We learn about a variety of life cycles throughout the our kindergarten science lessons, and we start with exploring the apple life cycle! Johnny Appleseed's birthday is September 26th, and we complete our apple study throughout the week of his birthday. I like to kick off the week with the story of THE LITTLE RED HOUSE WITH NO DOORS AND NO WINDOWS AND A STAR INSIDE. The next thing we do is complete a taste test with red, yellow, and green apples, and we graph the results. We LOVE any lessons that involve food! This one is no different.
Record the results of your taste test with this simple kindergarten arts and crafts math activity! Graph your favorite apples!
Another math lesson we do includes a shape recognition activity.
I love how these apple counting activity crafts turned out in our friend, Ms. Robert's classroom! These are available in our TpT store only. Click either image to head there!
We also perform a science experiment together by placing apples in water, air, and vinegar. This is our first experiment of the year, so I introduce the kids to "Mrs. Silly Scientist" by wearing safety goggles and speaking with an accent. When we perform experiments, we complete the following procedure:
2) Ask a question.
3) Make a hypothesis.
4) Conduct the experiment.
5) Discuss results.
I always love the kids' initial hypotheses. :) They get more on-track as the school year progresses.
We check in on our experiment daily for a week during our morning meeting activities. The results are interesting!
We read lots of apple books throughout the week! The Biggest Apple Ever is a favorite fictional apple book. (We read all of Clayton and Desmond's books throughout the year. They provide examples of sharing and friendship. If you've never read them before, I suggest checking them out!) Picking Apples is a fictional story, but it provides the students with a field trip to the apple orchard!
After reading our Johnny Appleseed book, students write facts about him.
Another writing activity we do is with the letters of our name on apples.
This apple life cycle craft is one of our biggest sellers, which is why it is currently FREE for you to use with your students! We complete this craft after reading How Do Apples Grow? This gives the kids a hands-on opportunity to understand each part of the life cycle.
We refer to this apple life cycle anchor chart throughout the week to prepare us for the craft. Each day, we act it out, like this:
Seed (get low to the ground and hug legs)
Water (pretend to sprinkle water on heads)
Sun (make a circle over our heads)
Leaves (waved hands)
Flowers (pop hands open and closed)
Apples (form circle with hands)
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Thanks for stopping by Krazy for Kindyland! Enjoy your apple study!