2387 County Rte 18 South New Berlin NY 13843-3157 Call toll-free: 1.800.849.

3459 E-mail: inquiry@kidcrafters.com Website: www.kidcrafters.com

Cycle 2 November Program
Program Artwork by Chris Larson

Introduction – please read first
Welcome to the KidCrafters November program. If you’re new, please read through the program overview file before beginning the month. This file contains information about how this cycle’s program is set up, tips for doing arts & crafts, booklists, family notes, and various artwork – calendar & weather center, birthday activities, center signs, helper charts, administrative forms, etc. New Customers:

If you order by check, you can now place your order on-line using PayPal. Please see separate flyer for further information.

You’ll find an additional file on your CD containing the kids’ calendars and nametag shapes formatted for use in Microsoft Word (Windows). The file is accessed from the activity calendar. Having this format will allow you to customize the calendar by adding your own program’s monthly information – field trips, birthdays, etc., using text boxes. Children’s names can be added to the nametag shapes for interactive attendance boards, nametags, bulletin boards, etc.

If you use Microsoft Word and would like to have a monthly calendar formatted for this year (dates filled in) that you can customize for your activities, send us an email request. Because it’s dated, we can’t include it on the CD.

You’ll find a included on your program overview guide a copy of the 5.1 version of the Reader. We would suggest that you take a minute to install this updated program. If you need help installing the program, call our toll-free number and ask for Bill.

Table of Contents – Miscellaneous Information
Introduction -- please read first How To Use The Program Files ...................................................................... 4 Start a buying group............................................................................................... 5 Ordering Options ..................................................................................................... 6 Price List for Schools, Centers & Buying Groups .................................... 7 Group Annual Subscription Price List ............................................................. 8 What is PayPal?.......................................................................................................... 9 Need Childcare Insurance?................................................................................... 10 Arts & Crafts Supplies.............................................................................................11 What is auto ship? ...................................................................................................12 Cycle 1 Theme Units ..............................................................................................13 Cycle 2 Theme Units ..............................................................................................14 Cycle 3 Theme Units ..............................................................................................15

How To Use The Program Files
Place the KidCrafters CD in the drive. Wait several seconds and it will

auto load and open to the activity calendar. Print a copy of the activity calendar and post it somewhere for a quick look at the topics. Always use the activity calendar to locate the files.

other and can be done in any order. Click once on any unit title or any individual day to open the file. Look through the table of contents to find the lesson plans etc.). Set your printer to "draft" or "fast" mode. This should print each page in 10-15 seconds and uses almost no ink. and print the pages. On the printer options, set the page range (e.g., page 4-14,

Next, pick the unit you wish to do -– the units are independent of each

to do. Any activities where printed patterns or clipart are provided will be indicated by a CD-Rom icon

Then read through the lesson plans and decide which activities you wish . Look through the table of contents to find the

art pages in the unit file -- everything is listed by type of activity and then by "current page." Then set the number of copies you need for the number of children in your group.

name. Click on the activity you wish to print, and on your printer options choose

Clipart courtesy of Dianne J. Hook (©D.J. Inkers) 1-800-325-4890 or www.djinkers.com and/or Lisa’s Country Clipart – www.countryclipart.com

Start a buying group and earn $$ and a free program each month
Beginning with orders for the September 2003 program, group leaders will receive a $1 commission for each member in their group ordering the current month. Each monthly order placed having 25+ member orders will earn the group leader a free program CD. Starting a group is easy. Begin with your local childcare association. Contact KidCrafters for sample CD’s and materials to hand out. Remind your members that as your group grows, the prices decrease. Please see price list that follows for specifics. You can also advertise your group on any web groups or email lists you may belong to. If you’re interested in starting a group, contact the group coordinator (Kathy) by email for further information -- all group business is done through email only. Price List for Monthly Group Purchases Current Month Preschool Program (Cycle 2) Regular price: $28.00 / each 3-5 members: $18.00 / each 6-9 members: $16.00 / each 10-24 members: $14.00 / each 25-99 members: $12.00 / each 100+ members: $10.00 / each

KidCrafters Preschool Program 19 Pine Boulevard Lakewood NJ 08701-5204 email: inquiry@kidcrafters.com website: www.kidcrafters.com

Free 300+ page sample CD available. Please email your request with number needed.

Ordering Options KidCrafters Preschool Program

Single month orders: $28.00 Auto Ship orders (credit or debit card): $23.00/month (19% disc.) 3-month order: $69.00 (19% disc.) $124.00 / $186.00 (26% disc.)

6-month or 9-month order:

1 Phone
Order by phone Credit or debit cards Call toll-free 1.800.849.3459 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm EST

2 Internet
Order On-Line Credit card or PayPal Log on to: www.kidcrafters.com 24 Hours a Day

3 Mail
Order by mail Check or money order Mail to: KidCrafters 19 Pine Blvd Lakewood NJ 08701-5204

Price List for Schools, Centers & Buying Groups Current Month (Cycle 2) Preschool Program Beginning September 2003
Regular price 3-5 programs 6-9 programs 10 – 24 programs 25 - 99 programs 100+ programs $28.00 each/month $18.00 each/month $16.00 each/month $14.00 each/month $12.00 each/month $10.00 each/month

** Shipping/handling to individual addresses is included in above price.
Other Order Requirements:
• • • •

All checks or money orders will be made payable to KidCrafters and mailed to KidCrafters in one batch per month. All checks will be for single month purchases. Multi-month checks will be returned. Orders for the following month’s program must be received no later than the 15th of the previous month. Group ordering will provide the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of each individual in the group for our records (to receive customer support, each user must be registered with KidCrafters). Orders with incomplete contact information will not be accepted.

Please email us for more complete list of guidelines for group purchases or with any questions.

We can also help you generate income for yourself or your childcare association when you purchase as a group – please email us for details.

19 Pine Boulevard Lakewood NJ 08701-5204 1.800.849.3459 E-mail: inquiry@kidcrafters.com Web site: www.kidcrafters.com

Price List for Schools, Centers & Buying Groups Annual Subscription – Preschool Program Regular price:
3-5 subscriptions: 6-9 subscriptions: 10-24 subscriptions: 25-99 subscriptions: 100-199 subscriptions: 200+ subscriptions:

$252.00 ($28.00/month x 9 mos)
$160.00/each $135.00/each $120.00/each $100.00/each $90.00/each $75.00/each ($17.78 / month x 9 mos.) ($15.00 / month x 9 mos.) ($13.34 / month x 9 mos.) ($11.12 / month x 9 mos.) ($10.00 / month x 9 mos.) ($8.34 / month x 9 mos.)

** Shipping/handling to individual addresses is included in above price Other Order Requirements:
Checks or money orders will be made payable to “KidCrafters” and mailed in one batch. Programs will be shipped to individual addresses. Group ordering will provide the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of each individual in the group for our records – to receive customer support, each user must be registered with KidCrafters. Orders with incomplete contact information will not be accepted.

19 Pine Boulevard Lakewood NJ 08701-5204 1.800.849.3459 E-mail: inquiry@kidcrafters.com Web site: www.kidcrafters.com

Please contact us if you need CD samples for your group

Each group member chooses which cycle of programs he/she wishes to order -- Cycle 1, Cycle 2, or Cycle 3 programs. For Cycle 1 or 3 orders, all program CD’s will be mailed in one bundle. For Cycle 2, each CD will be mailed approximately 2 weeks before each month begins. Please check our website for theme unit calendars. Cycle 2 will be in place in mid-May.

What is PayPal? PayPal allows you to order on-line and pay for your purchase with your checking account Just enter the recipient’s email address and the amount you wish to send. You can pay with a credit card or checking account The recipient gets an email that says "You’ve Got Cash!" Recipients can then collect their money by clicking a link in the email that takes them to www.paypal.com Sign up today for your free Personal Account: www.paypal.com

Need Childcare Insurance?
Adults & Childrens Alliance (ACA) is one of the largest childcare organizations in the country. ACA is an expert in childcare, providing classes and workshops, newsletters, USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, and products/services for childcare businesses. Its group insurance program was formed in 1981 to respond to the growing need for childcare insurance – especially for the in-home provider. To better serve their Members, a portion of fees paid to ACA are used to support and assist state and local childcare associations and organizations to address the specific needs in their communities. You, as a Member, may designate which association or organization, participating in the Alliance “Community Partnership” program you wish to support. ACA operates in most, but not all, states. Please contact them to determine whether they operate in your state. To contact the ACA for further information: Adults & Children’s Alliance 2885 Country Drive Suite 165 St. Paul MN 55117-2621 1.800.433.8108 Web site: www.acainc.org

Arts & Crafts Supplies
Item#
FB-1 FB-2

Description
16"x24" felt board / please choose a color: Felt tape (per foot)

Price
$11.50 $0.50

denim blue - apple green -- plum -- cranberry -- charcoal AS-1 Plastic lacing needles Brightly colored shape buttons [½ lb] Blank plastic wall calendar – 16” x 24” Wall calendar/f-b combo $0.25 ea or 5/$1 $3.50 $18.50 $10.50

AS-3 M-1 M-2

S/H -- all orders - please see below: Total for this order:

Total for supplies:

S/H is $4.50 minimum or 15% of total -- whichever is the higher amount Method of Payment: ___ check/money order enclosed ___ charge my: Visa -- M/C - Discover - Amer. Express #_____________________________________Exp. Date:_________ Name: Business Name: Address: Telephone Email: Signature:________________

What is auto ship?
Auto-ship means that a monthly program CD is sent to you each month until you tell us to stop the shipments. You can arrange to have each program charged to your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card credit or debit card. Auto ship gives you a number of benefits: • You never have to remember to order your next month's • Each package is shipped approx. 2 weeks before the start of each month. • You’re under no obligation to sign up for a minimum number of months – you can stop your shipments at any time.

program -- we take care of that for you.

You receive a 19% [$5.00] discount off the regular price.

Cycle 1 Theme Units

These unit CD’s are complete and available for shipping immediately. Please see separate flyer for list of discounts.

KP
Month
September October

reschool Program
Theme Units
Welcome to Preschool -- Apples Magnificent Me -- Shapes Fall Fantasy -- Pumpkins Fire Prevention -- Nocturnal Animals Our Town – A Trip to the Library Health & Nutrition -– Giving Thanks Happy Holidays -- Gingerbread Kids Around the World -– Folk & Fairy Tales Winter (2 weeks) –- Arctic Animals Cats & Dogs Human Body -- Money U.S. Presidents -– All Kinds of Bears Homes -– Families Mother Earth -– In My Closet Welcome Spring Down on the Farm (2 weeks) At the Zoo -– Going to the Fair
Mother Goose & Friends -– Preschool Review

Letters
A-B

Number
0-1-2

Color
Red

C-D-E

3

Orange

November

F-G-H

4

Brown

December

I-J-K

5

Blue

January

L-M-N

6

Black & White

February

O-P-Q

7

Purple

March

R-S-T

8

Green

April

U-V-W

9

Yellow

May

X-Y-Z Review

10 Review

Pink Review

Summer

Sunshine Fun -- Down by the Sea Weather -– Backyard Science II

KidCrafters Preschool Program
Cycle 2 Theme Units

T hese units are available for shipping approximately 2 weeks before each month starts. Theme units subject to change. School Year 2003 - 2004

Each month will also contain a unit about one of the 50 states -- states to be announced Month
September October

Theme Units
Getting to Know You - Apples My Five Senses – Me & My Friends Autumn Days – Good Health & Nutrition Pumpkins & Scarecrows – Fire Safety
All Around Our Town – Community Workers

Letters
A-B

Number
1&2

Color
Red

C-D-E

3

Orange

November

F-G-H

4

Brown

Harvest/Thanksgiving Holiday Magic -- Dinosaurs Multi-Cultural Celebrations Let’s Pretend -- Folk & Fairy Tales Snowy Days Hearts & Valentines -- Holidays of February Teddy Bear Buddies - In My Toy Box Things That Grow – Fruits & Vegetables Feathered Friends - Desert Life Spring Celebration – Baby Animals
Over in the Meadow - Spring Weather

December

I-J-K

5

Blue

January

L-M-N

6

Black & White

February

O-P-Q

7

Purple

March

R-S-T

8

Green

April

U-V-W

9

Yellow

May

Outdoor Fun – At the Circus
Special Days of May - Caterpillars & Butterflies

X-Y-Z
& Review

10 & Review

Pink & Review

Summer

Sunny Days – Jungle Safari In My Garden – Insect Friends - Simple Science

KidCrafters Preschool Program
Cycle 3 Theme Units

These unit CD’s are complete and available for shipping immediately. Please see separate flyer for list of discounts.

