Browsing articles by "Jess, Author at Lil' Iguana Blog"

International Literacy Day

On September 13th, the world celebrates International Literacy Day. In celebration of this day coming up, we are going to talk about Lexile levels. Lexile levels are a scientific method on figuring the reading ability and text demand  by using the semantic and syntactic features of the materials. This is applied to over 100 million books, articles, and websites which help people strive for the ideal reading experience. The lower the score, the easier the readability is. These scores are based on quantitative methods, and therefore do not reflect factors such as multiple levels of meaning or...[Read more]

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

Going camping is a lot of fun, but sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what to make while on this adventure. So below we have a classic dish with a campfire based twist: Campfire Chili Cheese Fries. Adult Supervision is needed in order to complete this recipe. Ingredients One can of chili (your preference) One package of frozen french fries (if you get the family size, double the other ingredients) One cup of shredded cheddar cheese One large spoonful of sour cream (optional) Marterials Aluminum foil Non-stick cooking spray Fire poker Oven mitts Forks Step...[Read more]

Fun Lollipop Crafting With Shaving Cream

Tomorrow, July 20th, is Lollipop Day, and there is an age old question that goes along with lollipops, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? Though there has been multiple studies using robots and people, there is not an exact number. Instead, we have a fun activity to do, so that way while you are thinking about how many licks it truly takes, you can have your own gigantic lollipop to hang up above your bed or for a party. Materials: Shaving cream (men’s non-scented and comes out as white foam is the best to use) Food coloring Paper towels A pencil or...[Read more]

National Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Are you unsure about what to do during the summer that is fun? Then look no further! On July 12th, it is national Teddy Bear Picnic Day, and we came up with a perfect checklist to ensure that your picnic goes off without a hitch! The first thing on the checklist is making sure that you have a parent or guardian with you on this picnic adventure. Once you have that sorted out, the next task is the hardest one: picking which teddy bear to bring to the picnic. You don’t need to only bring one teddy bear, but unfortunately not every single teddy bear you own can go all at once. This just means...[Read more]

How to Fold the American Flag

When you think of America, one of the things that comes to mind immediately, is the American Flag. What you may not know is that the American Flag has a specific way it needs to be folded, and each fold has a meaning. Check out the step-by-step below on how to fold the American Flag. Step 1 Have two people on opposite ends holding the American Flag the long way. When holding the Flag, the Flag needs to be parallel to the ground, and ideally waist-high. Meaning: This first fold is done as a symbol of life. Step 2 Fold the lower half of the stripe section of the American Flag lengthwise over...[Read more]

Summer Safety

Summer time is a great way to have outdoor fun but you need to stay safe. Two major concerns that happen when the sun is out is sunscreen, and staying cool. This article talks about sunscreen safety and how to stay cool. On the market, there are over eight hundred different types of sunscreen, so knowing which ones to look for are key. Your first instinct may be to grab a very high SPF, but that comes at a cost. The high end SPF numbers such as 80 and above, are more likely to burn because they assume they are getting better and longer-lasting protection., and therefore are less likely to...[Read more]

Star Wars Day: Movie Order

From a galaxy not too far far away, tomorrow is May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day.  A topic for debate which has been surrounding this franchise for a long time, is what order should you watch the Star Wars films.  This debate has been going on for years, but there has not been a consensus on which way is the “correct way” to watch. Young Padawan, before you begin your journey into The Force you need background knowledge. Episodes 4, 5, and 6 are considered the original trilogy. Episodes 1, 2, 3 are considered the prequel trilogy. Episodes 7, 8, and 9 (9 has not come out yet) are...[Read more]

Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

Today we are going to take a twist on an American classic: by adding spaghetti to it! Below is the recipe for a delicious lunch, that can serve up to four people, with a lot of pasta on the side. Adult supervision is needed. Ingredients 8 slices of bread (Italian is the best, but most other forms can work too) 2 tablespoons of butter 4 slices of mozzarella cheese (patted dry) 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (any type works, it’s up to your taste) 4 cups of Angel Hair Pasta (doesn’t need to be exact) Instructions Follow the instructions on the side of the Angel Hair Pasta box. Bring a...[Read more]

Take A Walk In The Park

When Spring Time is in full bloom, and the kids have been cooped up in the house because of the weather, the best way to enjoy what mother nature has provided is by taking a walk. Tomorrow is “Take a Walk in the Park Day” and we wanted to focus on some of the great parks in Nashua, NH. The first parks that comes to mind if you are from Nashua, are Greeley Park (located on Concord Street), and Mine Falls Park (located on Whipple Street). Greeley Park is a great place for you and your family to walk a short path to a playground, or to the bandshell. If you are looking for a longer trail...[Read more]

How To Make Dessert Waffles

If you are like most people, you enjoy breakfast foods, and you enjoy dessert. Today, we are combining together breakfast AND dessert to make: dessert waffles! This is really easy to make, and no prep work! Ingredients Two scoops of ice cream of your choice Two frozen chocolate chip waffles Chocolate syrup Whipped Cream Maraschino cherries Step One: Heat the two chocolate chip waffles in a toaster, to your own desired toastedness Step Two: Place the waffles on the plate Step Three: Put the two scoops of ice cream on to one side of the waffle Step Four Place the...[Read more]