Apples Language Ideas
Use sensory words such as
crunch-munch, round apples roll, red-yellow-green
singular and plural), apples smell sweet.
Discussion About Apples
do apples come from? What different colors are apples? Do you like
yellow, or green apples the best? Which apples are sweet? Which
apples are tart?
out a red construction paper apple have each child dictate a story.
They can illustrate it staple and put cover around pages to make a book.
Cut out a large apple shape out of paper write the letter A on it
the children tear or cut out magazine pictures things that begin with
the letter A
(ie, ant, airplane, acorn, etc.) glue the pictures onto the apple shape.
circle time show the children the different types and colors of apples. Talk
what they look like, what they taste like and what they might sound like
when you bite into it.
child an apple. Ask them to describe the apple using all their senses except
Write them on a big apple shaped chart. Then cut the apple in half -
explain that they grow
from seeds. Point out the various parts - invite them to count the seeds -
cut the apple
into bite size pieces - let them eat a piece and describe how the apple
Send a note home
prior to this project asking parents to send their child in with an apple.
Donít specify what type of apple, as you want diversity. Place apple
in front of each child and have them fill in the following pages:
This is what my
apple looks like on the outside:
This is what my apple looks like on the inside:
My apple ways as much as ____ teddy bear counters.
My apple tastes ____________________.
My apple has _____ seeds.
open an apple, ask the children to predict how many seeds there will be inside.
Cut the apple in half horizontally and let the children observe the "star"
that holds the seeds.
Count the seeds with the children and have them compare the number with
Try the experiment with another apple. Does it have the same number of
seeds as the first?
Try the same experiment using a different colored apple --As you cut open
the different color
apples make note that the insides are the same even though the outside is
You can make the same comparison with people - different on the outside
but all the same on the inside.)
The pages will
We grow apples (picture of an orchard)
We eat apples (picture of an apple)
We make applesauce (picture of applesauce)
We drink apple juice.
We use vinegar.
We drink apple cider.
always liked the sun, animals and being outdoors. When he grew up,
he decided to live outdoors and do something nice for other people. He
through the fields and Forest, and over the mountains he worn a pan on his
As he walked he talked to the animals of the forest. He also threw apple
wherever he walked. He hoped to toss enough seeds to plant trees so
would always enjoy. People began to call him Johnny Appleseed. He like his
Make a picture of
an apple tree with different colored apples - red, green and yellow.
Draw the picture of a child on an ice-cream stick and pretend the child is
up the tree. Make up sounds for each color of the apple e.g. red-shakers,
yellow-drums and child climbing-vocal sound of climbing. Once done, have a
journey up the apple tree. Start at the roots and get the child to do all
the different sounds.
Before reading the
story aloud, conceal a large red apple
and a paring knife to use for a demonstration at the end.
Once upon a
time there was a young boy who played all day long. One day he was
especially tired of playing with his toys and games, and so he asked,
shall I do?' His dear mother, who was full of wonderful ideas, replied, 'I
a little red house with no doors and no windows and a star inside. And I
think I can find it.'
The young boy's
eyes grew big with wonder. 'Which way shall I go?' he asked.
'How do I find the little red house with no doors and no windows and a star
'Go down the
lane, past the farmer's house and over the hill,' said his mother.
'Come back as soon as you can and tell me about your journey.'
So, the young
boy started down the lane. He had not walked far, when he came to a
merry little girl who was dancing and singing in the sunshine. 'Do you
know where I
shall find a little red house with no doors and no windows and a star
inside?' asked the boy.
The little girl
laughed and said, 'No, I don't know. But ask my father. He's a farmer. He might
So the young
boy walked on until he came to a big, red barn. The farmer himself was
standing in the doorway looking out over his green pastures. 'Do you know
I shall find a little red house with no doors, no windows and a star
inside?' asked the young boy.
laughed and said, I've lived a long time and I've never seen one.
But ask Granny who lives at the foot of the hill. She knows how to make
taffy, popcorn balls, and red mittens. Perhaps she can help you.'
So the young
boy walked on until he saw Granny sitting in her pretty garden
of herbs and marigolds. She was wrinkled as a walnut and smiling like the
'Please, dear granny,' said the young boy, 'where shall I find a
little red house with no doors, no windows and a star inside?'
knitting a red mitten, and when she heard the boy's question she laughed so
that her ball of yarn rolled out of her lap. 'I should like to find that
little house myself.' she said.
'Perhaps you should ask the wind, for the wind goes everywhere and I am
sure it can help you.'
The young boy
waved to Granny and began walking up the hill. He sadly wondered if his dear
mother had made a mistake. Soon the young boy called out, 'Wind! Do you
where I shall find a little red house with no doors, no windows and a star
And the wind
replied, 'WHOOOOOOOOOO! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!' which sounded like 'Come with me!' to the young
So, he chased after the wind through a grassy field and into an apple
Here the wind blew to the top of an apple tree and gently shook a large,
rosy apple to the ground. The boy picked up the large, round apple.
It was as much as his two hands could hold. Then he knew!
He ran all the way home, tightly grasping the apple.
Mother!' he called as the entered his house. 'I found it! I found the little red
with no doors and no windows! But, Mother, how do I know there is a star
Mother took the
apple (reveal your apple) and carefully sliced it in half (cut the apple
'Oh, now I see the star!' exclaimed the little boy. (Display the sliced
apple to the students) Do you?
to unsweetened apple juice, and if possible, compare fresh apple juice
to canned or frozen. Have children use their words to describe how they
Discuss with the children how apple juice may be bought in different
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