|Apple Lesson Plans|
Drink apple cider or eat applesauce to get the unit started.
Using apple-shaped writing paper have students make a booklet. The students will write an apple saying each day in the booklet, and discuss the meaning of the saying.
Apple Saying of the Day - Adam's Apple: The term came from the knot in a man's throat. Some say this bulge was caused by a piece of the forbidden apple from the Garden of Eden's Tree of Knowledge that lodged in Adam's throat.
Read Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg. Download free activities to go with this book here.
Apple Saying of the Day - The Big Apple: This is the nickname for New York. It dates back to the 1930s and 1940s when many great jazz players played in Manhattan. Soon it was said that New York had "lots of apples on the tree" - that means many places to play jazz.
Apple Saying of the Day - An apple a day keeps the doctor away: Comes from an old English saying. No one knows the author of this saying. The saying means that apples are good for your health.
Read Johnny Appleseed by Steven
Students read Johnny Appleseed (All Aboard Reading) by Patricia Demuth
Apple Saying of the Day - Apple of my eye: This expression goes back to ancient Greece and Rome. At this time people thought the pupil of the eye looked like an apple. Also the pupil that thought to be a "window" to a person's inner secrets. So the "apple of my eye" meant someone very loved.
Read to students
Johnny Appleseed Goes a Planting (A Troll First-Start Tall Tale).
Apple Tasting - Have students sample different varieties of apples. Students will then make a bar graph of the class favorites. (Save seeds.)
Apple Saying of the Day - As American as apple pie: Although Americans claim they invented apple pie it was really invented in the 1300s in England. The Pilgrims brought the skills of pie making with them when they came to America.
Rainbow - How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
From cutting onions to peeling tomatoes, chef Curtis Aiken shows Levar the basics to cooking and retaining natural flavors and vitamins in food. Helen Mirren reads the book How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman. Kids review the books The Edible Pyramid, Kids Around the World Cookbook, and What Food Is This?
No-Bake Cooking Activity: Filled Thumbprint Cookies
1 package vanilla wafer cookies
Place the vanilla wafer cookies into a gallon size plastic baggie and zip closed. Ask your child or children to crush the cookies into tiny crumbs. Place the crushed cookies into a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the Karo syrup and the vanilla. Have the children drizzle the syrup mixture over the wafer crumbs and mix well with their hands. Ask your children to help you shape the cookie mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Have the children press their thumbs into the center of the balls to make indentations, and then spoon the jelly into the indentations. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving. Makes approximately 10 cookies.
Thumbprint Cookies Made with Apple Butter
Day 6 Apple Saying of the Day - One bad apple spoils the
whole bunch: First said by Chaucer Vocabulary Read to students The Little Red House
with the Star Inside.
Apple Saying of the Day - One bad apple spoils the whole bunch: First said by Chaucer
Read to students The Little Red House with the Star Inside.
Apple Saying of the Day - Upper Crust: In early America when cooking supplies were scare the cooks would make an apple pie without the top crust to save on ingredients. People with more money did not have to do this. Therefore rich families became known as "the upper crust".
Compare/Contrast Johnny Appleseed (fictional character) to John Chapman (the real man) http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdchap.htm
Activity - Apple Tarts
refrigerator biscuits or Crescent
Apple Saying of the Day - Don't upset the apple cart: In the 1800s "apple cart" was wrestlers' slang for the body. Down with his apple cart meant to throw a man down. Today this saying means ruin a plan or event by surprise or accident; cause a major problem; stop progress.
3-D Fruit Craft http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/plants/fruit/ Make the mobile with just apples. Glue the seeds that were saved onto the center of the apples.
Lesson Plan Links
Johnny Appleseed Lesson
Online Activities for Apples
Apple Varieties Hangmanhttp://www.quia.com/hm/18397.html
The Juice Moose Arcade http://www.applejuice.org/arcade/index.html
Java Coloring Book - Apple Pictures http://www.applejuice.org/coloringbook/index.html
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire: Facts about Apples http://www.quia.com/rr/2619.html