Harvest Party Ideas

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  1. cokelady

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    I teach 3 yrs olds, and need some ideas for harvest party foods, But wait we have a nut allergy and strawberry allergy... you have any ideas, for party food, I have apple juice and apples,please help me out. thanks :angel:
     
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    TROPICAL POPCORN CRUNCH
    2 oz flaked coconut
    4 oz dried pineapple cut into small pieces
    2 oz dried dates, diced
    2 quarts popped popcorn
    Combine coconut, pineapple pieces,
    dates and popcorn. Toss until mixed.
    POPCORN TRAIL MIX
    8 oz raisins
    6 oz diced fruit (apricots, apples and etc)
    1 quart popped popcorn
    Combine diced fruit, raisins and popcorn.
    Toss until mixed. Makes one quart.
    CINNAMON TOAST
    1 Tablespoon cinnamon and
    3 Tablespoon sugar mixed together.
    Toast bread, spread with oleo
    and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    TRAIL MIX
    2 cups honey graham cereal
    1 cup tiny marshmallows
    1 cup peanuts
    1/3 cup chocolate chips
    1/3 cup raisins
    Put everything in a zip lock bag.
    POPCORN CAKE
    4 quarts popped popcorn
    ½ pound gum drops
    ½ pound peanuts
    One - 10 ounce package small marshmallows
    ½ cup oleo
    Melt marshmallows and oleo. Pour over popcorn,
    nuts, and gum drops. Mix. Put in a buttered bundt pan.
    GHOST
    Place a piece of Kleenix over one Tootsie Pop,
    tie with string just below the pop, make eyes with black magic marker.
    PUMPKIN MELTS
    Slice of bread, Slice of Cheese
    Use pumpkin or other shape.
    Call them_--the shape--_Melts.
    Cut out shape from bread and cheese.
    Put cheese cut out on top of bread cut out.
    Melt in microwave and eat.
    FROZEN PUMPKIN DESSERT
    Graham cracker crust.
    1-quart vanilla ice cream
    1-cup pumpkin
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    Cool Whip and Pecans
    Let ice cream soften enough to allow stirring.
    Stir in all ingredients and pour in 9x13
    inch pan with graham cracker crust. Freeze.
    Before serving, add Cool Whip
     
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    Use a pumpkin theme. You can use one pumpkin and everyone take turns Or the best is to "Buddy" with sixth grade and carve pumpkins. Guess number of seeds in the pumpkin, carve it, estimate the number of seeds and count the number of seeds together. Make graphs. Weigh and measurer the pumpkin. Who has the tallest, shortest, biggest around, smallest around, biggest, tiny, roughest skin, smoothest and etc? Put a candle in a pumpkin and roast marshmallows, over the candle flame. Roast the seeds and eat. Make thin slices of raw pumpkin to taste. If you don’t want to carve pumpkins, make a face with magic markers. Or write your spelling words on your pumpkin. Cut about one inch squares of orange tissue paper or any orange paper and make a collage pumpkin. Students cover their pumpkin shape paper with orange pieces of paper or cover a paper plate with orange pieces of paper. Hand the pumpkins from the ceiling. If you have high ceilings attach a string to the ceiling and cut off where you want the pumpkins to hang. Attach a paper clip to the string and when you want to change---take off the pumpkin and add your next art piece.
    http://www.preschoolprintables.com Pumpkin Patch Match game---file folder game also a pumpkin flannel board story
    PUMPKIN MELTS
    Slice of bread, Slice of Cheese
    Use pumpkin or other shape. Call them____________Melts. Cut out shape from bread and cheese. Put cheese cut out on top of bread cut out. Melt in microwave and eat.
    FROZEN PUMPKIN DESSERT
    Graham cracker crust.
    1-quart vanilla ice cream
    1-cup pumpkin
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    Cool Whip and Pecans
    Let ice cream soften enough to allow stirring. Stir in all ingredients and pour in 9x13 inch pan with graham cracker crust. Freeze. Before serving, add Cool Whip and top with pecans.
    PUMPKIN BREAD
    3 cups sugar 3 teaspoons soda
    1 cup salad oil 4 eggs
    1 ¼ teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon nutmeg 2/3 cup water
    2 cups pumpkin I use canned pumpkin
    3 ½ cups flour
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    ½ cup chopped walnuts Leave out the walnuts and will be cheaper to make.
    Cream together sugar, oil and eggs. Add salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, soda, flour pumpkin and water; mix well Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into 4 greased loaf pans, 7x3-inch. Bake in 350 degree oven for one hour or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Bread freezes nicely.
    PUMPKIN DESSERT
    3 eggs ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
    1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt
    1 (13 ounce can evaporated milk
    1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 box yellow cake mix
    ¼ teaspoon ginger 1 ½ sticks margarine
    ½ cup chopped walnuts Leave out the walnuts and will be cheaper to make.
    Mix together and pour into 9x13 pan. Sprinkle 1 box yellow cake mix on top. Melt 1 ½ sticks margarine and pour over cake mix. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes. Top with Cool Whip or ice cream when ready to serve.
    FROZEN PUMPKIN DESSERT
    ¾ cup pumpkin
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1 gallon vanilla ice cream
    a dash of salt
    Mix and put in crust. In greased 9 inch pie pan, put 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs, ¼ cup melted oleo and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar. Double this recipe for one large cake pan. Store in freezer.
    FROSTING for pumpkin cake….
    1 package cream-cheese 3 ounces
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    ½ cup oleo
    2 cups powder sugar.
    Add a few drops of orange food coloring Note: yellow food coloring and a tiny bit of red food coloring makes orange.

