Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Music Index

Here are some pages found on this blog.

Children's Music

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Find various musical instruments in the MP3 / CD The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, Op. 34.   Including: Full Orchestra, Woodwinds Family, Brass Family, Strings Family, Percussion Family, Piccolo & Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoons, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses, Harp, French Horns, Trumpets, Trombones & Tuba, and Full Orchestra.

Coloring Pages
Bay Area Little Symphony Including instrument coloring pages

Virtual Tours
Google Instrument Image Search
National Music Museum

Audio Recordings & Pictures of Instruments
DSO Kids:Learn + Listen: Instruments or search at DSO (Dallas Symphony Orchestra) Kids (if the link is expired).

A to Z Instruments

Musical Dictionary
List of Musical Instruments - Wikipedia This site has a list of instruments from different countries.

A
Accordion
Accordion-Online.de Including composers, sheet music, MP3, and links.
Bay Area Little Symphony Including an accordion coloring page.
PBS: Accordian Dreams

B
Bagpipe
Bagpipe Music Scores

Balalaika
Bass Clarinet
Bass Drum
Bassoon

C
Castanets
Cello
Chimes
Clarinet
Contrabassoon
Cymbals

D
Double Bass

E
English Horn

F
Flute The Flute Player by Lacapa Michael

French Horn


G
Gamelan
Balinese Gamelan Rhythms
Indonesian Gamelan Main Page

Glockenspiel
Guiro

Guitars


H
Harmonica
Harp

J
Janggu - Wikipedia

M
Maracas
Make maracas and make music with them.

Mexican Maracas (using a balloon) @ DLTK-Kids

Melodeon

O
Oboe
Bears Coloring Page - Oboe

Organ


P
Piano
Music: Pretend to play the piano while music plays or play a real piano.

Piccolo

S
Saxophone

Snare Drum

T
Tambourine
Timpani
Triangle
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

U
Ukulele
History @ Koolau Guitar & Ukulele Company

Book:
Abiyoyo Book by Pete Seeger

V
Viola

Violin
Listen to violin music.

Play music with different string instruments and have the child pick out the violin when it is playing.

Composer: Vivaldi (Four Seasons and other classical pieces)

Violin Online - Interactive Fingerboard
Violin Online Violin Basics, Sheet Music & MP3, Online Violin Class, Exercises, and Free Violin Christmas Music (Violin Sheet Music & Violin MP3)
Alphabet Teddy Bear Coloring Pictures: Bear playing a Violin
Mom's Network Alphabet Coloring Pages: Letter V and a Violin
Bry-Back Manor: Musical Clipart: Violin

X
Xylophone
You will need to explain that the letter "x" sounds like a "z".
Glass Xylophone - ZOOM
Tunes & Spoons Download - ZOOM


Z
Zither


Copyright © 2002-2017 Barbara Pratt. All rights reserved.

Children's Music

Here are links that is from my website.

Music Games & Interactive Links
Chrome Music Lab
Compose Your Very Own Music! - ClassicsforKids
FunBrain.com Piano Player
Music Memory - Primary Games
Music Quizzes, Games, Worksheets and Music Theory Help by Ms. Garrett
Musical Notes - Primary Games
PianoNanny.com Lesson for all stages.  It has a "12 Note Companion" on the bottom of each lesson where you can play the piano as you do each lesson.
Piano Practice and Chord Chart - Music Tech Teacher

Symphonies and Halls Interactive Links
ArtsAlive
DSO Kids
New York Philharmonic KidZone
SFS Kids Fun & Games With Music
SFS Kids Fun With Music: Classics
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Music Links with Some Lyrics and Music
NIEHS Kids' Pages: Music
BusSongs.com
Children's Songs - The Teachers Guide
Diversi-tune Midi Files

