White Chocolate and Marshmallow Ghost Pops Materials/Ingredients: Large Marshmallows, White Chocolate or Vanilla Bark, Craft or Popsicle sticks, and Milk Chocolate Chips for the eyes. Have the kids put two marshmallows on a craft stick. Melt the white chocolate or bark in the microwave - watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Older children and adults can dip the marshmallows (the coating is … [Read more...] about Ghost Pops, Poems, and Pumpkin Missing Numbers!
Fall Theme Activities
Fall is a great time to live in an area that has definite seasons. The leaves on the trees turn majestic shades of orange, browns, reds, and gold. The picture above was taken at a family farm open to the public for the season. Check out your own local farms and see if they offer activities for families. We visit Rader Family Farms many times during the Fall. It's a great way to celebrate the … [Read more...] about Play Dough Orchard Mats for Literacy, Math, and Crafts!
Krispy Rice Pumpkins 3 Tbls butter or margarine 1 bag miniature marshmallows 8 drops orange food coloring (more if you'd like a brighter color) 7 cups crispy rice cereal Melt the butter in a dutch oven or 6-8 qt. pan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from the stove and add the orange food coloring. Stir in the rice cereal. Have the … [Read more...] about Krispy Rice Pumpkins and Spice Drop Cookies with Pumpkin Dip!
What's with all the costumes? Discuss with your children: On Halloween they will see people in costumes. The costumes are simply PEOPLE dressed-up to pretend to be something else (much like when our own children play dress-up). Make a dress-up area where children can practice trying on different clothes/costumes. Pretend play is a wonderful way to get young children used to the idea of … [Read more...] about Halloween Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
More than Paintbrushes! Allow your children to use a variety of items when painting! The picture above was done with a large paper clip (we pulled out the middle section for the children to hang on to when painting.) Set out a variety of fall colored tempera, finger paints, and plain or textured paper. To give your students different sensory experiences while painting, you can simply change … [Read more...] about Beyond the Paintbrush – Fall Art for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Fall Math with Miniature Pumpkins - Number_Place_Word Cards Ordinal number sense and pumpkin matching - line up five pumpkins (we put them on a tray, but you can line them up on the floor or a table, too.) Print the file link above and laminate the cards for durability (you can also use clear contact paper for laminating.) For very young children who are still working on number recognition … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Math, Leaf Tactile Cards, and a Pumpkin Relay!