Month
September October

Theme Units
Apples –- All about Me -- Babies Birthdays -- Manners Harvest -– Corn -- Pumpkins Leaves -- Acorns -– Spiders -- Fire Safety Pilgrims & Indians -– Family -– Homes

Letters
A-B

Number
0-1-2

Color
Red

C-D-E

3

Orange

November

F-G-H

4

Brown

December

Pets – Holidays -- Candles Angels -– Bells -– Candy canes Winter Fun –- Five Senses Mittens –- Bread & Pizza Friendship -– Dental Health Post Office -- Transportation –- Cherries Forest Animals –- Wind & Air Kites –- Lions & Lambs Butterflies & Caterpillars-- Rainy days Out in Space -– Recycling -– Eggs
Rainforest –- Flowers & Bees – Watermelon Strawberries -– Preschool Review

I-J-K

5

Blue

January

L-M-N

6

Black & White

February

O-P-Q

7

Purple

March

R-S-T

8

Green

April

U-V-W

9

Yellow

May

X-Y-Z Review

10 Review

Pink Review

Summer

Wild West -- Castles & Knights –- Backyard Science 4th of July -– Father’s Day

Table of Contents – Family letters & notes; nametags; notepaper
Family Letters Monthly Overview ...................................................................................................................17 Week 1 .......................................................................................................................................18 Week 2 .......................................................................................................................................19 Week 3 .......................................................................................................................................20 Week 4 .......................................................................................................................................21 Family Notes Day 1 --- Jobs..........................................................................................................................22 Day 2 – Paper feather activity .........................................................................................23 feather pattern......................................................................................................................24 Day 11 – Thanksgiving traditions .........................................................................................25 Day 11 – List of family members ..................................................................................26 Day 9 – Children’s book week.......................................................................................27 Day 11 – Family feast...........................................................................................................28 Day 11 – Family photograph album..............................................................................29 Day 12 – “garage sale” activities......................................................................................30 Day 16 – Cornucopia activities........................................................................................31 Nametags Turkeys – color .......................................................................................................................32 Turkeys – black & white.....................................................................................................33 Tipi – color................................................................................................................................34 Tipi – black & white .............................................................................................................35 Blank notepaper version 1 -- full page ...........................................................................................................36 version 1 -- half page ..........................................................................................................37 Version 2 -- full page...........................................................................................................38 Version 2 – half page...........................................................................................................39

Family Letters
Monthly Overview

C2November Program Monthly Overview This Month’s Topics
My Neighborhood -- community workers -- harvest Family celebrations – Thanksgiving -- Native Americans Color brown -– exploring turkeys & feathers -– cornucopia activities Introduction to the #4 and the triangle shape

Introduction to the Letters F-G-H -– pre-math: small, medium & large

Items We Need Your Help in Collecting:
Old clothes or hats for dress-up play Empty food containers Old magazines & catalogs; old greeting cards

Tote bags, book bags, and/or children’s books you no longer use pom-poms, etc.

Any brown scraps for sorting and collages: Fabric, buttons, ribbon, wallpaper, wrapping paper, yarn, Magazine pictures of different baked goods

Other: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Book List
HOfficer Buckle and Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book,1996)H by Peggy Rathmann Tomie HThe Legend of the Indian PaintbrushH by dePaola HWho Uses This?H by Margaret Miller HCranberry ThanksgivingH by Wende Devlin Fleming HAlpha Tales -- Letter G: Gorilla, Be Good!H by Maria

HRed Fox and His CanoeH by Nathaniel Benchley HThanksgiving DayH by Gail Gibbons Three Billy Goats Gruff – any version HThe Greedy TriangleH by Marilyn Burns

HTurkeys (Bell, Rachel. Farm Animals.)H by Rachael Bell

HThe Berenstain Bears Go to the DoctorH by Jan Stan Berenstain &

HBread, Bread, BreadH by Ann Morris Plummer

HWalter the BakerH by Eric Carle and/or

HGrowing Vegetable SoupH by Lois Ehlert

HThe 500 Hats of Bartholomew CubbinsH by Dr. Seuss

Ryan

HGrandpa's Corner StoreH by DyAnne DiSalvo-

HFour Fur FeetH by Margaret Wise Brown

HCorn Is MaizeH by Aliki

HAero and Officer Mike: Police PartnersH by Joan

Russell HFire Fighters, A to ZH by Chris Demarest

HThe LibraryH by Sarah Stewart Murphy

HHenry the Fourth (Mathstart)H by Stuart J.

Week 1

C2November Program Week #1 Family Letter This Week’s Topics
Our Community -- Safety Exploring turkeys & feathers Introduction to the color brown

Community Helpers -– Doctors & Nurses

Items We Need Your Help in Collecting:
Old clothes or hats for dress-up play Empty food containers Old magazines & catalogs yarn, pom-poms, etc.

Any brown scraps for sorting and collages: fabric scraps, buttons, ribbon, wallpaper, wrapping paper, Other: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Things To Do Together
Go with your child on a walking tour of your neighborhood or town. Look for homes, stores, or offices and people working in them. Can you find a community worker wearing a uniform or using a special tool to do his or her job? While you’re out, also look for traffic signs. Point out such signs as a stop sign, yield sign, and photograph each. Place the pictures in a photo album for your child to “read” later.

one-way street sign, walk and do not walk signs, a slow sign, a speed limit sign, etc. Bring along a camera

Language -– Teach your child the following to remind him or her of traffic safety:
Stop, look and listen, Before you cross the street. Then use your feet! First use your eyes and ears,

Cooking With Kids
Traffic Light Snacks -- Give your child several graham cracker squares. Break each in half to make a rectangle. Spread peanut butter over the crackers. Add red, yellow, and green M&M’s® for the lights. for the color of root beer (or chocolate milk) and “cow” for the milk in the ice cream. Brown Cows -- Let your child help to make a brown cow. Point out how this drink got its name: “brown”

Book List

Officer Buckle and Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book,1996) by Peggy Rathmann The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Jan & Stan Berenstain Turkeys (Bell, Rachel. Farm Animals.) by Rachael Bell

Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller or any book about community workers

Week 2

C2November Program Week #2 Family Letter This Week’s Topics
National Children’s Book Week activities Introduction to the number 4 Exploring corn Introduction to the Letter F

Grocery store & restaurant workers

Items We Need Your Help in Collecting:
Old magazines & catalogs • Tote bags, book bags, and/or children’s books you no longer use

Other: ________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Things To Do Together
Start making a collection of audio tapes to encourage your child to independently explore books. Routinely tape yourself reading favorite books. Include a gentle “turn the page” signal by tapping a glass with a the books in your child’s reading corner. Young children may want to just listen to the story. Older children may wish to follow along with the book as they listen to the story. spoon, knocking on a tabletop, or clicking a stapler. Place the tapes, a tape recorder with earphones, and

Language
You put one finger up, you put one finger down. Tune: Hokey Pokey You put one finger up, and you shake it all around. That's how you learn to count!

You give it a shakey-shakey, and you turn yourself about. (Continue singing up to the number four or higher with older children)

Cooking With Kids
Book Bites –- Use graham cracker squares to represent the covers of the book – make pages for the book gummy “book worm” to the top of the book. by spreading cream cheese or white frosting on one cracker and placing the second cracker on top. Add a

Book List

Corn Is Maize by Aliki Four Fur Feet by Margaret Wise Brown The Library by Sarah Stewart Grandpa's Corner Store by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan Henry the Fourth (Mathstart) by Stuart J. Murphy

Week 3

C2November Program Week #3 Family Letter This Week’s Topics
Introduction to the letter G Learning About Triangles Families & Celebrations Thanksgiving -- Native Americans

Items We Need Your Help in Collecting:
Magazine pictures of food; old greeting cards Other: ________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

Things To Do Together
• Cut feather shapes out of construction paper in a variety of colors and sizes and place them in a pile. ask him or her to arrange them in numerical order from left to right. • Encourage your child to sort the feathers by color or size. For older children, number the feathers and Explain that some plants don’t need seeds to grow. Have your child help you put half of a sweet potato in a glass jar filled with water (you may need to use toothpicks to hold it in place.) Put growing. the jar in a sunny window and watch the roots and stems grow. Plant in a pot of soil to continue

Language
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot I'm a little turkey, my name is Ted. Here are my feathers, here is my head. Gobble, gobble, gobble, is what I say, Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day!

Cooking With Kids / Triangle Sandwiches – –Provide squares of bread and cheese slices and small
plastic knives. Show your child how to cut the square-shaped snacks into two triangles. Using scissors, older children can also cut their square-shaped napkins into triangles.

Book List Book List

Alpha Tales -- Letter G: Gorilla, Be Good! by Maria Fleming Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin

The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

Week 4

C2November Program Week #4 Family Letter This Week’s Topics
Community helper -- baker Introduction to the letter H Cornucopia activities

Community helpers - police & fire fighters Pre-Math: Small, medium & large

Items We Need Your Help in Collecting:
Magazine pictures of different baked goods Other: ________________________________________________________________________________

Things To Do Together
Make a “hairy Harry” with your child. Give your child a Styrofoam or plastic cup to decorate. Glue on wiggly eyes and add other features with a marker or paper cutouts. Fill the cups about 2/3 full of potting soil. Then plant grass seed in the soil. Place the cups in a sunny location and mist with water regularly. Hairy Harry will begin to grow "hair" in about seven days. Older children can use scissors to give “Harry” a haircut. Practice number recognition and counting skills with one or more of the following games: Mail Carrier: Count letters or postcards and place in shoeboxes labeled from 1-10 (or 1-5 with very young children). Banker: Count and put pennies into container “banks“ labeled 1-10. Florist: Count plastic flowers and place in plastic soda bottles labeled 1-10. Pharmacist: Count and dispense colored plastic bead “vitamins” into clear plastic pill bottles labeled 110.

Language / Movement --

(Use fingers to indicate helpers)

Clipart courtesy This is Dr. Bell, who keeps us well. This is Nurse Rick, who cares for the sick. of Dianne J. Hook (©D.J. Inkers) This is Dr. Heath, who cares for our teeth. This is postman Dale, who delivers our mail. 1-800-325-4890 This one here - hey that's me! We all work together for our community.

Hwww.djinkers.comH

And Lisa’s Country Clipart

Cooking With Kids

Hwww.countryclipart.comH

Pre-Math Activity -- Bake cookies with your child. Use glasses in three sizes to cut out small, medium & large circle cookies. Or cut bread for sandwiches in three round or square sizes.