Other Music Links
Children Songs @ Step by Step

Judy's and David's Online Songbook
MakingMusicFun.net | Creative Resources for Elementary Music Education
Mama Lisa's World of Children' and International Culture
Preschool Education: Music & Songs Graduation & End of the Year, Animals, Bugs, Circle Time & Transitions, Circus, Colors, Community Helpers, Cutting Skills, Exercise, Fire Safety, Holidays, Letters, Me / Self - Esteem/ Self Concepts, Months, Numbers, Praise of God, Reptiles / Pond Life, Safety, Seasons, Senses, Shapes, Space,Transportation, Weather, and Western
Songs and Fingerplays Splish Splash Song, Five Little Monkeys, Mr Alligator Song, and Little Ducks Song
The Idea Box: Music/Song


File Folders

August: Creating File Folders Games - SpeechTX

File Folder Games and Activities - Enchanted Learning

Games For Learning Ideas

Preschool Printables: File Folder ~ Beautiful Butterfly, Bright & Sunny Letters, Christmas Tree, Fire Safety, Hearts, Icy Igloo Alphabet, Mitten Match, Numbers In Bloom, Shamrocks, Pumpkin Patch, Snowman, Turkey Lurkey Watermelon Numbers, and they might have more in the future.

Preschool Printable File Folders Games - Daycare Resource

The Homeschool Hutt - File Folder Games and Printable Games

The Perpetual Preschool

Hassle Free Clip Art

Google Images

Monday, July 10, 2017

Recipe Index


I will add new recipes to this index as I place them onto my blog.

DESSERT RECIPES
Pudding Recipes

Pudding Recipes

This recipe is taken of my other website.

Vanilla Pudding
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup powdered milk (omit if using milk)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups water or milk
3 tablespoons margarine
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla

Place the combined dry ingredients into a non-stick saucepan.  Add 1 cup of water or milk
and then another cup.  Mix.  Place on burner and cook over medium to medium-high heat.
Cook until thicken.  Remove from heat.  Add margarine and vanilla.  Stir.  Pour into a bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or a lid.  Let cool.
(You can add food coloring to make different colors. Natural is best.)

Chocolate Pudding
Follow the above recipe except add 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa to the dry ingredients and
use only 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Extra Rich Chocolate Pudding
Follow the above recipe except add 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa to the dry ingredients and
use only 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Copyright © 2001-2003 Barbara Pratt.   All rights reserved.

Dairy, Egg, and Gluten (Wheat) Free Pudding
This is basically the same except a few changes and some new recipes.

Vanilla Pudding
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup acceptable dairy-free powered milk (You can omit if using liquid milk.)
2 cups water or acceptable dairy-free milk
2 tablespoons acceptable margarine

If using Vanilla Milk: Use a 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid vanilla
If using Plain Milk: Use a 1/2 + 1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder or 2 1/2 teaspoons liquid vanilla

Note: If you are on a gluten-free diet, make sure the vanilla is gluten-free.

Place the dry ingredients into a non-stick saucepan.  Add 1 cup of water (or milk) and then
another cup.  Mix.  Place on burner and cook over medium to medium-high heat.  Cook
until thicken.  Remove from heat.  Add margarine and vanilla.  Stir.

Candy Cane/Peppermint Pudding
After the pudding is cooked, add some chopped up candy canes to the above recipe.

Make sure the candy canes are gluten-free if you can not have wheat or gluten.  If you don't use food dyes, use the natural colored ones. Maybe adding a drop of peppermint oil to this recipe will work (I haven't tried it yet.)

Brown Sugar Pudding
Follow the above recipe except use 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar
and use only 1/4 teaspoon powdered vanilla or 1 teaspoon liquid vanilla.  Add 1/4 cup more milk or water.

Copyright © 2009 Barbara Pratt.   All rights reserved.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The ABC's of Snacking: Letter A

Note:  I will need to put the recipes found on my other site (azpratt) onto this blog.

Animal
For any of the "... (animal) Dig", you can use my chocolate pudding or dairy-free chocolate pudding recipes.

Animal (Bear, Dinosaur, Insect, Reptile, Worm, etc.) Dig
Place one or more gummy bear(s), dinosaur(s), insect(s), reptile(s), worm(s), or whatever you find in the stores in a cup.  Add rocks or dirt (chocolate cereal or pudding) to it.  Eat with a spoon.

