Monday, August 27, 2018

Apple Season + FREE Download

With everyone going back to school, apples are ev-er-ywhere!!!  Sounds like the perfect opportunity to use apples for learning. Right? I’ve always dreamed of going apple picking, but that is never going to happen while we’re living in Texas, so instead, we are getting creative with bringing the theme of apples into our schooling at home.  I wanted to share some of our activities with you, and give you a FREE download.Appleseed Activities- Life with the HawleysHawley Homeschool

There are a number of great books on apples.  Here are the ones that we will be using and focusing on this year:

A Picture of God 3 in 1 ~ Apples for Everyone ~ Farm Anatomy

These Colors are Bananas ~ Apples

Not pictured: Johnny Appleseed ~ Apples and Pumpkins ~ DSC_0111DSC_0210

I am a big fan of having one activity that can be used to teach multiple objectives. It’s a big perk, if that activity will grow with my child & I can use it at multiple stages of cognitive development. And if it is seasonally exciting, well then I. Am. Sold. This is one of those activities, and I have it for you today FREE!  Let me share with you all of the ways we use this in our home.DSC_0115

First get the FREE download, print, and laminate (or put into a page protector). We like to use sunflower seeds, mini chocolate chips, buttons, small pom poms with this activity & mini apple erasers.

Roll. Use foam dice to roll a number in the top 2 boxes. If your child is not counting above 6 yet, you can use a single dice.

Add. Ask your child to count up the dots, or to add them together for a sum. If you’re past addition, try subtraction. Comparisons also work great here (write greater than or less than on the sheet, or “write the number of the dice with more dots”).

Write. Your child could write the sum as a digit or a word, both numbers presented on each dice, or trace the digit or word. We use dry erase markers since they erase well on the laminated material.

Count. Using manipulatives, get your child to count out the number that was presented on the dice.

Fun. Enjoy!!!!DSC_0116

If you think your child would enjoy learning with this activity, click here for the FREE download!
xoxo Darby

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