Harvest Time is ALL About Apples and Seasonal Changes!
Can you finally feel it? FALL is in the air! And with the coming of Fall, apples are fresh, ready to eat, and available for your lessons! Here are some ideas and activities sure to excite and educate your students with apples and leaves.
Harvest Time is ALL About Apples! Beginning with a study of apples allows the seasonal colors of Fall to become more visible before you study leaves. Try these activities:
Along with wanting to know where babies come from 😂😂😂, kids want to know where EVERYTHING comes from!
- Ask parents to send one or two apples, or call your local market and ask for a discount on them. Try to find apples with a leaf or two still attached to the top. Describe how an apple comes out of a tree limb. Chart this activity with your students as they inspect their apple. (student magnifying glasses are great for this activity)
- Grab this short and sweet Achor Chart Activity set with two student response sheets! On SALE for $1.50 through 9/27/2021
Sometimes leaves are late to change because of location. In the Eastern United States, leaves begin to change earlier, right around apple picking time. In the Central United States, leaves may not change until mid-October. Does that mean we shouldn’t study leaves? No! It is the perfect opportunity to explain why leaves change. I love these books because they explain the science of seasonal change. Grab these from your favorite book seller, or order from your public library and the interlibrary load program! Best bargain of all! Then…go out and gather some leaves to study in your science center!
Love Vocabulary Activities or Anchor Chart Activities?