This was our week of apple learning...
First, we counted & sorted them by color & size. We also looked for patterns & more than/less than (i.e. stems v. no stems, red v. green, etc)
Then, we made a comparison chart. Beck colored each different apple across the top. Our categories were: stems, red, not red, & spots/dots. Does anyone know why apples have those tiny, tiny little dots?
I found this superhero apple template on Pinterest and KNEW my kids would love it!
After printing, I glued the pieces to a cereal box cardboard, and cut the pieces apart in hopes of avoiding the frustration of tired hands.
Beck had a serious problem that his little brother wasn't putting his apple together properly...
He forgot soon enough, though, unable to resist the lure of being a superhero!
Our second craft activity of the week was an attempt at apple printing. They didn't turn out the way I'd anticipated, but still the boys had a lot of fun.
And the Apple Week Grand Finale was a field trip with cousin Claire to our local apple orchard! The kids got to run up and down the planted rows in search of the perfect apple to eat right off the tree. This picture doesn't show it very well, but these Galas were nearly as sweet as the doughnuts that were waiting at the end of the tour!
Do you have a favorite apple activity you'll be doing this year?