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Issue 10 of the official Strawberry Shortcake magazine. It is the Oct/Nov issue.

Story

The Rainbow Berry Harvest

Everyone is preparing to cut down the small rainbow berries for fall. Strawberry is very excited while Blueberry mentions that it seems that everyone in the city has come to help out. Orange Blossom is helping Cherry Jam, since its her very first time ever berry harvesting. She explains how it works and everyone gets right to work. When the carts of berries get full the Berrykins take them off to squeeze them and make juice.

Everything goes smoothly when suddenly a loud cry grabs everyone's attentions! They come by to see a giant Rainbow Berry. Nobody has ever seen such a big one, and they have no clue how they can harvest it due to the size. It won't fit in the bucket, or wheelbarrow. Cherry suddenly gets an idea and she suggests that they roll it to their destination. Everybody agrees and they get to work rolling the giant rainbow berry to the juicer and there was enough for everyone to have as much as they wanted!

They even found another giant berry, but they all agreed to wait until the berry next day as Strawberry closes the story by saying "when everyone helps the biggest jobs take no time at all".

The Berry Harvest Party

Strawberry Shortcake is very busy working to put together a party for the recent harvest in Berry Bitty City. She's put up lanterns for the outside decorations and she's just finished making a list of all the attending guests. As she wants to make sure she has enough food. Luckily her friends came over the previous day to help her prepare all of the wonder treats, having cooked and baked all day!

All Strawberry has to do now is put the recently acquired tarts made by Lemon on a pretty plate. Raspberry baked rainbow berry cupcakes and Blueberry made cookies with berry juice frosting. Strawberry only has to make the fruity punch for everyone to drink and her pets want to help too!

Activities

Story Related

  • Locate the 6 pears on the final story page
  • True and False questions related to the story:
  1. Princess Berrykin was in charge of the harvest
  2. To help everyone needed a pencil and a bucket
  3. It was Cherry Jam's first time at the Harvest
  4. The Berrykins carried the giant berry to the juicer
  5. At the end of the day, there was no juice to drink
  • Counting questions where you fill in the box with the answer:
  1. Count the glasses of juice
  2. count the rainbow berries
  3. count the berrykins

Workbook

  • Locate a golden berry on each page of the work book portion
  • Trace the numbers
  • count: baskets of berries, girls drinking juice, wheelbarrows of berries, and rainbow berries
  • Circle the number of juice and cupcakes in both images
  • Odd or even: Bows and baskets
  • Color the strawberry if you found the hidden golden berry
  • Color the picture of Strawberry, Blueberry, and Lemon. A small corner picture can be used as reference in the corner.
  • Circle the bucket of berries that is different from the other
  • Match all of the berries, then write down how many matching pars found. Also circle the ones that have no matches.
  • Follow the map to the berry works. Also find Pupcake and Custard hiding in the maze.
  • Count the berrykins found and write in the box, also add if its an even number or odd.

Other

  • On the page where you can submit your art, number your favorite characters from 1 to 3. 1 being your most favorite.
  • Find 8 differences between 2 pictures. For each difference color a cupcake
  • Look at the pictures in a row on top of the page, then circle the 3 of them NOT featured in the picture.
  • Count the Apricots and circle the number
  • Draw the missing fruit in an empty square. Each fruit will only appear once in each row, horizontal and vertical
  • Circle the groups of berries that both equal to the required number.
  • Count all the berries, then apples
  • Is the number of berries even or odd
  • Are their fewer apples or berries?
  • Trace the word JUICE
  • In each row color that specific number of glasses
  • Count the number of juice cups, then count the number of empty juice cups
  • Count the pieces of fruit
  • In the first row color the berrykins to match the berry first one. Then in the second row trace over the dot lines and color the berrykins too
  • Count the berrykins

At the end of all the work pages, there is a checklist for one to mark off and sign upon completion.

Pet Puzzlers

  • True or False
  • What's wrong with Pupcake's cart
  • Who do you think ate some berries and how can you tell
  • Which of Custards 6 math questions are wrong, circle the 2.
  • Draw some Rainbow Berries in the box
  • Connect the dots to see what landed on Custard's nose as she slept, then write the letters of the object in the pink boxes.

