My Father in Law has been sick, so I guess my mind has been on family!
We actually had our apple week for the last week in September. We normally work around Johnny Appleseed's Birthday!
We had a lot of fun learning about different types of apples.
These apples were painted using green, yellow, and red paint. The leaf was bingo dabbled along with the stem. We added names to the stem for something different. The apples were cut from poster board and left to be free standing.
We learned that not all apples are red! We had the kiddos paint these yellow. We added a little sparkle!
Here, we decided to check out what was INSIDE the apple. We had the kiddos bingo dab with red around the edges of the apple. We used the bingo dabber to make seeds. In the past we have used fingerprints. This too, was free standing.
Each child painted a red apple. We attached this to light green construction paper, took a cute little picture of each child, laminated the entire page and made sure every person in the classroom took one home. For some of the Grandparents that we see daily, we made sure they had one too!
For Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26th, we made pot headbands, and had each child pick out their favorite apple (red, green, or yellow) and color their apple and we practiced the Johnny Appleseed Blessing.
Everyone seemed to enjoy tremendously, our apple activities!! The following week was Dinosaur Week!!