the year of the apple tree
We've spent a bit of time reading about apples and apple trees this week. We have plans to visit a pick-your-own orchard in the next week or two. Since we had to be somewhere at noon today, I decided we'd forego our usual workbooks and instead all work together on an apple tree/seasons art and science activity.
The premise is simple: fold a piece of construction paper into 4 sections. Label each section winter, spring, summer, and fall. Then giving as much or as little teacher instruction as you like (I opted for less so their trees would be more individual), help the kids to decorate each season's tree in the way that the tree looks during that season. (Winter=snow-covered bare branches, Spring=pink and white buds, Summer=green leaves and apples, Fall=no apples, orange/red/brown leaves)