Friday, January 4, 2008

Other Things to Do This - A Week

  • Alphabet: Since we all know the importance of the letters of the alphabet are, teach your children the Alphabet song this week: "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z. Now I know my ABC's next time won't you sing with me?"
  • Arm and Ankle: Explain to your children the different body parts of the body that start with an A - Your arm and ankle. Let them understand what your arm does and how it moves as well as the importance of your ankle. Ask your children to show you where their arm and ankle are?
  • Address: Teach your children their address - just in case your child is lost, they can tell another adult where they live. Explain to your child not to give his or her address to strangers unless they are lost.
  • Age: How old are you? Ask your child his or her age? Show them how old they are and how old you and daddy are as well as their brother or sister. Write the Numbers down so they can see the difference in ages.
  • Alike: Talk to your children about things that are alike. Apes & Monkeys are alike. How are they alike. Have a conversation with your preschooler about things that they think are alike. Draw a diagram with rows and columns like this: In each block created, draw letters, shapes and happy/sad faces. Draw two pictures per block and ask your child to pick out the block which contains the same item. Have them circle each pair of objects that are Alike.
  • Adam: Read the story about Adam and Eve from the children's Bible. Talk about God's love and how God created Adam.
  • Ark: Read the story of Noah's Ark. Talk about Noah and his family and how God protected them the great flood. Noah, his family and all the animals were safe on the Ark that God told Noah to build. Ask your child what animals were on the Ark?
  • Angel: Since Christmas was such a short time ago, discuss angels. Talk about the Angel Gabriel. Tell how angels are messengers from God and are sent to protect us. Can you think of a time an angel protected you? One of my favorite prayers is about angels. We say it every time we get in the car and every night before we go to sleep. "Angel of God my guardian dear to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen." Also, you can cut out wings from construction paper and have your children be angels with wings. You can decorate them with glitter or markers. Your children can fly around the room. If it's snowing in your town, go out side and make snow angels in the yard.
  • Amen: Means so it be. We say it at the end of prayers. Ask your child to think of a prayer where we say Amen?

What to Drink: Give your child Apple Juice today and explain how it is made from Apples.

What to Eat:

Have a taste test of foods that start with an A. Apples, Applesauce, Apricots, Almonds, American Cheese, Avocado

Apple Carrot Raisin Bread:

Recipe from a friend:

1/4 cup Crisco

2/3 cup Sugar

1/2 tsp. grated Lemon peel

2 Eggs - beaten

1 cup of Raisins

1 1/2 cup grated apple

1/2 cup grated carrot

2 cups sifted flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

Cream together Crisco, sugar and lemon peel. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased pan. Bake 325 for 1 hour. Turn out on wire rack and cool before slicing.

Or you can make an apple pie together.

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