Book List

Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris

Walter the Baker by Eric Carle and/or

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss

Fire Fighters, A to Z by Chris Demarest

Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners by Joan Plummer Russell

Dear Family -- We’re learning about community helpers this month. We hope to raise the children’s awareness of the many people who work to provide goods and services in our community. Please let us know if you or another family member or friend could visit with the children to talk about your job. Any tools or other objects used in your work would be interesting for the children to learn about. If a group field trip to your work place is possible, please contact us to make arrangements. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family -- We’re learning about community helpers this month. We hope to raise the children’s awareness of the many people who work to provide goods and services in our community. Please let us know if you or another family member or friend could visit with the children to talk about your job. Any tools or other objects used in your work would be interesting for the children to learn about. If a group field trip to your work place is possible, please contact us to make arrangements. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family – Your child is bringing home a paper feather. Please decorate the feather together and bring it back for our cooperative Thanksgiving turkey. Talk with your child about the many things you and your family are thankful for. Write one of the things you’re thankful for on the feather. Some ideas you might wish to consider: a family or child's photo, sequins, glitter, magazine cut outs, feathers, crayons, markers or paints, bows, etc. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family – Your child is bringing home a paper feather. Please decorate the feather together and bring it back for our cooperative Thanksgiving turkey. Talk with your child about the many things you and your family are thankful for. Write one of the things you’re thankful for on the feather. Some ideas you might wish to consider: a family or child's photo, sequins, glitter, magazine cut outs, feathers, crayons, markers or paints, bows, etc. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family -We’re learning about different holidays and family traditions. Will you please fill out the following questionnaire to let us learn about Thanksgiving traditions at your house and return it by: _____________________________. Thanks for your help!

Does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? ________________ If yes, will you be celebrating at home or elsewhere? ____________________________________________________ What do you eat on Thanksgiving? ____________________________________________________ Do you prepare any special family recipes? ____________________________________________________ Are there any specific traditions that take place in your family on Thanksgiving? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

Dear Family -- Will you please fill out the chart below listing the people in your family, including extended family members such as aunts, cousins, and grandparents, etc. Your child may wish to include pets on the list. Please return the chart by __________________________ -- we’ll be making a family tree project on that day.

_____________________’s Family Parents or Guardians Brothers and Sisters

Grandparents

Aunts and Uncles

Cousins

Pets

Dear Family – Next week is National Children’s Book Week. the week. We plan to finish up the week with a “Book Week Party.” One of our activities during the party will be Please help your child find a a book exchange. another child. We’ll be learning about the library and doing various book-related activities throughout

book that he/she would like to exchange with Please cover the book with wrapping We will be doing this paper before bringing it in.

activity on___________________ at _____ am/pm. Please join us if you can! Thanks.

Dear Family – We’d like to invite you to join us for a “family feast” on _____________________________ at ____________o’clock. We’ll be making friendship soup Please let us know and other food for this meal with the children. We’d appreciate your help. friendship soup: _____ potatoes _____ beans _____ onions _____ broth _____ carrots _____ barley which item you can send in to add to our

_____ other:_________________________________________________

Dear Family -- We’re putting together a photograph album of family pictures of all the children. Please send in one or more photographs of different members of your family to add to our collection. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family -- We’re putting together a photograph album of family pictures of all the children. Please send in one or more photographs of different members of your family to add to our collection. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family – As one of our activities to reinforce the letter G, we’ll be having a “garage sale” on _______________. Please let your child choose one or more books or toys he/she no longer uses to bring in for our “sale.” The children will be pricing the items, setting up displays, and “shopping” with play money. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family – As one of our activities to reinforce the letter G, we’ll be having a “garage sale” on _______________. Please let your child choose one or more books or toys he/she no longer uses to bring in for our “sale.” The children will be pricing the items, setting up displays, and “shopping” with play money. Thanks for your help!

Dear Family – We’ll be making a cooperative cornucopia display with the children on __________________________. this activity. Will you please let your child choose a piece of fruit or a vegetable to bring in for Thanks for your help!

Dear Family – We’ll be making a cooperative snack with the children on __________________________. Will you please let your child bring in one of the “cornucopia fillings” listed below (about 1 cup) for this activity: _____raisins _____ candies _____cereal _______peanuts _____popcorn _____bite-sized cookies _____other:___________________

Turkeys – color

December preview; theme poster; center signs
December Preview Calendar .............................................................................41 Theme Poster -- color......................................................................................42 Theme Poster -- black & white version ...................................................43 Center Signs blocks & puzzles..................................................................................................44 writing & housekeeping.....................................................................................45 puppets & science...............................................................................................46 reading & art..........................................................................................................47 play dough & manipulatives.............................................................................48 games & computer ............................................................................................49 small motor & cooking....................................................................................50 large motor & music.........................................................................................51 word wall & environmental print ................................................................52

December Preview Calendar

C2December Program
Theme: Holiday Magic Sub-Themes: Dinosaurs Multi-Cultural Celebrations Evergreens -- Gingerbread U.S. States -- Florida Holidays & Celebrations: Letters: Number: Color: Shape: Pre-Math Concept: Christmas – Hanukkah Kwanzaa I – J - K 5 blue star Many & Few

Theme Poster -- color

Safety

Community Workers

Thanksgiving / Native Americans National Children’s Book Week

Turkeys & Feathers Preschool Activities: Letters: F-G-H Number: 4 Color: Brown Shape: Triangle Pre-Math: Small-Medium-Large

Harvest / Corn

U.S. States: California

Theme Poster -- black & white version

Safety

Community Workers

National Children’s Book Week

Thanksgiving / Native Americans

Turkeys & Feathers Preschool Activities: Letters: F-G-H Number: 4 Color: Brown Shape: Triangle Pre-Math: Small-Medium-Large

Harvest / Corn

U.S. States: California

Booklists --- Calendars --- Bulletin Board November Bulletin Board Idea ............................................................................................ 54 Bulletin board label -- color........................................................................................... 55 Bulletin board clipart – color............................................................................................ 56 page 2.......................................................................................................................................... 57 Bulletin board label – black & white............................................................................ 58 Bulletin board clipart – black & white......................................................................... 59 page 2.......................................................................................................................................... 60 November Booklists Month-at-a-Glance ................................................................................................................. 61 Books About Thanksgiving ................................................................................................62 Books About Community Helpers ...............................................................................63 Reading Project Pictures.....................................................................................................64 page 2........................................................................................................................................65 Blank November Calendars color............................................................................................................................................66 black & white .........................................................................................................................67 October Calendar Cutouts page 1........................................................................................................................................68 page 2........................................................................................................................................69 page 3........................................................................................................................................70 Other optional calendar cutouts ...................................................................................71

November Bulletin Board Idea
Cover the board with your choice of paper. Cut out a large pear or circle shape for a turkey’s body (pattern provided) – attach it to the center of the board. Do the cooperative art activity on Day 4 to add feathers to the turkey.

Bulletin board clipart – color

November Booklists

Book List – Month at a Glance
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller or any book about community workers Officer Buckle and Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book,1996) by Peggy Rathmann The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola Turkeys (Bell, Rachel. Farm Animals.) by Rachael Bell The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Jan & Stan Berenstain Corn Is Maize by Aliki Four Fur Feet by Margaret Wise Brown Grandpa's Corner Store by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan The Library by Sarah Stewart Henry the Fourth (Mathstart) by Stuart J. Murphy Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin Alpha Tales -- Letter G: Gorilla, Be Good! by Maria Fleming Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns Three Billy Goats Gruff – any version (or use felt board materials provided) The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert Walter the Baker by Eric Carle and/or Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners by Joan Plummer Russell

Month-at-a-Glance

Day 17 Day 18 Day 19

Day 20

Fire Fighters, A to Z by Chris Demarest

Books About Thanksgiving
1, 2, 3, Thanksgiving! by W. Nikola-Lisa (Whitman, 1996). This counting book leads children through Papa's one fat turkey, Mama's two pumpkin pies, and so on as the family sits down to a Thanksgiving feast.

Albert's Thanksgiving (Aladdin Picture Books) by Leslie Tryon. Albert, the amicable goose that has appeared in previous picture books, assists the children of the local school and their parents in preparations for a Thanksgiving feast.

Don't Eat Too Much Turkey! by Miriam Cohen. A first grade class learns about the caring and sharing Over the River and Through the Wood: A Thanksgiving Poem (North-South Paperback) by Lydia M. Child. In this hilarious modern spoof of a favorite Thanksgiving song, the way to Grandfather's house is no lively and exciting adventure. peaceful, pastoral sleigh ride. Traffic jams, a crowded parade, and a series of wacky mishaps make it a Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons. Bright pictures and simple sentences make this thoroughly American holiday accessible and fun for the youngest readers and listeners. Gibbons covers the historical aspects and modern customs associated with this holiday. aspect of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell. In this clever book-within-a-book, a preschooler explains what he has learned about the first Thanksgiving. He and his classmates perform a play based on a book the teacher has read.

Thanksgiving Mice! by Bethany Roberts. It’s Thanksgiving and four adorable mice are putting on a play Thanksgiving at Our House by Wendy Watson. A family prepares for and celebrates a traditional Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli. Plans for the Tappleton family's traditional Thanksgiving spirit. for their woodland friends in this delightful read-aloud, the fourth book about the holiday mice.

Thanksgiving, with relatives, old and young, coming from near and far - includes Thanksgiving poems.

Thanksgiving dinner are stymied by a series of disasters that deprive them of dinner but not of their

Turkeys (Bell, Rachel. Farm Animals.) by Rachael Bell

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey. In a silly takeoff on he Night before Christmas, eight schoolchildren visit a turkey farm and rescue the turkeys from their Thanksgiving fate.

the rich and fertile land of the Wampanoag people.

Plantation, this accurate reenactment will let you experience a time when early English colonists settled on If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern. What kind of ship was the Mayflower? How did the Pilgrims feel when they saw land? What was the first building in Plymouth? In lively question-andanswer style, this fact-filled book answers all sorts of questions about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower and their first year in America.

Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast by Kate Waters. Photographed in full color at the Plimoth

Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children by Michael Caduto Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael Caduto.

Books About Community Helpers
different occupations. The photos vary in quality, but the simple texts clearly describe the typical activities involved in each job and the roles various family members take to complete the work. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ask Nurse Pfaff, She'll Help You! (Our Neighborhood) Buying a Pet from Ms. Chavez (Our Neighbourhood) A Day in Court With Mrs. Trinh (Our Neighborhood) Dr. Friedman Helps Animals (Our Neighborhood) A Busy Day at Mr. Kang's Grocery Store (Our Neighborhood) Call Mr. Vasquez, He'll Fix It! (Our Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.).)

Books by Alice K. Flanagan -- Color photographs and large print make for accessible introductions to

Dr. Kanner, Dentist With a Smile (Our Neighborhood) Letter Carriers (Community Workers)

Here Comes Mr. Eventoff With the Mail (Our Neighborhood) Ms. Davison, Our Librarian (Our Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.).) Officer Brown Keeps Neighborhoods Safe (Our Neighborhood) A Visit to the Gravesens' Farm (Our Neighborhood) The Wilsons, a House-Painting Team (Our Neighborhood)

The Zieglers and Their Apple Orchard (Our Neighborhood)

Books by Jan Kottke

A Day With a Doctor (Welcome Books: Hard Work)

A Day With Firefighters (Welcome Books: Hard Work) A Day With a Librarian (Welcome Books: Hard Work) A Day with a Mail Carrier (Hard Work) A Day with Paramedics (Hard Work)

A Day With Police Officers (Welcome Books: Hard Work) Community Helpers from A to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman, Niki Walker. Keith Harrelson (Photographer)

DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read) by Linda Hayward, DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read) by Linda DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Musician (Level 1: Beginning to Read) by Linda Hayward Doctors (Community Workers) by Mary K. Dornhoffer Grandpa's Corner Store by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Jobs People Do by Christopher Maynard. (Illustrator)

Hayward

I Want to Be a Police Officer by Daniel Liebman, Dan Liebman Jungle Jack Hanna's What Zoo-Keepers Do (Hello Reader. Level 4) by Jack Hanna, Rick A. Prebeg Nurses (Community Workers) by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel

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Print a sheet for each child – please see program outline guide file for further information

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Three Billy Goats Gruff (any version)

Blank Decemb er Calendar Blank September calendar

Jack Be Nimble
Jack, be nimble, Jack, be quick, Jack, jump over the candlestick.

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Jack Be Nimble
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Happy Birthday!

