- Talk to the children about the “new” flavor in the mint. What does it taste like? Do they like it?
4 or 5 mint sprigs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups cold water
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 quarts ginger ale
Remove the stems from the mint and rinse.
Combine the sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl, blend well
Pour mixture into a large pitcher
Add mint sprigs and let stand for about half an hour
Add ginger ale to mixture.
Pour into a cup filled with crushed ice and serve with a lemon slice to garnish
Games to Play:
Let the kids play Tic-Tac-Toe with miniature horses or make the Letter H(h) on cardstock and use an uppercase H and a lowercase h as markers.
Buy a commercial “pin the tail” on the donkey…talk to the children about differences between donkeys and horses. Let them see if they can spot any differences between the donkey for the game and the horses on television. Play the game….it is always a kid’s favorite!
Horse Food Parfaits
We layered 6 oz cups with the following: plain vanilla yogurt, shredded carrots, oatmeal, and raisins. Layer in the cup until full and add a ½ tsp. of brown sugar or honey on top. (some of the kids also added walnuts or pecans)
Have a great Derby Day!