Have you ever run out of food and didn't feel like going to the store so you just decided to make do with the few ingredients you had until your husband could pick something up after work? Well that's how I learned to make these cookie dough bites. I had a can of garbanzo beans and some chocolate chips and I thought, I wonder if you can make cookies with garbanzo beans. I googled it and it turns out that you can! Well, they're actually cookie dough bites because they don't really harden like cookies. And I had all of the other ingredients I needed! Here is the recipe I found on texanerin.com:
Oh. My. Goodness. Let me tell you something...these are good. We had a pumpkin and I thought about making paleo pumpkin pie but that seemed like too big of an endeavor at the time (I'm sure we'll get around to it one day), so I decided to go with muffins instead. And I'm glad I did! Mmm mmm! This grain-free pumpkin muffin recipe comes from paleopumpkinmuffins.com. The only ingredient I didn't use was sliced almonds.
1½ cups almond flour
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or cook and puree pumpkin yourself)
3 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup raw honey (optional)
2 tsp almond butter
1 Tbs sliced almonds
1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
2. Coat muffin tins with coconut oil (or use paper muffin cups and add 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil to batter).
3. Mix all ingredients and pour evenly into tins.
4. Bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack.
5. Sprinkle almonds on top immediately after taking them out of the oven.
I think this is my favorite theme we've done so far. There's so much fun to be had with apples!
This was a cute idea I found somewhere on internet land. The kids even played with these trees for a week or two until they were destroyed.
You just use a bingo marker to make the apples and then stuff the paper into some cardboard tubes that have been slit at the top.
I made some apple puzzles on the computer. The kids put them together by figuring out which number came next.
We practiced graphing.
We did a little experiment to see if apples float or sink.
We made apple chips. I try to make an educational experience out of most things we do. So for this activity I asked them to guess how many strokes it would take to peel the apple, and we counted to see whose guess was closest. We also counted each slice as we laid them on the tray. You could sprinkle them with sugar or cinnamon, but I think apples taste good all on their own.
They should look like this after baking them on 200 for 2 hours:
We made applesauce too! You just peel and core some apples, boil them, and when they get soft enough drain the water and let the kids mash the apples.
And we learned how to cut an apple pie into halves and fourths.
Some of the books that we enjoyed were:
I thought I'd catch you up on some of the units we've completed with My Father's World Kindergarten. This was a leaf unit from a while ago. The kids painted leaf outlines by taping the leaves down to the paper and painting all the way around the leaf using many short strokes that begin on the leaf and extend onto the paper.
They also made trees using their own arms and hands as the trunks and branches. On the leaves I wrote words that they thought of that begin with L. It was a well-rounded activity because they practiced tracing, cutting (the grass), pasting, and letter sounds.
They made leaf people.
They ate a yummy palm tree snack.
And they made leaf rubbings.