Fruit Craft|| A
is for Apple
the Daze: Apple Theme||
Apple for the Parent|
Apple for the Teacher ||
Apple Tree Through the Seasons|
Apple JigSaw Puzzle|
| Apple Juice on the Internet|| Apple Math|
| Apple Pencil Holder|| Apple Pickin' Time at the Virtual Vine|
| Apple Pin or Magnet|| Apple and Pumpkin PIE|
| Apple Scavenger Hunt|| Apple Theme Sign|
| Apple Unit Theme|| Apple WebQuest|
| Apples || Apples Apples WebQuest|
| Apples and More|| Apples and Johnny Appleseed Theme|
| Apples and Seasons Lesson Plan || Apples at abcteach.com |
| Apples at 42eXplore || Apples at edHelper.com|
| Apples for Everyone Trackstar|| Apples for Teaching |
| Apples: A Guide to Selection and Use|| Apples Theme |
| Ask AJ - The Story of Johnny Appleseed|| Clay Pot Apple Craft|
| Collect the Apples Game|| Dole 5 A Day - Apples|
| Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed|| Happy Birthday, Mr. Appleseed|
| How Do Apples Grow?|| John Chapman - A Gentle Hero|
| Johnny Appleseed|| Johnny Appleseed |
| Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer|| Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer and a Legend|
| Johnny Appleseed a Pioneer Hero || Johnny Appleseed at Enchanted Learning|
| Johnny Appleseed Coloring Pages|| Johnny Appleseed for Little Ones |
| Johnny Appleseed Festival|| Johnny Appleseed, Gentle Hero|
| Johnny Appleseed Picture Find || Johnny Appleseed Quiz|
| Johnny Appleseed Song|| Johnny Appleseed Track by Benita Jenkins|
| Johnny Appleseed Was Born|| Johnny Appleseed's Homepage|
| Lesson Plan: An Apple for the Teacher|| The Little Red House with No Doors |
| Michigan Apples|| New York Apple Country|
| North Carolina Apple Facts || Nova Scotia Apples|
| Our Apple Unit|| The Point: People: Johnny Appleseed|
| Readers Theater - The Great Apple Slice Escape|| U.S. Apple Association|
| Vermont Weathervane - Johnny Appleseed Facts|| Virginia Apples|
| Washington Apples - Just the Thing || Who is Johnny Appleseed?|
| Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Facts about Apples|| Wikipedia: Apple|
|Apple Stationery |
| Apple Stationery (.ppt file)|| Apple Frame Stationery (.ppt file)|
| Apple Variety Stationery (.ppt file)|| |
| Apple Ideas from Education World|
WHOSE APPLE TREE?
Read to children The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons (Voyager Books). Talk about the four seasons, and write their names on a chart. Help children remember how the tree looked during each season. Give each child four pieces of drawing paper. Invite children to draw a tree trunk and some branches using brown crayon on each page. Have children label the first page “winter.” Encourage them to use white tempera paint for snow on the ground and branches. On the page labeled “spring,” children can use pink paint a sponge pieces to make blossoms on their tree. Have children do the same for “summer” using green paint. Then they can use a cotton swab to dab on light green apples. Label the last page “fall,” and ask children to again use sponge pieces with yellow, orange, and brown paint. Children can add ripe apples by dabbing cotton swabs in red paint. Let each child write his or her name in the title on a front page “The Seasons of _____________’s Apple Tree.” Staple each child’s booklet together.
Bring to school several varieties of apples. Cut then into small pieces. At circle time, invite children to taste each kind and decide which their favorite is. Create a simple graph on a large piece of chart paper. Down the left side draw and label each type of apple being tasted. Record each child’s choice by drawing a happy face in the row across from the appropriate apple. Guide children in using the graph. Help them count and ask: How many children chose Macintosh? Granny Smith?… Which apple did more children choose?
Provide samples of apple products such as apple cider, apple juice, applesauce, and so on. Invite children to taste each and to choose their favorite. Give each child a small piece of apple-shaped paper and have him or her draw the favorite food choice on it. Use the apple cut-outs to create a graph, and then encourage counting and more-or-less questions.
--- Provide canned biscuits and apple pie filling. Flatten biscuits and add a bit of filling on half of each one. Fold the other half of the biscuit over the filling and press the edges closed. Bake according to biscuit directions for mini apple pies.
--- Wash and cut 6 apples into bite-sized pieces. Combine 1 cup of raisins, ½-cup yogurt, and ½-cup whipped salad dressing. Add apples and mix well for apple-raisin salad.
| FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS|
--- Cut out apple shapes from red, green, and yellow construction paper. Place them at various spots in your classroom. Gather the children and let one or two at a time search for an apple. Give clues such as, “It is near our sink, but not in it.” Or “Look high, look low, look near the science center when you go.” Continue until everyone has had a turn to find an apple.
--- Use the same cut out apple shapes to help children practice listening skills and using location words. Give each child an apple shape and a set of oral directions: “Place your apple over something, under something, next to something,” and so on. Continue until everyone has had a turn.
| JOHNNY APPLESEED|
Read a simple biography about Johnny Appleseed. Give each child a piece of red, green, or yellow construction paper. Have each child use half of an apple to make an apple print on his or her paper. Tell students that apple print will be Johnny Appleseed’s face. Invite students to add eyes and a mouth to the face. Then encourage students to complete the picture by adding a pot for Johnny’s hat, a body, and a seed bag. Display students’ pictures by hanging them in alternating colors red, yellow, green, red, yellow, green, and so on.