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Make This Delicious Vegetable Fried Rice!

Submitted by Calista White

3 T grapeseed oil, divided
4 c previously cooked rice, grains separated well
1 c broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
3/4 c frozen carrots and peas, defrosted
1/4 c soy sauce
1 t toasted sesame oil
2 large eggs, beaten

Heat a wok or large sauté pan on high heat. When the pan is hot enough for a bead of water to instantly sizzle and evaporate, add only 1 tablespoon of the grapeseed oil and swirl to coat pan. Add the eggs and stir quickly, until just cooked, about 30 seconds. Remove the eggs and set aside on a plate. Wipe the wok out and then heat another tablespoon of the grapeseed oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, for about one minute. Add in the rice and fry for another two minutes or until heated through. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of grapeseed oil. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to stir fry for one minute. Stir in the eggs and serve.

Category: Main Dish or Side Dish
Serves: 4 adults

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 367.5
Fat: 14.2 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 9.5 g


Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Lanterns!

Chinese New Year is rich in culture and vibrant colors—the perfect combination for a thematic unit. These Chinese lanterns are a great way to add a festive look to any classroom!

Materials Needed:
Colorations® Blunt Tip Scissors, 5″L (CBS)
Colorations® Washable School Glue, 1 gallon (LCWG)
Assorted Ribbon Remnants – 25 yards (RIBBONS)
Colorations® 9×12″ Heavyweight Construction Paper (9ALL)
Crepe Paper Streamers – set of 12 (STRMSET)

For instructions, click here!

The Caring Season

Girls in winter

Eleanor Reynolds tells us that the holidays are often the most stressful time of the year. In spite of our best intentions, children may end up feeling overstimulated, upset demanding or disappointed. Though the holidays have passed, several of thes tips can be used during other stressful situations children may encounter. Read more here for some tips to have a stress-free holiday season!

These Putty Ornaments are Perfect for Any Age to Decorate!

Materials Needed:
Colorations® Super Lightweight Air-Dry Putty (white)

Non-Stick Rolling Pins – Set of 6
Colorations® Simply Washable Tempera Paint, 16 oz.
Colorations® Best Value Plastic Handle Paint Brushes – Set of 30
Colorations® Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter – 1lb.
Colorations® Acrylic Yarn – Set of 12
570 Glittering Craft Rhinestones
Clear Stretchy Beading Cord – 100 Yards
Sequins & Spangles
Colorations® Washable School Glue

Get the instructions here!

Make a Thankful Tree for Your Home or Classroom!

This tree can be used during any holiday season to highlight thankfulness!

Materials Needed:
9″ x 12″ Heavyweight Construction Paper
Best Value Safety Scissors
Colorations® Washable School Glue.
Huge 9″ Alphabet Collage Letters
Fadeless® Paper Rolls, 48″W x 50’L

Get the instructions here!

Create Holiday Memories

fall leaf

Dora Fowler tells us about the time her daughter arrived home from college in time for the hoildays, expecting to see all of the family’s traditional decorations throughout the house. Dora, thinking that her children had outgrown the “old” decorations, hadn’t put any of the decorations out for the holiday season. Read more here to see what happened when her daughter came home!