Happy Thanksgiving

C2November Activities -- Advance Preparation – Month at a Glance -- see also the advance preparation pages in the lesson plans for exact activities you may wish to do
Day 1 -- Locate a copy of Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller or any book about community

workers for today’s story time. Print the first family letter and any of the children’s artwork that you wish to do today. Print the turkeys if you plan to use them as nametags and/or an interactive attendance board. Print the smaller turkeys if you wish to make a Thanksgiving countdown chain.

Rathmann or any book about safety for today’s story time. Print out any of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today.

Day 2 -- Locate a copy of Officer Buckle and Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book,1996) by Peggy

about colors for today’s story time. Prepare the color box (see Program Outline Guide for details). Print today.

Day 3 -- Locate a copy of The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola or any book

out the color poster and any of the children’s color brown artwork or other activities that you wish to do

Day 4 -- Locate a copy of Turkeys (Bell, Rachel. Farm Animals.) by Rachael Bell or any book Print any of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today. about turkeys for story time. Also helpful: craft feathers or feathers from an old pillow for circle time.

Day 5 -- Locate The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Jan & Stan Berenstain or any book examine -– stethoscope, thermometer, gauze, tape, band-aids, tongue depressor, flashlight, cotton balls, at your local hospital and ask if anything is available for your use. Print the second family letter and any about doctors for today’s story time. Also helpful: Real or toy medical tools/objects for the children to

blood pressure gauge, syringe with needle removed, empty medicine bottle, etc. Contact the supply room of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today.

Day 6 -- Locate a copy of Corn Is Maize by Aliki for today’s story time. Also helpful: Ears of or activities that you wish to do today. Print the note to send home today asking each child to bring an object or picture beginning with letter “F” for tomorrow’s circle time. dried corn on the cob and/or Indian corn; other foods made from corn. Print any of the children’s artwork

Day 7 -- Locate Four Fur Feet by Margaret Wise Brown or another alphabet related book for today’s story time. Print the letter “F” poster, flashcard(s), and sign language poster. Print any of the children’s letter “F” artwork or other activities that you wish to do today. Collect an assortment of items funnel, football, flute, fabric, farm, fire engine)

or pictures of items beginning with F (fan, feather, fence, fig, fire hat, fish, flag, flower, fork, fox, frog, fur,

Day 8 -- Locate a copy of Grandpa's Corner Store by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan or any book about grocery stores or restaurants for today’s story time. Also helpful: Check with your local Pizza Hut for small, medium, & large cups and pizza boxes. Print any of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today.

children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today. Ideas for book week: Display children’s books around your room throughout the week –- include your own books as well as those you have borrowed from the library. Conclude the week with a Book Week party. If the children have brought in books for a take home.

Day 9 -- Locate a copy of The Library by Sarah Stewart for today’s story time. Print any of the

book exchange, place them all in a basket or box. During the party, invite each child to choose a book to

Day 10 -- Locate a copy of Henry the Fourth (Mathstart) by Stuart J. Murphy or any other number-related book for today’s story time. Print the poster, flashcards, and sign language poster for the number four. Print the third family letter and any of the children’s artwork or other activities that you wish to do today. Also helpful: An assortment of items to make sets of four (blocks, crayons, beads, child’s family and the note about Thanksgiving traditions. Use both for the activities on Day 11.

paper cups, toy cars, etc.) Print and send home the note asking each family to make a list of people in the

Day 11 -- Locate a copy of Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin or any book about Thanksgiving for today’s story time. Print any of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today. Print out the note to send home today asking each child to bring an object or picture beginning if you plan to do it. with letter “G” for tomorrow’s circle time. Send home a note today for the “garage sale” activity tomorrow

Day 12 -- Locate a copy of Alpha Tales -- Letter G: Gorilla, Be Good! by Maria Fleming or any language poster. Print any of the children’s letter “G” artwork or other activities that you wish to do today. glue, glass, gourd, gorilla, goggles, glitter, gravel) SEE DAY 19 FOR ACTIVITY THAT REQUIRES 1-WEEK PREPARATION Collect an assortment of items or pictures of items beginning with G (goat, garage, glove, goose, grapes, other alphabet-related book for today’s story time. Print the letter “G” poster, flashcard(s), and sign

Day 13 -- Locate a copy of Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley or any other book about Native Americans for today’s story time. Also helpful: “Coffee Table” books or other books, magazines, or encyclopedia pictures that will let the children see the diversity of Native American dress any of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today.

and life in different parts of the country; fresh cranberries and other foods made from cranberries. Print

Day 14 -- Locate a copy of Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons or any book about Thanksgiving for today’s story time. Print any of the children’s artwork or activities that you wish to do today.

book for today’s story time. Print the triangle poster and flashcards, the large triangle shape for each

Day 15 – Locate a copy of The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns or any other shape-related

child, and any of the children’s artwork that you wish to do today. Print the fourth family letter. If you

wish to make a cooperative cornucopia on Day 18, send home the note asking the children to each bring in a piece of fruit or a vegetable. If you want to do the cooperative snack activity on Day 18, print & send home the note asking the families to send in a small bag (about 1 cup) of "cornucopia filling.”

Day 16 -- Locate a copy of Three Billy Goats Gruff -– any version (or use felt board materials provided) for today’s story time. Print the math cards and any of the children’s artwork or activities that teddy bears, etc.) Print the note to send home today asking each child to bring an object or picture beginning with letter “H” for tomorrow’s circle time. you wish to do today. Also helpful: A number of objects in three sizes (balls, blocks, boxes, shoes, dolls,

Day 17 -- Locate a copy of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss or any alphabetrelated book for today’s story time. Print the letter “H” poster, flashcard(s), and sign language poster. Print any of the children’s letter “H” artwork or other activities that you wish to do today. Collect an assortment of items or pictures of items beginning with H (hat, horn, heart, horse, house, helicopter, for circle and story time.

hamburger, hippopotamus, hula hoop, harmonica, hairbrush, hen, hanger). Also helpful: Assorted hats

Day 18 -- Locate a copy of Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert or any book about fruits and/or vegetables for today’s story time. Print any of the children’s artwork or other activities that you wish to do today. Also helpful: a cornucopia and real or plastic fruit and vegetables for circle time.

Morris for today’s story time. Also helpful: a variety of baking tools and pans.

Day 19 Locate a copy of Walter the Baker by Eric Carle and/or Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann

Day 20 -- Locate a copy of Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners by Joan Plummer Russell and Fire Fighters, A to Z by Chris Demarest for today’s story time. Print any of the children’s art pages or activities that you wish to do today.

Word Wall Activities
Dolch words --- letter F --- manuscript------------------------------------------76 page 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------77 Dolch words --- letter F --- D’Nealian -------------------------------------------78 page 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------79 Dolch words – letter G --- manuscript -----------------------------------------80 page 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------81 Dolch words – letter G --- D’Nealian --------------------------------------------82 page 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------83 Dolch words --- letter H --- manuscript -----------------------------------------84 page 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------85 Dolch words --- letter H --- D’Nealian-------------------------------------------86 page 2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------87 My October words -- manuscript--------------------------------------------------88 page 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------89 book cover ---------------------------------------------------------------------------90 My October words – D’Nealian ----------------------------------------------------91 page 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------92 book cover ---------------------------------------------------------------------------93 November Word Wall Label --- manuscript-------------------------------------94 black & white version --------------------------------------------------------------95 October Word Wall Label --- D’Nealian -----------------------------------------96 black & white version --------------------------------------------------------------97 October Word Cards --- manuscript ---------------------------------------------98 black & white version -------------------------------------------------------------99 October Word Cards --- D’Nealian -----------------------------------------------100 black & white version -------------------------------------------------------------101

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October Word Cards --- manuscript

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Thanksgiving Recipes
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Thanksgiving Recipes
hanksgiving Apple Turkey Recipes – full page format
Print the art page and give each child one of the turkey heads. Glue the head to a toothpick –- insert the toothpick into one side of an apple. To make the feathers, insert four or five toothpicks on the opposite side of the apple. Slip fruit loops or raisins over the toothpicks until you reach the top – end with a mini-marshmallow. Variation: Make the turkey’s head by using a raisin filled toothpick with a green olive on end for the head, add cloves for eyes, and pull out the piece of pimiento for the wattle.

Berry Slump
This recipe was popular during Pilgrim times – it probably got the name because the dough slumps down just after it’s removed from the oven. Wash and drain 4 cups fresh berries (frozen can be substituted). Let the children mix the fruit with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ 20 minutes. While the fruit is baking, sift together: 1½ cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ butter or margarine and mix well. Remove the baking dish from the oven and spoon the mixture let cool slightly. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping. Recipe can be doubled.

cup packed brown sugar. Place the fruit mixture in a greased baking pan. Bake the fruit at 350º for teaspoon salt, and ½ cup sugar. Beat 1 egg and add to the flour. Stir in ½ cup milk and ½ cup melted

evenly over the fruit. Return to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove and

Cheesy Corn Muffins
Mix together 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, and one 8-oz can of creamed corn. Add ¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese and 2 packages of corn muffin mix. Place in muffin tin and bake at 400º for 15-20 minutes.

Cornmeal Cookies
Mix together in a large bowl: ¾ cup shortening, ¾ cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 cup cornmeal. Let the children help to roll a small spoonful into a ball and place it on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies – recipe can be doubled.

Cornucopia Snacks
• Edible Cornucopias – Place a small amount of vanilla cake frosting in the opening of a Bugle® snack and add 3 or 4 Runts fruit-shaped candies. You can also use Trix® cereal. Cooperative Snack / Edible Cornucopias – If the children have brought in "cornucopia fillings," let them place the items in a large bowl (raisins, peanuts, popcorn, small candies, bite-sized cookies, etc.) Take turns stirring the ingredients. Serve each child a portion of the mixture in a waffle cone.

Cranberry Cubes
Blend together 1-16oz can of cranberry sauce, 1 cup applesauce, and 1 cup plain yogurt. Pour into ice cube trays and place in the freezer. When partially frozen, insert a popsicle stick in each. Return to freezer overnight.

Cranberry Cupcakes
Combine together 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1½ teaspoons baking powder. Cut in ¼ cup butter (at room temperature). Add ¾ cup orange juice and 1 egg. Mix together and add 2 cups whole cranberries. Place in greased muffin tins and bake at 350° for about 20-25 minutes or until done.

Harvest Pumpkin Pie
Prepare vanilla pudding according to package directions. Give each child ¼ cup pudding, 1 tsp canned pumpkin, and a dash of pumpkin spice. Mix together and put into single serving graham cracker crust. Chill until firm. Decorate with a candy pumpkin or whipped topping.

Indian Corn Cakes
Mix one package Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg, 1 tablespoon shortening, and enough milk to make a batter. Fry the corn cakes and serve with homemade butter and honey or syrup.

Indian Fry Bread
Explain to the children that fry bread is a traditional snack of the Hopi Indian tribe. Mix together 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and enough warm water or milk to form a pie crust-like dough that is easy to handle. Give each child a small ball of dough to knead. When the dough is smooth and elastic, pat out flat. Cut into strips. Heat about ½” of oil in a skillet and fry the dough until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey, fruit spread, or maple syrup.

Turkey Toast
Use a large turkey shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes from wheat bread. Spread with peanut butter. Decorate by adding a raisin for the eye, a piece of red string licorice string for the wattle, and fruit loops (or Trix) for the tail feathers.

