APPLE ACTIVITIES


  • Apple Art & Cooking Activities
  • Apple Science Activities

    APPLE ART & COOKING ACTIVITIES


    Use apple shapes cut from construction paper for a sorting exercise.

    Create a story roller-box from a shoe box and a long strip of paper. Draw the story of "How Apples are Grown".

    Design an apple book mark.

    Let students create a sequence mural on "How Apples are Grown".

    Have students make an apple bulletin board illustrating apple products, apple varieties, or the nutritional value of an apple.

    Draw an apple cartoon.

    Have students make a mural that shows how the apple tree changes with each season.

    Make an "Eat an Apple a Day" collage that shows all the ways that apples are used. Think of ways that you can use apples to decorate with or make a craft (such as apple candle holders). Make a dried apple wreath for an art project or a take home gift.

    Have students bring apple recipes from home and compile an apple cookbook for a Christmas or Mother's Day gift.

    Decide on a new recipe for a way that apples could be used in the school lunch program and encourage the food service director to include it in the menu.

    Make several apple treats, choose favorites and graph the results.

    Give a demonstration speech on how to make a caramel apple sundae.

    Make an apple booth and sell apples or apple treats during lunch for a money-making project. Practice points of salesmanship.

    Make arrangements with a local farm market to buy and sell bushels of apples at a PTO meeting.

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    APPLE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

    Adopt an apple tree if you have one nearby so the students can observe its growth and changes.

    Collect leaves from different varieties, view them under a magnifying glass and compare them.

    Research apple varieties, where they were discovered or propagated, date and characteristics, etc.

    Name a new variety.

    Have students make a mural that shows how the apple tree changes with each season.

    Bring in a live apple blossom so students can study the different parts.

    Have students write or demonstrate how the bee pollinates an apple blossom.

    Cut apart an apple and name the different parts. Cut crosswise and you will find a star.

    Make an Apple Nutrition Chart.

    Research the nutritional value of an apple and tell what each vitamin and mineral does for you body.

    Discuss why an apple is better for you than a candy bar.

    Do an experiment to show which apple stays fresh longer - one that is refrigerated or one that is left out of the shelf.

    Do an experiment that shows what happens when apple is bruised.

    Make an "Eat and Apple a Day" chart that shows or lists all the ways that apples are used.

    Discuss or tell how cider is made and use illustrations to show the process. Refer to "An Amazing Apple Book" by Paulette Bourgeois.

    Study the four basic food groups and have students determine if their meals the previous day included all the basic food groups.

    Use a magnifying glass to look at a section of raw apple. Bake the apple and observe a section of cooked apple. Compare the difference and discuss the changes that took place in color, texture and taste. Observe apple seeds and compare them with seeds of other fruits.

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