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 Teach as 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.
Montessori for Everyone has free Whole and Half Fruit cards and Life Cycle of an Apple as well as apple materials available for purchase.
1+1+1=1 has free Letter A printables.
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.
I have a free fall playdough math pack with apple printables (a Montessori-inspired instant download).
Montessori-Inspired Apple Activities
Mama of Many Blessings has many Montessori-inspired apple activities.
Five Hazelnuts has lots of activities for a Montessori-inspired apple unit.
Pink and Green Mama had an apple themed sensory box. (Blog is no longer available.)
Nurturing Learning had a post with apple still life inspired by Paul Cezanne (no longer available).
Counting Coconuts has an apple-slicing activity.
O’ Boy Organic Blog has information and the above video for a Montessori-inspired making-applesauce activity.
Joyfully Weary has a number of creative apple activity trays.
My Apple Post Updates:
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! 🙂
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