Apple Turkey

Thanksgiving Recipes

Print the art page and give each child one of the turkey heads. Glue the head to a toothpick –- insert the toothpick into one side of an apple. To make the feathers, insert four or five toothpicks on the opposite side of the apple. Slip fruit loops or raisins over the toothpicks until you reach the top – end with a mini-marshmallow. Variation: Make the turkey’s head by using a raisin filled toothpick with a green olive on end for the head, add cloves for eyes, and pull out the piece of pimiento for the wattle.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Berry Slump -- This recipe was popular during Pilgrim times – it probably got
the name because the dough slumps down just after it’s removed from the oven. mix the fruit with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ cup packed brown sugar. Place the fruit mixture in a greased baking pan. Bake the fruit at 350º for 20 minutes. While the fruit is baking, sift together: 1½ cups flour, 2 Wash and drain 4 cups fresh berries (frozen can be substituted). Let the children

teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ cup sugar. Beat 1 egg and add to the flour. Stir in ½ cup milk and ½ cup melted butter or margarine and mix the fruit. Return to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. can be doubled. well. Remove the baking dish from the oven and spoon the mixture evenly over Remove and let cool slightly. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping. Recipe

Thanksgiving Recipes
Cornmeal Cookies
Mix together in a large bowl: ¾ cup shortening, ¾ cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 cup cornmeal. Let the

children help to roll a small spoonful into a ball and place it on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies – recipe can be doubled.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Cheesy Corn Muffins
Mix together 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, and one 8-oz can of creamed corn. Add ¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese and 2 packages of corn muffin mix. Place in muffin tin and bake at 400º for 15-20 minutes.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Cornucopia Snacks
• Edible Cornucopias – Place a small amount of vanilla cake frosting in the opening of a Bugle® snack and add 3 or 4 Runts fruit-shaped candies. You can also use Trix® cereal.

Cooperative Snack / Edible Cornucopias – If the children have brought in "cornucopia fillings," (raisins, peanuts, popcorn, small candies, bitesized cookies, etc.) let them place the items in a large bowl. Take turns stirring the ingredients. Serve each child a portion of the mixture in a waffle cone.

Cranberry Cubes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Blend together 1-16 oz can of cranberry sauce, 1 cup applesauce, and 1 cup frozen, insert a popsicle stick in each. Return to freezer overnight.

plain yogurt. Pour into ice cube trays and place in the freezer. When partially

Cranberry Cupcakes
Combine together 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1½ teaspoons baking powder. Cut in ¼ cup butter (at room temperature). Add ¾ cup orange juice and 1 egg. Mix together and add 2 cups whole cranberries. Place in greased muffin tins and bake at 350° for about 2025 minutes or until done.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Harvest Pumpkin Pie
Prepare vanilla pudding according to package directions. Give each child ¼ cup pudding, 1 tsp canned pumpkin, and a dash of pumpkin spice. Mix together and put into single serving graham cracker crust. Chill until firm. Decorate with a candy pumpkin or whipped topping.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Indian Corn Cakes
Mix one package Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg, 1 tablespoon shortening, and enough milk to make a batter. Fry the corn cakes and serve with homemade butter and honey or syrup.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Indian Fry Bread
Explain to the children that fry bread is a traditional snack of the Hopi Indian tribe. Mix together 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and enough warm water or milk to form a pie crust-like dough that is easy to handle. Give each child a small ball of dough to knead. When the dough is smooth and elastic, pat out flat. Cut into strips. Heat about ½” of oil in a skillet and fry the dough until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey, fruit spread, or maple syrup.

Turkey Toast

Thanksgiving Recipes

Use a large turkey shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes from wheat bread. Spread with peanut butter. Decorate by adding a raisin for the eye, a piece of red string licorice string for the wattle, and fruit loops (or Trix) for the tail feathers.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Berry Slump Thanksgiving Recipes
Apple Turkey -- Print the art page and give each child one of the turkey of an apple. To make the feathers, insert four or five toothpicks on the heads. Glue the head to a toothpick –- insert the toothpick into one side opposite side of the apple. Slip fruit loops or raisins over the toothpicks until you reach the top – end with a mini-marshmallow. Variation: Make the turkey’s head by using a raisin filled toothpick with a green olive on for the wattle. end for the head, add cloves for eyes, and pull out the piece of pimiento
-- This recipe was popular during Pilgrim times – it probably got the name because the dough slumps down just after it’s removed from the oven. Wash and drain 4 cups fresh berries (frozen can be substituted). Let the children mix the fruit with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ cup packed brown sugar. Place the fruit mixture in a greased baking pan. Bake the fruit at 350º for 20 minutes. While the fruit is baking, sift together: 1½ cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ cup sugar. Beat 1 egg and add to the flour. Stir in ½ cup milk and the oven and spoon the mixture evenly over the fruit. Return to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool slightly. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping. Recipe can be doubled. ½ cup melted butter or margarine and mix well. Remove the baking dish from

Thanksgiving Recipes
Cheesy Corn Muffins
Mix together 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, and one 8-oz can of creamed corn. Add ¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese and 2 packages of corn muffin mix. Place in muffin tin and bake at 400º for 15-20 minutes.

Thanksgiving Recipes Cornmeal Cookies
Mix together in a large bowl: ¾ cup shortening, ¾ cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 cup cornmeal. Let the children help to roll a small spoonful into a ball and place it on a greased baking sheet. be doubled.

Bake at 350º for 15 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies – recipe can

Thanksgiving Recipes Cranberry Cubes
Blend together 1-16oz can of cranberry sauce, 1 cup applesauce, and 1 cup plain yogurt. Pour into ice cube trays and place in the freezer. When partially frozen, insert a popsicle stick in each. Return to freezer overnight.

Thanksgiving Recipes Cranberry Cupcakes
Combine together 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1½ teaspoons baking powder. Cut in ¼ cup butter (at room temperature). Add ¾ cup orange juice and 1 egg. Mix together and add 2 cups whole cranberries. Place in greased muffin tins and bake at 350° for about 20-25 minutes or until done.

Thanksgiving Recipes Harvest Pumpkin Pie
Prepare vanilla pudding according to package directions. Give each child ¼ cup pudding, 1 tsp canned pumpkin, and a dash of pumpkin spice. Mix together and put into single serving graham cracker crust. Chill until firm. Decorate with a candy pumpkin or whipped topping.

Thanksgiving Recipes Indian Fry Bread
Explain to the children that fry bread is a traditional snack of the Hopi Indian tribe. Mix together 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and enough warm water or milk to form a pie crust-like dough that is easy to handle. Give each child a small ball of dough to knead. When the dough is smooth and elastic, pat out flat. Cut into strips. Heat about ½” of oil in a skillet and fry the dough until lightly spread, or maple syrup.

browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey, fruit

Turkey Toast

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes Indian Corn Cakes
Mix one package Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg, 1 tablespoon shortening, and enough milk to make a batter. Fry the corn cakes and serve with homemade butter and honey or syrup.

Use a large turkey shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes from wheat bread. Spread with peanut butter. Decorate by adding a raisin for the eye, a piece of red string licorice string for the wattle, and fruit loops (or Trix) for the tail feathers.

Thanksgiving Recipes Edible Cornucopias
If the children have brought in "cornucopia fillings" (raisins, peanuts, popcorn, small candies, bite-sized cookies, etc.), let them place the items in a large bowl. Take turns stirring the ingredients. Serve each child a portion of the mixture in a waffle cone.

Thanksgiving Recipes Edible Cornucopias
Place a small amount of vanilla cake frosting in the opening of a Bugle® snack and add 3 or 4 Runts fruitshaped candies. You can also use Trix® cereal.

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Community Recipes
Graham Cracker Houses Give each child one graham cracker square and a second that has been cut in half diagonally for the roof. Have the children use plastic knives to spread on soft cream cheese or peanut butter “mortar,” and provide small items for decoration, such as cheerios, raisins, chocolate chips, or stick pretzels. Edible Constructions Provide large marshmallows, pretzel sticks, gumdrops and toothpicks for older children to construct buildings and other shapes. Cake Buildings Bake your favorite cake recipe in square or rectangle shaped pans. Use a knife to cut out different shapes to “build” a house or other building shape. Provide frosting, small candies, miniature marshmallows, etc. for the children to decorate the buildings. Little Buildings Let the children help make peanut butter & jelly or other favorite sandwiches. Cut some of the sandwiches into four squares and others into four triangles. Place the squares on a plate with a triangle roof. Use raisins, coconut, or sunflower seeds to decorate the buildings if you wish. Traffic Light Snacks Spread graham cracker rectangles with peanut butter. Add red, yellow, and green M&M’s.

Community Recipes
Graham Cracker Houses Give each child one graham cracker square and a second that has been cut in half diagonally for the roof. Have the children use plastic knives to spread on soft cream cheese or peanut butter “mortar,” and provide small items for decoration, such as cheerios, raisins, chocolate chips, or stick pretzels.

Community Recipes Traffic Light Snacks Spread graham cracker rectangles with peanut butter. Add red, yellow, and green M&M’s.

Community Recipes
Little Buildings Let the children help make peanut butter & jelly or other favorite sandwiches. Cut some of the sandwiches into four squares and others into four triangles. Place the squares on a plate with a triangle roof. Use raisins, coconut, or sunflower seeds to decorate the buildings if you wish. Edible Constructions Provide large marshmallows, pretzel sticks, gumdrops and toothpicks for older children to construct buildings and other shapes.

Community Recipes
Cake Buildings Bake your favorite cake recipe in square or rectangle shaped pans. Use a knife to cut out different shapes to “build” a house or other building shape. Provide frosting, small candies, miniature marshmallows, etc. for the children to decorate the buildings.

Community Recipes
Cake Buildings Bake your favorite cake recipe in square or rectangle shaped pans. Use a knife to cut out different shapes to “build” a house or other building shape. Provide frosting, small candies, miniature marshmallows, etc. for the children to decorate the buildings.

Community Recipes
Little Buildings -- Let the children help make peanut butter & jelly or other favorite sandwiches. Cut some of the sandwiches into four squares and others into four triangles. Place the squares on a plate with a triangle roof. Use raisins, coconut, or sunflower seeds to decorate the buildings if you wish.

Community Recipes
Graham Cracker Houses Give each child one graham cracker square and a second that has been cut in half diagonally for the roof. Have the children use plastic knives to spread on soft cream cheese decoration, such as cheerios, raisins, chocolate chips, or stick pretzels. or peanut butter “mortar,” and provide small items for

Community Recipes
Traffic Light Snacks Spread graham cracker rectangles with peanut butter. Add red, yellow, and green M&M’s.

Edible Constructions -- Provide large marshmallows, pretzel buildings and other shapes.

sticks, gumdrops and toothpicks for older children to construct

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
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Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: I’m a Little Tea Pot I'm a little turkey, my name is Ted. Here are my feathers, here is my head. Gobble, gobble, gobble, is what I say, Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day! I have a turkey, big and fat. He spreads his wings, (Fan hands at hips) And walks like that (strut around) His daily corn he would not miss (Pretend to eat corn) And when he walks, he sounds like this, ('Gobble, Gobble, Gobble') Tune: The Farmer In The Dell The turkeys are here, the turkeys are there, The turkeys, the turkeys, are everywhere! The turkeys are up, (raise turkey), The turkeys are down (lower turkey) The turkeys, the turkeys are all around (move in circular motion). The turkeys are in (pull inward towards chest), The turkeys are out (push outward from chest), The turkeys, the turkeys are all about! One little, two little three little Indians, Four little, five little, six little Indians, Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians, Ten little Indian boys. Repeat with Pilgrims and turkeys I’m thankful for home and the food that I eat. I’m thankful for all the new friends that I meet. I’m thankful for health and for my family. I'm especially thankful that I am just me! Tune: The Farmer In The Dell The friendly Pilgrims came, The Native Americans too, Heigh-ho the derry-o, on Thanksgiving Day. They came to celebrate, They came to celebrate, Heigh-ho the derry-o, on Thanksgiving Day. Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re thankful and you show it, let your family and friends, know it. If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. (Repeat by substituting other actions, such as: stomp your feet, turn around, shout hurray, etc.)

