Apple Picking Time!

Hi everyone!  Fall is just around the corner and I can’t wait!  Seriously this 100 degree plus whether in central California needs to go!  Like now!  Any how, fall officially begins this week, right–and all things fall related are on my brain.

Last week my class learned about apples and the color red.  We had a great time and learned lots of new things.  I also updated my apple unit and added a couple of new things.


There is now a black and white student version of the apple picking book.  This emergent reader is ideal for emergent readers.  It contains sight word based sentences in an easy and predictable format.

apple picking sample


I also added this fun ten frame number match for numbers 1-10.  There are three different versions of student worksheets to accompany this center. BOTH color and black and white versions of this activity is available.  Simply choose which version would better fit your needs :).

apple picking sample ten frames


I also added an upper and lower case letter match center activity.  Perfect for activity for your beginning of the year kinders :).  It also includes both color and black and white versions of the activity.  Two different versions of student worksheets is included for this activity.

apple picking sample letter match


These are just a few of the items included in my apple activity pack–it is full of some great activities!

Here is a list of the included contents:



If you would like to check out this product click any of the photos above.  Happy fall everyone and I hope that you have a great week!


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New Apple Ideas…

Hello everyone!  We just finished doing an apple unit in my class (which was so much fun :)).  So I’d thought that I would share some of the activities that we completed with all of you.  By the way–don’t you just love fall?  I just love this season!  It’s so much fun to teach my little ones about apples and pumpkins.

Okay, I guess that is enough of a tangent, so on to the apple ideas!

  • We sequenced the numbers 1-10 that were written on small apple die-cuts and learned the poem 10 Red Apples.  Here is a copy of the poem:  Ten Red Apples Poem

This is a picture of the Ten Red Apples Poem project that we completed.

  • We’ve also been learning a lot about sorting.  We completed this apple tree project where students sorted their mini apple die-cuts by color:

This is a picture of the apple sorting activity we completed. I used a large tree die-cut for the top and cut brown construction paper into long rectangles to make the trunk of the tree.

You can get the paper we used for sorting here:  september jazzy journal for apple tree project

  • Of course we had to do apple stamping and tasting!  We had a lot of fun with this.  Here is a picture of our apple stamping project:

This is the apple stamping prints we did in class. We added clear glitter to the tops so the paint would really stand out. The yarn represents what color apple the student liked the best.

  • We also completed a glyph project with the apples.  Here are the pictures:

Students water colored the color of the apple that they liked the best.

This is the poster we completed to analyze our data.

Here is the glyph if you are interested:  Apple Glyph

  • We didn’t have time to make this snack this year, but I did make it last year and I loved it! I got the recipe from Making Learning Fun:  Apple Tree Snack.

Here is a picture:

This is a picture of the apple tree snack, which is yummy goodness!

  • We’ve also been playing Where’s the Worm Number ID game that I printed from Kindergarten Kindergarten’s blog.  You can see her post here.

Here is a picture of the # ID game from Kindergarten Kindergarten

I’ve also found some great new ideas on the internet.  I’ll post these links later in the week.  Have fun teaching your apple units with your little ones!