Toddler Theme Tuesday: Apple Unit

Crisp Autumn air, crunchy leaves, eggnog in the stores: this is my favorite season of the year! I have some fun plans for Little E next week.

I have been trying to find some inexpensive activities that Little E will be interested in. Here are a few things I found:

Little E loves getting his hands in paint and Duck Duck Souper Mom has a cute handprint tree:

There are lots of great ideas on The Adventures of Bear. I especially like this one for identifying parts of a tree:

This activity from My Montessori Journey uses a song to the tune of Bingo:

1+1+1=1 has lots of activities for the younger crowd, including this simple three piece puzzle.

I can't wait to try this yummy looking apple cider slushie from Little Wonders' Days.

Another one from My Montessori Journey, this playdough is scented like apple pie!

I think Little E will really like this Practical Life activity from Making Montessori Ours, cleaning and peeling apples.

Preschool Alphabet has a unit around 10 Apples on Top, including these beanbags that I want to use for counting practice.


Recipe of the Week: Mustard Glaze and Baked Squash

It's Autumn! Time for comfort foods! Last night for dinner we had a beef roast with the most delicious mustard glaze from Smitten Kitchen. Our house smelled soooo yummy while it was baking.

I also picked up some delicata squash that were on sale at the supermarket. I'd never had them before, but as I have yet to meet a squash I didn't like, I decided to give them a try. A quick Google search led me to this recipe. A-ma-zing. Even my husband, who doesn't normally go for squash, thought they were delicious. And they made a perfect side dish for the roast.

We also had corn bread and green beans.

I love Autumn cooking!