Make gelatin jigglers.  Use a cookie cutters of an animal shape.  (If you like don't like using food coloring/dyes, make you own gelatin using unflavored gelatin and add blended up fruit.)


Ant
Ants in Sand
Place a graham cracker in a bag that zips or that you can twist tie.  Roll a rolling pin over it or have the children crush the cracker into small pieces.  (For younger children, the second option children like more.)  Place some raisins or chocolate chips in the bag.  Eat with a spoon or with your hands.


Ants on a Log (Graham Crackers)
Spread frosting, peanut butter, jam/jelly/preserves, etc. on a quarter of a graham cracker.  Place raisins, chocolate chips, or  pieces of fruit on top.

Ants on a Log
Spread some peanut butter or other nut butter onto celery.  Place raisins or chocolate chips on the nut butter.

Apple
Cut and core some apples and eat them.

Make Apple Crisp, Apple Spice Cake, or Cocoa Apple Cake located at Desserts or Dairy-free Desserts.

Applesauce Cinnamon Muffins, Spiced Applesauce Muffins, Cinnamon (Apple) Crepes
Spiced Applesauce Muffins


Apple Boats
Cut an apple into fourths.  Cut out the cores.  Place a wooden toothpick in one side of the apple and then a large marshmallow on it.

Apple Smiles
Peel and core an apple.
Cut it into slices.
Place some caramel or peanut butter on it.
Have the children decorate it using raisins, chocolate chips, gum drops, etc. to make a happy apple.

Apple Volcanoes
Ingredients:
Apple
Peanut butter/other type of nut butter, or caramel
Raisins, chocolate chips or other type of chip
Knife
Teaspoon

Cut off the top of the apple. Using spoon, scoop out core of apple.  Fill the apple with butter/other type of nut butter, or caramel and top with raisins, chocolate chips or other type of chip.
If you want to eat this later, brush the apple edges with lemon juice to prevent browning and wrap in foil.

Copyright © 2000-2017 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.

Letter A

I first put this on my website in 2001 (before I had this blog). I have added more resources since then.

Note:  I will need to put the links found on my other site (azpratt) on this blog.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Alphabet Theme: Practice Writing Letters and other letter practice, and links)

"A" Book

Letter Book
If you want, you can make a letter book (especially for preschoolers). You can have your child or student make their own book.  Have them draw pictures or glue in pictures that begin with the letter.

Note: When I have time I will put my own one sheet book template onto this blog.

Version One:
Place each of the pages on construction paper.  Fold it in half before having the child do his/her activities.  Glue each page to each other.  Take a piece of construction paper and glue that to the front and back pages.  Write on the front the child's name, below that, use yarn for the upper and lower case of that letter, and then, write "Letter Aa Book", "My Letter Aa Book", or anything you think up.

Cheaper Version:
Another way to do letter books is to cut the amount of construction paper you need for the book in half (this saves on paper and glue).  Reduce the activity sheets to fit on one side (this saves computer ink).  Staple the pages together when you have finished that letter of the week.  Write on the front the child's name, below that, use yarn for the upper and lower case of that letter, and then, write "Letter Aa Book", "My Letter Aa Book", or anything you think up.

You can use any of these ideas or use your imagination for the words you would like to use for your "A Book".

Page 1:  Use an "Apple dot-to-dot".
Apple Dot-to-Dot: Google
 
On the top left hand side, glue half of a tooth pick and then two tooth picks to make "A".  Make an "a" using glue.  Sprinkle rice (arroz in Spanish) on it.

Animals: Cut out pictures of animals from pet store ads and/or magazines and glue them on the page.

Ants: Follow the same instructions as "Ant Art".

Apple: Apple seed, picture of apple/apples from grocery store ads and/or magazines, and make apple prints using paint.

Label the objects.

Page 2:  Collage of "A" words.
Page 3: Use your "Ant Art".

