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Apple Activities for Your Fall Classroom

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In early fall, many teachers do a unit on apples. With books, crafts, and other activities, you can spend a week or a whole month learning about apples. Here are some of my favorite apple activities to do with your students.

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Visit an Apple Orchard

If you are able to take a class trip to the local apple orchard, it is a wonderful place to visit. Students love to pick their own apples. It is a great way for them to see where apples are grown. Many orchards have other activities like a wagon ride, corn maze, or petting zoo.

If you aren’t able to take a class trip, consider an Apple Orchard Virtual Field Trip. Here are a few videos with virtual apple orchard tours:

Let’s Go to An Apple Orchard by Super Simple

More Apple Orchard Virtual Field Trips

Make Applesauce

Students love tasting freshly made applesauce. This recipe is super easy. If you prep the ingredients ahead, you can add everything to the crockpot during morning meeting time. Then let it warm all morning. It will be ready by afternoon snack time. And your room will smell absolutely wonderful all day.

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Easy Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 apples
  • 1 ½  cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Peel the apples.
  2. Cut apples into small ½ inch chunks.
  3. Place apples into a large crockpot.
  4. Add all other ingredients and stir together.
  5. Cook in a crockpot set to LOW for four hours.
  6. Use a potato masher or hand mixer to stir softened apples. Mix until smooth. (You can also leave them chunky.)
  7. Serve warm or cold.

Apple Read Aloud Books

Apples by Gail Gibbons

The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway

More Apple Themed Books

Hundred Chart Puzzles

This is a fun activity for building number sense. Students use the grid to find 1 more and 1 less. Then they find 10 more and 10 less. This pack includes Puzzle Mats and Numbers, Puzzle Cards, a fun Mystery Number activity, and Skills Practice pages.

Find out more about these apple themed Hundred Chart Puzzles.

Apples in a Row Brain Teaser Puzzles (Digital)

Students use critical thinking skills to solve these brain teaser logic puzzles. They read the clues and move the apples to place them in order. Includes three different levels of puzzles. This activity works with Google SlidesTM

Apples in a Row Activity

Find out more about these Apples in a Row Brain Teasers.

Apple Addition Roll and Cover Games (FREE)

This is great practice for single-digit addition with numbers 1 to 6. Students take turns rolling number cubes, adding the sums, and covering numbers on the game board. The first player to cover all of the numbers on the board wins the game.

Apple Roll and Cover Activity

Download this Free Apple Addition Roll and Cover Game.

Apple Craft

Make this cute apple using craft sticks, paper, and a pipe cleaner. I have detailed instructions here.

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Hi there! I’m Dawn, the teacher and author behind Polliwog Place. I love creating activities that get students excited about learning. I help busy teachers like you save time by providing engaging, high-quality resources you can use in your classroom today.

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