Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Apple Season is here!  We've been busy with some fun apple activities!

This first activity, we got all our supplies ready for Apple Printing!

I cut the apples in half and cut out wedges on top of them to make some sort of handle to be able to pull them out of the paint trays.

Butterfly went nuts printing apple shapes with real apples in apple colours!

When this masterpiece was dry, we used this as wrapping paper to wrap a friend's birthday gift!

We also made an apple tree.  Butterfly's hand and arm cut out is the tree trunk and then I traced her foot and cut out numerous foot prints to use as the leafy tree.

Butterfly glued on red pom poms for the apples!  This one's on the wall in our school room- love it!

This is an apple counting activity!

The idea came from here.
Butterfly used her thumbprints dipped in red paint to put the right number of apples in each numbered box.  After we added stems and leaves with a black pen.

The books we have been reading are Ten Apples Up On Top, The Giving Tree, I Am An Apple, and Apple Picking.

I made a cute little apple snack for Butterfly.

I got this idea from here and added my own flair!

A peeled and cored apple cut across, with peanut butter and raisins in between and cinnamon sprinkled all over! Along with some honey sticks standing up in the middle of the apple!

Butterfly has been enjoying our felt board, the following are the songs and rhymes we sing together with our homemade apple felt set.

(To the tune of "Skip to My Lou")

Pick some apples off my tree,
Pick some apples off my tree,
Pick some apples off my tree,
Pick them all for you and me.


Way up high in the apple tree
Five red apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came an apple and
Mmmm, it was good!

Way up high in the apple tree
Four red apples smiled at me...
(keep going counting down each apple)


This is the tree
With leaves so green.
(make leaves with fingers outstretched)
Here are the apples
That hang in between.
(make fist)
When the wind blows
The apples will fall,
(falling motion with hand)
Here is the basket to gather them all.
(use arms to form basket) 

(To the tune: I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little apple, short and round,
I make a munchy, crunchy sound,
If you bite into me you will see -
I'm delicious as can be!

(To the tune of Yankee Doodle)

Peel an apple,
Cut it up,
Cook it in a pot.
When you taste it
You will find
It's applesauce you've got!


The first apple in the basket
was bright and shiny red.
The second apple in the basket
said,"What a cozy bed!"
The third apple in the basket
said,"Please move over there."
The fourth apple in the basket
said,Now we are two pair."
The fifth apple in the basket,
said,"Oh dear, me-oh-my!"
"This basket looks like pastry,"
"I think we're apple pie!"

To top off Apple Season, apple picking in an apple orchard has become an annual family event for us!

And then apple baking comes next!  Mmmm, apple crisp, apple cookies, apple muffins, apple pies, homemade apple sauce!  It will smell like Autumn in my kitchen! :)


  1. What fabulous ideas! We are planning to do an apple unit next month and I will certainly be trying some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the felt board.good job mama.

  3. Love the idea of using the apple print paper for gift wrap!


  4. Apple season for us is in the summer since we live in the desert. We have so much fun picking apples off of our tree. Have you ever turned an apple on its side and cut down the middle to see the star shape inside? I remember my kids thinking that was so neat! :)

  5. Wow! great apple tree crafts, especially love the first one with the handprint traced!

  6. You have so many great apple activities here! I really love the special treat. Where did you find the honey sticks? I am a new follower and would love for you to share this idea at my Real Life Tips Link Up http://www.messforless.net/2011/09/real-life-tips-blog-link-up.html

  7. Thanks so much for linking up with the Real Life Tips Link up! I love your ideas - esp the apple with pb and honey sticks. I'm thinking that would even work with pretzel sticks.....maybe even the ones dipped in choc (not as healthy but pretty yummy!) New follower too! Real Life Deals and Hobbies on a Budget

  8. So glad you could stop by! Have a great weekend!
    Thanks for linking up @ Real Life Tips Link Up. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

  9. so many fun apple activities we just finished up an apple week too!

    love the snack - looks yummy!

    would love to invite you to share on the Sunday Showcase - http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase


  10. I love everything you did. I am going to Stumble this and pin it on Pinterest.

  11. Thanks for the ideas! We just finished an Apple Week too! http://ishouldscrapthat.blogspot.com/2011/09/apples-apples-apples.html

  12. This is awesome.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my fall crawl blog party happening right now pweease.. So fun.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/ TY


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