I love the coziness of autumn – and apple activities just add to that feeling of coziness. There are lots of wonderful apple-themed activities online right now, and there are even many Montessori-inspired apple activities. I’ll be sharing some Montessori-inspired apple activities here and linking to my new Apple Unit Studies Pinterest board with all types of apple activities from around the blogosphere.
An Apple Unit Study in September and/or October
September is a great time for an apple unit study for school or homeschool. September 26 is even the birthday of Johnny Appleseed. (Johnny Appleseed was born September 26, 1774.) October is National Apple Month in the U.S., so you can easily extend an apple unit into October. Also, Apple Day, celebrated mainly in the UK, is October 21. When I was teaching, I typically switched to a Halloween theme and general harvest theme for the last two weeks of October. Of course, you may keep apple activities out for as long as you want or keep the most popular apple activities on the shelves as part of a harvest theme throughout autumn. Thanks to the following sites for sharing these great Montessori-inspired apple activities:
Montessori Apple Printables
ABC Teachhas free apple nomenclature cards and punch pin cards as well as more Montessori apple printables available with membership. Montessori Print Shop has many apple materials available inexpensively for purchase, including Apples – Basic Unit Starter. Montessori for Everyone has free Whole and Half Fruit cards and Life Cycle of an Apple as well as apple materials available for purchase. Carrots Are Orange has free Apple Action Cards along with Montessori-inspired apple activities.
Training Happy Hearts has free Crock Pot Applesauce Printable Children’s Recipe Cards. Our Jewish Homeschool Blog has some Montessori-inspired apple activities and free printables in Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Activities and Printables.
Montessori-Inspired Apple Activities
Growing a Godly Girl created an apple-lacing activity with a printable from 1+1+1=1. (Unfortunately, the Growing a Godly Girl blog is no longer available.) Mama of Many Blessings has many Montessori-inspired apple activities. Little Wonders’ Days has a number of Montessori-inspired apple activities, including a free printable apple labeling book. Leptir has lots of apple activities in posts from 2009 and 2010. Making Montessori Ours has Montessori-inspired apple activities, including a special emphasis on food preparation. Making Montessori Ours also has a post on Apple Tasting.
To the Lesson! has many apple-themed activities in recent posts: Playdough Presentation, Apple Math, On the Shelves: September, “Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick…!”, Week One (minus a day…)!, We’ve Got the Rhythm, and Our First Full Week(photo from “Our First Full Week” post). September has an apple-scrubbing tray and other Montessori-inspired apple activities. Five Hazelnuts has lots of activities for a Montessori-inspired apple unit.
The Adventures of Bear has a number of posts with Montessori-inspired apple activities.
Counting Coconuts has another type of apple-slicing activity.
O’ Boy Organic Blog has information and the above video for a Montessori-inspired making-applesauce activity.
Discovery Days and Montessori Moments has apple math and reading activities.
Joyfully Weary has a number of creative apple activity trays. My Apple Post Updates: 30+ Apple Sensory Tubs (my roundup post) Free Apple Printables and Montessori-Inspired Apple Activities
Apple Unit Study Pinterest Board
On Pinterest, I have more resources for an apple unit study for a number of age levels. The resources aren’t all Montessori resources, but there are many wonderful ideas to choose from to fit into an apple unit.
Have fun with apples this fall! Places I may be linked up: Afterschool Express, Tuesday Tots, The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions at Milk and Cuddles and Crystal & Co., The Weekly Kid’s Co-op, Ultimate Mom Resources, Hearts for Home Blog Hop, Learn & Link, TGIF Linky Party, Preschool Corner, Frugal Homeschool Friday Link Up, Sharing Saturday, Saturday Show & Tell, Share It Saturday, Show-and-Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, Link & Learn, All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn, and Autumn Blog Hop.