Have the children create the
Seasons of the apple tree. Fold large pieces of
construction paper in fourths. Label the fourths; Winter,
Spring, Summer, Fall. Add brown construction paper
trunks to each section. For the winter tree, the children
draw branches with a brown crayon. For the spring tree,
the children sponge paint pink blossoms. For the
Summer tree, the children sponge paint a green tree. For
the Autumn tree, the children sponge paint a green tree
and add red apples using the eraser side of their pencils.
Ask each child to bring an apple to school, but don't specify what kind
Graph the apples by color, using Ellison diecut apples on the graph.
Write sentences about your graph, telling how many of each color,
and which color has the most, the least, fewer, greater, more than and
Have an apple tasting, and graph each child's favorite color apple.
Sorting & Patterning
Cut 3 sizes of apples from laminated paper, each size in 3 colors.
Make 4 sets of 4 apples of each size and color, and store in baggies.
Children can match, sort, and make patterns.
Make a Venn Diagram showing the different ways the apples can be
i.e., large apples and small apples with apples the same color in the
red apples and yellow apples with all the small or large apples in the
Make apple prints by cutting apples in half and dipping them in paint,
them making patterns with various colors.
Using a balance scale, estimate how many teddy bear counters
will equal one apple. Repeat for a red apple, a green apple, and a yellow
MORE TO COME!