Tune: Frere Jacques Turkey dinner, turkey dinner, Tune: Here we go round the mulberry bush This is the way we beat our drum, beat our drum, beat our drum. This is the way we beat our drum, We are the Wampanoag. Continue with other verses: Plant our corn - grind our corn - hunt for food - wash our clothes Gather round, gather round Who will get the drumstick? Yummy, yummy drumstick, All sit down, all sit down. Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing, Puddin' pie, one foot high, All of us were thinner Until we came to dinner; Me oh my! Me oh my! Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird, Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird. Mr. Turkey gobble-gobbles, And his feet go wobble-wobble. Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird. Tune: The Wheels on the Bus Oh, what will we cook this Thanksgiving
Look at Mr. Turkey, see him trot. He's fun to watch and a chicken he is not. Mr. Turkey's talk is gobble, gobble, gobble. Mr. Turkey is looking fat and fine. Better hide, Mr. Turkey! It's Thanksgiving time. Mr. Turkey's walk is wobble, wobble, wobble.

Tune: London Bridge We are making friendship soup, friendship soup, friendship soup. We are making friendship soup. Now put in the (vegetable of choice). Take a spoon and stir it up, stir it up, stir it up. Take a spoon and stir it up We’re making friendship soup.

Day, Thanksgiving day, Thanksgiving Day? Oh, what will cook this Thanksgiving Day For our feast? We'll roast a turkey and mash potatoes, Mash potatoes, mash potatoes, We'll roast a turkey and mash potatoes For our feast. Additional verses: We'll bake stuffing and pumpkin pie; We'll boil corn and sweet potatoes; We'll all sit down and eat it up.

Tune: Frere Jacques I am thankful. I am thankful. Yes I am! Yes I am! I'm thankful for my family And the friends who love me. Yes I am! Yes I am!

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: Here we go round the mulberry bush This is the way we beat our drum, beat our drum, beat our drum. This is the way we beat our drum, We are the Wampanoag. Continue with other verses: Plant our corn - grind our corn - hunt for food - wash our clothes

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: London Bridge We are making friendship soup, friendship soup, friendship soup. We are making friendship soup. Now put in the (vegetable of choice). Take a spoon and stir it up, stir it up, stir it up. Take a spoon and stir it up We’re making friendship soup.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Look at Mr. Turkey, see him trot. He's fun to watch and a chicken he is not. Mr. Turkey's talk is gobble, gobble, gobble. Mr. Turkey's walk is wobble, wobble, wobble. Mr. Turkey is looking fat and fine. Better hide, Mr. Turkey! It's Thanksgiving time.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: Frere Jacques I am thankful. I am thankful. Yes I am! Yes I am! I'm thankful for my family And the friends who love me. Yes I am! Yes I am! One little, two little three little Indians, Four little, five little, six little Indians, Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians, Ten little Indian boys. Repeat with Pilgrims and turkeys

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: Frere Jacques Turkey dinner, turkey dinner. Gather round, gather round Who will get the drumstick? Yummy, yummy drumstick, All sit down, all sit down. Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing. Puddin' pie, one foot high. All of us were thinner until we came to dinner; Me oh my! Me oh my!

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird, Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird. Mr. Turkey gobble-gobbles, And his feet go wobble-wobble. Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus Oh, what will we cook this Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving day, Thanksgiving Day? Oh, what will cook this Thanksgiving Day for our feast? We'll roast a turkey and mash potatoes, Mash potatoes, mash potatoes, We'll roast a turkey and mash potatoes for our feast. Additional verses: We'll bake stuffing and pumpkin pie -- we'll boil corn and sweet potatoes We'll all sit down and eat it up.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Here are my feathers, here is my head. Gobble, gobble, gobble, is what I say, Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day! I have a turkey, big and fat. I'm a little turkey, my name is Ted.

He spreads his wings, (Fan hands at hips) His daily corn he would not miss (pretend to eat corn) And when he walks, he sounds like this, ('Gobble, Gobble, Gobble') And walks like that (strut around)

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: The Farmer In The Dell The turkeys are here, the turkeys are there, The turkeys, the turkeys, are everywhere! The turkeys are up, (raise turkey), The turkeys are down (lower turkey) The turkeys, the turkeys are all around (move in circular motion). The turkeys are in (pull inward towards chest), The turkeys are out (push outward from chest), The turkeys, the turkeys are all about!

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: The Farmer In The Dell The friendly Pilgrims came, The Native Americans too, Heigh-ho the derry-o, on Thanksgiving Day. They came to celebrate, They came to celebrate, Heigh-ho the derry-o, on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re thankful and you show it, let your family and friends, know it. If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.

(Repeat by substituting other actions, such as: stomp your feet, turn around, shout hurray, etc.)

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
I’m thankful for home and the food that I eat. I’m thankful for all the new friends that I meet. I’m thankful for health and for my family. I'm especially thankful that I am just me!

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
We are making friendship soup, friendship soup, friendship soup. Now put in the (vegetable of choice). Take a spoon and stir it up We are making friendship soup. Tune: London Bridge

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: Here we go round the mulberry bush This is the way we beat our drum, beat our drum, beat our drum. This is the way we beat our drum, We are the Wampanoag.

Take a spoon and stir it up, stir it up, stir it up. We’re making friendship soup.

Plant our corn - grind our corn - hunt for food - wash our clothes

Continue with other verses:

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
He's fun to watch and a chicken he is not. Look at Mr. Turkey, see him trot.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
I am thankful. I am thankful. Yes I am! Yes I am! And the friends who love me. Yes I am! Yes I am! One little, two little three little Indians, Four little, five little, six little Indians, Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians. Ten little Indian boys. I'm thankful for my family Tune: Frere Jacques

Mr. Turkey's walk is wobble, wobble, wobble. Better hide, Mr. Turkey! It's Thanksgiving time. Mr. Turkey is looking fat and fine.

Mr. Turkey's talk is gobble, gobble, gobble.

Repeat with Pilgrims and turkeys

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Turkey dinner, turkey dinner. Gather round, gather round Who will get the drumstick? Yummy, yummy drumstick, Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing. Puddin' pie, one foot high. All of us were thinner until we came to dinner; Me oh my! Me oh my! All sit down, all sit down. Tune: Frere Jacques

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird, Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird. Mr. Turkey gobble-gobbles, And his feet go wobble-wobble. Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Oh, what will we cook this Thanksgiving Day, Oh, what will cook this Thanksgiving Day for our feast? We'll roast a turkey and mash potatoes, Mash potatoes, mash potatoes, We'll roast a turkey and mash potatoes for our feast. Thanksgiving day, Thanksgiving Day? Tune: The Wheels on the Bus

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
I'm a little turkey, my name is Ted. Gobble, gobble, gobble, is what I say. Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day! I have a turkey, big and fat. He spreads his wings, (Fan hands at hips) And walks like that (strut around) His daily corn he would not miss (pretend to eat corn) Here are my feathers, here is my head.

Additional verses: We'll bake stuffing and pumpkin pie -- we'll boil corn and sweet potatoes -- We'll all sit down and eat it up.

And when he walks, he sounds like this: ('Gobble, Gobble, Gobble')

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
The turkeys are here, the turkeys are there, The turkeys, the turkeys, are everywhere! The turkeys are up, (raise turkey), The turkeys are down (lower turkey) Tune: The Farmer In The Dell

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: The Farmer In The Dell The friendly Pilgrims came, The Native Americans too,

The turkeys, the turkeys are all around (move in circular motion). The turkeys are out (push outward from chest), The turkeys, the turkeys are all about! The turkeys are in (pull inward towards chest),

Heigh-ho the derry-o, on Thanksgiving Day. They came to celebrate. They came to celebrate, Heigh-ho the derry-o, on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re thankful and you show it, let your family and friends, know it. If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.

Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
I’m thankful for home and the food that I eat. I’m thankful for all the new friends that I meet. I’m thankful for health and for my family. I'm especially thankful that I am just me!

(Repeat by substituting other actions, such as: stomp your feet, turn around, shout hurray, etc.)

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Community Songs & Rhymes
Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light. (form circle shape with hands) Shining on the corner bright. Stop shines red. (hold hand out in ‘stop’ motion) Go is green. (walk in place) Slow-down yellow’s in between. (walk slowly to a stop) Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light. (form circle shape with hands) Shining on the corner bright. Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick. So she called for the Doctor to come quick, quick, quick The Doctor came with his bag and his hat, And he knocked on the door with a rat, tat, tat. He looked at the dolly and he shook his head. He said, "Miss Polly, put her straight to bed." He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill. bill.” This person drives a taxi. This person leads a band. This person guides the traffic by holding up a hand. This person brings the letters. This person rakes and hoes. This person is a funny clown who dances on tiptoes. ”I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, If I were a baker, (pretend to put on a hat and apron) What would I do? Bake lots of cookies (make a circle with thumb and forefinger) For me and you! Tune: I’m a Little Teapot I'm a police officer with my star. I help people near and far. If you have a problem, call on me. And I will be there, 1, 2, 3. Here is a home where a family belongs. (pretend to look from top to bottom of house) Here is the roof so very strong. (raise arms with fingertips together at angle over head) Here are the walls so very straight. (hands straight up, palms parallel) Here is the path, and here is the gate. (pretend to walk, open and shut gate) Here are the windows to let in the light. (thumbs and pointer fingers form window) close door) Here is a home where people care. Here is a home with love to share. (hug self) (Use fingers to indicate helpers) This is Dr. Bell, who keeps us well. This is Nurse Rick, who cares for the sick. This is Dr. Heath, who cares for our teeth. This is postman Dale, who delivers our mail. This one here - hey that's me! We all work together for our community. Here is the door that closes tight. (pretend to

Drivers watch the traffic lights. The bottom one is green. Red is at the very top. And yellow’s in between.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light. (form circle shape with hands) Shining on the corner bright. Stop shines red. (hold hand out in ‘stop’ motion) Go is green. (walk in place) Slow-down yellow’s in between. (walk slowly to a stop) Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light. (form circle shape with hands) Shining on the corner bright.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Drivers watch the traffic lights. The bottom one is green. Red is at the very top. And yellow’s in between.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick. So she called for the Doctor to come quick, quick, quick The Doctor came with his bag and his hat, And he knocked on the door with a rat, tat, tat. He looked at the dolly and he shook his head. He said, "Miss Polly, put her straight to bed." He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill. ”I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”

Community Songs & Rhymes
If I were a baker, (pretend to put on a hat and apron) What would I do? Bake lots of cookies (make a circle with thumb and forefinger) For me and you!

Community Songs & Rhymes
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot I'm a police officer with my star. I help people near and far. If you have a problem, call on me. And I will be there, 1, 2, 3.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Here is a home where a family belongs. (pretend to look from top to bottom of house) Here is the roof so very strong. (raise arms with fingertips together at angle over head) Here are the walls so very straight. (hands straight up, palms parallel) Here is the path, and here is the gate. (pretend to walk, open and shut gate) (thumbs and pointer fingers form window) Here is the door that closes tight. (pretend to close door) Here is a home where people care. Here is a home with love to share. (hug self) Here are the windows to let in the light.

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Community Songs & Rhymes
(Use fingers to indicate helpers) This is Dr. Bell, who keeps us well. This is Nurse Rick, who cares for the sick. This is Dr. Heath, who cares for our teeth. This is postman Dale, who delivers our mail. This one here - hey that's me! We all work together for our community.

Community Songs & Rhymes
This person drives a taxi. This person leads a band. This person guides the traffic by holding up a hand. This person brings the letters. This person rakes and hoes. This person is a funny clown who dances on tiptoes.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light. (form circle shape with hands) Shining on the corner bright. Stop shines red. (hold hand out in ‘stop’ motion) Go is green. (walk in place) Slow-down yellow’s in between. (walk slowly to a stop) Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light. (form circle shape with hands) Shining on the corner bright.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Drivers watch the traffic lights. The bottom one is green. And yellow’s in between. Red is at the very top.

Community Songs & Rhymes
So she called for the Doctor to come quick, quick, quick And he knocked on the door with a rat, tat, tat. He looked at the dolly and he shook his head. He said, "Miss Polly, put her straight to bed." He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill. The Doctor came with his bag and his hat, Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.

