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All About Apples

Picking apples at an orchard

Picking apples at an orchard

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Apple Orchard

Early Sign of Spring: Apple Blossoms

Autumn/Fall & Harvest Time

Garden of Eden Story

Recommended Books:

  • Apples by Gail Gibbons
  • How Do Apples Grow by Betsy Maestro (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Level 2)
  • Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy by Martha E. H. Rustad 
  • The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
  • Picking Apples by Margaret McNamara (Ready To Read Level 1)
  • Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro
  • Rabbit & Hare Divide An Apple by Harriett Ziefert (Math Easy To Read)
  • The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
  • Johnny Appleseed: A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh
  • Seed By Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman by Esme Raji Codell

Activities:

  • Apple Adjectives ~ using this template, have the child write words to describe apples. Word map and Vocabulary Map  to help kids expand their vocabulary.
  • Math Related ~ read Rabbit and Hare Divide An Apple to reinforce concepts of division using apple theme. Another math related exercise is to have the child sort different apples by color or type. This reinforces sorting and classification skills.
  • Art Related ~ cut apples horizontally in half in the middle to expose a star pattern in the core. Have the child dip the exposed core in finger paints and stamp onto paper to make apple star prints.
  • Taste Test ~ cut various apples into slices and have the child taste them. Which did they like best and why? Which did they like least and why?
  • Wacky Apple Tale (fill in the blanks) ~ Apple Surprise
  • Make microwaveable apple sauce (recipe), an apple pie or caramel apples.
  • Visit an apple orchard to pick your own and learn about the apples that grow in your area.

Crafts:

Did You Know?: The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” originated in Wales in the 19th century. The basis for its use is the fact that apples are a great natural source of fiber, which contributes to digestive and colon health.

Songs & Poems: Apple themed

Related Resources:

Spanish:

apple = la manzana

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