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The Ugly Pumpkin and More Apples

We didn’t do a whole lot for the letter U, but we did read one of my favorite fall books, The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz. The ugly pumpkin is so sad because nobody will pick him from the pumpkin patch.  Everyone favors the perfectly round pumpkins, and not even hitch-hiking or begging will work.… Continue reading The Ugly Pumpkin and More Apples

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T is for Trains and Trees

We made the letter T out of toilet paper rolls (or tubes).  Real creative, I know.  We’re also getting ready for a big Trip around here, so my activities aren’t all going to be spectacular for a while. We did go with cousins to the train museum though.  Bam! The kids were completely unimpressed with the Golden… Continue reading T is for Trains and Trees

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The Letter S – Snakes, Squirrels and Seasons

S is for snakes!  We just made S-shaped paper snakes, and then played the game Hiss!  It’s a cute, simple game, but until the kids are old enough to accept defeat, you’d better alter the rules and make it cooperative. Please notice the mess in the background of these pictures.  This is real life, people! Since… Continue reading The Letter S – Snakes, Squirrels and Seasons

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O is for Ouch, Octopus, and Owoooooo!

Last Monday Ben started us off on the letter O with a big Ouch!  He was sitting against a wall under a heavy wooden picture frame.  Meanwhile, his brothers were kicking the same wall.  When the frame came down, he got a pretty big gash on his head and ended up with three staples.  Poor boy! He and Sam… Continue reading O is for Ouch, Octopus, and Owoooooo!

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N is for Ninjas, Nunchucks & Nice Neighbors

I was drawing a blank on an activity for the letter N last week, so I quickly looked it up on No Time For Flashcards & found this super-easy nunchucks craft.  Basically you tie two empty toilet paper rolls together.  Miles & Eliza didn’t even want to decorate them. In keeping with the ninja/nunchuck theme, we… Continue reading N is for Ninjas, Nunchucks & Nice Neighbors