Hello from our big 1 month old:
We are still enjoying our orchard bounty!
So far, along with having them for snacks, we have made honey sweetened crock pot apple sauce, prepped the apples for a pie (I had an extra crust in the freezer from when I made my strawberry pie) that I plan to make this weekend, and we have been doing lots of apple themed activities. Here are a few that we have done so far:
Apple Tree Art:
|Along with apple tasting|
Orchard photo story book
Ten Apples Up On Top
My favorite activities encompass multiple areas of learning. Use a book to introduce the concept (literacy), incorporate the senses (science), shapes/colors/counting (math), "writing"/drawing (fine motor), etc. It also helps to take a "field trip" of sorts at the beginning or end of whatever little theme unit you are working on. Apple picking made Ayden very interested in and receptive to all of these activities.
These have been helping keep Ayden busy during our afternoons. I love that he is getting more and more into the types of activities that I did with my students at school. It's a lot of fun to bring all of this stuff back out again!
What are your favorite apple activities to do with your kiddos?
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Closing Up Shop"
And two years ago today: "Brave Boy"