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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tot School: Apples

Song: Five Little Apples 
Five little apples lying on the floor. ______ takes one and that leaves four. 
Four little apples, hanging on the a tree. ______ picks one off and that leaves three.
Three little apples, I know what to do! _______ puts one in her pocket and that leaves two.
Two little apples sitting in the sun. ________ picks one up and that leaves one.
One little apple waiting all alone. ________ will pick it up and take it home.

Make Something Monday: We made apple prints with red and green paint.

Tidy Up Tuesday: We practiced picking apples. I taped red and green circles to the windows and gave K a small box. He had to bend down and stand on his tippy toes to "pick" all of the apples.

Weird Science Wednesday: We went grocery shopping and I let K feel and smell the different types of apples. We talked about what each one looked like. Then we bought one of each, brought them home and tried them all. Our favorite was the Fuji apple...MMMM!

Tasty Thursday: We made Apple Smiles- Cut an apple into wedges.
Allow child to spread peanut butter on one of the sides of both apple slices. Stick a few marshmallows on the peanut butter on one of the apple wedges and top with the other apple wedge - peanut butter side down. When you look at this it looks like a smile (the red part of the apple is the lips and the marshmallows are the teeth!)

Fine Motor/ Gross Motor Friday: We played Apple Toss. I let K throw his "apples" (socks) into a box and then we counted them.

Silly Saturday: We sorted Duplo blocks by colour and then build tall towers. K had fun knocking the towers down.

Other Activities & Games We Enjoyed This Week:
-Blanket games
-Busy Bag Activities
-Dancing to our new Wiggles DVD
-I drew happy faces on Ks toes and we had a puppet show
-K learned to climb the ropes at the park
-Counting to 5 with objects

Key Vocabulary:
-Recognize and say the following colors, “red”, “yellow” and  “green”.
-Recognize and say “apple”.
-Recognize and say numbers one to five. Repeat after you as you count or show you on their fingers how many apples they see.
-Learn some adjectives to describe apples:  “small”, “round”, “shiny”, “crunchy”, “sweet”, “delicious” etc.

Questions To Practice: 
-"How many apples do you see?"
-“What is it?” “It’s an apple.”
-“What colour is the apple?” (Holding a red, yellow or green apple).
-“Do you like to eat apples?”

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  1. What a fun apple lesson! We are doing some apple activities this week for school. I am going to have to do the apple snack :-)

  2. This is so much fun, Jenn! I am doing an apples theme this week, so this is perfect for me to see now!! I love the apple smile idea!!

  3. What a great selection of activities :) My favourite eating apple is a granny smith, but I think fuji is my favourite drinking apple :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday, love your week or apple inspired activities!

  5. Those apple smiles are on our list to make when we do our apple week. I saw them in a magazine and loved them!

  6. We are doing letter A this week with the apple theme!! Going to make these for snack!!Great idea. You have tons of great ideas on here, gonna follow so I don't miss anything.

  7. This is a fun song. I will copy and do with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow, I love all the lessons and how you hold the focus for a couple of days. What a blast of a mom you are!!

  9. Love those peanut butter apple smiles--such a cute idea, and a healthy snack, too!

  10. Fun bunch of activities! My daughter still asks to make apple smiles, she's loved them ever since last year when we made a version during out apple unit.

  11. Hi Jenn!

    What wonderful apple activities! Simple so much fun! We are yet to do some apple printing.. must hurry whilst still in season!!

    Would love for you to stop by at Kids Get Crafty and link up too? Every Wednesday at Red Ted Art. This week's link is here:http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/15/kids-craft-the-mona-lisa/

    Hope to "see" you later?



  12. You're so good at exploring a topic from all different angles - such a great way for children to play and learn. Thanks for sharing with the Play Academy.

  13. what fun apple activities! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!


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