Apples, Apples, Apples Everywhere!
We got to paint at craft camp again today. (The kids really do love painting!)
All set and ready for the kids to start painting. The blocks are made from a 2 x 4 and I just had my husband cut them into 6 inch lenghths.
This is the cute apple block that we made.
I got the idea from here: http://www.kinderteacher.com/Kinder-Monthy-Blocks.htm
I did not have a pattern for the leaf, the stem, and the hands so I just made up my own. I used craft foam and just hot glued them right to the block after it had dried.
As usual, when painting it is very important to wear your apron!
After everyone finished painting, we played "Apple Picking" Each player (2-3) chooses a color pom-pom (yellow, green or red) and then the youngest player rolls the die and places that many pom-poms on the mat. The next player rolls and places that many of his color on the mat. When the mat is full, each player takes their color pom-poms off the mat and counts them. The player with the most pom-poms, wins.
They really had fun playing this game!
We read "How do apples grow?" by Betsy Maestro. This was a very informational book and I had to skip over a few parts because it was way too mature for some of the kids. Good book though. Fun information about apples.
We had apples for snack. They loved it! Some wanted it cut and cored and others were happy just eating the apple whole.
At the very end of our time we put an apple puzzle together. In order to choose a puzzle piece, each child had to tell me something new that they had learned about apples. It was interesting to hear their comments.
She is so pleased with her work. (She had a little help)