Crafts

Rainbow Notebook

Items: Notebook, Glue or double side tape, pipe cleaners of all colors, scissors

  1. Cover the front of a notebook with glue or double side tape
  2. Carefully stick pipe cleaners to the front of the notebook. Try to keep them equal in length, stick them down firmly, and avoid gaps
  3. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaners to the inside of the notebook at the top and/or bottom. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit on the inside of the notebook cover. Glue or tape it on the inside to hide the ends of the pipe cleaners
  4. Ask a grown-up (if needed) to help cut out one of the Strawberry Shortcake labels on the page in this magazine (or you can print out your own image and do the same thing) Glue or tape one to the front of the notebook.

Pen Charms

Items: Beads, Pens with clip caps, yarn or pipe cleaner

  1. Make three bright bead charms for any pens with a clip cap. Use a pipe cleaner or cut a short piece of yarn to it.
  2. Thread beads on to your pipe cleaner or yarn. Make the charm about half the length of the pen you chose to use. Once done, twist the pipe cleaner to keep the beads on and loop it through the pen clip. If you use yarn then just tie off the ends

Berry Pretty Binder

Items: Glue or Tape, a picture, very stretchy hair elastics, binder, pencils or crayons or whatever else!

  1. Glue or tape one of the remaining Strawberry pictures in the magazine (or your own picture) to the front of a binder.
  2. Loop the hair elastics around the front cover of the binder. Cross them over each other to create a fun pattern
  3. Tuck pencils and crayons under the elastics to hold them in place. Now you'll always have a pencil when you need one!

Fall Garland

Items: leaves, safe glue, construction paper in fall colors, white paper, hole puncher, long string or ribbon, bows that can be made by scrunching up tissue paper and wrapping a short piece of tape or ribbon around the center, also flowers made by cuttin circles of paper out and shaping felt flowers

  1. Lay down the leaves on paper and trace the shapes, trace many leaves out with the different colors of paper
  2. cut out all of the leaves and use a hole puncher to punch two holes about one inch apart from each leaf. Keep the holes you punch out!
  3. Cut mushroom shapes out of remaining construction paper and hole punch two holes the same way above. Decorate the mushroom by gluing the punches out holes and felt flowers.
  4. Put your garland together by tying a bow to the top of the string. Thread it through the punched holes and tie the bows however you like.

Character Profile

This month's Character profile is.... RASPBERRY TORTE!

The following is described:

  1. Personality
  2. Appearance
  3. I Love:
  4. Pets: None but she loves to play with Pupcake and Custard
  5. Favorite Food: Anything with raspberries, and fruit smoothies.
  6. Specialty Store: Fresh Fashions Boutique

Recipe: Apple Flowers

  • Ingredients: Strawberry Jelly, 1 pot/container or apple sauce, 2 large apples, 1 package of pre-rolled pastry, sugar
  • Prep time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4 large flowers
  • Cooking: 15 minutes

Recipe

  1. Find a large circular cookie cutter or a small bowl, pastry brush, and a jumbo muffin pan. Ask a Grown up to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay out the pre-rolled pastry on the countertop, then with the cookie-cutter or bowl, cut 4 circles out of the dough. Grease and flower the muffin pan, then press each dough circle into a muffin hole.
  3. Spread a teaspoon of apple sauce in the bottom of each dough circle, then ask a grown up to cut the apples into half and remove the core. Then cut one half into thin slices, sprinkle them with sugar, then arrage the slices skin side up inside the dough circles. Curl them around to form petal shapes. Use half an apple per circle to form your flower.
  4. Ask a grown up to put the flowers into the oven for 15 minutes or until the Pastry begins to brown. When they are out of the oven, brush jelly over the tops while they are still warm. Let them cool before eating.

Trivia

  • The rainbow berry featured in this issue are tiny Wanderberries!
  • One of the ladybug twins makes a cameo during the story.

Goofs

(Small character images or things that may not look right)

  • Some characters had attire they are not normally shown wearing. Like Blueberry wearing a dark blue sweater, Cherry's top resembling a tanktop, and Raspberry having a long sleeved shirt instead of elbow-length.
  • In one panel of the second story, Strawberry is shown with long sleeves, but the entire story she's been wearing a blouse with SHORT sleeves.

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