Thursday, September 30, 2010
We had so much fun at the apple orchard yesterday that we decided to make our own apple farm! I cut out four trees and glued them to a piece of paper. Then I asked Eva to tell me some numbers. She chose 4, 2, 5 and 3 and I wrote them on the trunk of each tree. Eva then used her red paint dabber to make the corresponding number of apples on each tree.
Apple, apple green
Apple, apple red
An apple fell on Eva's head!
We also made some apple prints. I cut the apples in half and pushed plastic forks in to use as handles. It worked really well and made it so much easier for Eva to lift the apples out of the paint and off the paper.
I cored one of the halves so that the "star" was visible like Stacie at the Amazing Mess did and Eva used white paint to stamp some apple blossoms along with her apples.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
We've been talking a lot about how trees change through the seasons so I made a simple apple tree sequence for Eva to work with. On 4x6 index cards I drew an apple tree in each season and then let Eva put them in order.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Apple Prints- no apple week is complete without these
Apple Tree Counting Craft- we'll make a few trees and then dab on apples to practice counting
10 Apples up on Top- like the story book, we'll be stacking paper apples
Sliced Apple- we'll use a Q-tip to paint the seeds on our own cross section of an apple
Yarn Apples- we'll be making these cuties using yarn and pipe cleaners
Apple Picking- we'll take a trip to an apple orchard to pick some of our own apples
Apple Sequencing- Eva will learn about the lifecycle of an apple
Apple Festival- if we get a chance, we'll head to a local town's apple festival
Apple Pie Playdough- I made a batch of playdough scented with cinnamon for Eva to pretend to make pies with
There are so many things to make with apples. We'll try our hand at applesauce, apple crisp and even do some apple tasting.
Songs and Finger Plays
Two Little Apples
Ten Little Apples
Apple, Apple Red
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Eva chose three fall colored paints- red, orange and brown to dip the acorns in. She then used a spoon to scoop them out and drop them onto yellow paper that I had placed in a shoe box lid.