- Nutty Nibbles
1 package Cheerios
1 package Wheat Chex
1 package Rice Chex
1 package pretzel sticks
1 lb. salted peanuts
1/4 lb. margarine, melted
1/2 lb. butter, melted
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Mix all ingredients in a roasting pan. Bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Nachos and Cheese
Melt Velveeta Cheese in microwave. Pour onto children's plates and serve with Nachos.
- "N" Snacks-nuts, nut bread, noodles, nectarines
- Here's a Nest
Here's a nest for robin redbreast. (cup hands)
Here's a hive for busy bee. (clench fist)
Here's a hole for jacky-rabbit. (thumb around forefinger)
And here's a house for me! (fingers together forming the roof of a house)
- Number Rhyme- One, Two, Three
1, 2 , How do you do?
1, 2, 3, Clap with me.
1, 2, 3, 4, Jump on the floor.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Look bright and alive.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Pick up your sticks.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, We can count to eleven.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Draw a circle around your plate.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Get the trunks in the line.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Let's do it over again.
- Nursery Rhymes
- Cut big N's from construction paper. Let children find "N" pictures in magazines. Cut pictures and paste on outline of N.
- Noodle Necklaces
Dye the noodles by putting 1/2" of rubbing alcohol and 20 or more drops of food coloring into a quart jar. Fill 2/3 full of noodles. Shake well, then spread the noodles on waxed paper to dry. You will need to give each child about 1 yard of string or yarn. Then let the fun begin!
- Needle and Thread Pictures
Use lengths of yarn and darning or tapestry needles to sew creative designs on styrofoam meat trays.
- Nurse's Hat
Cut 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of white paper into a "T" by cutting 3" squares from 2 corners. Fold back the long side. Add a cross if desired. Fasten the back to the corners.
- Do nickel rubbings.
- Kelly sent in this great "N" idea! Thanks, Kelly!
Read "Noisy Nora." Make a small book for each child (about 3-4 pages). Children draw something that makes noise on each page. To differentiate, the teacher can write the noise that each thing makes (bam, crash, cling, etc.) for some of the kids, while some can try to write the noises themselves.
- Use different kinds of nuts for counting, sorting and patterning activities.
- Concentrate on teaching about nickels and the numeral nine.
- Draw simple figures from a nursery rhyme (candlesticks, mittens, pails, etc.) on a piece of poster board. Write the corresponding number on the right side. Let the children match the number of objects with the numerals.
Collect and observe empty nests. Be sure to tell the children not to disturb occupied nests. List the building materials from each nest. Try setting the nest in a pan of water and watch the seeds in the grasses sprout!
- "N" body parts to discuss: noses, neck, nails. Do this when you are learning about what a nurse does.
- Unit studies: Neighborhoods, newspapers
- Pretend to be newts. Tell the newts to slither backwards. Ask them to roll over onto their right sides and then their left sides.
- Nap Time
Call out movements for the children to perform and ask them to listen for the whistle. When they hear the whistle, the signal for nap time, they "freeze". Call out movements such as walking backward, bear walking, tiptoeing, walking heel-to-toe, galloping, skipping, etc.
- Nose and Neck Tag
Play like tag, but for a child to be safe, they have to touch their nose or neck.
**Note: The following books may be found in your local library, or purchased from Amazon if the book title is a link.
Richard Scarry's Busiest People Ever by Richard Scarry
What It's Like to Be a Doctor by Judith Bauer
What It's Like to Be a Nurse by Judith Bauer
What It's Like to Be a Teacher by Kira Daniel
What It's Like to Be a Veterinarian by Judith Stamper
Who Does What? by Eric Hill
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