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Orange Sherbert Floats

Using measuring skills to make an Orange Float

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Orange Float

Measure and add to a glass:

Fill glass 1/2 full of ice 

Add 1/2 cup orange juice

Add 1/2 cup ginger ale, lemon-lime soda (pick a natural soda like Izze) or sparkling water

Stir and add a scoop of orange sherbet

Let sherbet melt a bit before drinking

Add a straw and enjoy

Chat about what ingredients were the color orange and serve for snack or dessert


Let the child stir the orange juice into the ginger ale and watch the liquid change to orange.  


Allow the child to fill the cup 1/2 full of ice. Encourage the child to use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to pour the orange juice and soda. Talk about why you need to measure when cooking and mixing. 


Would you rather have a cup of milk, a cup of water, or a cup of juice, and why?

What do you think is a healthy drink and why?


  • orange juice
  • ginger ale/lemon-lime soda/sparkling water
  • orange sherbet 
  • ice
  • straw (optional)

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Rectangle
  • Color - Orange
  • Number - 1-4 Review
  • Alphabet - O, U
  • Senses - Sight
  • Character Trait - Responsibility
  • Target Words - Under, Up, Down, Tall

Monthly Proverb

Yiddish- If each person sweeps in front of his own door the whole street is clean

Did You Know?

"The brain builds itself in response to the child’s experiences. Brain circuits that the child uses in daily life are strengthened. Those that the child doesn’t use fade away. "

National Research Council From Neurons to Neighborhoods, 2000 

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"AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book"
by David Carter (Activity 1)

"Deep In The Swamp"
by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

"Head to Toe"
by E. Carle (Activity 10)

"AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book". VIDEO
by David Carter (Activity 1)

"Head to Toe". VIDEO
by Eric Carle (Activity 10)

"Deep in The Swamp". VIDEO
by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

Music Playlist

"When The Saints Go Marching In"
by Pete Fountain, Album: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (Jazz) (Activity 2)

"Go, Flush, Wash, Dry"
by Martin Kerr, Album: Favorite Songs from the Family Learning House (Children) (Activity 24)

"The Noble Duke of York"
by Susan McRae, Album: Barney’s Song Book - 16 Favourites for Kids (Children) (Activity 15)

"When The Saints Go Marching In" VIDEO
by Pete Fountain (Activity 2)

"The Noble Duke of York" VIDEO
by Barney's Magical Musical Adventure (Activity 15)

"Go, Flush, Wash, Dry" VIDEO
by Martin Kerr, Album: Favorite Songs from the Family Learning House (Children) (Activity 24)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Sing/Say The Alphabet

(Activity 26 Month 5)


Now I’ve said my ABC’s, Next time won't you sing with me.