It's Apple week here at school, and it's one of my favorites (I'm finding that many other bloggers are just as excited about apples, too.).
We started our week tasting red, green and yellow apples. We discussed differences/similarities between apples and then graphed our favorites. Here are a few games I made and set out:
Some other activities that were set out were these cool stencils I picked up at T4T. These nifty stencils were made from old planner covers and a die cut machine.Twice a month I have parents make us different kinds of play-do, like, scented, colored and sometimes "stuff" added to it. This week we have "Apple Pie Play-do". Colored red with cinnamon added for a delightful scent. I set out some cut outs, but I think I'll look for some mini pie tins to make our own apple pie!
Here are some of our art projects we worked on all week:
|Tasty Apple Pie: Color pie crust using paint or crayons, glue "apples" (styrofoam packing peanuts) onto crust, drizzle glue all over then sprinkle cinnamon over the glue. Mmmmm...the classroom smelled so good!|
|Using some type of medical sponge, we painted green on paper then cut it out like a tree top|
|Using a wine cork, we stamped apples on our tree. We glued the tree top and a trunk on larger paper.|
|I cut two apples to show either the "star" in the center, or give it the heart shape. We had discussed the variety of apples earlier, so the children were able to tell which names belonged to the appropriate apple color.|
|This was my FAVORITE activity!! Using the stencils I had mentioned above, we taped them to finger paint paper and painted the inside of the apple. After that, the stencils were lifted off of the paper.|
|And then...we set a piece of yellow paper on top and rubbed our hands to allow the paint to transfer.|