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  1. Fondue
    Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour. Slowly stir in 1 1/2 cups of milk and cook until slightly thickened. Add about a cup of grated cheese (you can get the students to help grate this--use swiss cheese or cheddar or a combination). Stir until the cheese melts. Cut French bread into squares to use for dipping into the mixture.

  2. Fudge

    Melt one 12 oz. package of chocolate chips. Add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and stir. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts. Spread in an 8" buttered square pan. Chill until firm.

  3. "F" Snacks- French fries, fortune cookies, frankfurters, fruit, Fig Newtons, figs, French toast

  1. The Goldfish

    My darling little goldfish
    Hasn't any toes;
    He swims around without a sound
    And bumps his hungry nose.

    He can't get out to play with me,
    Nor I get in to him,
    Although I say: "Come out and play,"
    And he--"Come in and swim."

  2. Grandfather Frog

    Fat green frog sits by the pond,
    Big frog, bull frog, grandfather frog,
    Croak-croak-croak,
    Shuts his eye, opens his eye,
    Rolls his eye, winks his eye,
    Waiting for
    A little fat fly
    Croak, croak.
    I go walking down by the pond,
    I want to see the big green frog,
    I want to stare right into his eye,
    Rolling, winking, funny old eye,
    But oh! he hears me coming by,
    Croak-croak--
    Splash!!

  3. There's a Frog on a Log (song)

    There's a hole in the middle of the sea,
    There's a hole in the middle of the sea,
    There's a hole, there's a hole,
    There's a hole in the middle of the sea.

    (2) There's a log in the hole in the middle of the sea
    (3) There's a bump on the log in the hole in the middle of the sea
    (4) There's a frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the middle of the sea
    (5) There's a fly on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the middle of the sea
    (6) There's a wing on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the middle of the sea
    (7) There's a flea on the wing on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the middle of the sea


  4. Sana Elias writes, "I have a beautiful song which I teach my students at bombay cambridge school, andheri-east." Thanks, Sana!

    FAMILY

    D is for my daddy
    He works hard for me.
    M is for my mummy
    As loving as can be.
    B is for my brother
    S is for my sister
    We are all a happy FAMILY.
    F--A--M--I--L--Y....... HAPPY FAMILY(2 times)
    B is for my brother
    S is for my sister
    We are all a Happy FAMILY.

  1. Cut big F's from construction paper. Let children find "F" pictures in magazines. Cut pictures and paste on outline of F.

  2. Ocean Collage

    Use a big piece of poster paper and let children fingerpaint with blue to make an underwater scene. Give them magazines and let them cut out pictures of fish. Paste to the scene and add water plants to finish the collage.

  3. Funny Fish

    Give each student two paper plates. Cut one into four equal sections. Leave the other whole. Paste two pieces onto the whole plate for fins and two pieces for the tail. Add features with crayons or markers.

  4. Colorful Fish

    Give each child a poster-board cutout of a fish. Cover with glue. Cover the fish with small seashells or dyed eggshell pieces.

  5. Fish Art

    Let children bend pipecleaners into fish shapes. Line one side of pipe cleaner with glue and put the outline on a piece of tissue paper. Let the fish dry, then cut around edges. Use tissue scraps to add features. Hang the fish from the ceiling using fishing line.

  6. Frog Puppets

    Paint one side of a paper plate green and the other side red. When dry, fold the plate in half with the red part inside. Cut out paper legs and eyes and glue them on the plate. Use the frog puppets to sing the above frog song.

  7. Great ideas for 2-3-year-olds from Jeanine! Thanks, Jeanine!

    Simply trace fingers and feet around a big letter F on a piece of paper.
    Trace one foot and cut out. Design a face on the foot. Attach to a stick and have a feet puppet show.

  8. Kelli sent in this great literature-connected art idea. Thanks, Kelli!

    For letter Ff I read The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle. I draw a posterboard firefly for each student. Students decorate their firefly. I put a hole in the bottom of each firefly using a hole punch. I then put up a string of colored Christmas lights allowing students to choose their favorite color light. The lights fit right through the hole punched on the firefly's bottom displaying all of our fireflies not lonely anymore. Since I do Ff a few weeks before Christmas I leave the lights up throughout the holiday season.

  1. Some frogs jump up to twenty times their own length. Let the children try it. Measure how far each child can jump and record it on a class graph.

  2. Use gummy fish or "goldfish" for counting and sorting activities.

  3. Calendar activities using February, Friday, first, fourth, fifth, fourteenth, and fifteenth.

  1. Units: Families, friendship, food, feelings, fish, and frogs.

  2. Let the children gather some tadpoles and put them in a gallon jar filled with pond water. Observe them daily, keeping journals, drawing pictures and writing descriptions of the changes that occur. When they have finished their observations, return the tadpoles to the pond. Be sure to add a green, leafy vegetable as food for the growing tadpoles.

  3. How does it Float?

    Experiment with a variety of objects to see what floats and what does not. Provide a dishpan full of water and let the children experiment!

  1. Frog Leap

    Show children how to leap like a frog. Pretend you are in the swamp, play music, and leap, short leaps, long leaps, fast and slow leaps. Use rest mats as the lily pads.

  2. Pretend to be fireflies. As the music is played, the children move all around the area but when the music stops, they must freeze.

  3. Play "Follow the Leader"

  4. Play "Farmer in the Dell" but use "F" things, like "The Farmer takes the frog".

  5. Feather Float

    Feather Game - Stretch out a blanket/table cloth, or smooth surface with all the children sitting around the circle. Place a feather in the middle and everyone blows the circle around trying to keep it in the middle.

    Another feather game for 'f' week that we play at our preschool is we have the children blow their feathers from one end of our circle rug to another... :) it's really cute to watch!
    ~Submitted by Amy

**Note: The following books may be found in your local library, or purchased from Amazon if the book title is a link.

FROG BOOKS

Frogs and Toads Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Discovering Frogs by Douglas Florian
Can You Jump Like a Frog? by Marc Brown
Freddie the Frog by Rose Greydanus
Frog on His Own by Mercer Mayer
I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel
Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Frog in Love by Max Velthuijs
Hop Jump by Ellen Walsh

FISH BOOKS

Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
Big Al by Andrew Clements
A Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer
What is a Fish? by David Eastman
A Swim Through the Sea by Kristin Joy Pratt
The Fish Skin by Jamie Oliviero
A Million Fish...More or Less by Patricia C. McKissack

FRIENDS BOOKS

Tobin Learns to Make Friends by Diane Murrell
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
A Rainbow of Friends by P. K. Hallinan
George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends by James Marshall
What's the Recipe for Friends? by Greg M. Williamson
Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban
Gossie & Gertie by Olivier Dunrea

FAMILY BOOKS

You can find a list of family books here.

I hope you can use some of these "alphabite" ideas!! If you have any more that I can post here, PLEASE email me with the ideas and your name, using the email icon below or use this form. I will post your idea and give you credit!! Also just write and let me know how you like the ideas and how they can be improved!! Thanks!!




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