    http://www.123child.com/fall/apple.html
    1. Caramel Apple Cakes

    Spread caramel apple dip on rice cakes. Top with chopped apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
    2. Frozen Pumpkin Treats

    For each child, mix 1 tsp. pumpkin-pie filling with 3 tablespoons whipped topping. Spread on one graham cracker and top with another graham cracker. Freeze.
    3. Individual Pumpkin Pies

    For each child: Measure 1/4 cup of vanilla pudding, 1 tsp. canned pumpkin and dash of pumpkin spice; mix together. Put mixture in single-serve graham cracker crust and top with one candy pumpkin.
    4. Squirrel Crispies

    1 cup peanuts
    1 cup M&M's
    1 cup raisins
    1 cup Honey-Nut Cheerios

    Mix all ingredients in large bowl; place 1/2 cup of mixture into each individual resealable plastic bag. Distribute a bag to each student.
    Ghost-Concentraction
    Object of Game: To guess pairs of hidden objects. Like the "Concentration " game.
    Preparation:
    1. Take twelve post-it notes.
    2. Using a crayon or marker, number each post -it note from one to twelve on the front, non-sticky side.
    3. On the other side, put on two cars each the words: Ghost, Pumpkin, Witches, Goblins, Treats and scarecrows. Make sure each pair not in numerical order.
    4. You can make up any pairs of names you want.
    5. Put the post-its on a wall in two or three rows in numerical order.
    Playing the Game:
    1. Each player takes a turn asking for two numbers to be turned over.
    2. If there is a match, the player wins a piece of candy.
    3. The play goes on to the next player whether or not a match is made.

    Scary Stories:
    Object of Game: Tell a chilling tale or two.
    Preparation: None
    Playing the Game:
    1. Sit around in a circle in a dark room, with a flashlight in the middle of the circle. We do not recommend candles as it can be dangerous with the kids.
    2. One player starts the game by saying "Once there was......" and makes one or two sentences. It should relate to and build upon what was previously said.
    3. The next person to the right then adds to the story a couple of sentences. Go around the room at least once.
    4. Try to make the stories scary or gross.
    Tips and Ideas, start with:
    Once there was an old man walking through the graveyard.......
    Once there was an old lady who look so much like a witch.........
    Once there was a shadow.................
    Once there was an erie sound that was like...........

    Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin Game

    Play this Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin Game to celebrate Halloween.
    On a large piece of paper, draw a picture of a pumpkin minus the stem or use construction paper to create a pumpkin. Make stems out of construction paper and have the children stick on the pumpkin stem! (Can also do noses!)

    Find the Pumpkin
    YOU WILL NEED:
    -10 pieces of white paper
    -5 pieces of yellow paper
    -5 pieces of orange paper
    -a crayon
    -scissors

    1. Draw ten white pumpkins, five yellow pumpkins and five orange pumpkins.
    2. Cut out all the pumpkins.
    3. Draw a funny face on each pumpkin.
    4. Write the number 1 on the backs of the white pumpkins.
    5. Write the number 5 on the backs of the yellow pumpkins.
    6. Write the number 10 on the backs of the orange pumpkins.
    7. Hide the pumpkins.
    8. When your friends come, tell them to find as many pumpkins as they can before you say "Stop!"
    9. Have your friends add up the numbers on the pumpkins they found.
    10. The person with the most points wins.

    http://familycrafts.about.com/gi/dy...am_pumpknpatch/

    1. Pumpkin Exploration
    Have a large pumpkin put in a large bowl or pan. Cut off the top, and enough area to allow arms and hands to reach in. Have the child reach in and feel all the different textures, let them pull out the seeds and feel the pulp. Discuss the different senses that they are experiencing. Wash hand and go to a table. Give the child a large piece of paper with a pumpkin drawn on one side. Have them draw in the things that they saw, and have them color the pumpkin. On the other side of the paper draw lines across. Have the child describe what they sensed. "It was squishy.", "The seeds were hard.", "It smelled funny", and so on.... (If the child has trouble describing, you can help by asking questions such as: "How did it smell?", "What did the inside feel like?", "What were the seeds like?"

    http://www.chias.org/www/edu/mitc/w...in/pumpkin.html
     

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