CRAFTS

Puppets: Letter A
Alligator (first-school)


Alligator Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Use a small paper bag.  Cut a green piece of construction paper to be about 9 x 5" (or the size of the bag).  Glue it on the bottom part of the paper bag.  Cut a piece to be 6 x 5" Round off the bottom (use this as a pattern).  Cut another piece but make it 4 1/2 x 5".  Glue the top part of the alligator's snout to the top of the paper bag. Make two eyes about 1 1/4".  Color black pupils on them.  Color two nostrils on the alligators snout on the bottom.  Glue onto the bottom part of the flap but only where the flap ends.  Cut two pieces of white paper together and fold over.  Cut teeth using the pattern (making triangles).  Cut them out to make a set of teeth.  Glue on the top and the bottom of the alligator's snout.  Make a large red tongue to be about 4 1/4" long.  Glue on the bottom of the flap.  Make two eyes and make pupils on them.  Glue on the top of the head.  Make green or brown marks on the alligator. 


MATH
abacus
acute
add
addition
adjacent
algorithm
altitude
a.m. (ante meridiem)
amount
analog clock
annual
area
array
ascending order
associative property
asymmetry
average

Higher Math
absolute value
algebra
angle
apex
axis

MUSIC
Accordion
Alphorn (Alpenhorn)
Anklung

Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes by Country and Culture

SCIENCE

Activity: Learn about an animal that starts with the letter "a". Write about the animal. Illustrate the animal.

A Animals
Aardvark
Acorn woodpecker
African buffalo
Albatross (Gooney Bird - in the North Pacific)
Alligator
Allosaurus (dinosaur)
Amphibians
Ant
Anteater
Ape
Arachnids
Armadillo
Arctic Fox
Arctic Hare
Arctic Wolf

Activity: Visit an aquarium or a pet store with aquarium inside it.

Aquatic
Arachnids
Asteroid
Acorn
Astronomy
Air
Airplane / Airport/ Aviation

SNACKS
ABC's of Snacking: Letter A

Eat: amaranth, apple sauce, apple sauce muffins, apples, apricots, etc.

SPORTS
Archer: Alphabet Teddy Bear Coloring Pictures

SOCIAL STUDIES

People

Apache


Countries

Activity: Learn about an country that starts with the letter "a". Write facts about the country.

Africa
Asia

You can find many more countries that start with the letter A.

Link
Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes by Country and Culture

Mountains
Alps / Alpine Region
Andes
Appalachian

U.S. States


Activity: Learn about an state that starts with the letter "a". Write facts about the state.

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas 
Arizona

Alphabet Theme

Alphabet Charts
American Manual Alphabet & Numbers: Chart

Alphabet Charts for Jack Hartman Kindergarten Balanced Literacy


Music and Books
LDS Church Music: Children's Songbook has various songs you can view the music and listen to too.
 
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book and CD)

Alphabet Activities
- Sing the Alphabet Song

Alphabet Theme List
Letter A

Dot-to-Dots

Connect the Dots @ coloring.ws
Connect the Dots with The Cat and The Hat (1-78)
Funbrain.com Connect the Dots Game
KidsRCrafty: Dot-to-Dot
What did Marco See? (1-50 & A-X)
To go with "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" by Dr. Seus

Preschool Mazes

Bry-Back Manor: MazesKidrcrafty Mazes Lots!  Ages 3+, 4+, 5+
NRICH: Simple Maze
SchoolExpress: Free Worksheets

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Themes

I will be adding my themes from my old website to this blog.

Themes
Alphabet Theme
Apple Theme

Alphabet Theme
Letter A 

Apple Theme

Note: The azpratt links will be broken in the future. I will be adding them to this blog.

Science and Social Studies
Discuss various apples. Where do different apples grow?  What color are they? How do they taste? etc.

Red Delicious at Widipedia Apple Journal - Photo Gallery
Vermont Apples
Michigan Apples
New England Apple Varieties

Ten Apples Up On Top!
Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss
Ten Apples Up on Top! Board Book by Dr. Seuss

Read:
Ten Apples Up On Top!  Have the children count the apples as you read the story.
Place a large apple tree and have a child(ren) place ten red apples numbered 1-10 on it (or you can use blank apples or apple stickers).  Have the children  count as you place the apples on the tree and after all the apples are on the tree.

