Oatmeal box or any can with lid Tape Construction paper Rubber bands Crayons Scissors
What to Do:
1. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around can. 2. Decorate the paper and tape it onto the can. 3. Cut 2 circles out of construction paper about an inch bigger than the lid. 4. Put it over the top and bottom of the can, and use rubber bands to hold it on.
1. Paint a huge tree on large window with washable glass paint. (you can do this on a big piece of paper and tape it to the wall if you prefer. 2. Make 31 leaves in autumn colors (red, orange, yellow) cut out of construction paper or old torn paper bags. 3. Use marker to number each leaf from 1 to 31. 4. Tape leaves to tree branches. (a small piece of double-stick tape is good) 5. Starting on October first take leaf number 1 and stick it at the bottom of the tree as if it has fallen. Each day find the current day's leaf and do the same. On Halloween there will be only one leaf left. (c) 2008 Kim Chatel http://www.kimchatel.com/
1. Cut gift wrap paper to fit around oatmeal box allowing about 1 inch to overlap. Mark paper for length of oatmeal box allowing about ½ inch at top and bottom to fold over.
Cut paper and glue to oatmeal box.
2. Cut slits in ½ inch allowance at the top. Fold over top and glue to inside of box. Repeat cutting slits in bottom allowance, folding and gluing down.
3. Choose two different designs from your gift wrap paper. Lay a yogurt lid on the design and draw around the lid with a pencil. Cut out circle on pencil line. Cut five of each design to fit the top of yogurt lids. Glue in place.
4. Stick a self-adhesive dot to the inside of each lid. Divide the two designs into separate groups. Mark the dots of each group numbering them 1 thru 5.
To Play Each Game:
Race Game - Players stand on opposite sides of oatmeal box. Each player has a set of five matching saucers. On “GO” players start tossing saucers one at a time, trying to be the first person to get a saucer in the oatmeal box and win the race.
Saucer Toss Game - Players take turns tossing saucers one at a time trying to get them in oatmeal box. When all of the saucers have been tossed remove the ones that are in the box and total the points on each persons saucers. Highest number of points wins. (c) Sharon A. Soffe
Spooky Opposum says, "Recycle. You could save a life."
Materials needed: l empty fireplace matchbox (long) 1 sheet of gift wrap paper or sticky-back paper white glue (if using gift wrap paper)
1. Choose a sheet of gift wrap paper with a nice design, or a sheet of sticky-back paper. Lay paper face-down and put an empty fireplace match box on top. Draw line around box. Cut paper out along lines. 2. (If you use sticky-back paper skip step #2.) Spread thin layer of white glue on top of matchbox. Be sure glue goes all the way to the edge of box. 3. Glue paper to box face-up. 4. Repeat steps #1 and #2 to cover bottom of matchbox. 5. Fill with pencils, pen, eraser, and sharpener. ***Strike-strip on side of box may be used to sharpen dull pencil points.
(c) 2004 Sharon A. Soffe
Chatter Squirrel says, "Recycling saves wildlife and saves money, too."
#1. Get Mom and Dad's permission to sort through the junk mail and discarded printer paper for paper that is blank on the back. Use this scrap paper for drawing pictures!!
#2. Recycle cardboard from cereal boxes, etc. to make book covers, and any number of craft items.
#3. Before you throw anything away think twice about it. "What else could I use this for?"
Unscramble the Words to Figure Out What Noah Says:
Fi ta sritf ouy 'notd duceesc, yrt, yrt ginaa!
Crafty Fun For Kids
Help save wildlife...recycle
Rooter's Yummy Recipes
Berry Nutty Waffles 1 frozen toaster waffle low fat cottage cheese fresh berries of your choice chopped walnuts
Toast the waffle. (Rooter says "Get adult permission first.") When waffle is toasted put it on a plate and spread one spoonful of cottage cheese on the waffle. Sprinkle a few washed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries) on top. Then sprinkle a spoonful of chopped walnuts over all. Now eat it. Yum! Yum! Sweet and Nutty Cookies 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough granulated sugar chopped walnuts (Rooter says, "Ask adult to preheat oven according to directions on package.") Slice the cookie dough into 1/4" slices and place on cookie sheet two inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie with chopped nuts and then granulated sugar. Bake according to directions. Share them with your family and friends. Spear Fishing Snack pretzel sticks peanut butter fish shaped crackers Put fish-shaped crackers in small bowl. Put a spoonful of peanut butter on plate and a handful of pretzel sticks beside it. Rooter says, "First dip pretzel stick in peanut butter, then spear the fish-shaped cracker (it will stick to the peanut butter). Now gobble it up.
Poems That Rhyme
"Two Raccoons" These two raccoons are wearing masks As they look for food to eat. With little hands they finish tasks And eat their nighttime treat. When they are done they climb up high Out on a branch they creep. They rub their eyes and with a sigh They both fall fast asleep. (c) 2004 Sharon A. Soffe "Wiggle, Wiggle, Pop!" Wiggle, wiggle, pop! Now look at that face. Where there once was a tooth Now there is a space, But give it some time, This isn't a race. A new tooth will grow In the very same place. (c) 2007 Sharon A. Soffe
Secret Message TEROO
YOU ARE A GOOD DRIENF. COME SHARE MY SNORCA WITH ME. BRING FLUNFES AND LUFFF. WE WILL HAVE A YARPT .
(puzzle answers are at the bottom of page)
Who Is Who? Copy the two lists of words. Then draw a line from the name of each of these characters from the Rooter and Snuffle books to the animal it belongs to. Right now the lines are wrong. Bully ........................Squirrel Chatter ....................Raccoon Slappy ....................Bear Fluff ........................Opposum Phew ......................Beaver Spooky ..................Skunk (puzzle answers at bottom of page)
Shari lives in a little house in the woods of Oregon. She has always loved animals. Her yard is home to deer, squirrels, rabbits, birds, skunks,fox, opossum, and raccoons. She loves those rascally raccoons so much she decided to write about them. She lives with her husband, a dog and two cats. Her books; MISADVENTURES OF ROOTER AND SNUFFLE, ON THE GO WITH ROOTER AND SNUFFLE, and TROUBLE FINDS ROOTER AND SNUFFLE are about brother raccoons living in Cathedral Woods with their many animal friends. These stories, three in each book, are intended to help build a child's character.
NOTHING STOPS NOAH is a picture book with new characters it takes place in a pet store and is full of humorous events that will delight any child. A HORSE OF COURSE is about the best gift at Aaron's birthday party and is a fun story of a horse living in the house.
SHOO CAT is a story about prejudice and preconceived ideas. Ethan thinks he knows all about cats until a stray decides to straighten him out.