Find instructions here to create 3-D apples with construction paper and paint. Add seeds,
glitter, etc., and consider also creating other fruit to construct a mobile for your classrooms.
|"A" IS FOR APPLE:|
Take an apple survey, make an apple mobile, design an apple poster, collect favorite family
apple recipes and create a recipe book, adopt an apple tree, make some apple art, write descriptively about apples... Lots of creative apple applications for the classroom here.
AN APPLE A DAY
With recommended book lists, math exercises, fingerplays, songs, and numerous apple art and craft activities, your preschool class will have fun with apples this fall. A brief story of Johnny Appleseed is included.
|AN APPLE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS:|
You may wish to introduce this lesson plan by having your students draw an apple (any apple) from memory, including a few adjectives that best describe apples. When you give them the actual apples, ask them to draw them again, but this time looking largely at the apple and trying to get
all the features, defects, highlights, changes in color, etc. Then, when they have finished such a close observation of their apples, they will better be able to write a more descriptive paragraph, as outlined in this fall assignment.
Torn paper apples, apple trees, apple match-ups, apple sequencing, lace up cards, apples
in the basket, apple hops... This site has compile some truly wonderful activities for your fall
theme on apples.
|AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER:|
Handprints--or rather palm prints, will create these colorful apples. Primary students will paint their palms with red or green tempera paints and stamp away, creating an apple print and
using a fingerprint for the stem. Great for fall bulletin board borders.
|APPLE CINNAMON DOUGH:|
While not an edible playdough, this clay smells terrific. Use it for making 3-D letters and
numbers in your primary classroom, or save the recipe for the holidays and make your own
What can you do with apples besides eat them? Try this site for some crafty ideas, where
students will use slices of apples to create their own stamps, and then print away on t-shirts, wrapping papers, posters, etc.
|APPLE SEED COUNTING BOOK:|
You can print out copies of this mini-book to color and assemble for apple season, counting
the number of seeds in each apple; for kindergarten.
|APPLE SONGS AND POEMS:|
Fall is rapidly approaching, and it's a great time to explore the wonderful world of apples.
Find several preschool songs and poems here, all geared to apples.
|LINED APPLE PAPER:|
Have your preschoolers practice their pre-writing skills with this bright and cheery lined
writing paper, bordered with apples, and complete with friendly little worms.
APPLE SORTING WORKSHEET:
How would your students sort and classify a basket of different apples? This printable student worksheet makes a great critical thinking and fall-themed classroom activity, best worked on in groups.
APPLE WORD WALL WORDS:
Print out these apples for your word walls onto brightly colored red, gold, or green papers; then cut them out for a great fall word wall theme. Consider using them for a small poem project as well.
Print out copies of this worksheet for a fall sponge or transition activity for your upper elementary students, where they have to find as many words as they can using the two words given.
|APPLE WREATHS AND GARLANDS:|
Your students can easily create their own wonderfully smelling autumn wreath to take home, following instructions here.
Have parents get and bring in supplies, then let students dry their apples in the classroom.
Apple sorting, bookmaking, apple arts and crafts, fingerprint apple trees, and apple poems,
songs, and fingerplays make up this cross-curricular unit on our favorite fall fruit.
|BROWN BAG APPLES:|
Here's a cute craft idea for the preschool classroom, where students will stuff their brown
lunch bags full of newspaper, then secure the top with a rubber band, leaving a stem. Find
further directions here for painting and display.
Applesauce, cinnamon, and white glue form the basic ingredients for this simple classroom
clay. It is traditionally used at Christmas time, but can be equally useful for cutting out apples
to dry, paint, and hang up in your classroom for a fall theme.
COLLECT THE APPLES GAME:
Print out all the components of this autumn game for early elementary classes, or use the cards and the spinner along with your own baskets or 3-D trees.
COLOR WITH JOHNNY APPLESEED:
Try this online and interactive coloring page on Johnny Appleseed, geared toward kindergarten and 1st grade students. A brief outline of John Chapman's life is included.
|JOHNNY APPLESEED ACTIVITY:|
Print out this student worksheet page to practice following directions, counting apples,
and coloring apples in various colors.
|JOHNNY APPLESEED |
explore the story of Johnny Appleseed with your students.
HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE APPLES?
Students will be taking a classroom survey to tally responses on how everyone likes their apples: juice, pie, caramel apples, etc., using apple pictographs to create a graph. They will then write invitations to an autumn apple party; templates are included.
|THE HUNT FOR JOHNNY APPLESEED:|
Elementary students will have a chance to learn all about Johnny Chapman in this internet
treasure hunt. A few questions guide the students through the resources, with a crossword
puzzle and hidden picture game included. (As always, please ensure that all links are
currently appropriate for both content and links before allowing student access.)
MAKE AN APPLE FAMILY TREE:
Warning: this craft activity is bound to be a messy one, but very cute nevertheless and
worth your while, especially at the beginning of the school year when your preschool
students are getting to know each other.
THE METRIC SYSTEM WITH APPLES:
This is a pretty cool math lesson, perfect for crisp autumn days, where students actually get to eat their apples in class. They will be using estimation, percentage, measurements, observations, and data-recording in this lesson plan on metric conversion.
THE SEASONS OF AN APPLE TREE:
With this printable student worksheet, kindergarten and first grade classes will color the tree to the appropriate season, and then print the season above. You can make mini-books, or blow up the printable to create a seasonal bulletin board display.