ones too!

 

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Then we watched very carefully as the balls were boiled and helped to measure out the palm sugar (yum!) and coconut milk.

 

Ta da: our finished product, tasty Bua Loy.

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Lastly, we got to taste our yummy creation, mmmm mmmm mmm good! Thanks Pam for joining us, we hope to see you again soon.

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