Friday, September 11, 2009

September 8-11: Apples!

We spent this week learning about apples. Sorry for the lack of lesson plan, but I've had a lack of energy this week. I will try to post some of our other activities later this weekend, but I thought I'd share a few art projects we did.

Apple Cut out project

Materials: construction paper, markers, crayons or paint in apple colors
Activity: Trace out an apple shape onto your construction paper. For younger children cut the shape, for preschool age children allow them to cut the shape themself. Have children color or paint their apple. This is a great time to talk about the different colors of apples. Add details- such as stem and leaf. I added the letter A to the apple since that was a focus letter for us this week.

A is for Apples!

Materials: Construction paper cut outs of apples and a big letter A and glue sticks
Activity: Have the children paste the apples to the letter A, focusing on the fact that Apple starts with A and the sound of A.

Fingerprint Apple Tree

Materials: Green construction paper, brown construction paper, red paint, scissors and glue stick
Activity: Either pre-cut or have your child cut out a tree top and trunk. Use the glue stick to appropriately assemble the pieces. Using their finger your child with print apples onto their apple tree. Great project to do when introducing the Apple Tree Fingerplay.