Monthly Archives: December 2014

E-Z Applesauce – Perfect for an Autumn Afternoon Snack!

This applesauce recipe is perfect for a few or for a whole class of hungry children! It’s easy to make and it’s delicious!

E-Z Applesauce
Submitted by Erica Bohannon

Ingredients:
1 whole apple, sliced and peeled
1 t cinnamon

Directions:
Cut apple into smaller squares and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about one minute, or until apple becomes soft. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then let the children squish the apples with the cinnamon together with a spoon. Once the cinnamon is incorporated, allow the applesauce to cool for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Serves: 3-4

Category: Snack

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 110
Fat: 0.4 g
Fiber: 5.1 g
Protein: 0.6 g

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This Thankful Tree Is Perfect for Any Season!

Use this craft during any season or holiday by switching out the paper colors! Children will love using their handprints to creat this beautiful tree!

Materials Needed:
9×12″ Heavyweight Construction Paper
Best Value Safety Scissors
Colorations® Washable School Glue
Huge 9″ Alphabet Collage Letters
Fadeless® Paper Rolls, 48″W x 50’L

Goals:

  • Teaching appreciation for the things that are important to each child.
  • To have the children learn about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful.
  • Using fine motor skills to trace and cut

Before You Start:

  • You will need enough pieces of construction paper for your class. To make an autumn tree, use fall colors, such as red, yellow, green and orange.

Let’s Begin:

  1. Assist children in tracing their hands.
  2. Help them cut out the shape of their traced hands and have them write, “I am thankful for…” on the hand. Let them choose what they are thankful for.
  3. Help the children construct the trunk of the tree by using brown construction paper.
  4. Next, have each child tape or glue their “thankful hands” to the tree.
  5. You can also add pictures of the children if you would like!