All About Apples

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Our sensory bin:
Apple Pie style;
oats, cinnamon sticks, apples, and measuring utensils.

So I started a preschool co op in my home,
per the request of a fellow mom.
I just have to say how blessed I am to be able to do this!

Fun with little people AND visiting time with other moms is a total win/win!

APPLES

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Cousins doing the sharing thing very well!

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Apple Pie spiced playdough! 
Smells yummy!

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Story Time

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Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss

Apple Activities

Cut Apples horizontal to do Apple prints.
The apples will have a star center.

Save the seeds from the cut apples to count,
set aside for craft.

Craft project:
Ok, so I didn’t do pics, so I’ll link a post that has the same craft.  Technically, however, I did not get the idea from this blog, but she definitely did the exact same thing.  We added our real apple seeds to the project.

Paper plate apple core craft

Follow up Activities

Apple Tree craft:
Trace the hand and forearm of the young child on brown construction paper.
cut out and glue to card stock.
Glue cut out leaves of green construction paper,
glue on “apples”; red buttons, red little pom poms, or use red finger prints for the apples.

Song:

Way up high in the apple tree, (pointing up)

Two red apples are smiling at me. (“hold” two apples and smile)

I shook that tree as hard as I could, (act out shaking the trunk)

Dooowwwwwwwn came an apple…. (arms wave down)

Mmmm, it was good! (rub belly)

Taste Test w/ graphing:

Create a chart with a variety of apples listed on it.
Let the kids rate the apples from least favorite to the most favorite.
Save seeds and count the total seeds per apple on a graph.

Field Trip:

Go to an Apple Orchid or find a friend with an apple tree!

Draw or sketch tree (seasonal study), and then pick apples.

Older kids (and younger) can help bake an Apple Crisp.  Mmmm!

Got any fun ideas to add?  I’d love to hear about it!

 

 

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