Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: October 10, 2017- Two-Sided Paper Plate Apples

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Co-op has started back up! That is the big thing. Because now my Littles Learning Link Up posts can feature the crafts we are doing at co-op again. I will have to go back to sharing about our personal homeschool happenings on a weekending post I think. This week we are on our first week-long break for the year anyway. We couldn't believe we had already done five weeks of school!! I'm taking this week to relax a bit and then I will get organized a bit better. Of course, I can't relax too much as I have two reviews due this week. 

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

Two weeks ago I posted my reviews for Captain Bayley's Heir from Heirloom Audio Productions, and The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls (Books 1 and 2) from Worthy Publishing. Last week I posted my reviews for Super Teacher Worksheets and Channie's Easy Peasy Cursive Workbook. The reviews for CTCMath and Brinkman Adventures will go live this week. I then have only two more reviews for the Crew this year. They will be posting at the beginning of November. Look for reviews for The Pencil Grip and The Magic Stories. I can't believe our Crew year is already coming to a close for 2017.

Moving on to this week's craft:

In the preschool co-op class we made Two-Sided Paper Plate Apples. A couple of years ago we made Two-Sided Paper Plate Pumpkins, which is where I got my idea from.

If you remember, last week I shared my Apples Apples All Around Literature and Craft Round Up. I thought the following book from our pile was a great one to go with this craft.

This craft was quite simple. Which is perfect for a group that includes 3 and 4 year olds, plus a one year old. I worked with the children two at a time, instead of in a big group.

Here is what you will need:

Per student:

1 paper plate with a hole punched on the edge
1 green pipe cleaner
4 black construction paper apple seeds (or real apple seeds if you have them)
Brown construction paper stem
Red acrylic paint
White school glue
Red marker
Brown crayon or a pencil
The egg carton is what I use to hold the paint.

They started by drawing a line down the center, then I added four drops of glue for them to see where to glue on the seeds.

Then they threaded the pipe cleaner through the hole and I helped them shape it into leaves by folding each half into half and wrapping it around the hole again and around the pipe cleaner. Then we pressed it into a leaf shape. The stem was then taped onto this side of the plate. The pipe cleaner was taped down with the same piece of tape to secure it.

Then they took the marker and colored the very edge to represent the skin of the apple.

Some of the children didn't quite get the idea of coloring the very edge. I allowed them to make a circle the way they chose.

They then painted the other side of the paper plate:

Here are the finished apples. Unfortunately I couldn't get a group picture of all the insides as they paint was still drying.

Some things I would like to share with you:

For more Apple ideas check out my Apple Fun Round Up.

Those autumn leaves are starting to fall down. If you are looking for some ideas that focus on fall leaves, I invite you to check out my Fall Leaves All Around Round Up:

Pumpkins are popping up all around. Though we don't celebrate Halloween, I do love pumpkins. A couple of years ago I posted my Pumpkin Fun Round Up.

Finally, as it is Fire Safety Month, don't forget to check out my Focusing on Fire Safety Round Up

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 10 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Latticed Learning Weather.

And here are this week's top clicked on posts.

Mommies Reviews also shared Color Learning Activities for Preschool.

The Disguised Supermom shared Keeping Your House: Weekly Cleaning Schedules.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the feature and I hope you've been having a great week!


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