I loved doing special theme activities with my Kindergarten kids! One theme we enjoyed a lot was apples! We sang about apples, made apple puppets, did art projects about apples, did sizing activities with apples, colored apples, had fun with apple poems, and made applesauce in the classroom, just to name some of the fun we had. We also carved apple faces to hang in the classroom to dry until October. We used plastic knives to do the carving. (Make sure to have parent help for this!) We then stuck a craft stick in the bottom of the face for the neck. It was great to see the apples dry and shrivel a little more each day. Then we made apple face witches using a small bottle and fabric.
Here is a little apple counting poem we had some fun with. We made stick puppets with craft sticks to count the apples along with the poem.
|Five Little Apples
By Brenda Wilson
Five little apples fell on the kitchen floor…
Nancy picked one up and so there were four.
Four little apples hanging on the tree…
Johnny picked an apple and so there were three.
Three little apples looking good to Sue…
She ate the biggest one and so there were two
Two little apples sitting in the sun…
Nicky ate the reddest one and so there was one.
One little apple feeling all alone…
I put him in my pocket and then there were none!
I had the children color and cut out these apples and glue or tape them on craft sticks. Each child did 5 puppets. Then as I read the poem, the children would subtract one apple with each verse. They had so much fun and they learned a little about subtraction as well!
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