Apple Craft
Use the apple pattern at Preschool Express: Apple Patterns.  Cut the apple out of red paper.  Cut a green leaf.  Cut a brown stem and glue onto the back of the apple. Make finger prints using your favorite color of paint. Hole punch a hole and hang using yarn.

Apple Tree Craft
Take a 9-inch paper plate.  Make a brown trunk (with a larger bottom).  Glue it onto the back of the paper plate.  (For older children (or homeschooling), have the children tear some brown construction paper for the trunk and glue it on a white trunk.)  Fingerprint with red, green, and/or yellow paint (or glue pieces of paper) onto the paper plate.  (If desired, you can number ten of the painted or glued on apples.)

Apple Tree
Author unknown
Way up in the apple tree
Two red apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmm - were they good!

As you say this fingerplay, have the children place their hands above them (connecting their fingers together) to form a apple tree.
Show 2 fingers and smile.
Shake the tree.
Drop two rolled up red socks (parent/teacher at first and then have each child take turns).
Rub tummy (stomach).

Way Up High (In The Apple Tree) is on "Toddler Trio" or as a separate CD called "Silly Favorites".  The above fingerplay is a little different.  It also has other verses on the CD.
Click here to view the MP3 of Way Up High In The Apple Tree and other apple songs.

Ten Little Apples Book
Make an apple tree shaped book.
On the cover and the first page, write, "Ten (10) Little Apples".  On the left hand side of the book, number each page through the number "10".  Have the child paint the correct number of apples on each page.  (For older children, you can have them tear and glue the correct number of pieces of red construction paper onto the page.) In the inside, glue the words on the opposite side of the cover.

Ten Little Apples Song and Flannel Board Activity
Trace around a small round object using a pencil (or use a circle pattern).  Cut out ten apples using red (or green or yellow) felt.  Make a tree trunk using brown felt and the a large green piece (for the leaves) using green felt.

Have the children place them on the flannel board as this song is sung or you can purchase some more detailed apples with the below apple flannel board stories / felt board stories.

Ten Little Apples
Copyright © 2000 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.
Tune of: "Ten Little Indian Boys"

One little, two little, three little apples.
Four little, five little, six little apples.
Seven little, eight little, nine little apples.
Ten little apples on the tree.

Ten little, nine little, eight little apples.
Seven little, six little, five little apples.
Four little, three little, two little apples.
One little apple on the tree.

Ten Little Apple Seeds Book
Make an apple book called, "Ten (10) Little Apple Seeds".  On the cover and the first page, write, "10 Little Apple Seeds".  On the left hand side of the book, number each page through the number "10".  Have the child paint the correct number of seeds on each page.  (For older children, you can have them glue pieces of brown yarn or apple seeds.) In the inside, glue the words on the opposite side of the cover.

Ten Little Apple Seeds
Copyright © 2000 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.
Tune of: "Ten Little Indian Boys"
One little, two little, three little apple seeds.
Four little, five little, six little apple seeds.
Seven little, eight little, nine little apple seeds.
Ten little apple seeds there are.
Ten little, nine little, eight little apple seeds.
Seven little, six little, five little apple seeds.
Four little, three little, two little apples seeds.
One little apple seed.

Apple Math Activities & Apple Math Books
Apple Graphing
Have each child bring in his/her favorite type of apple.  On a large piece of paper, graph the type (or color) each child likes. Have the children count each type (or color) of apple.

Apple Toss
Roll up different colors of socks (red, green, and/or yellow).  Have the child toss the sock apples into a basket or box.  Have the child count as he/she throws it into the basket or box.  After the child is done throwing the socks, have he/she count how many landed into the basket or box.

