I've always liked the fall time of year.
The leaves turning color. The air fresh and crisp. The harvests
of pumpkins, squash, corn and other good things. The days picking
apples and turning them into the most delicious sauce! The hot days
of summer have faded into the more routine, cooler days of Autumn.
Seize these days before they slide into winter and enjoy a myriad of activities
and books with your children.
of year is always a great time to study about the pilgrims, indians, and
early settlers. Because their lives revolved around so many interesting
activities, it is so much fun to include a few fun, educational projects.
Below you will find links to some websites to learn about different activities
and also some other ideas and books. Enjoy them!! And enjoy
your children!! They are only little once!!!
always enjoy either picking or buying different varieties of apples each
fall. We make several trips to enjoy the fresh, crisp flavors.
Making applesauce is fun and the taste is incredible - you'll never want
store bought again. This time of year we enjoy apple pies,
crisp, turnovers and just plain raw apples with a nice bowl of freshly
to learn how to make Apple head Dolls? Check out these sites:
Applehead Dolls - http://184.108.40.206/sheproom/periodicals/bittersweet/wi74f.htm
Applehead Dolls - http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/apple_dolls.html
Applehead Dolls/Visual Arts Activities:
Cycle of Apple Trees & apple projects:
an Apple Pizza: http://www.the4cs.com/~cathy/Apples/pizza.html
A is for Apples - a site loaded with links to unit studies and other Apple
Apple Picking Time Literature Unit: http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/grade3/Apple_Picking.html
APPLESEED Literature Unit: http://libweb.uncc.edu/cimc/integration/Units/JApplesd.htm
APPLESEED & Westward Expansion: http://fga.freac.fsu.edu/misc/johnny.htm
How to Make an Apple Pie & See the World Literature Unit: http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/grade2/How_Make.html
Books: There are many good books
on apples and Johnny Appleseed. Check out your library.
The Life & Times of the Apple
by Charles Micucci is a neat book.
Story Hour Great New Stories set 3 has two stories of Johnny Appleseed
(along with stories of Sacagawea & others). That is a wonderful
set to have this time of year.
pumpkin pie from scratch is a wonderful project for children. They
can help scoop out the seeds from a real pumpkin (then roast them) and
cut up the flesh into pieces to cook down to make their own pumpkin pie.
CORN HUSK DOLLS
How to Make Cornhusk Dolls:
Native Americans show how
to make Cornhusk dolls:
NATIVE AMERICAN UNIT:
Courage of Sarah Noble Literature
Sign of the Beaver Literature
Sign of the Beaver Unit Study:
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books pages for useful books on colonial times, pilgrims, early settlers,
Native Americans, crafts and many other areas that make any topic studied
come to life.
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