Action Pack magazine

NEW edition of Action Pack Magazine – for EVERYONE!

Family Apothecary – 50+ pages of salves, lotions, balms and crafty projects!

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [you can save the file to your hard drive and access it, read, and print it anytime and you can view the pdf on a Tablet or iPad].

This issue is pretty amazing – if I do say so myself :) My family and I have had such a lot of fun experimenting and trying out recipes and new (to us) ingredients. I have really enjoyed the process of removing a lot of chemical products from our lives – toothpaste and deodorants for starters (something I have been wanting to do for a long time), and I have loved the smells of herbs and essences pervading the home.

Apothecary: 

  • An historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses ‘materia medica’.
  • A person who dispensed medicines derived from herbs, plants and roots.
  • One who practices herbalism and sometimes alchemy as well; Ancient word for “pharmacist”.

In our Family Apothecary Action Pack Magazine you’ll find:

[all using herbs and commonly found simple ingredients like beeswax, olive oil and bicarb soda (plus a few special products too -- like coconut oil and kaolin clay).]

  • Home herbal medicinal recipes (salves and cold remedies)
  • Eco-home cleaning and freshening ideas (natural cleaning products and washing recipes)
  • Eco beauty treatments (lip balms, creams and hair tonics)
  • Natural personal products (toothpaste and deodorant)

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

As well as detailed step-by-step how-to’s you’ll also find a slew of additional tips, ideas and alternative recipes for making some wonderful natural body, home and medicinal products for the whole family — all are easy enough for older kids to try but I know YOU will want to get stuck into this too.

PLUS there are sewing projects – eye mask, sleeping pillow, heat pack and lavender sachets (and more) which are all very easy to make and include detailed instructions.

And there is MORE … Each chapter has fact sheets highlighting some of the products that are used throughout, as well as a printable herbal guide AND each chapter has a page of printable gift tags too!

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period (150 hours or 5 tries), so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

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Welcome to the Family Cooking edition of Action Pack Magazine for kids. 

  • In this issue there are 30 recipes – all tested and tasted by kid chefs – Orlando and Otilija.
  • Plus we have included a crafty how-to-sew a chef’s hat as well as a convenient printable recipe card section.
  • As well as this we have a included cooking essentials like how to separate eggs, make bread and butter and lots more besides.
  • Action Pack guide to family cooking is divided up into sections:breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner, bread + butter, and dessert. And each recipe is rated ‘super easy’, ‘easy’, ‘medium’ or ‘bit harder’.
  • Plus there are baking tips, safety advice and a kitchen conversion chart.

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Do you like to cook? Do your kids?

Cooking is a great skill to have. If you can be confident in the kitchen, know how to use a knife safely and to be careful around boiling liquids and hot flames, then you are well on your way to becoming an independent and capable person in the kitchen and in life. This Action Pack: Family cooking, will help cooks of all ages to become confident in the kitchen.

Cooking not only teaches you about healthy eating and good quality food, but also makes you aware of the ingredients that go into your food. Kids will begin to appreciate all the time and effort that goes into cooking a meal for the family too. They might not even complain so much if it’s not their favourite food served up at dinner time. Enable your children to become confident cooks and experimental eaters with these 30 delicious and easy to make recipes.

Cooking is part science, part art and part practical skills. Knowing how food reacts and why you need to include certain ingredients in a certain order and cook them at a certain temperature is all science. Why baking powder and yeast makes flour rise. Why cream turns to butter if you over beat it. Why milk curdles if you add lemon juice to it. Knowing these things will make you and your kids more inventive, creative and scientific cooks – you’ll learn all these things and more in this issue.

Cooking is about being independent, learning about food and ingredients and the effort that goes into cooking, but it can also be a really fun, creative and artistic activity. Experimenting with flavour, colour, texture and shape is part of the cooking process. In this e-cooking book, you’ll find food for inspiring this creativity.

Orlando kneading dough

This here little cook book is for kids who like to cook, but it’s also for the whole family too. The recipes inside are practical and uncomplicated and use easy to find everyday ingredients. I hope you and the whole family enjoy this cooking e-book.

Welcome to the Family Cooking edition of Action Pack Magazine for kids. 

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Chocolate choc-chip brownies

Be prepared for mess, for fun and for some seriously good food.

I want to encourage everyone to give cooking a go. Parents don’t be afraid of a little mess – kids, you’ll have to clean up after cooking if you want to cook next time.!

Cooking with kids takes longer – this is just a fact, which is fine – slow and steady will get you there in the end, just read through the recipe, gather your ingredients and do one step at a time.

None of the recipes in this book are difficult, although some recipes might take a little more experience in the kitchen than others – and a little more time. However they are all achievable and we know this because the chefs who cooked the dishes featured here are 9 and 12 years old – younger children will need more supervision, while older ones will only need a little advice now and again.

So get cooking – what are you waiting for?!

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Instructions: After you have purchased the Action Pack you will receive an email with the link to where you can download the pdf. Save it onto your computer and then print out. It is a full colour 20+ page document – print the pages all at once or you need as you need them. For optimum quality choose ‘best quality’ when printing, especially for the pages with illustrations. However feel free to print it out in black and white too. Your PDF can also be saved and viewed onto your Tablet or iPad.

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The email address that it is sent to is the email connected to your paypal account. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period, so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

Contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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Action Pack: Easter 2012 Edition – is Available now

20 pages of craft, science and cooking.

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can be printed or viewed on your computer and on a Tablet or iPad].


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Welcome to the Easter Special Edition of Action Pack Magazine for kids.