Apple Number Game (File Folder)
1.   Trace 22 apple shape from a cookie cutter or an apple pattern onto paper, construction paper, or a blank index card.
2.   Cut them out.
3.   If you don't use red paper, use a red crayon to color the apple cards.  Color the stems brown.  On one set, make seeds using a brown crayon or colored pencil.
4.   Write the numbers (0, 1, 2,  ...) on one set of apples and draw the number of seeds on another set of apples.  (For the number "0", just leave it blank.)
5.   Laminate the cards and file folder (at least put some clear laminate paper where the tape will be placed).
6.   Place 6 pieces of double sided tape in the inside part of a file folder and 5 pieces of tape on the other side.
(If you want, you can make another file folder game (or more) for 11-20, 21-30, etc.)
7.   Place the cards in ascending order on the pieces of tape.
8.   Write the name of the game (and picture of an apple) on the flap.  (You can write the directions on the front of the file folder.)
9.   Tape an index card (you might need to cut it some) onto the right side of the opened folder (on the bottom right hand side).  Place the cards inside there.  
Another option: Hole punch two holes in the back of a small sealable bag.  Place a piece of yarn through it.  Tie off on the back of the file folder.  Place the apple cards into the bag on the right side of the opened folder (on the bottom right hand side).
10. Have the child match the correct card with the other card.

For older children, you can make another set of cards and write the number words on the apples.  Have the child match either the number (0, 1, 2, ...) or the number of seeds.

* I like using double sided tape because you can take them off and have the child put the numbers in the correct order on a table or floor.

Story Math: @ Bry-Back Manor Put __ apples on the tree.

5 Red Apples Felt Board Story @ Preschool Printables

Apple Crafts Apple Stamping
Cut the apple across.  Dry off with a paper towel.  Take a paint brush and paint on the apple. Stamp your apple onto a piece of paper.  Let dry.

Apple Game
Apple Number Game
Take a cookie cutter or Preschool Express: Apple Patterns (reduce them some so you can get a lot on one page) and trace or copy 20 of them.  Color them red and the stem brown.  Number 10 of them, "1, 2, ... 10.  The other 10, draw 1 apple seed, 2 apple seeds, ... 10 apple seeds on them.  Laminate or place clear contact paper on them.  Have the child place them in order.  If they are older and/or understand the concept of matching the number with the number of seeds, have them do that too.
Note: You can make this a file folder game.

Apple Song
The Worm Went Through the Apple
Copyright © 2002 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved. Tune of: "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"
Have one child or adult be a worm and the other be an apple.  Have the worm go through the apple (between the legs).
The worm went  through the apple, the worm went through the apple.
The worm went through the apple, to see what he could see.
And all that he could see, and all that he could see
Was the other side of the apple, the other side of the apple
The other side of the apple, was all that he could see.

Other Songs
Autumn Day #247: LDS Church Music: Children's Songbook.

Hands-on Apple Activities & Apple Games
Apple Lacing
Use a small apple pattern (or make your own). Print it on red, green, or yellow construction paper.  Cut it out.  Laminate or place clear contact paper on it.  Hole punch some holes in it (like the worm is going through the edge of the apple).
Note:  Make a smaller one for beginner lacers or preschoolers.

Connect the Dots: Apple Dot-to-dot (a-s)
Place in your "Aa" book.

Apple Books
Apple Picking Time by Michele B. Slawson

Apples by Gail Gibbons

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
Johnny Appleseed by Steve Kellogg
Johnny Appleseed: My Story (Step-Into-Into-Reading, Step 3 by David L. Harrison
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons


Spanish Apple Books
La Huerta de Manzanas / The Apple Orchard (Una Visita a / A Visit to... series by Patricia J. Murphy
Las Manzana del Sr. Peabody (Spanish Edition) by Madonna
Vamos a Recoger Manzanas y Calabazas (Picking Apples and Pumpkins) by Amy Hutchings

Apple Cooking and Snacks
Make applesauce.

Apple Boats
Cut an apple into fourths.  Cut out the cores.  Place a wooden toothpick in one side of the apple and then a large marshmallow on it.

