fall

Why Do Leaves Change Color: FREE printable science experiment from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: FREE printable science experiment: Why Do Leaves Change Colors? step-by-step directions with photos fall and leaf books for kids Why Do Leaves Change Colors? Free printable Science Experiment   Supplies: several leaves from 3-4 different trees, shrubs or plants small glasses or jars paper coffee filters rubbing alcohol (requires adult supervision) […]

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Fall Leaf Theme: activities, art, FREE printables and books from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Ruth Heller’s Designs for Coloring Leaves Fall Leaf Art Activities for Kids Fall Leaf FREE printables Fall Theme Learning Activities Fall Theme Books for Kids Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Why we love this book: My children are not much […]

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Fall Theme FREE printables

October 23, 2014

Fall Theme FREE printables from waddleeahcha.com

Fall Theme FREE printables Learning Activities, Materials, Reading Books, Songs and Recipes Going on a Leaf Hunt FREE printable pattern book featuring a song adaptation about finding and counting fall leaves. Original Post: Going on a Leaf Hunt Follow Me to Fall FREE printable book featuring stunning fall photos from Lost Maples State Park. Original […]

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Going on a Leaf Hunt: FREE printable book and song adaptation from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Ruth Heller’s Designs for Coloring Leaves Going on a Leaf Hunt Song Adaptation Going on a Leaf Hunt FREE printable book Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Why we love this book: My children are not much interested in coloring books. […]

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Thanksgiving

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland Brainstorming: Compare and Contrast the Pilgrims Lives to Ours Brainstorming: I am thankful for ____________ FREE printable book: I Am Thankful FREE printable sentence puzzles: I Am Thankful Poetry Writing: I Am Thankful Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes FREE printable recipe guide for children with step-by-step directions and photos from waddleeahchaa.com

It’s fall and that means it is pumpkin time! Have you ever tasted plain pumpkin straight out of the can (not pumpkin pie)? It is down right horrific. Seriously horrifying. But you mix it into muffins, breads, casseroles . . . and it is amazingly tasty. After I discovered our 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins, I […]

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Designs for Leaf Art by children from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Step-by-step inspiration for Designs for Leaf Art Giving children freedom to explore and express themselves artistically. Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Why we love this book: My children are not much interested […]

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10 Steps to Collage Leaf Art by Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Look What I Did With A Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi Recommended Children’s Literature: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert Leaf Hunt Leaf Sorting Leaf Collage Animal Art Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Look What I Did With A Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi Why we love […]

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Last fall we highlighted Alyssa’s trip to the beautiful Lost Maples of Texas, click on over for helpful links for planning a day trip. The hike through the Lost Maples is definitely worth the drive! We’ve put together a FREE printable book highlighting the gorgeous change of fall colors. You can find the FREE printable […]

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Post image for Fall Water Color Art by Children: Book GIVEAWAY

Book of the Week: Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca – Leffler Why we love this book: Fall is on its way. “Mounds of color, raked up high – Jump right in and watch the sky.” Time for raking leaves, a chilly gusty breeze, apple picking, mountain air and the County Fair. The soft water […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes Why we love this book: Kevin Henkes’ dreamy pictures take us through the seasons with Old Bear. Old Bear falls asleep in winter and dreams his way through a pastel spring, a bright green summer, an autumn covered in shades of yellow and orange and […]

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Post image for A Day Trip to the Lost Maples of Texas

As the Christmas season begins, I know I should be posting sparkling, snowy scenes. However, here in the South Texas Hill Country our Snowy Days are few and far between. As a matter of fact, we are currently experiencing fall. And believe it or not we have an area right here in the Texas Hill […]

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Post image for Giving Thanks this Thanksgiving with The Giving Tree

Book of the Week: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Why we love this book: What can I say about The Giving Tree? I’m sure most of you are quite familiar with this classic story about a tree who loved a little boy. As a teacher, The Giving Tree inspires endless lessons about our environment, […]

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I know, I know, I know! I should have done this post weeks ago. To tell you the truth, I just wasn’t ready. MacGyver and I have been doing a study on the History of America. In November, I began reading Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. There are two versions of this book. The first was […]

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Post image for Reading Response Fall Art for Children: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Busy Year by Leo Lionni Why we love this book: In honor of the “Fall” season we are giving away A Busy Year by Leo Lionni. In A Busy Year, Willie and Winnie love their tree, Woody, all year long! We like to begin the school year in September […]

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Post image for NO Mess Halloween Jack-o’-lanterns for Kids

We’re GIVING AWAY a one year FREE subscription to FamilyFun Magazine When I saw these Junkins Jack-o’-lanterns in the October issue of the FamilyFun Magazine, I knew MacGyver would go crazy over this project. Additionally, when we moved into our home built in 1952, left behind in our garage was 50 years of  junk. PERFECT! […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Zigby Camps Out by Brian Paterson I Like Colors by Barbara Jean Hicks Why we love these books: We are drawn to books by both their stories and their illustrations. Our children have long been fans of Zigby the Zebra and his friends. In each Zigby Book, the team of […]

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Post image for Easy Party Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze: FREE printable recipe guides

Every week my husband and I get together with a group of friends to play a casual game of cards. The gracious host and hostess share a dessert with all of us card players. Here’s the problem; I’m NOT a baker. Our sister Jennifer got all the talent for baking-up sweet treats. When we have […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino Why we love this book: Halloween is in the air and we’re ready for some fun! “Five Little Pumpkins” is a well known and loved Halloween rhyme. This board book version, with its bright bold illustrations, is perfect for all the little pumpkins in […]

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Post image for Fall and Winter Scenes: Art by Children

Miss Trisha’s preschool class has been doing a year long study. Yes, a year long study. Instead of doing a week long study on seasons and moving-on, they have been following how an apple tree changes throughout the year. In the spring, their apple trees bloomed and in September it was harvest time. Now it […]

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Post image for Very Busy Spider Webs: art by children

This is our requirement for art projects: 1. It must be low maintenance for the teacher!!! Remember our waddlee-ah-chaa philosophy: keep it simple! 2. It must be hands-on and open-ended, allowing the children to be creative and unique. These Very Busy Spider Webs make us smile. Look at this display. Each one is perfect in […]

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