Apple Pie, Apple Prints, and Apple Trees!
Today was our apple day! 🙂 We made some pie first thing this morning with the kids! Bug and Pup washed the apples, and Bunny learned how to put the crust in the pie plate. Then all of the girls got a chance to peel the apples and cut them up. I also let them mix in the sugar and cinnamon, and make the crumb top! They had fun and it was such a great practical life project! 🙂
While our pie baked, we made apple prints. Now as a mental note to myself NEVER DO THIS AGAIN!!!! I think I said this to myself the last time I tried this project, but I mean it this time! It is such a fun idea, but unless you are a able to cut the apple exactly straight, it just doesn’t work. If you try this without having great cutting skills (like me) you will end up with red and green blobs that don’t look like apples and some disappointed kids! 🙂 They did have fun putting the paint on the apples however, so it wasn’t a total fail! 🙂 Here are the pictures of our apple prints.
Finally we walked down the road to the an apple tree that just happens to live by the street! Talk about perfect! The girls were really excited about seeing the apples growing! I made up a song about the life cycle of an apple that we sang as we walked. The girls really loved it! Bug even remembered it later on! Music is such a great way to help kids remember information! If you want to sing our song I will write it at the end of the post! 🙂 Here are the pictures of them observing the tree. I took along our recycled crayons so they could do some rubbings! This was a hit too!
September 1, 2011 @ 2:26 am
Absolutely awesome!!! Great job Bunny and Pup!!
September 1, 2011 @ 12:50 pm
Great work as always Mama!
I wanted to let you know that I am passed the “One Lovely Blog” award to you in my blog! I am always inspired when I come here. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
September 2, 2011 @ 1:15 am
I love apple projects! It is really difficult to cut the apples exactly straight. But, if you cut the apples and let them dry out a little over night, the prints come out much better than with freshly cut apples. That’s a little trick I learned a few years ago!
September 2, 2011 @ 1:59 am
Thanks for all the comments! They really make my day! 🙂
Jen~ Thanks for the award!
Mieke~ Great tip for letting the apples sit!!!!! Maybe I will try it again! Thanks!