Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cranberry Preschool Theme Activities

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After making our cranberry play dough this week, I thought I would let the kids use some of the cranberries for some other activities.  Sassyfras and Juiciness are doing great with spooning activities and actually do pretty well with pouring.  This is a quick and easy activity to set up and they had a great time working with it this week.

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I set out a tray with a magnifying glass, a whole cranberry, and a cut cranberry for them to explore.  This was leading up to us floating them in the sink.  Here is our sink/float from last year.

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They helped me wash them off so we could use them in making a cranberry apple crisp.

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They love helping in the kitchen now and are good at taking turns mixing ingredients.  I don't have a recipe for this crisp, but I can tell you the ingredients. 

In a sauce pan, I cooked 1 bag of cranberries and 2 apples until soft in some orange juice and sugar.  The topping has butter, oats, flour, sugar, and cinnamon in it.  We baked it in the oven for about an hour on 375.  We paired it with a little vanilla ice cream.

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Christy said...

We have been doing cranberry activities too, I hope to post them today or tomorrow.

kewkew said...

I am now following your blog. Wonderful ideas here. We are going to be rowing the book Cranberry Thanksgiving shortly with our FIAR curriculum. Thanks for the great hands on activities.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Your cranberry crisp looks so very yummy! We might try some cranberry fun this year too.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the best! Kind of an off "cranberry topic" question but how do you schedule your day? Seems like you always have so much how do you do it???!!!

Kelly said...
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Little Wonders' Days said...

Thank you for all your very kind comments!

I've had a few people comment (and personal friends ask) how I schedule our days. It's a great question and I'm often curious how others schedule their days too. I think I'll try to do a short post later this week to answer this question.

The Sunshine Crew said...

Fun cranberry activities! Thanks for sharing!
Colleen from Sunrise Learning Lab

Discovering Montessori said...

I always love your activities! Thank you so much for sharing.

Charlene said...

That looks super yum!!

I would love if you would link this to my little link party of kids' activities Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land (

Lindsay said...

What fun cranberry activities! You and Christy have me wanting to do cranberry activities!

Sarah said...

I can't wait for you schedule post! Your planning and hand on activities are inspire a lot of my ideas and I really appreciate you sharing! :)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

how fun & sounds delicious! :) thanks for sharing on the sunday showcase!