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Apples Language Ideas


Sensory Words

Use sensory words such as crunch-munch, round apples roll, red-yellow-green
 apples, apple-apples (demonstrate singular and plural), apples smell sweet.


Discussion About Apples

Where do apples come from? What different colors are apples? Do you like red,
yellow, or green apples the best? Which apples are sweet? Which apples are tart?


Apple Book

Cut 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.


Letter Aa

Cut out a large apple shape out of paper write the letter A on it have
 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.


Apple Discussion

During a circle time show the children the different types and colors of apples. Talk about
 what they look like, what they taste like and what they might sound like when you bite into it.


Describing Apples

Give each child an apple. Ask them to describe the apple using all their senses except taste.
 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 tastes.


Apple Shape Book

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:

The pages will read:

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.


Apple Discussion

Before cutting 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 their predictions.
 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 different.
 You can make the same comparison with people - different on the outside but all the same on the inside.)


Apples Are Useful Book

The pages will say:
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.


Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed 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 began walking
 through the fields and Forest, and over the mountains he worn a pan on his head.
 As he walked he talked to the animals of the forest. He also threw apple seeds
 wherever he walked. He hoped to toss enough seeds to plant trees so everyone
 would always enjoy. People began to call him Johnny Appleseed. He like his new name!


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 climbing
 up the tree. Make up sounds for each color of the apple e.g. red-shakers, green-bells,
 yellow-drums and child climbing-vocal sound of climbing. Once done, have a musical
 journey up the apple tree. Start at the roots and get the child to do all the different sounds.


The Little Red House
(interactive story)

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, 'Mother, what
 shall I do?' His dear mother, who was full of wonderful ideas, replied, 'I know about
 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 inside?'

'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 know.'

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 where
 I shall find a little red house with no doors, no windows and a star inside?' asked the young boy.

The farmer 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 molasses
 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 sunshine.
 'Please, dear granny,' said the young boy, 'where shall I find a
 little red house with no doors, no windows and a star inside?'

Granny was knitting a red mitten, and when she heard the boy's question she laughed so cheerily
 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 know
 where I shall find a little red house with no doors, no windows and a star inside?'

 WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!' which sounded like 'Come with me!' to the young boy.
 So, he chased after the wind through a grassy field and into an apple orchard.
 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! Mother!' he called as the entered his house. 'I found it! I found the little red house
 with no doors and no windows! But, Mother, how do I know there is a star inside?'

Mother took the apple (reveal your apple) and carefully sliced it in half (cut the apple crossways).
 'Oh, now I see the star!' exclaimed the little boy. (Display the sliced apple to the students) Do you?


Apple Juice Tasting

Compare sweetened to unsweetened apple juice, and if possible, compare fresh apple juice
 to canned or frozen. Have children use their words to describe how they taste.
 Discuss with the children how apple juice may be bought in different forms.


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