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Archive for October, 2008

Make Apple Sauce

October 18, 2008
Make Apple Sauce

Children learn so much when they help in the kitchen. Besides, cherishing the time with you, they learn that measuring makes a difference and it’s a step towards being a self-sufficient adult. Making apple sauce is easy and yummy and your children will enjoy the fact that they helped make it while they eat...
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Paint with Apples

October 18, 2008
Paint with Apples

Painting with apples cut in various shapes gives your child an opportunity to explore textures, shapes and colors in a safe environment. Materials: 2 apples knife paper plate butcher block or white construction paper tempera paints in assorted colors Cut the apples to create different shapes: Cut one apple horizontally – when apples are...
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Decorate Favorite Apple

October 18, 2008
Decorate Favorite Apple

Turning an ordinary apple into an apple creation with its own unique personality is great fun! Children of all ages enjoy making crazy faces for their apple creations. Materials: assorted apples markers or crayons clear labels, transparent tape or store bought stickers Have your child pick his favorite apple to decorate into an apple person...
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Taste Testing Apples

October 18, 2008
Taste Testing Apples

Any lesson that involves food will capture the attention of your child and having an opportunity to be a food critic has a definite appeal to it (no pun intended). Materials: A selection of apples – you can use the same apples from the sorting activity. pencil or crayons activity sheet for tasting apples PDF...
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Compare Apples

October 18, 2008
Compare Apples

Make going to the fruit market an adventure for your child. Tell him he will be doing some projects with apples and let him pick out different kinds of apples to use for the projects. Materials: – red, green and yellow apples – red, green and yellow construction paper Let your child pick out red, yellow...
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Introducing Apples

October 18, 2008

There are many ways you can introduce a unit on apples. Here are some of our favorites: Go to an apple orchard Since every state has an apple orchard, it’s worth checking it out. To smell the sweet cider aroma mixed with the cinnamon donuts that were just made fresh, has to be experienced. The...
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Dictate Journal

October 18, 2008
Dictate Journal

Having your child dictate her stories and ideas to you is like having a window into her thoughts. What a wonderful way to learn what your child is thinking about and how she views the world around her. It is also a great way to model writing. Seeing her words written down can be a thrilling...
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Sequencing Numbers 1 – 10

October 18, 2008
Sequencing Numbers 1 – 10

Taking a random number of objects, can your child put them in order from the smallest number to the largest? She will not be able to do this if she doesn’t understand the concept of numbers 1 – 10. Sequencing Numbers Materials: Apples from the counting activity Your child should have a good understanding of what the...
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Recognize 1 – 10

October 18, 2008
Recognize 1 – 10

Can your child count from 1 – 10? Does she understand that each number represents a set number of objects? Try these activities and find out! Recognize Numbers 1 to 10 Materials: Apples from the counting activity Number line – optional Ruler with large numerals – optional After your child has had an opportunity to play...
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Counting 1 – 10

October 18, 2008
Counting 1 – 10

Reading silly stories where numbers are repeated is a great way to present numbers to your child. Books like, The Very Hungry Caterpillar or One Hungry Monster will entrance children and they will ask for it over and over again. All the while learning through the repeated pattern of numbers. Counting 1 to 10 Lesson Materials: apple...
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