October 3, 2012

Apples Aplenty!

Hello Pre-K Families!
Last week was another exciting apple week for the children.  We read the books Apple Farmer Annie, Apples and How They Grow, Curious George: Apple Harvest, and The Apple Pie Tree
 We learned about the life cycle of an apple tree with this simple cut and glue activity.  The kiddos cut out the pictures, we talked about each one, and decided in which order to put them.  They did a great job!
In art, we made these super cute paper plate apples.  After we graphed our favorite types of apples, the children chose which color to paint their apple.  We also looked at the inside of an apple, and discovered that when you cut it horizontally, you can see the seeds and a star!
We also made paper bag apples.  We stamped red paint onto a paper bag apple cutout, using what else?  You guessed it - an apple!  I found this idea here.

 We continued singing our "10 Little Apples" song, and learned a new song, which includes how to spell apple.  The kids were so excited that they learned how to spell apple!
Apple Song
(to the tune of Bingo)
There was a farmer, had some trees
His apples were so tasty
A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E
His apples were so tasty!
Speaking of tasty, to end our week, we made our own version of apple pies!  They were so good, and the kids did a great job listening to and following directions.  We were so busy "cooking" and eating, I didn't even have a chance to snap a picture before the apple pies were all gone!  To make one, we scooped some apple pie filling into a bowl, crushed 1 whole cinnamon graham cracker over the top, then applied a generous swirl of whipped cream on top.  Easy peasy!
I hope your kiddo has had as much fun learning about apples as I have!  This is definitely my favorite time of year.  Ask your preschooler what they've enjoyed most about apples, and which kind is their favorite.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


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