Our Family Motto

We, the Peterson Family:

Promise to be honest in all we do and say,

Stand tall and righteous throughout each day.

Serve around the world and in our home,

Give thanks for blessings we’ve been shown.

We’ll work as a team with joy and love,

And honor our Heavenly Father above.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cinco De Mayo

*Suggested Reading*

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
The Pinata Maker/El pinatero by George Ancona
Saturday Market by Patricia Grossman
My Mexico / México mío by Tony Johnston
Magda's Tortillas / Las Tortillas De Magda by Becky Chavarria-Chairez

Items needed this week:

• Styrofoam or paper cup
• Mini paper plate
• 1" wide strip of brown felt
• 1/4" wide strip of red felt
• 1/4" wide strip of orange felt
• Acrylic paint in red and sunflower (tan/yellow)
• Medium pom-poms in red, green, yellow, orange, white and brown
• Paint brush
• Hot glue gun
• 1 brown paper grocery bag
• Tissue paper in red, white and green
• Crepe paper streamers in red, green and white
• 24” green yarn
• Hole punch
• Stapler
• Newspaper or other lightweight filler
• Small trinkets and candies
• Scissors
• White glue
• 4 Cups Flour
• 1 Cup Salt
• Approximately 1 ¾ Cups water (you will have to add drops here and there while working)
• Optional food coloring
• Paints & brush
• Cucumbers
• Tooth Picks

Preparations to be made:

Don’t forget about great dinner deals on “Taco Tuesday” Nights. Also, homemade quesadillas are simple to make! Just sprinkle some cheese on a tortilla and cook in the microwave for a minute. Mexican food is the best part of Cinco De Mayo so look online for some recipes! Yum!

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