The next two weeks will be Pumpkin Week, concluding the month with Halloween and Trick or Treating; unless, of course, we get another mighty snowstorm like last year...
"Sing to Jesus a new song, for He has done amazing things.
He is strong and holy and He has won!"
(Easy to Read Version)
It touched my heart (and I am sure God's) every time.
From the blog, Classroom Freebies
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy, holy, holy,
Jesus is holy.
Early in the morning our song will rise to Thee.
ART CONNECTION: Paper bag Scarecrow
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What you will need:
- brown paper bag
- newspaper or magazine scraps
- squiggly eyes
- various colors of card stock
- stapler, optional
These were fun to make. I let the girls rip out pages from old magazines, scrunch the paper and place it into a brown paper bag. (This was a great motor skills activity too!) Once their bags were stuffed and all the pieces were cut out the girls began gluing the pieces in place (with some help, of course). Once completed I added a few staples for extra security. When we went outside I had the girls grab a leaf to attach to the scarecrow's hat. :-)
DRAMATIC PLAY: Scarecrow Hats
MOTOR SKILLS: Build a Scarecrow Game
I saw this idea on the website, Let's Explore. I created my own version of the game using scraps of felt and a paper plate made into a spinner. June Bug loved this game! (To the point, where Mama started to really not like it because it was ALL she wanted to do!) But it was definitely a hit. Ju Ju enjoyed playing it too once she got home from school.
1 cup of rice, or unbleached flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
2 3/4 cups of milk or warm water
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp yeast
1/8 cup of wheat germ
1 3/4 cups of oats
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
1. Mix everything but oats. Be sure the liquid
is warm so the yeast can begin leavening
2. Add oats. Let sit 5-8 minutes to activate
3. Heat griddle on medium heat. Pour enough
batter to make 4 inch pancakes. Cook until
top starts to bubble and dry. Flip and brown
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons molasses, or maple syrup
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1‑1/2 cups powdered sugar
shredded coconut, colored yellow
sprinkles, for mouth
* recipe adapted from this website
BAKE: 20-25 minutes
SERVES: 18 cupcakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together
flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,
cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Add
butter and sugar to stand mixer. Cream until
light in color. Add eggs, one at a time on
medium speed. Beat until well incorporated.
Add molasses and vanilla and beat again until
2. Then add 1/2 the flour, 1/2 the milk, then the
other half of the flour and then the rest of the
milk. Mix just until batter comes together and
is smooth. Pour batter into cupcake cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.
3. Let cupcakes cool. Add all ingredients for
frosting to a large bowl. Frost cupcakes.
4. Decorate cupcakes to look like scarecrows.