Next week we will learn about colorful, falling leaves, followed by Scarecrow Week and then concluding the month with Pumpkin Week. I am thinking at this point the theme for November will be Thankfulness. Stayed tuned, and as always, feel free to suggest fun project, activities and food related fun ideas of your own!
"Keep Me as the apple of your eye."
strips of paper to create a worm. Have your tot glue pieces in place.)
- A is for acorn. (Cut out shapes of an acorn. Have your tot glue pieces in place.)
Apple of Your Eye
(from the Songs for Saplings CD, ABCs)
Keep Me as the apple of your eye,
the apple of your eye,
the apple of your eye.
Keep Me as the apple of your eye.
Psalm seventeen verse eight.
Johnny Appleseed Prayer
Oh. . .the Lord's been good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
The sun and the rain and the apple seed
The Lords been good to me, Amen.
ART CONNECTION: Apple Core Stamping
MOTOR SKILLS: Apple Sorting
What you will need:
- white sheet of paper with the outline of three apples drawn
in green, yellow and red
- objects of different textures in colors green, yellow and red
What to do:
- Have your tot explore the different textures and sizes of
colored objects. Have your tot sort the objects by color.
- Have your tot glue the appropriate colored objects on the
matching apple to fill it in.
MATH CONNECTION: Patterns and Shapes
Baked Apple Chips
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4 apples, cored
1. Remove apple core.
2. Thinly slice the entire apple.
3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
and place apple slices on it.
4. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
5. Bake at 275 degrees for two hours. At the end of hour one flip them over so they bake evenly. Once they look nice and crispy take them out. :)
Apple Fritter Bread
3 C flour
1 package yeast
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C water
1 egg, beaten
3/4 C milk
1/4 C butter
6 apples, peeled & diced
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tsp. milk
PREP: 30 minutes
BAKE: 40-50 minutes, 350 degrees F
SERVES: 1-8 :-)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 bread pan.
In a skillet, cook apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, vanilla, butter, cinnamon & cornstarch until mixture is thickened. Set aside to cool.
2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles; remove from heat. Add the butter and stir until melted; set aside.
3. Put flour, yeast, brown sugar and salt in a bowl, mix well.
4. Add the water, egg and milk/butter mixture.
5. Mix until dough forms into a ball; knead for an additional five minutes.
6. On a well floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle. Evenly spread apple mixture over dough.
7. Cut dough into even squares. Carefully stack pieces of dough onto each other forming four piles. Place piles of dough into prepared pan.
8. Bake 45-50 minutes; until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan.
9. Mix butter, vanilla and powdered sugar into a bowl. Add half & half; stir until you get a creamy consistency. Pour on glaze and allow to set for a few minutes.
10. Pull some apart and enjoy!