A is for Apple!

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Today is the second day in September and it feels like fall!  I am not sure about where you live, but there has been a coolness in the evening here in Colorado.  A change is coming whether I am still dreaming about summer or not.  When school starts and fall is coming soon, I always think of apples.  Apples are beautiful, yummy and everyone knows that “A is for Apple”.

Teaching Kindergarten, we always start our year off with the alphabet and I love doing an “A is for Apple” ABC Kick Off!  There are so many fun things to do in the classroom with apples.

Today I thought I would share with you a fun apple art project that always is a big hit with my kindies… Apple Printing!

You will need:

red, yellow and green paint (or whatever colors you would like your apples to be)

red yellow and green apples (the number of apples depends on how many kids are “printing” at a time)

plastic forks and a knife

white paper

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It’s really easy to set up!  First you will need to cut each apple in half as smoothly as possible.  Then stick a fork into the back of the apple.
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Your students will use the fork to dip the apple into the paint and then make an “apple print” on their white paper.  Let your kiddos be as creative as they want with their designs, they will all turn out beautifully!  Some of my kiddos enjoy drawing leaves and a stem on their “apples” too.

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I also have my kiddos write “A is for Apple” on the top of their page.  There you have it… quick, easy and fun apple printing!

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If you would like some more resources on teaching an apple theme with your students, you can check out Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 8.27.50 PMmy newly revised “A is for Apple” Literacy, Math and Science Resource on TPT!  It has great center activities like alphabet matching cards, ten frame play dough mats and handwriting practice as well as a apple tasting science experiment and simple applesauce recipe to make with your littles!

Do you teach an Apple Unit in your classroom?  I would love to hear your apple ideas in the comments!

Happy Teaching!

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