Saturday, August 25, 2012

A is for Apple

School has started and fall is fast approaching.  It's time to break out the alphabet and the apple activities for back to school fun!  

We started our theme with a simple letter trace.  It's great for developing letter recognition and fine motor skills, especially in early writers.  I drew a letter A on a piece of construction paper and allowed my son to choose from markers or crayons (both would have been OK too) for tracing.  Once Michael was done, he pasted on a few apples I had cut for another project.  

  For more letter recognition and word association, Michael glued apples to the letter A.  

We took our art outside for some simple, apple tree inspired easel painting.  I gave Michael red and green paint, along with a brush and a cork and set him free....
 Michael's creation
Later, his older sister joined the fun.

We also made some applesauce together.  Yum, yum!

For more apple activities check out my Apple Themed Pinterest Board!    

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*Disclaimer: These activities are a year old.  Often, I do things with my kids, take pictures, but never get around to blogging what we've done.  I'm lazy, I'll admit it.  You know, I sit around, doing nothing all day....Ok, not really.  I'm usually running my son to playdates, my daughter to art class, assisting with homework, and doing pesky chores like laundry, vacuuming, and cooking.  I figure though, since I'm pregnant and doing less with the kids at the moment, I can catch up on things we did last year so the pictures don't go to waste :)   

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  1. Love this! I'll have to try the letter thing with my 2 year old.

  2. Love the letter A with the Apples on it. I think I might have to make an apple unit. It's getting a lot closer to apple picking here. The paula reds are ready here. I want to take the kids maybe next weekend.

    1. We are planning to go apple picking with my mom's group on Sept. 16th. I'm so excited! Always wanted to do it. I think it will be a great family outing.

  3. Love the apple painting he made. Apple sauce is my favorite! Stopping by from No time for Flash Cards. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  4. haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one with a file full of pictures to blog about later. Thanks for sharing!!

    Lindsey @



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