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S is for Snow

S is for Snow

We haven’t done a lot of alphabet work because I believe in letting the kids’ interest and the rhythms of the season drive the activities we do together. My oldest seemed to just pluck the alphabet from the air–a puzzle, a few refrigerator magnets, and an alphabet book or two and she just knew all of her A,B,C’s. Since my son has shown a strong interest in letters recently, and we’ve had a great time playing in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-3 (Babies and Toddlers), 1-2 (Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), Featured, Literacy, Touch, Weather, Winter

Apple Pomander Craft

Apple Pomander Craft

We’ve been on a bit of an apple kick here as harvest season gets into full swing in my semi-rural area. Here’s a fun activity that turns your apple pickings into a beautiful and fragrant craft: apple pomanders. Materials: 1 Apple Whole Cloves Spices (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ground Cloves) Sandlewood Oil or Orris Root (optional for additional preservation qualities) Ribbon (optional) Instructions: If you plan on using ribbon, you can also first mark off where the ribbon will go with tape, then add the cloves … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Home Arts, Science, Smell, Touch