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Apple Learning Activities, Art Project, & Book Suggestions

Apple learning activities, art project, and books

Apple Learning Activities & Book Suggestions – Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday (September 26) or Apple Month (September) with these creative apple ideas and books.

Tell the children that there is a shape inside an apple. Ask them to predict the shape and write down their predictions.  Cut an apple horizontally across the middle and show the star shape inside that holds the seeds. Explain how an apple tree grows from seeds.

star shape in apple

Have the children predict whether the same amount of seeds will be in each apple. Cut apart several more and count the seeds.

apple seeds

Cut an apple in half and do a lesson on half and whole.

apple half whole

Make apple prints by cutting some apples in half vertically and horizontally, dipping them in paint and pressing them onto paper.

apple prints

Ask children to predict whether an apple will sink or float in a bowl of water (it should float).  Try apples of different varieties and have students predict if they think each one will sink or float.

apples sink or float experiment

Make applesauce for snack. Ingredients: 1/4 cup water, 4 apples peeled and cut in eighths, 1/4 cup sugar, a dash of cinnamon. Put water and 4 or 5 pieces of apple into a blender. Cover and process at blend until smooth. Increase speed and add remaining apple pieces a few at a time. Add sugar and cinnamon to taste.


Book Suggestions:

Johnny Appleseed Goes a Planting

Johnny Appleseed by Jodi Shepherd

The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki

Johnny Appleseed by Patricia Brennan Demuth and Michael Montgomery

Johnny Appleseed: My Story

Johnny Appleseed (Ready to Reads) by Jane Kurtz

The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

I Am an Apple by Jean Marzollo

Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo LeSieg

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple by A.H. Benjamin

How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy C. Maestro

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Apple Science

Apple Math Cards and Games

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I’m Tina and I’ve taught preK and K for 20+ years. I share fun and creative ideas that spark your students’ love for learning. 


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