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This Month Great Reading Book Giveaway Kids in the Kitchen Kids Corner - 4 pages Hanging with Hannah Volume 8

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July 2020


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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Welcome to the July Online Magazine, Can you believe it School Holidays are here again? I’m sure most kids have only just returned to school! Hopefully term 3 will be easier for everyone and we can go back to all our normal activity programs and events ... remembering to always social distance and look after our families. In this months online magazine you will find 3 pages of Kids Corner; this includes a Finder Word Puzzle and 2 Experiments, to keep your little ones busy over the school holidays. We are revisiting some yummy snacks in Kids in the Kitchen, Madi is cooking up Banana Bread and Bonnie is making Chocolate Balls. Hanging with Hannah is looking back over 2 of our early park visits when Hannah was very small. With the lovely winter weather it is great to see children back out riding their bikes and scooters, and playing in the playgrounds. And when the weather turns nasty snuggling up with a good book or a family movie is always nice. I think as a family these winter holidays a few good board games, puzzles and Lego might get a run! Don’t forget if you can manage a nice quiet cuppa during the holidays we have some fantastic reading for you - The Gift of Recycled Play on page 24, may come in handy over the break, as well as My Remedy for School Holiday Boredom, on page 18. Until next month stay safe,

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h a n n a H h t i w Hanging Winchester Park Winchester Avenue. Epping

This is a playground where Fairy Tales really do come to life! The playground has interac ve play equipment installed which allows children to access stories and digital characters with the help of smart phone or tablet technology. (You also need to download a QR reader and Kompan Smart Playground), with this your li le one can listening to Hans Chris an Anderson's 'The Li le Mermaid' and the 'Ugly Duckling,� while out in the fresh air. The playground is set in a nice quiet street and has lots to oer any child. There is bright and colourful toddler play area, which has lots to keep li le ones busy. Hannah really enjoyed the four slides and the four swings, one which is a baby swing and another that is a basket swing. There is also a really challenging climbing wall and a climbing frame to keep your older children busy. There is a nice grassy area for ball games and a half basketball court. The park has some great picnic facili es, sheltered areas with tables and chairs, a bbq, a couple of park benches, a drinking fountain and rubbish bins. However, there are no toilets available.


more park fun with nnah a H Main Street Recreational Reserve Main Street Thomastown (Behind TRAC) This month Hannah headed off to Thomastown to check out Main Street Recrea onal Reserve. The playground was very dy and easy to move around and caters for both older and younger children. The playground offers - a basket swing, a small trampoline, swing set, a large spinner, 3 different slides, a 4 sided seesaw, double flying fox and climbing frames for different age groups. The reserve also includes 2 cricket nets, a half basket ball and net ball court, plus 2 football ovals and 4 exercise sta ons including an exercise bike. The park has an undercover shelter, a BBQ, tables and chairs, a park bench and 2 drink fountains. However, again this park does not offer toilets.


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n e h c t i K e h t n i s d Ki With Madison

d a e r B a n a n a B Ingredients 265g Self Raising Flour 40g Plain Flour 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 140g Brown Sugar (ďŹ rmly packed) 2 Overripe Bananas (mashed) 2 eggs (lightly whisked) 125ml Skim Milk 50g Bu er (melted and cooled)

Method Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a loaf pan (11 x 21cm) with melted bu er. Line the base and the sides with non-s ck baking paper, allow to overhang. Step 2 - Si the combined ours and cinnamon into a large bowl. S r in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Mash bananas in a medium bowl. add the eggs, milk, and melted bu er, and s r un l well combined. add the banana mixture to the our mixture and s r un l just combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Step 3 - Bake in preheated oven for 45 - 50 minutes or un l a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to


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Ingredients 1 packet (250g) Milk Arrowroot Biscuits 1/3 cup (40g) Cocoa Powder 1/2 cup (45g) Desiccate Coconut 1 n (395g) condensed milk A li le extra desiccate coconut for rolling balls in

Method Step 1 - Crush the biscuits and place into a mixing bowl. Step 2 - Add cocoa and coconut, s r together then add condensed milk. Step 3 - Take small amount of mixture and roll into a ball, then roll through the extra coconut Step 4 - Con nue with the rest of the mixture, place the chocolate balls on a plate and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.


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Kids Corner

Hey Kids you can be a ‘Your Child STAR’ share your jokes, recipes, puzzles, fun facts or photos with other Kids in Whittlesea Contact us: Kids Corner PO Box 280 Doreen 3754 email: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au ph: 0439 732 977


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What you will need - 1 bo le Elmer’s white glue (the foam kind, not the gel or cream) - 1/2 cup - 1 cup of Shaving foam - Borax solu on (1 cup water & 1tsp Borax, mixed un l clear) - Food colouring/paint (op onal) - Essen al oils (op onal)

How to make Fluffy Slime Squeeze 1bo le of white glue into a medium bowl. S r in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of shaving foam (depending on how fluffy you want your slime.) Add food colouring to colour desired and s r. Add Borax solu on a teaspoon at a me (un l the mixture forms a clump in the bowl.) Knead your Fluffy Slime.

Helpful Hints & Ideas If it’s too s cky, add more Borax solu on. If it need more glue, shaving cream or colouring you can knead that in. If you would like your Fluffy Slime to be scented, knead in a few drops of essen al oil. You can even kneed in texture - sand, gli er, foam balls, beads or even sequences.

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Chia Seed Oobleck What you will need - 1/4 cup chia seeds - 1 & 3/4 cups water - food colouring - 3 - 4 cups corn flour

How to make Chia Seed Oobleck Mix the Chia seeds, water and food colouring together. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Uncover and add the corn flour a li le at a me. About a cup at a me. Mix and then con nue un l you achieve the desired consistency. It should look like regular slime. Slimy, and slips off of your hands. Slime can be stored, covered in the refrigerator. You will need to add a li le water each me you take out to play. (As this will reac ve the slime.) This slime is safe to eat - however, I don’t think it would taste nice. If you have enjoyed this experiment why not take a look at Dr Seuses’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

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Your Local Police Station . Epping Police.......................................................... Kinglake Police........................................................ Mernda Police......................................................... Mill Park Police....................................................... Whittlesea Police ...................................................

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6 Feeling All the Feels. 8 What about Screen-time? 14 How to answer THE Why? 18 My remedy for school holiday boredom. 24 The Gift of Recycled Play. 34 An Invisible Disability.

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah 20 Kids in the Kitchen 36 Kids Corner 42 Useful Information

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