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Begin with Yourself
• grinding and tasting: spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
• making and eating: soups such as pumpkin, squash, potato, and
vegetable •
making and mixing: magic brews of food color and water, oil and
water, cornstarch and water, baking soda and vinegar
• enhancing the sensory table: pinecones, leaves, cinnamon sticks,
dried flowers, mint, and nuts
• cracking and eating: nuts
• smelling and kneading: black playdough scented with spices of
cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, almond, peppermint extracts; some with
glitter Classification and Sorting
• apples
• squashes
• seeds and nuts
• leaves
• pinecones
• herbs and flowers
Dramatic Play and Dress-Up
• prop boxes: a variety of fabrics, scarves, hats, jewelry, shoes,
capes, wands, and pouches; children create their own costumes
and dramatic play roles
• face painting: nontoxic face paints, with mirrors, camera;
related books about fiestas, celebrations
• warm clothes: mittens, hats, afghans, boots in dress-up area
Art Activities
• collage materials
• papier-mâché to make masks
• glitter, feathers, fabric, paper scraps
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• full range of paint colors
• drawing and cutting implements
• a variety of ways to attach things together (including glue, stapler,
tape, hole punches, brads, yarn, and rings)
Music and Movement
• a variety of musical styles (classical, blues, nature sounds)
• harvest and fall songs
• move like animals, the weather, leaves, trees
• dance with scarves and feathers
Books •
The Barn Dance by Bill Martin Jr., and John Archambault
• Frederick by Leo Lionni
• From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer
• In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony
• Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie
• The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
• The Moon Was at a Fiesta by Matthew Gollub
• Pablo Remembers the Fiesta of the Day of the Dead by George Ancona
• The Pumpkin Blanket by Deborah Turney Zagwyn
• Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer
• The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst
• various science and nature books
• children’s dictated stories made into books
Special Activities and Field Trips
• trips to pumpkin patch and apple orchard to get food for cooking
• discussion with families about visits to the cemetery
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