The Albany Fire Department is hosting its ANNUAL TREASURE HUNT
on Saturday Oct 2nd from 10am til 2pm.
This is a great event. I have taken my kids for the past 2
or 3 years. 4 stations in Albany host this event and there
are different activities at each station. So drop by the one
that is closest to your house...OR...go to all four stations and
get your activity stamped...when you finish the 4th station you can
enter into a drawing for DINNER AT THE FIRE STATION! What kid
wouldn't LOVE that???
Station 11 is located at 110 SE 6th St (downtown)
* Fire Engine Rides
* Spray Water at Targets
Station 13 is located at 1980 Three Lakes Road SE (Near
* Ladder Truck Demo
* Water Rescue Demo with life jacket info
* Diver Demonstration
* Cookies & Juice
Station 12 is located at 120 34th Ave SE (Near YMCA)
* Picture with Fire fighter Clothes on Antique Engine
* Jaws of Life Demo @ 10:30, 11:45 & 1pm
* Hot Dogs
Station 14 is located at 2850 Gibson Hill Rd NW (in North
* Life Flight Helicopter landing at 10:00am
* Junior Fire Fighter Challenge
* 911 Demonstration
My kids and I look forward to this event every year....so come
on out and share this experience that your kids will never
My kids are a little under the weather today, so we decided to
do a low-key project indoors and make bath crayons.
There are tons of tutorials online on how to do this, but I
primarily used this one from Helium.
Here are the supplies you need: White ivory soap, cookie
cutters, a cheese grater and some food coloring. I received the box
of cookie cutters from my good friend Casey as a bridal shower gift - they are
awesome. Not only are there endless cookie possibilities, but they
are perfect for play doh and, well, bath crayons.
You shred the ivory soap with a cheese grater. We ended up using
3 bars of soap.
Then you take a cup of the soap and mix some warm water (about a
1/4 cup) with it. Stir in food coloring of your choice. You are
supposed to stir until it is stiff. I can't say that these every
got stiff. I also read you are supposed to stir until the soap
dissolves, but my kids were a little too excited to wait that long.
Then press them into cookie cutter molds or ice cube trays. I
set these on a piece of wax paper over a cookie sheet. We made
about 12 crayons out of 3 bars of soap in 6 different colors.
We put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then popped
them out of the cookie cutters. You are supposed to let them harden
for a day or two before using them in the bath. I'll be interested
to see if they really work - I've read that people have had varying
degrees of success. Either way, the kids had a blast making them,
and it was a very inexpensive project. Let us know if you try it,
and if so, how it works!
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