Free Downloads & More, Enjoy!! (Fall and Halloween Theme Edition)

Friday, October 22, 2010

I've been taking a break (as you may have noticed).  Not only from posting, but from reading, and generally doing online.  I've closed my Etsy shop for a while, and I have just felt the need to distance myself from as much electronic communication for a while.  But, I've had some great finds to share with you, and didn't want to wait, so here they are!

{Image Credit: Yellow Mums}

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{Image Credit: Lakeshore Learning}

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
When you're carving your Halloween pumpkins, don't throw away the seeds!
Have more seeds than you know what to do with? Substitute pumpkin seeds for peanuts in your favorite peanut brittle recipe.
Toasted and salted, pumpkin seeds have a nutty flavor. They're even better flavored with sweet and savory spices.
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
1. Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings. (This is easiest just after you've removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.)
2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat. If you prefer, omit the oil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
4. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.

Apple Songs and Poems, complied and listed below from:

A Little Apple Seed
(tune: "Eensy Weensy Spider")

Once a little apple seed
Was planted in the ground.
Down came the raindrops
Falling all around.
Out came the big sun,
Bright as it could be.
And that little apple seed grew
To be an apple tree.

Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could
And down came the apples,
Mmm, were they good!

Eat An Apple
Eat an apple. (bring hand to mouth)
Save the core. (close hand in fist)
Plant the seeds. (bend down and touch ground)
And grow some more. (extend arms out)

Apple Rock-n-Roll
(tune: "Shortenin' Bread")

Apples are a rockin', rockin', rockin'.
Apples are a rockin'... all around.
Apples are a rockin', rockin', rockin'.
Shake that tree and
All fall down!

Ten Red Apples #1
Here I have five apples. (five fingers up)
And here are five again. (five more fingers up)
How many apples altogether? (shrug)
Why, five and five make ten! (ten fingers up)

Ten Red Apples #2
Ten red apples growing on a tree,
(ten fingers up)
Five for you and five for me.
(show one hand and then the other)
There's one little worm that you can't see
(wiggle one finger)
Where, oh where, could that worm be?

Ten Red Apples #3
Ten red apples grow on a tree.
Five for you and five for me.
Let's shake the tree just so.
And ten red apples will fall below.

Apples Up on Top
(tune: "Up on the Housetop")
(from Mailbox Magazine)

Up in the treetop, way up high,
Three red apples for my pie.
How will I get them to the ground?
I'll shake that tree 'til they fall down!
Shake, shake, shake!
Watch them fall!
Shake, shake, shake,
I'll catch them all!
Oh, into my basket,
One, two, three!
No more apples in the tree.

Climbing Up the Apple Tree
Climbing up the apple tree, (climb in place)
Swinging on a limb! (sway arms left and right)
If I hear a robin, I may (cup hand near ear)
Sing along with him! (sing "tra la la")
And Robin, if you fly away, (put hands over eyes)
Here's what I will do (point finger)
I'll wish for a pair of sparrow wings (flap arms)
And fly away with you!

Apple Song
(tune: "Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?"

Have you ever seen an apple,
an apple, an apple?
Have you ever seen an apple,
that grows on a tree?
A red one, a yellow one,
A red one, a yellow one,
Have you ever seen an apple,
That grows on a tree?

Have You Ever Had An Apple?
(tune: "Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?")

Have you ever had an apple,
An apple, an apple?
Have you ever had an apple,
And heard it go "crunch"?

Have you ever had an orange,
An orange, an orange?
Have you ever had an orange,
and heard it go "squish"?

Have you ever had a banana,
banana, banana?
Have you ever had a banana,
And heard it go "mush"?

Johnny Appleseed
Here comes Johnny Appleseed.
Apple seeds are all he needs,
Planting orchards way out west.
Wears a pot upon his head,
Beneath the trees he makes his bed.
Folks say Johnny's apples are the best!

(tune: "Yankee Doodle")
Peel an apple.
Cut it up.
Put it in a pot.
When you do,
You will find,
It's applesauce we've got!

Look out, Apple!
A worker found an apple.
She gave it to her boss.
He accidentally sat on it.
Now it's applesauce!

Apple Anthem
(tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
(from Mailbox Magazine)

Shiny, shiny, apple red.
Hanging high above my head.
On my tiptoes, reaching high.
One last stretch, it's worth a try.
Shiny, shiny, apple red.
Grabbed it, ate it, now I'm fed!

Also from this site:

To use for Apple Pattern Making
You can have the children create their own patterns, or model after yours with their own apples or unifex cubes.
{Image Credit: Mrs. Nelson's Class}

Print out, laminate, then hole punch and let child lace with yarn or a shoelace.

Fall Leaf, Spider, and Apple Size Sequence Matching Printables

You may want to color in the apples before laminating for more visual interest.

Pumpkin Patch Alphabet Game

This is an Alphabet Order Game for children to work on learning the correct order of the letters. Cut out
the individual pumpkin patch for each sequence and mount to a file folder. Use the individual pumpkins
for playing pieces and help children find the correct patch.

Even/Odd Pumpkin Sorting

Children separate the pumpkins into
two different hay carts, one for the even pumpkins, and one for the odd pumpkins.

Pumpkin Patch Phonics
This is a game for children working on early phonics skills. Children read the word combinations on each pumpkin and decide if it belongs in the Word Patch, or the Non Word Patch.

The three above games are from File Folder Fun.

The following activites are from a great site I just stumbled across:

Match the capital letter to the lower case letter.

Cards showing a photo and name of many different varities of Apples.

Great to use with a muffin tin pan!  Put counters of any variety (beans, seasonal erasers or wooden chips, etc.) into the first tin.  Select a number card and place in each of the remaining tin spaces.  Have child count out the number of counters that belong in that space.  (See photo below).

This activity will help your child gain experience in measurement by using a non-standard measuring tool.
Match the leaf to its shadow.

Leaf Patterns
This activity will help your child begin to recognize, describe and extend patterns.
Print off several copies and create your own pattern strips for you child to model and continue the pattern.
Or, have your child create their own patterns!

Use this form for completing with your child when you carve your pumpkin(s)!!

A Printable book based on Brown Bear.

Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe

5 ½ cups flour
2 cups salt
8 teaspoons cream of tartar
¾ cup oil
1.12 ounce container of pumpkin pie spice
Orange food coloring (2 parts yellow, 1 part red)
4 cups water

Mix all of the ingredients together. Cook and stir over medium heat until all the lumps disappear. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth. Store in an airtight container.



the sleepy time gal said...

boy, this post is packed with awesome fall activities for me and the kiddos, thanks!

SimplyMontessori said...

Yay, I'm glad you like them!!♥


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