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Gorp Spread

Healthy child-made snack

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Let child measure and combine 1/4 cup peanut butter (almond, cashew, etc.) 2 teaspoons honey optional (if plain flavored)
  • Wash, core, and slice an apple
  • Let child spread mixture on apple slices
  • Add raisins to each slice
  • Serve with slices of cheddar cheese

*Nut Allergy Alert

Extend

Have a conversation about why eating healthy foods is important.  Share how the apple and raisins are fruit and give us carbohydrates and that the peanut butter supplies protein 

Materials

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter/almond buttter/ cashew butter etc...
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. raisins
  • apple
  • cheddar cheese

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!

 

Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.