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Making Trail Mix with Children

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Megan Pittsinger

Are you tired of the rainy, snowy, freezing days that are keeping us in? Are you wondering what kind of fun activities you can do inside to keep the children busy and interested? Why not try a fun trail mix recipe that will not only provide a delicious snack when you are finished, but will also teach the children about nutrition, simple food preparation, math, and working with a team!

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Teaching Young Children Fire Prevention and Safety

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Natalie Grebe

Now that classrooms are settling into a new school year, many teachers will be planning Fall activities and themes. In Pennsylvania, October not only means chillier days on the playground and colored leaves in the Science Center, but also Fire Prevention Week. Many local fire departments host community events at their station and chances are your school has a day in October when the local fire company visits. Perhaps firefighters talk with the children as a class, show them some of their equipment and even allow them to sit in a firetruck. Of course, this is a great opportunity for the children. Seeing firefighters up close, in uniform, and learning from the experts about how to deal with fire is a valuable experience. However, even if these firefighters do an amazing presentation, there are multiple ways to extend the learning beyond that one visit.

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