A is for Apple

We spent this past week with our A is for Apple alphabet unit.  It was to go along with our Before Five in a Row look at How to Make an Apple Pie & See the World. We finished the apple stuff, minus the apple pie – cause we haven’t been to all the countries to get the ingredients yet!  So here is what we did.
Art Fun – My kids love art projects. The more – the better! We made apple trees using their hand/arm s the tree trunk, fingers to make apples, and paint brush to splotch leaves. We also made an ‘eaten’ apple out of a paper plate. I tried to do apple prints, but for some reason mine didn’t work. If you have done them you’ll have to let me know what your trick is!!

Apple Tree Craft for Kids

Letter A Playdough Mats

Playdoh "A"
Free Alphabet Playdough Mats


Apple Math for Preschoolers

I made Apple Felt Manipulatives. These were a great sensory & hands on activity. The ‘seeds’ were velcro sot they stood out. Click on the picture below to see my post on hot to make these. We played all sorts of games with these including using tweezers to pick them up. Goofy (6)can look at the dots & tell me the number without counting! Minnie (3) is getting good at counting all the way up to 16!

We also used  “Apple Math 3 Ways” and “Odd & Even Apple Trees” for practicing math skills with apples. We practiced fractions by cutting up an apple (it was a yummy snack too!) Finally we practiced with patterns using apple fun!

Make your own Sensory Felt Apple Counters 1-16 Apple Math 3 Ways - AWESOME!Learning Odds & Evens with Apples


Apple Book Recommendations

We LOVE a good book, or two, or three! Besides that we learn so much about our world through reading, it is just plain fun! I love cuddling up with my kids, laughing at the silly pictures, or seeing their smile at humor in them. And nothing can beat the moment when out in the ‘real world’ they say – he mom & show you they learned something!! Here are our favorites:

Apple Science

We bought 6 different kids of apples, tasted, and described the similarities & differences of each one. The kids thought this was GREAT fun! We also labeled the parts of an apple.

Science & Apples  Identifying the parts of an apple

Learning Spanish through Apple Vocabulary

I printed up some new flashcards to practice Spanish vocabulary for fruits & colors. (These are for your personal use. Please do not sell or host files. Download here)


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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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