Community Songs & Rhymes
This person drives a taxi. This person guides the traffic by holding up a hand. This person brings the letters. This person rakes and hoes. This person is a funny clown who dances on tiptoes. This person leads a band.

”I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”

Community Songs & Rhymes
If I were a baker, (pretend to put on a hat and apron) What would I do? Bake lots of cookies (make a circle with thumb and forefinger) For me and you!

Community Songs & Rhymes
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot I'm a police officer with my star. I help people near and far. If you have a problem, call on me. And I will be there, 1, 2, 3.

Community Songs & Rhymes
Here is a home where a family belongs. (pretend to look from top to bottom of house) Here is the roof so very strong. (raise arms with fingertips together at angle over head) Here is the path, and here is the gate.

Community Songs & Rhymes
This is Dr. Bell, who keeps us well. This is Dr. Heath, who cares for our teeth. This one here - hey that's me! This is Nurse Rick, who cares for the sick. (Use fingers to indicate helpers)

Here are the walls so very straight. (hands straight up, palms parallel) (pretend to walk, open and shut gate) (thumbs and pointer fingers form window) Here is the door that closes tight. (pretend to close door) Here is a home where people care. Here is a home with love to share. (hug self) Here are the windows to let in the light.

This is postman Dale, who delivers our mail. We all work together for our community.

C2November Materials List – Month at a Glance
Needed throughout the month: Printed art pages -- large & small paper plates Crayons or markers -- tempera paint -– finger paints Scissors -– glue -- stapler -– tape -– paper punch Paper towel tubes -– yarn or string -- large & small craft sticks Colored construction paper -- butcher paper or poster board Poster board –- lightweight cardboard -- Styrofoam trays Laminating plastic or clear contact paper
Day 1 Activities Locate a copy of Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller or any book about community workers Art Activities by different community workers (paint brush,

Magazine pictures of different kinds of homes,

stores, schools & other buildings, trees, people, vehicles, and other objects found in a community Group Activities First family letter

rolling pin, egg beater, stethoscope, sand paper,

hammer and wrench, whistle, cookie cutters, etc.) Clothes and hats for different community workers

Cardboard box with lid; assortment of tools used Day 2 Activities Locate a copy of Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann or any book about safety Group Activities

Assortment of toy vehicles Board; blocks or books; toy vehicles Containers of sand; large utensils Real telephone (minus the cord) Day 3 Activities

Locate a copy of The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola or any book about colors; color box (see program outline guide CD) Art Activities

Brown paper bags; cocoa or cinnamon Brown collage items Group Activities Precut magazine pictures of brown objects Brown scarf or piece of fabric Real or plastic potato

Assorted brown objects or pictures; tray or table; cloth to cover Velcro; basket or other container Brown paper or felt shapes (gingerbread men, footballs, etc.) in different sizes Assorted nuts in the shell

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Day 4 Activities feathers from an old pillow Art Activities Craft feathers or feathers from an old pillow Large feathers for painting Coffee filters --- wiggly eyes Day 5 Activities toy medical objects for the children to examine -- stethoscope, thermometer, gauze, tape, band-aids, tongue etc. Check a local hospital for donations. Art Activities Tag board or cardboard circles; foil Skin-toned crayons or markers; band-aids Children’s photographs; white cardboard of people Outdated or discarded x-rays; magazine pictures Group Activities Second family letter Pencils and paper; toy telephone; appointment book; magazines and books; table & chair; throwDay 6 Activities Locate a copy of The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Jan & Stan Berenstain or any book about doctors; real or Locate a copy of Turkeys (Bell, Rachel. Farm Animals.) by Rachael Bell or any book about turkeys; craft feathers or

Group Activities Masking tape; real or paper feathers; hula hoops; (one for each 2 children)

depressor, flashlight, cotton balls, blood pressure gauge, syringe with needle removed, empty medicine bottle,

away surgical gowns or long-sleeved white shirts; eye chart; toy doctor’s bag; baby scale & tape measure; dolls and stuffed animals. materials) (Check a medical supply store for inexpensive Animal hospital: Stuffed animals; brushes;

blankets; collars; empty pet food boxes; plastic bowls; pet toys; desk or table; boxes or animal carriers; toy doctor’s bag

Locate a copy of Corn Is Maize by Aliki or any book about corn; ears of dried corn on the cob and/or Indian corn; other foods made from corn; print the note to send home today asking each child to bring an object or picture beginning with letter “F” for tomorrow’s circle time. Art Activities Precut magazine pictures of corn and foods made from corn; labels from corn products Corncobs (rinsed and dried for several days) craft ribbon or crepe paper Day 7 Activities

Cornhusks; dowels Group Activities Corn kernels; small paper milk cartons, Styrofoam or plastic cups; potting soil; sardines; spray bottle of water

Eyedroppers & paint or colored tissue paper; paper

Locate a copy of Four Fur Feet by Margaret Wise Brown or any alphabet book; print the letter “F” poster, flashcard(s), and sign language poster. Collect items or pictures of items beginning with F [fan, feather, fence, fig, fire hat, fish, flag, flower, fork, fox, frog, fur, funnel, football, flute, fabric, farm, fire engine] for circle time. Art Activities Feathers, foil, felt, flannel, or fake fur Group Activities Paper or felt food shapes; small Ziploc bags magnets

Green spray paint; coffee can; two wiggle eyes; two plastic milk lids; large die; plastic bugs containers for sorting Magazine pictures of birds and animals; two

Paper clips; dowel or yardstick; string or yarn;

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Day 8 Activities Locate a copy of Grandpa's Corner Store by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan or any book about grocery stores or restaurants Art Activities Magazine pictures of healthy foods; sponges cut into fruit or vegetable shapes Group Activities Magazine pictures of different foods; laminating plastic or clear contact paper; tape Felt in assorted colors; empty pizza box

Potato or plastic fruit or vegetable Grocery Store -– Toy cash register or cash box; empty food containers; plastic fruits and vegetables; other play food; baskets; toy shopping cart; paper or plastic bags; signs or displays, cardboard box Day 9 Activities

Restaurant -– Tables & chairs; tablecloth; dishes; play food; cooking utensils; napkins; chef hats and aprons; pad of paper and pencil; cash register or money box with play money; request donations of actual menus from local restaurants. (Directions to make chef’s hat on Day 18)

Locate a copy of The Library by Sarah Stewart or any book about the library Group Activities Children’s books; blank tapes; tape recorder with earphones Day 10 Activities

Locate a copy of Henry the Fourth (Mathstart) by Stuart J. Murphy or any book about numbers; small objects to make sets of four (blocks, crayons, beads, paper cups, toy cars, etc.) Art Activities Group Activities Day 11

Colored rice or pasta shapes, cotton balls, yarn, buttons, glitter or sand Numbers 1-4 from cut out of catalogs, newspapers, or magazines pebbles, etc.) Small objects (buttons, beads, shells, pasta shapes, Sequins or glitter; yarn or string; Optional extra: luminous paint Day 11 Activities

Third family letter; family notes for activities on Printed page or index cards & circle stickers; buttons or beans; dried lima beans Printed pages or felt shapes Please see lesson plans (page 6) and art pages for book bag ideas

Locate a copy of Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin or any book about families & Thanksgiving; print the note to send home today asking each child to bring an object or picture beginning with letter “G” for tomorrow’s circle time.

Art Activities Photograph of each child

Group Activities Photo album or notebook; printed family note

Day 12 Activities

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poster, flashcard(s), and sign language poster. Collect items or pictures of items beginning with G [goat, garage, goggles, glitter, gravel] Art Activities Magazine or catalog pictures of garden plants Gold or green glitter or colored art gravel Green pom-poms; small wiggle eyes; 35mm film canisters; purple paint, or purple tissue paper; magnetic tape; green pipe cleaners

Locate a copy of Alpha Tales -- Letter G: Gorilla, Be Good! by Maria Fleming or any alphabet book; print the letter “G”

gate, garden, grasshopper, garbage collector, golf, gloves, grass, globe, goose, grapes, glue, glass, gourd, gorilla,

Group Activities Play money; green sponge; grass seed sized checks Gingham fabric in different colors and differentOld greeting cards Gummy bears or goldfish crackers

Day 13 Activities Locate a copy of Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley or any book about Native Americans; also helpful: “coffee table” books or other books, magazines, or encyclopedia pictures that will let the children see the diversity of Native American dress and life in different parts of the country Art Activities—see art pages for additional ideas
Large white tee shirts; tea; fabric paints Shoeboxes Group Activities Four 1x2 pieces of wood (6’ long); 2 sheets

White fabric; white paper towels or coffee filters; one or more of the following: any fresh berries, grapes, onionskins, spinach leaves, or beet roots

Fresh cranberries Day 14 Activities Locate a copy of Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons or any book about Thanksgiving Art Activities Group Activities

Precut magazine pictures of families, pets, food, houses, etc.; food magazines Paper lunch bags; glue; rubber bands; candy kisses; pennies; furry fabric scraps; band-aids; tissues; Lifesavers candy Small pinecones, acorns, and other assorted nature items; dried wildflowers or wheat Day 15 Activities

Toy dishes or paper plates and cups Play parachute or blankets and tables; large stones; sticks or logs; tissue paper flames; play foods; cooking pots and pans; utensils Dried beans or split peas; plastic meats and vegetables; spoons; ladles; bowls; measuring cups; salt and pepper shakers, etc.

flashcards and the large triangle shape for each child; print the fourth family letter. If you wish to make a cooperative want to do the cooperative snack activity on Day 18, print & send home the note asking the families to send in a small bag of "cornucopia filling.” Art Activities Group Activities cornucopia on Day 18, send home the note asking the children to each bring in a piece of fruit or a vegetable. If you

Locate a copy of The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns or any book about shapes; print the triangle poster and

Art gum erasers and inkpads 12x18” sheets of brown construction paper

Printed pages or several different patterns of wrapping paper; cardboard or poster board circles, squares, and triangles and triangles Masking tape; construction paper circles, squares,

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Day 16 Activities Locate a copy of the Three Billy Goats Gruff -– any version -- or use felt board materials provided; print the math note to send home today asking each child to bring an object or picture beginning with letter “H” for tomorrow’s circle time. Art Activities Group Activities cards; also helpful: A number of objects in three sizes (balls, blocks, boxes, shoes, dolls, teddy bears, etc.) Print the

Small paper lunch bags; yarn; paper scraps; buttons; fabric scraps; other collage materials Sponges; shallow pans of paint Craft sticks; clay or play dough; string

Straws or uncooked spaghetti Dishes, utensils and napkins; baskets of snack foods Felt circles, rectangles & squares in three sizes

Day 17 Activities

Locate a copy of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss or any alphabet book; print the letter “H” poster,

flashcard(s), and sign language poster. Collect an assortment of items or pictures of items beginning with H (hat, helpful: Assorted hats for circle and story time. Art Activities

horn, heart, horse, house, helicopter, hamburger, hippopotamus, hula hoop, harmonica, hairbrush, hen, hanger). Also

Heart stickers or paper punch Precut magazine pictures of objects beginning with the letter H; magnetic strip Group Activities

Variety of patterned wallpaper or different colors of construction paper Hay; paper bags, funnels, empty plastic bottles, and measuring cups Disposable rubber gloves; colored water grass seed

Cardboard horseshoe shapes; contact-paper; masking tape; hula hoops & bean bags Day 18 Activities

Styrofoam or plastic cups; wiggly eyes; potting soil;

Locate a copy of Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert or any book about fruits & vegetables; also helpful: a cornucopia and real or plastic fruit and vegetables for circle time. Art Activities Magazine pictures of foods before and after preparation; glue; felt scraps Plastic fruits and vegetables or small pumpkins, squash, gourds, and other seasonal vegetables, baskets, paper bags, wheelbarrow or wagon, play to make a sign, bales of hay

