Thursday, October 8, 2015

Apple Week Activities

Today it's all about apples. More specifically, it's about apple week activities

You're going to love these!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Since we moved to Wisconsin, apple picking has become a fall tradition in our family. It is one of my favorite things to do once the cooler air sets in. There is just something about getting up in the morning, putting on a sweater and jeans, and heading out to the country to pick your own food. Not to mention, apples are my favorite fruit. 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Apple week is one of my favorite weeks during the school year. For me, it signals that fall is upon us. From the books and crafts to the centers and yummy food...I just love it all. Most everything we do has an apple theme, beginning with our read alouds.

Here's a picture of some of my favorite read alouds for apple week.


Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

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During the week we do a taste test of red, green, and yellow apples. Each year I have kids who have never had a yellow and/or green apple. So it is always a great thing when kids have the opportunity to try a new food. After our taste test, we discuss how each one tastes different. 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Prior to our apple tasting, I pre-cut red, yellow, and green apples using the die-cut machine. Each student gets a paper apple to match the color that they liked best. Students write their name on their paper apple and then take turns putting their paper apple on our class graph. 

As each child is putting their apple on the class graph, students are coloring the data on their individual, take-home graph. Since apple week is only a few weeks into our school year, I keep the graphing and data collecting/analyzing very simple. We count and record how many students liked each color of apple and then color the apple to show which was the class favorite. 

Afterwards, we color the other apple to show which one was our personal favorite. Click the picture below to download the apple graph FREEBIE.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

During our apple week activities , we make homemade applesauce. Most of my kids have never made homemade applesauce before. I have to be honest...this day makes me nervous.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

To some teachers it's not a big deal, just throw the apples in a crock pot and wait. But, that is not my applesauce day. Full disclosure here, I am not a great cook. So anytime I have to cook for people outside of my own family, I get nervous. Especially to have 20+ little people counting on me to make this day a success.  I wonder...did I add enough of this? too much of that? will it cook in time? 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

My secret...I always buy an extra store bought jar...just in case. It makes me feel better knowing I have a back up plan. Thankfully I have never had to use it, but I take comfort in knowing it is there and that I won't let my little people down.

Here's another treat we make during apple week activities. Apple pie in a cup. Now this is a recipe I can handle.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!
This is such an easy recipe and there is no baking required! I use pre-packaged apple chunks but you could use apple pie filing as well. Ahead of time, I drain and put the apples in a large bowl. Then I add a dash of cinnamon sugar and mix it up.

I put a few graham crackers in several gallon size Ziploc bags. The kids take turns gently smashing the graham crackers to make the crust (I find it is easiest when they use the palm of their hand). I should mention, before they begin smashing, you'll probably want to model what "gently" looks like!

Once the pieces are broken up, I use a measuring cup to scoop a little crust in to the bottom of each cup. The first time I made this, I used too much crust and it was a little messy, so you do not need a full scoop! I just find that it's easier and neater to use a scooper than to use a spoon. Next, we scoop a little apple mixture in to the cup and top with a dab of whipped cream. The kids LOVE this treat! While they eat their snack we read Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

I love this apple craft. It's so easy to make and looks adorable hanging up in the classroom!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Model for students how to cut the paper plate to form an apple core. (Mini paper plates work great). Save those scraps because they become the leaves! Students paint the apple pieces. Allow the paint to dry, preferably overnight (especially for those that were quite generous with the paint!). Students use their finger tip (or a q-tip) to make the seeds. Then they add a piece of brown paper for the stem. I love how all of the apples look unique!

As much fun as apple week activities are, we do work! Just apple style... Here's a few pictures from some our apple centers.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

We are working on beginning sounds. Students match the number on the card to the number on their paper. They dab the letter to show the beginning sound of the picture. Anything with dabbers makes the work more fun!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 A twist on uppercase / lowercase letter recognition. Students decide if the uppercase /lowercase letters on the card are a match. They dab the :) if the pair is a match, they dab the :( if it is not a match. 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 This is one of my favorite apple week activities. The three pictures have the same beginning sound: wand, wagon, and window. Students have to identify and write the letter to show the "secret" beginning sound. Later in this year, this activity turns into sight words!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Students dab the matching lowercase letter.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Students count the number of seed sacks and record their answer.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 Students count the apples on the card, find the matching number on their paper and trace it to match the color of the apples on the card.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 I love when we can practice two skills in one. For this activity, students count the ten frame. They record the number in the first apple. They count on to fill in the next two apples.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 A twist on measurement. Students measure the picture using the non-standard apple ruler. They match the letter on the picture card to their paper and color that many apples to show their answer.

 You can check out all 21 centers included by clicking on the pictures below.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Thanks for reading along about all the fun we have during our apple week activities!


3 comments:

  1. Apple has lots of vitamins. This is good for desserts, and some apple pies would be a very great delicious snacks.

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  2. You are an amazing teacher!

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  3. Love these activities! Our class would love for your class to join in our digital book about apples called The Global Apple Project! Check it out here:
    bit.ly/globalappleproject

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