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“My family took a vacation to Universal Studios when I was really young. Me and my brother Richard – who’s also an actor – were both really intrigued by seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff of how films are made. We kind of begged our parents to get into acting.” -Jonathan Jackson

To continue what was started last week, I will be giving a brief synopsis of each months’ usvisits to Universal Studios Hollywood. This month I am talking about my trips in February. It was a great time to go, as long as you missed the rain. IF you have a season pass, you probably have little to no blackout dates for February, since it is what is considered an “off-season” month. This just means that fewer people visit.

Overall, the crowds were light and there were plenty of events going on. I was really excited because I finally got to go to the Harry Potter section here, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to the one in Florida last year but wanted to experience it here as well.

Events, that I know of, that happened this month:

  1. Lunar New Year event (official USH event)
  2. Lord Voldemort’s Valentine’s Death Eater Day (Facebook event)
  3. Old Hollywood Day (Facebook event)

I’m sure there were more events that occurred that I was unaware of but these I was aware of.

A few things to be aware of (good and bad) because it is the off-season:

  1. All water related things (other than Jurassic Park) were closed for refurbishment.
  2. The park closes early during the week
  3. There may be rain, it rained a lot this year
  4. Ticket prices are lower
  5. Crowds are lower
  6. It will be cold in the mornings
  7. Some attractions may close that aren’t water related

In the month of February the Jaws, Waterworld, fountain in CityWalk, and glove at the entrance were all down because they were being refurnished.

If you have any questions, comment below. I’m sad to say that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we didn’t get to visit Universal Studios too much during the month. We hope to visit more in the month of March. As always, thanks for stopping in to read my blog. Don’t forget to follow me so you can stay up to date with my life!

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“Learning is not a race to information, it is a walk to discovery.” -Unknown

In my child development class right now, we have to come up with thirteen different lesson plans and then present three of those to the class. Two out of the three we present to the class we have to present to at the child development center. I will be doing my first presented class activity on Tuesday and I am actually quite excited about it. It’s called Ice Egg Excavation. I originally saw the idea for Glow in the Dark Ice Egg Excavation but decided that Tonic water was too much and there is a whole controversy on it being healthy or not so I figured it would be ok to not use it and just use tap water. Pinterest has a few different ideas, I’ll include the link below.

What I did was I took a box of small animals and, with the help of my dear husband, shoved them (gently) into balloons then filed those balloons with water. Once they are filled and tied, I place them in the freezer and leave them there overnight. I made 2 a few days ago so I was able to look at them last night, when I had the chance. When you’re ready to use them, you cut off the balloon and voila! All you do id put them in a tray or bowl and give the children little droppers and a cup of luke-warm water to drop on the ice eggs to melt them. Watch their amazement as the animal/dinosaur/treasure some out. I love it.

This activity can be done inside or outside but I would prefer to do it outside when it’s a little warmer but not too out out. It’s a great way to keep them cool!

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Pinterest.com Ice Egg Excavation Ideas

Have you tired a similar activity? How did it go? What did they kids think? Leave us feedback in the comments! Thank you for reading.