This pack contains three parts:
The first is an apple craft. The students use their thumbprints to decorate an apple. The apple also contains a poem that reads:
This very special apple
Didn't grow on a tree.
I made it with my fingerprints
So it's a part of me!
The cutting required is great fine motor practice and this makes a cute keepsake to send home to the parents. I usually punch a whole through the top and hang them in my room for the entire month of September.
All templates and step-by-step directions (with pictures) are included.
The second is a book. It is shaped like an apple and each page contains part of an apple poem. On each page, the students must draw a picture to match a certain part of the poem. The words are shaped and sized so that even non-readers can figure out what each page says. For example, the word big is written in large letters and the word round is written in a round shape. This is a good confidence booster for beginning readers and my brand new kindergartners love taking this home to "read" to their families.
The book reads:
Apple with a worm in the middle
All are picked in the fall
This is also a fun poem to memorize and recite for Johnny Appleseed Day.
Templates for a front cover, back cover, and all book pages (along with step-by-step directions) are included.
When finished, the book is tied together with a ribbon. This is a fun keepsake to send home to remember the beginning of the school year.
The third is a collection of four recipes we use in my kindergarten class to help celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day. Includes apple muffins, apple oatmeal bars, mini apple pies, and applesauce. When we cook, we set up four different stations for the students to rotate through. I have 35 students, so each recipe is for a group of 8-9 students. By the end of cooking day, each recipe is made four times and each student takes home a box of goodies to share with their family.
Please message me if you have any questions. Enjoy!