Apple Smiles
Peel and core an apple.
Cut it into slices.
Place some caramel, melted chocolate chips, or peanut butter on it.
Have the children decorate it using raisins, chocolate chips, gum drops, etc. to make a happy apple.

Apple Volcanoes

Ingredients:
Apple
Peanut butter/other type of nut butter, or caramel
Raisins, chocolate chips or other type of chip
Knife
Teaspoon

Cut off the top of the apple. Using spoon, scoop out core of apple.  Fill the apple with butter/other type of nut butter, or caramel and top with raisins, chocolate chips or other type of chip.
If you want to eat this later, brush the apple edges with lemon juice to prevent browning and wrap in foil.

Cinnamon (Apple) Crepes
Pratt's Desserts or Dairy-free Desserts
Apple Crisp, Canned Fruit Pies: Apple Pie, Apple Spice Cake & Applesauce Spice Cake, Cocoa Apple Cake, or Fruit Cookies

My Pages
How Many Apple Seeds? (song, cookies, and books)

Apple Printables
See food and fruit for coloring pages.

Apple Connect the Dots / Dot-to-Dots
Apple Dot-to-dot (a-s)

Coloring Pages
Mom's Network Alphabet Coloring Pages: A (with a picture of an apple)

Apple Math

Dot-to-Dot: Basket of Apples by 5's 5-100 @ Kids Crafty

Apple Activities, Books, Games, Printables, and Recipes
abcteach.com: Apple Theme Unit Including shape books, coloring pages, worksheets, songs, and more.
Activity Idea Place: Apples
Alphabet Soup: Apple Activities Johnny Appleseed, Art, Recipes, Songs and Fingerplays, Books, Story, Games (What is it?, Apple Relay, Printable Johnny Appleseed Crossword, Online Johnny Appleseed Crossword, and Apple Word Search), and Worksheets (Award, Lined Paper, Shape Writing Paper, and Book Cover)
Apple Activities
Apple Calendar Pieces
Apple Theme @ Step by Step
Apple Unit Books, recipes, and other ideas
Apples & More Recipes
Apple Pie Order at Education World
Bry-Back Manor Activity Sheets
Apple Baskets, Apple Patterns, Apple Seed Counting Book, Apple (tree) Dot To Dot, and Collect The Apples Game 
CanTeach: Apple Songs and Poems
Childfun.com: Search for Apples
Michigan Apple Educational Kit Everything you need for an apple unit
Mrs. Alphabet: Apple Poems, Songs, and Stories; also includes recipes and more
Personal Educational Press - Ten Apples on Top! by Theo. LeSieg This site has flashcards, word lists, bingo, study sheet, quiz, match across, and word scramble. You need to use the pull down menu on the top to find the resources.
Preschool Education: Apple Songs, Fingerplays, and Poems
 

Copyright © 2001-2017 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.

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There are many more activity packs at Educators' Domain website. They even offer some freebies and samples on their site. Other packs include: Reconciliation Week, My Family, Naidoc Week, Celebrating Diversity, Our Day- What we Learned Today, Cultural Diversity, Exploring Farms, Sustainable Practice, Learning Journal/Portfolio Covers, Health and Nutrition, About Me, My First Day, Water Play, Creative Art, Science Experiences, Mud Play, St. Patrick's Day, Music and Movement, Exploring Nature, Birthday Editable Pack, Sun Smart, Forming Friendships, Blocks and Construction EVLY Pack, Community Visitors and Excursions, Environmental Experiences, Sand Experiences, End of the Year Special Moments, Chinese New Year, Harmony Day, and probably many more to come. Some of these packs may only holidays celebrated in Australia. Make sure you browse  Educators' Domain for more educational resources.

