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Saturday, May 21, 2011



  • Go to an orchard & pick apples. We do this every year and love it. I think ours were about $0.60/lb. Visit to find a great u-pick farm nearby.DSC09571
  • Make homemade applesauce.
    1. Core, peel and slice several apples.
    2. Put in a saucepan with a little cinnamon and sugar.
    3. Cook on low until the apples get soft and applesaucy. Sooo good warm.
  • Cut up red, green and yellow apples & eat them with dip!
  • Count the seeds inside
    1. Cut out a red circle apple.
    2. Cut out and glue a brown stem and green leaf to the top (don’t worry about what it looks like, it’s great cutting practice!)
    3. Glue the real apple seeds to your paper apple. DSC09493
  • Cut the apple horizontally to see the "star" inside

apples on top  apples on top

  • Ten Apples Up on Top
    1. Read "Ten Apples Up On Top" by Dr. Seuss
    2. Glue a picture of your kids on a piece of paper.
    3. Have apple stickers or red dot stickers and let them stack 10 apples on their head! I just ordered some great apple stickers here. There are 72 stickers in the pack for about $2, plus free shipping with Amazon Prime!
  • Make stoplight pictures with cut apples
    • Cut a green, red, and yellow apple in half.
    • Dip the cut side in a shallow container of green, red, and yellow paint.
    • Press the prints on a vertical black rectangle … red on top, yellow middle, green on bottom.
  • Make an apple sun catcher
    1. Use a clear round lid, brush with glue and press pieces of red tissue paper in the glue.
    2. Attach a green leaf
    3. Punch a hole at the top and attach a yarn stem hanger.
  • Bob for apples
    1. Make several apple cutouts from foam paper and place in the tub or large container of water.
    2. Use small sieves or slotted spoons to catch the apples.
  • 10 Little Fingerprint Apples
    1. Write the following rhyme on the paper of a blank paper.
    2. Have the kids glue a brown rectangle vertically to make a trunk & a large green circle on top to make the treetop.
    3. Next, dip all 10 fingers in red paint and press them on the tree.
    4. When dry, count the 10 little apples on their tree & write it in the blank on the last line!

I have 10 fingers. Count them with me.
They make ____ apples on my tree.

Snack Ideas:

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  1. Core and slice an apple.
  2. Spread with peanut butter.
  3. Sandwich mini marshmallows between two apples.




Mini Caramel Apples


  1. Use a melon baller to make small “apples” leaving some of the skin on top.
  2. Unwrap and melt several caramel squares (according to package).
  3. Insert a wooden skewer into the apple and dip in caramel.
  4. Dip the bottom in sprinkles or crushed nuts to prevent sticking. Cool on wax paper! So good!

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