Apple Preschool Theme Crafts

Written by Nicole Dean

by Aunt B

Copyright 2004-2006 Story Soup Kids, a division of Enchanted Corner

Kids Apple Crafts

Apple Printing Fun

Items you will need:
Knife (parent will use)
White Paint
Red Paint
Paint Brush
Paper color of choice.

What you will need to do:
Cut apples in half. Cut one at half starting at the core and cut the other in half starting at the middle of the apple. Each way to cut it give you a different pattern. For younger kidz you can just let them dip their apple into the paint and make apple prints. Older kidz can take a paint brush and paint white in the middle of the apple then outline the edge in red paint. When you make a print it will show the red skin on the apple. When you are done making your prints you can glue the seeds you got out of your apples on to the apple prints. Then your apple will look real.

Old Lady Apple Fun

Items you will need:

Butter knife or popsicle stick will work too.
Lemon Juice

What you will need to do…

You peel the apple and then with a knife cut the facial features (nose, eyes, mouth, etc.). Then the apple gets coated with a wash of lemon juice and water (so it doesn’t get dark brown). Then let air dry to shrivel and shrink to their each individual face.

Recommended Apple Books to Read

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)

Written by: Marjorie Priceman
Summery : Travel around the world in a whimsical way to gather all the ingredients for the perfect apple pie! A delightful and zany story you are sure to enjoy.

Ten Apples Up on Top!
Written by : Theo LeSieg
Summary: Get ready to count along with a lion and a dog as they spin through the pages of this story juggling apples and balancing them on their head!

What’s So Terrible about Swallowing an Apple Seed?
Written by : Harriet Lerner
Summary: When Rosie accidentally swallows an apple seed, her big sister Katie tells her that before long apple tree branches will bloom right out of her ears. Soon Rosie is imagining both the hazards and delights of having branches growing from her ears, and Katie is learning how fast a little white lie can grow.

Apple Cooking with Kids

PINK Applesauce in the Crock Pot

10 Apples (any kind) peeled and cored.
1 Cups Sugar (More or less to taste to your preference)
1/4 Cup Red Hots

Turn on crock pot while you peel and core apples. Add the apple slices to the HOT crock-pot. Once the apples are soft mash them and add the sugar and cinnamon candies. Stir.

It takes about 3 hours to cook on HIGH. Makes around 5 cups. As always, some kids LOVE it and some kids don’t. Either way, your house will smell great ALL day!!

Apple Activity

Go to your local produce stand or produce department at the grocery store. Buy 1 of every kind of apple they have. You can take paper and pencil and do charting skills. Chart how many are green, red, or yellow. How many are big, medium or small, How many are with stems how many are with out. Use your imagination you can “chart” just about anything. Save your apples for rest of the week.


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