Brown lunch bags; precut magazine pictures of fruits and vegetables or printed patterns White or colored oak tag; printed pattern or Bugle® brand chips and “Runts” fruit shaped candies Group Activities Cornucopia; real or plastic fruits and vegetables; magnifying glass

money, toy cash register or money box, chalkboard

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Day 19 Activities Locate a copy of Walter the Baker by Eric Carle and/or Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris or any book about bakers; also helpful: assorted baking tools and pans Art Activities Different types of grains (corn, rice, wheat, barley, free donations of torn bags that cannot be sold; plastic measuring cups, empty plastic food containers Cooking utensils; soapy water; dishcloths

White poster board; white tissue paper Group Activities Variety of breads (white, wheat, oatmeal, rye, raisin, pumpernickel, pita, gingerbread, croissants, bagels, bread sticks, garlic bread, etc.; butter, jam or honey; plastic knifes; printed graph for older children Printed patterns or felt shapes bottle; balloon Day 20 Activities

oats, or flour) -- check with local grocery stores for assortment of large & small spoons, whisks, ladles,

Home-made play dough; cinnamon or other spices; cookie cutters, rolling pins, plastic knives; small baking pans Please see lesson plans page 5 for dramatic play

Package of dry yeast; sugar; warm water; empty soda

Locate a copy of Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners by Joan Plummer Russell and/or Fire Fighters, A to Z by Chris Demarest or any book about community workers Art Activities Aluminum foil; paper towel tubes Appliance box or large wardrobe box from a local mover; painter’s hats; mini rollers and pans; cardboard paintbrushes; smaller cardboard boxes or pieces of Group Activities

other stuffed animal mascot; fire engine made from Dress-up clothes and hats; badges (see art activities) Small fire trucks, ambulances, firemen, etc. Pennies; small container “banks“ a large cardboard box

Junk mail; (10) shoeboxes or other containers Plastic flowers; (10) plastic soda bottles Plastic beads; (10) clear plastic pill bottles

Child-sized raincoats and boots; toy fire fighter hats; length of garden hose; bell; toy Dalmatian or

November Recipes
Day 1

Little Buildings -- Let the children help make peanut butter & jelly or other favorite sandwiches. a triangle roof. Use raisins, coconut, or sunflower seeds to decorate the buildings if you wish. Day 2

some of the sandwiches into four squares and others into four triangles. Place the squares on a plate with

Cut

Traffic Light Snacks -- Give each child several graham cracker squares. Break each in half to make a

rectangle. Spread peanut butter over the crackers. Add red, yellow, and green M&M’s® for the lights.

Traffic Light Snacks -- Give each child half of a hot dog bun. Provide plastic knives or craft sticks to spread with butter or mayonnaise. Give the children pepperoni or lunch meat circles, yellow cheese circles, and round green pickles to arrange on the bun to make traffic lights. Day 3

Color Day Snack -- Make “brown cows” for snack. Point out how this drink got its name -– “brown” for the color of root beer (or chocolate milk) and “cow” for the milk in the ice cream. cinnamon toast, graham crackers. Day 4 Other Ideas for brown snacks: Pretzels, raisins, peanut butter on toast, chocolate pudding or milk,

Apple Turkey -– Print the art page and give each child one of the turkey heads. Glue the head to a

toothpick – insert the toothpick into one side of an apple. To make the feathers, insert four or five

toothpicks on the opposite side of the apple. Slip fruit loops or raisins over the toothpicks until you reach the top – end with a mini-marshmallow. Variation: make the turkey’s head by using a raisin filled the wattle. Turkey Toast -- Use a large turkey shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes from bread. Spread with peanut butter. Decorate by adding a raisin for the eye, a piece of red string licorice string for the wattle, and fruit loops (or Trix) for the tail feathers. Day 6 toothpick with a green olive on end for the head, add cloves for eyes, and pullout the piece of pimento for

Indian Corn Cakes -– Mix one package Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg, 1 tablespoon shortening, and enough milk to make a batter. Fry the corn cakes and serve with homemade butter and honey or syrup.

Cornmeal Cookies -– Mix together in a large bowl: ¾ cup shortening, ¾ cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon help to roll a small spoonful into a ball and place it on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies – recipe can be doubled.

vanilla, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 cup cornmeal. Let the children

Add ¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese and 2 packages of corn muffin mix. Place in muffin tin and bake at 400º for 15-20 minutes. Day 7

Cheesy Corn Muffins -- Mix together 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, and one 8-oz can of creamed corn.

Letter F Meal -- Let the children help make a “funny foods” lunch: Frog Legs (chicken wings), french tapioca pudding).

fries, fancy french bread (toasted garlic bread), and frog-eyed fruit for dessert (drained fruit cocktail on

Other Letter "F" foods - Fortune cookies, frankfurters, fruit, Fig Newtons, figs, French toast. Day 8

Friendship Pizza [Dessert] -- Roll a package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough into a circle big enough to fit in a pizza pan. Bake as directed and let cool. Let the children help to spread vanilla frosting or cream cheese on the crust. Provide sliced fresh fruit in different containers for the children to add to the pizza. Applesauce Mini-Pizzas [Dessert] -- Give each child half of an English muffin. Let the children spread

cream cheese on their muffins. Place a tablespoon of applesauce on top of the cream cheese and spread around. Sprinkle with raisins and shake on some cinnamon. Toast until warm or do a large number on a cookie sheet in the oven. Cool slightly before serving.

English Muffin Mini-Pizzas – Provide each child with half of an English muffin (or bagel) Spread with pizza few minutes until the cheese is melted. Cool slightly before serving.

sauce and add shredded cheese and any other topping that they like. Place in an oven or toaster over for a

Apple Pizza -- Open a can of refrigerated biscuits. Give one to each child. Ask the children to flatten the biscuit and place it on a greased cookie sheet. Place apple slices on top of the biscuits and sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and brown sugar. Dot with butter if you wish. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes. Day 9

Book Bites -– Use graham cracker squares to represent the covers of the book – make pages for the book gummy “book worm” to the top of the book. Day 10

by spreading cream cheese or white frosting on one cracker and placing the second cracker on top. Add a

Cut refrigerated piecrust dough into strips. Let the children help use the dough to form the number 4 on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mixture and bake as directed.

Day 11

Cranberry Cupcakes -- Combine together 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1½ teaspoons baking powder. Cut in ¼ cup butter (at room temperature). Add ¾ cup orange juice and 1 egg. Mix 25 minutes or until done. together and add 2 cups whole cranberries. Place in greased muffin tins and bake at 350° for about 20-

Cranberry Cubes -- Blend together 1-16oz can of cranberry sauce, 1 cup applesauce, and 1 cup plain each. Return to freezer overnight.

yogurt. Pour into ice cube trays and place in the freezer. When partially frozen, insert a popsicle stick in

Day 12

Letter G Snack /Great Graham Crackers -- Spread peanut butter on graham crackers and arrange golden.

marshmallows in the shape of the letter "G" on the top. Broil for a few minutes until the marshmallows are

sprout “grass.” Or tint shredded coconut green to use as grass. Serve with cups of “grass milk” (milked tinted green with food coloring).

Letter G Snack / Goat Goodies -- Top crackers with your favorite cheese spread and sprinkle with alfalfa

Other Letter "G" Foods - Granola bars, grapes, grated cheese, green peppers, graham crackers,

gingersnaps, goldfish crackers, gummy bears, garlic bread, garbanzo beans, goulash, green beans, gingerbread.

greens, grape juice, grapefruit, grapefruit juice, Gatorade, granola, guava, green split pea soup, grits,

Letter G Snack / Gingerbread Horn Books -- In colonial days, children received gingerbread cookies

shaped like horn books (a square with a handle on bottom), wrapped in gold or silver paper. If the child this tradition by making the gingerbread with the letters the children have already learned -- or let each child make his own if able. Day 13

could say all the alphabet letters that had been scratched into the dough, he or she could eat it. Carry on

Indian Fry Bread -- Explain to the children that fry bread is a traditional snack of the Hopi Indian tribe.

Mix together 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and enough warm water or milk to form a pie crust-like dough that is easy to handle. Give each child a small ball of dough to knead. When the dough is smooth and elastic, pat out flat. Cut into strips. Heat about ½” of oil in a skillet and fry the dough until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey, fruit spread, or maple syrup.

Day 14

Pumpkin Butter -- Place in a saucepan: 1-15 oz can solid pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling), ½ cup apple cider or apple juice, ½ cup sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon cloves, 15-20 minutes or until butter has become dark and thick. Use turkey-shaped cookie cutters to cut shapes from cornbread -– spread with the pumpkin butter. and a pinch of salt. Stir together and bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, for

Day 15

Tasty Toast Triangles -- Cut square bread slices diagonally to make two triangles. Spread with butter or butter melts. Invite the children to count the sides of the toast before eating it.

margarine and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Put under the broiler for a few minutes until the

Cheesy Triangles -- Cut a tortilla into six triangles. Spread each with mustard and sprinkle on shredded cheese. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Bake at 350º for five minutes. Cool and serve.

Day 16

Goat Goodies -- Top crackers with your favorite cheese spread and sprinkle with alfalfa sprout “grass.” Or use cookies, frosting and green-tinted shredded coconut. Serve with cups of “grass milk” (milk tinted green with food coloring).

Small-Medium-Large Snacks -- Bake cookies with the children – use glasses in three sizes to cut out small, medium & large circle cookies. Or cut bread for sandwiches in three round or square sizes. Day 17

honey or peanut butter for snack.

Letter H Snack / Heart Snacks -- Use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes out of bread and spread with

Letter H Snack / Heavenly Hash – Mix together and let stand one hour or more to blend flavors: 2 cups mandarin oranges, 2 cups pineapple chunks, 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, 1 cup shredded coconut, 1 cup sour cream, 1 bag miniature marshmallows.

Letter H Snack / Haystacks -- Melt 12 oz butterscotch chips and add 1 cup chopped peanuts. Stir in 1 can Chinese noodles. Mix and drop with spoon onto waxed paper to harden.

Letter H Snack / Hot Rod Hot Dogs -- Use a hot dog for the body of the car, carrots for wheels, raisins for hubcaps. Put together using toothpicks.

Other Letter "H" Foods -- Ham, honey, hot dogs, hamburgers, Hawaiian Punch, hard-boiled eggs, honeydew melons, hash, hazelnuts, hoagies, hot chocolate. Day 18

Cooperative Snack / Edible Cornucopias -- If the children have brought in "cornucopia fillings," let the mixture in a waffle cone.

them place the items in a large bowl. Take turns stirring the ingredients. Serve each child a portion of Edible Cornucopias -- Place a small amount of vanilla cake frosting in the opening of a Bugle® snack and add 3 or 4 Runts® fruit-shaped candies. You can also use Trix® cereal.

Day 19

blueberry pie filling in the center of each triangle of dough. Moisten the edges, fold over, and press the edges together to seal. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375° for 10-12 minutes.

Blueberry Turnovers -- Open and unroll one can of refrigerated crescent rolls. Place a spoonful of canned

Mini-Bread Loaves – Let each child mix in an individual bowl: ½ cup warm water, 1 cup flour (white or whole wheat), 1 tablespoon yeast, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. minutes. Knead for 5 minutes. Put in a greased mini loaf pan and let rise for 45 minutes. Bake at 350 for about 30

Have a bread tasting party at snack time -- provide a variety of breads for the children to taste: White,

etc. Cut the breads into small pieces to sample. Provide butter, jam or honey and plastic knifes for the children to use with the bread. Day 20

wheat, oatmeal, rye, raisin, pumpernickel, pita, gingerbread, croissants, bagels, bread sticks, garlic bread,

the children spoon the different colored gelatin cubes into a clear plastic cup. Add whipped topping to “put out the fire.”

Fire Snack -- Prepare red, yellow, and orange Jello as directed. When chilled, cut into small cubes. Let

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