Category Archives: Holiday Preschool Themes & Curriculum

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Backward Day Snacks

Backward Day Snacks:  My son loves sandwich rolls (flour tortillas rolled with meat and cheese inside them). A neat lunch for a backward day would be to make them with the meat and cheese on the outside. Serve with a bowl of salsa that you spoon onto chips instead of dipping the chips into the salsa.

We allow (once a month) for a Backwards Day LUNCH! On any typical day, the children always start eating their proteins first and then work on any other food items and save the dessert for last. But on Backwards Day, for lunch, they get to eat their dessert first as long as they promise to eat their proteins afterward. It always works!

Make upside down cupcakes!  Bake regular cupcakes.  While they are cooling, put frosting on the bottom of paper cupcake holders.  Put the cooled cupcakes on top of the frosting.

Eat soup for breakfast and cereal for lunch!

Backward Day

New, Fabulous Halloween Book and Activity!

Charlotte Gunnufson sent us a copy of her new book Halloween Hustle and the kids and I have been enjoying it immensely. I have actually had to get my kids a bit about them dragging the book all over the house (and out to the car on errand trips) before I got a chance to post a review while the book still looked nice and new!

I planned to sit down and read and play with the book today with My Little Reader since it’s aimed at kids around his age (he’s in kindergarten). But my older son (9) couldn’t resist the fun and wanted to join us too!

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New Child’s Play Books!

I love seeing Child’s Play’s big brown box of books show up on my porch every few months. The kids and I get to test drive new titles and see what we think. Child’s Play is an independent publisher, specializing in whole child development, learning through play, life skills, and values. Their stuff is so pretty and fun. The latest additions to their collections got a thumbs up from us! Check it out.

The What’s That board book series encourages guessing prediction, and memory skills. Four titles in the series include CHOO! CHOO!, SNAP! SNAP!, TAP! TAP!, and TOOT! TOOT!. What’s that noise? Lift the flap and find out! Lift the flap books are my go-to’s with little ones. Always a hit! Familiar themes and vibrant illustrations will mean much, repeated, and fun-filled readings.

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