Children's Literature Resources

Activities, Books & Stories Online, and Worksheets
Beantime Stories Preschool through all ages
Beantime Stories @ Chateau Meddybemps Including parent and teachers guide to help children learn
Children's Literature - texts and illustrations 
Children Storybooks Online Books to Read, Sounds, Riddles, Maze, and Coloring Books
Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project, Inc. 70 children's books published in the 19th and early 20th century.  Some include animal books, rhymes, games, and more
ClassicReader.com - Read, search, and annotate classic literature Fiction, Non-fiction, Children, Poetry, Shakespeare, Short Stories, and Drama.
Eclectic Homeschool Online: Book List Blank Sheet (pdf) A blank sheet for the books your child reads, the author, and the date your child reads each book.
Kids' Corner Some stories you can read and others that are read to you.  Stories/Books read to you include: A Christmas Carol by  Charles Dickens, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Fairy Tales from The Brothers Grimm: King Grizzly Beard, Queen Bee, and Tom Thumb, The Frog Prince, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling: How the Leopard Got Its Spots, The Beginning of the Armadillos, The Crab That Played with the Sea
LearningPage.com E-Books Preview Books for different ages that you can read online or print to read offline. (You need to become a member to view these books but they only ask a few simple questions.)
Stories, Poems, Articles - by & for Kids - Outdoor Sports Web - KidzKorner
Sunshine Online - Bookclub: Reading Online Homework Sheets, Web & Learning Activities
The On-Line Books Page Books online for all ages of children and for adults in lots of subjects
The Amazing Adventure Series
The Weekly Reader Pre-kindergarten through High School

Activities and Lesson Plans
A to Z Teachers Stuff Children's Literature Activities Index - Indexed by Book Title (Note: The eduplace links are broken.)
Book Activities at Theteachersguide.com K-10th Grade
Kiddyhouse.com: Literature-Based Lesson Plans and Resources

Book, Story Teller and Magazine Companies
Funfelt.com The Story Teller - Felt Educational Products for Kids, Teachers, Parents, and Homeschoolers| Felt Board Sets for Story boards, Dolls, Activity Books, Masks, Puppets, and Fingerplays, Preschool/K, Religious, Christmas, Farm Friends, Science, Math, & Social Studies
Fun Books Books, games and other materials to produce life-long learners
HarperCollins Children Books Books, Games (coloring pages, & activities), Links to lots of author & illustrator sites, and more
Scholastic Books

Children Literature Links including Book Lists
CanTeach: English Language Arts: Theme Book Lists
Children Literature Ring
CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide Sites to authors, book lists, resources for storytellers, and more.
Houghton Mifflin Reading & Language Arts Center (Grades K through 8.)
Snickerdoodle for Kids Teacher Resources (Ages 3-8), Links, Storytelling, Coloring Pages, Songs, and More
Tippity Witchet's Most Amazing Book Lists Counting, Alphabet, Fall, Winter, Dinosaurs, Families, Foods, Friends, Growing Things, The Farm, and Interactive Books

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Viewer Links

Here are some links from a viewer.  Thank you!

K-12 Biology Lesson Plans

Discovery: US History

Lesson Plans and Activities on Satellite Education

Nutrient Wise: A Student Lesson Plan

The Educator’s Guide to Building and Construction


A Teacher's Guide to Illness Prevention Lessons

Archaeology Lesson Plans: Grades K-12

An Interactive Look at the Science of Flight

Creative Writing Lesson Plan Collection

22 Dog-Lover Lesson Plans for Teachers 

Animal-Related Lesson Plans  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mr. Popper's Penguins Book

Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of my favorite books.  You can buy it at Amazon.com for really cheap.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Friday, September 21, 2012

All About Reading / All About Spelling plus free downloads


Free Reading Activity Book Downloads from All About Reading


Free Tips for Teaching Spelling at All About Spelling



To learn more, visit All About Learning Press by clicking on the below image.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kidipede Resources

Kidipede has lots of excellent resources for Middle School aged children.  It include history, math, and science.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Little Princess / The Secret Garden DVD

My children are watching The Secret Garden DVD. I really like the beautiful flowers in this movie.

Estrella Wars

My daughter and husband went to the Estrella Wars in Florence, Arizona with a homeschooling group today. They had a fun time and learned a lot. My daughter even got to pet the horses.