Students learn about apples, then help create a bulletin board for the classroom. This activity will enhance students’ skills with cutting, pasting, and painting.
- small paper plates (1 for each student)
- green construction paper squares
- brown construction paper squares
- red, green, and yellow paint
- Read an apple book. There are several out there: The Apple Pie Tree, The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree, etc. Talk about the book you have read. Discuss what color apples are. How do they grow? How do they differ in taste?
- Make paper plate apples with the children.
- Have the children paint their paper plate apple whichever color is their favorite.
- Set them aside to dry.
- When dry, give the children a green and brown construction square. Tell them to cut a stem out of the brown and a leaf out of the green.
- Glue stem onto the apple.
- Decorate a bulletin board with a large tree.
- I put the tree to one side and then make a construction paper fence along the bottom.
- I make paper birds, a sun, and other things to add to the “country scene.”
- Scatter the apples around on the bulletin board. I put some of them on the ground and some in the tree.
This makes a great bulletin board made by the children. This year I captioned it “An Apple a Day….” and then we talked about various phrases the children have heard with this in it… what good things an apple can do for you. We graphed the different apples on the bulletin board. We counted the apples in the tree, on the ground, etc.
Related lesson plans:
- Student-Created Alphabet Share/BookmarkWe have learned through several years of teaching and several classes on literacy that a print rich classroom is the “way to go”. The past two years I have allowed my students to create their own alphabet for our room....
- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Snack Activity Share/BookmarkStudents will love this book and activity. Map skills, counting, and following directions are reinforced. Materials: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World one refrigerator biscuit per child a can of apple pie filling cinnamon sugar Lesson...
- Apple Exploration! Learning Centers Share/BookmarkFind several center station activities for a theme on apples and Johnny Appleseed Materials: stories about Johnny Appleseed Book by Steven Kellogg, Johnny Appleseed, A Tall Tale (Click for Ordering Information: Hardcover or Big Book) Tasting Station : apples – 5 different kinds, cut...
- Making Apple Trees Share/BookmarkThe students will use apple theme to learn about math (or Johnny Appleseed theme) and practice rote counting. Objectives: The students will: use apple theme to learn about math (or Johnny Appleseed theme) practice rote counting. Materials: Red tissue paper...
- 10 Apples Up On Top Class Book Activity Share/BookmarkMake class books as a follow-up activity to this great Dr. Seuss book. Materials: Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo. LeSieg (Dr. Seuss) tagboard apple cutouts pictures of students Lesson Plan: To make the pages, I cut 11 x...