In this issue there are seven Easter recipes,experiments and crafts. You’ll learn about different Easter traditions, you’ll bake, taste and experiment in the kitchen and you’ll get a little crafty too. Be prepared for mess, for fun and for lots of egg-speriments.

Kids in the kitchen

  • I firmly believe that kids can begin cooking as soon as they are interested. This process of giving them freedom in the kitchen will set them up for a lifetime of healthy homemade cooking and eating.
  • Before they are tall enough to use the stove top or reach the bench let them use a sturdy stool so they can help with cutting and stirring. Teach them to safely use and respect sharp knives and heat. Once they gain more confidence by helping you, they are ready to tackle some recipes on their own.
  • Let them cook a dish on their own, weighing and measuring ingredients for themselves. The recipes inside the Action Pack magazines are the perfect place to start. At first you could stay in the kitchen reading out the recipe to them or assisting them with organising, measuring and finding ingredients. But once you are confident of their capabilities, why not allow them the space and trust to try it out for themselves.

In this issue you will find

  • About: What does Easter mean? + Information for Parents about how to use Action Pack
  • Sweet things: Chocolate Easter Cookies + European Easter Cake
  • Snacks: Breakfast egg + toast + Hot Cross Easter Buns
  • Craft: Munch’em Egg Cosies + How to make a piping bag for icing
  • Science you can eat: Tea Eggs + Natural Dyed Eggs
How to make a piping bag

Action Pack: Easter 2012 Edition – is Available now only $4 for 20 pages of craft, science and cooking.

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can be printed or viewed on your computer and on a Tablet or iPad].


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Instructions: After you have purchased the Action Pack you will receive an email with the link to where you can download the pdf. Save it onto your computer and then print out. It is a full colour 20+ page document – print the pages all at once or you need as you need them. For optimum quality choose ‘best quality’ when printing, especially for the pages with illustrations. However feel free to print it out in black and white too. Your PDF can also be saved and viewed onto your Tablet or iPad.

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The email address that it is sent to is the email connected to your paypal account. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period, so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

Contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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Welcome to the Mad Scientist issue [Issue #9] of Action Pack Magazine for kids.

In this issue there are more than 14 fun, curious, tasty and artistic scientific experiments: 

  • You will learn about microwave expansion
  • and the science of bubbles and yeast,
  • you’ll experiment with crystals
  • and make some cool potions too.

 

Action Pack Issue 9: Mad Scientist Issue – is Available now

20+ pages with 15 tutorials, recipes, crafts and more…

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Preparing a Science Station:

  • Having a science experiments box prepared ready for all your experiments will mean you won’t be searching for the materials and tools you need and you won’t have to skip any of the projects because you can’t find that essential ingredient. You’ll be organised.
  • Set aside a time to prepare for the activities you plan on doing, find a container, box or basket to keep everything in. Use the list on the right to gather together most of the ingredients you will need for science fun at your fingertips. Don’t forget to check the list with each experiment to make sure you have everything you need.
List of ingredients and materials for Issue 9 of Action Pack:
  • The basics
  1. Empty cardboard rolls
  2. Plastic party cups & bowls
  3. Foil trays
  4. Sponges
  5. Drinking straws
  6. Chenille pipe cleaners
  7. Zip lock bags
  8. Egg cartons
  9. Balloons
  10. Rubber bands
  11. Sticky tape
  12. Brown paper bags
  • The tools
  1. Scissors
  2. Eye dropper
  3. Pencils
  4. Pegs
  5. Glass jars
  6. BBQ skewers
  7. Plastic bottles
  8. Funnel
  • The ingredients
  1. Salt
  2. Sugar
  3. Epsom salts
  4. Borax
  5. Bi-carb soda (baking soda)
  6. Ammonia
  7. Laundry bluing
  8. Food colour
  9. School glue / PVA glue
  10. Soap
  11. Shaving cream
  12. Dishwashing detergent
  13. Yeast

Action Pack Issue 9: Mad Scientist Issue – is Available now only $5 for 20+ pages with 15 tutorials, recipes, crafts and more…

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

For Parents:

The Action Pack magazines are aimed at 7–12 year old kids, and are meant for independent creativity. However be sure to gauge the suitability of each project for your child’s age and development. Some of the projects may be suitable for younger [5–6 year old] children with supervision. And depending upon the child’s age and abilities you may need to stay in the same room with them for some of the experiments.

But you don’t need to hover while your child is experimenting; feel free to let them experiment, observing and only helping when needed. On the flip side, don’t fret if you feel you don’t have enough science background to help or teach your children with the activities presented here, you should be more of a facilitator and a co-learner rather than a teacher – and that’s more fun anyway.

Setting up a science station is a great way to make these projects easily accessible for your children to discover and experiment as needed. Instead of turning on the electronic games or tv when they are bored and you are busy, why not let them head over to the pre-prepared science station for some free-range independent discovery.

What is a science station?  It’s a space you stock with materials of a scientific nature for experimentation. Your science station could be a table or sideboard that you have permanently set up, or it could be a box that can be dragged out and set up on the kitchen table [or outside when required].

Action Pack Issue 9: Mad Scientist Issue – is Available now only $5 for 20+ pages with 15 tutorials, recipes, crafts and more…

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Instructions: After you have purchased the Action Pack you will receive an email with the link to where you can download the pdf. Save it onto your computer and then print out. It is a full colour 20+ page document – print the pages all at once or you need as you need them. For optimum quality choose ‘best quality’ when printing, especially for the pages with illustrations. However feel free to print it out in black and white too. Your PDF can also be saved and viewed onto your Tablet or iPad.

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The email address that it is sent to is the email connected to your paypal account. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period, so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

Contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website