Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saluting the Honeybees for the Letter Ii

We made Peanut Butter Honey Balls this week, in honor of one of our favorite insects...the honeybee!!

The recipe:
1 c peanut butter
1 c dry milk powder
1/2 cup honey

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Roll together into marble-golfball-sized balls.
Roll balls in sprinkles, powdered sugar, coating of your choice.
Refrigerate overnight.

The pictures:

The verdict:
E and I enjoyed them greatly. He ate 4 golfball-sized helpings. I prefered the ones covered in powdered sugar. He liked the ones with sprinkles. J and T, however, were not fond of them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Vowel Game

Step 1: Put letters in plastic eggs (I used our wooden letters from Hobby Lobby.)

Step 2: Hide around the house.

Step 3: Release the hounds!

Step 4: Open eggs and sort vowels and consonants into different containers. (I hung our "My Father's World" vowel ladder for a reminder.)

Step 5 (at least at our house): Do this over and over and over and.....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Learning Vowels

We began National Apple Month by making some "a" apples, learning about vowels, and reading a few books about both. We even played a game to help us remember the vowels...I'll post about that tomorrow!

Letter "a" apples, using Totally Tots' idea

A couple books we read

We also watched a few You Tube videos. Here are two of my favorite :)

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy October!

I love these next few months. We have many traditions that roll around this time of year...October, November, and December. It's perfect weather for playing outside (at least where we live!), and we are filled with activities for inside as well!

October is National Apple Month, did you know that?! We will be making apples out of the letter "a," painting with apple stars, learning more about Johnny Appleseed, learning vowels, making applesauce, and more! For Autumn, we will be bringing back our nature table, creating leaf rubbings, stained glass leaves, and hopefully some beeswax leaf ornaments for the nature table. And of course, there's Halloween...visits to the Pumpkin Patch, a Pumpkin carving party complete with pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and Halloween cookies, and maybe even a local bat exhibit. (I'm praying about that one! ;) )

I'll try to take pictures and post as much as possible!

Happy October!!
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