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Friday, September 26, 2014

T is for Transportation Week 1

Sensory Bin:
Make your own ramps and tunnels

Monday Book/DVD


I bought one of these a while ago,
but saved it until now to bring it out.


Bring out the play dough and have your child make tracks in it.

Friday: Car wash. If possible go outside and wash your Coz-E Coupe :)
If not, wash some small cars in the house.

Trafic Light Graham Crackers

Sometime in the next two weeks, we are going to make Nuts & Bolts.  Most of you call it chex mix.  I will not be adding the M&M's.

I will not be using white, but green for a grassy background.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A for Apples Week 2

Tuesday: Apple Cloud Dough
You can do red, green, or yellow 

Wednesday:  Apple Songs

Thursday: Pom Pon pushing

I might love this photo more because they have a frog dish!

Friday: Torn paper apples
Tearing is great for fine motor skills.
If your child is really into this activity,
you can make a red, yellow, and a green one!

Snacks this week will include dried apples and regular apples.  
P is not a big fan of applesauce though.

Shopping List for Transportation:

Black Beans (sensory bin)
Tubes- either from toilet paper or paper towels
White frosting- we are tinting yellow
Graham Crackers
Construction paper- red, yellow, green
Nuts & Bolts ingredients (Chex cereals, cheerio’s, pretzels)
Rice Krispie ingredients (marshmallows, butter, cereal)

Quiet book (background pages 2, gray or black for the road, many colored scraps.)

Friday, September 12, 2014

A is for Apples

BOOK Suggestions:
Apple Cider Making Days – Marjorie Priceman
Apple Farmer Annie – Monica Wellington
Apple Pie ABC – Alison Murray
Apples – Gail Gibbons
Apples and Pumpkins – Anne Rockwell
Apples, Apples Everywhere! – Robing Michal Koontz
Apples, Apples, Apples –Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Apples For Everyone – Jill Esbaum
Applesauce Season – Eden Ross Lipton
Autumn Is For Apples – Michelle Knudsen
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
How Do Apples Grow? – Betsy Maestro
How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World – Marjorie Priceman
Johnny Appleseed – Reeve Lindbergh
Johnny Appleseed – Steven Kellogg
One Red Apple – Harriet Ziefert
Ten Apples Up On Top! – Dr. Seuss
Ten Red Apples – Pat Hutchins
The Apple Pie Tree – Zoe Hall
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree – Gail Gibbons
Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time – Jody Shapiro

I will be making these trees out of fun foam.
After we are down with them,
I will be adding them to his quiet book!
I will use split peas.

Tuesday song.
You could make 10 felt apples or just use 10 pom pons

So we will sort ball pit balls- red, green, and yellow.
If I have them, we will sort into red, green, or yellow bins.

On here we will use Scented Apple Paint.  I will never use glitter with children...  Hello, glitter is cut up glass.

For older children, have them roll a 
number cube and take that many apples out with the tongs.


                                                                Apple Moon Sand

You could also add the Apple play dough set.

I really really want to make this:

But there is no recipe!  :( 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Splish Splash week 2

Anything with an * is an outdoor activity, however, some can be brought inside as well.


Anything with an * is an outdoor activity, however, some can be brought inside as well.

Wednesday~ Use different color fun foam and cut out shapes for the water table.

Thursday~  Bring out paint rollers and paint brushes and take them outside.  You could also do inside with construction paper and still use plain water.

Friday~ Give your child a whisk and have them whisk to make bubbles. 

Saturday~ Duck footprint

I will most likely let P paint the water and let it dry and add his foot later.

With this a mainly outdoor week, I will most likely switch around things based on the weather.

We will also eat goldfish for a snack.  You could also do blue colored vanilla pudding.  If P liked Jell-O, I would make blue Jell-O and put it through the potato ricer.  Just do it, the kids love the different texture when they eat it. 

Yes this is basically what mine looks like from my gamma.  Oh wait- she took it back and gave me the "new" one because the old one works better lol

I also have the theme Ocean planned for later on.

Shopping List for A is for Apples

Apple Pie spice
Food Coloring- red, green, yellow
Flour- 7 cups
Vegetable Oil
Dried split peas
Red, Yellow, Green pom pons
Fun Foam- green and brown
Construction paper