Kid’s Recipe forButterscotch Oatmeal Squares –

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What You Need


500 ml            oatmeal                                        2 cups

brown sugar
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250 ml            brown sugar; firmly packed       1 cup

5 ml                baking powder                             1 tsp.

125 ml            melted butter                               1/2 cup

2 ml                vanilla                                          1/2 tsp.

Your Tools or Utensils


Mixing bowl     wooden spoon       sharp knife (be careful)

measuring cups and spoons.    8 inch or   2 x 20 cm square pans.   spatula.

Getting it in the Oven

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  1.  Ahead of time, heat the oven to  140 C or 375F.
  2. Put oatmeal, sugar and baking powder into the mixing bowl.  Mix well.
  3. Stir in butter and vanilla.   Mix well again.
  4. Spread the batter about 1/2 inch thick ( 1 cm) into the 2 ungreased square pans.
  5. Set a timer for 8 to 10 minutes.



6.Use oven mitts to take the pans out of the oven.

7. Let them stand for 5 minutes without touching them.

8. Cut into squares and loosen the edges with a knife.  Be careful

9. Only remove the squares when they are completely cool.

10.   Make sure you clean up after yourself.   Enjoy.

Kids Mini Pizzas – Have Fun Making Your Own

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Be Your own Chef:   You choose the toppings.  Pineapple is great!

What You Need  (one English muffin for every pizza)

1 English muffin                                                      1

15 ml tomato sauce or ketchup                         1 tbsp.

1   clove garlic, minced (optional)                     1

50 ml grated cheese (mozarella or feta)           ½ cup

2 olives sliced                                                             2

10 ml chopped sweet green or red pepper       1 tbsp.

4 pepperoni rounds (optional)                             4

5 ml chopped onion (optional)                            1 tsp.images-4

Working Tools (Utensils)

chef’s knife (be careful)

grater, fork, measuring cups and spoons,

toaster oven   or regular oven/cooker

microwaveable plate or cookie sheet

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Getting it Cooked

  1. Ahead of time, put the oven on to 180C or 350F.
  2. Use a fork and separate the English muffin into halves and toast them lightly.
  3. Spread the ketchup or tomato sauce on each half. It is up to you, if you want to use garlic.
  1. Select your topppings.   Add the grated cheese.
  2. Check the oven is at the right temperature. Place the pizzas on a cookie sheet. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  3. Use oven mitts to remove the cookie sheet or microwave plate.
  4. Don’t eat immediately. These pizzas will be hot.   ENJOY.
  5. Don’t forget to clean up after you.



Kid’s Healthy Breakfast Drinks – Quick to Make




Don’t go out of the house without an energy drink.


What you need

250 ml plain yoghurt   –             or   1 cup

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15 ml honey (optional)               or   1 tbsp.

2 ml   vanilla                                     or ½ tsp.

1 large banana    

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Put into the blender and enjoy


Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

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What you need:

250 ml chopped strawberries or or  1 cup

250 ml peeled and chopped kiwi or   1 cup

250 ml plain yoghurst                or         1 cup

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Put in the blender and enjoy

Poetry: Child of Africa by Wayne Visser

Pauline here.

  Poetry is a way to express a person’s emotions and feelings.  Here is a poem called “Child of Africa.”

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We may not agree with a person’s point of view, but it is fair and polite to listen and to try to understand.  In this poem “Child of Africa,” the poet has had different experiences than you and me.  We need to understand his history and the land where he lives.  Is he angry, or is he trying to say that he is independent?  Enjoy the poem.   Write your own poetry.

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Ask questions about this poem.   What similarities do you share with him? How might your experiences be different?   He doesn’t want ‘pity’ or ‘charity.’  What does he mean?   Have you felt mistrust?  He states that he was ‘schooled at the knees of the elders.’  What do you think he learned that you might not learn in a classroom?  Remember, Africa is a continent comprised of many countries and cultures?  This is the poet’s own feelings.

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Child of Africa

By Wayne Visser

I am a child of Africa –

Young and wild and free

I play on streets of sunny hope

And feed on dusty dreams

I am a child of Africa –

Young and bold and bright

I think a million sparkling thoughts

And wish on shooting stars



I do not want your pity –

For I am not a helpless pup

I do not want your charity –

For I will thrive at first chance

I do not want your mistrust –

For being young is not a crime

I do no want your prejudice –

For that is your prison not mine


You will know me

Not by the colour of my skin

But by the spectrum of my ideas

For I am Africa’s child

You will know me

Not by the name of my tribe

But by the poetry of my ideals

For I am Africa’s child


I may look young

But I am older than you

For I was born at the beginning of time

I may look weak

But I am stronger than you

For I was weaned on the milk of the sun

I may look simple

But I am smarter than you

For I was schooled at the knee of wise elders


You will know me

Not by the poverty of my means

But by the wealth of my ends

For I am Africa’s child

You will know me

Not by the shadows of my past

But by the brilliance of my future

For I am Africa’s child


I do not want your visions –

For I have dreams of my own

I do not want your fears –

For I have monsters enough

I do not want your leftovers –

For I have freshly baked needs

I do not want your playthings –

For I have imagination aplenty


I am a child of Africa

Young and shy and sweet

I smile to hide my nervous pride

And laugh with crystal joy

I am a child of Africa

Young and hip and cool

I dance my way to destiny

And rise on wings of change