Celebrating Apple Day!

It's September so that means all things fall! Apple Day is just around the corner! I like to celebrate Johnny Appleseed and teach my students about apples on our early out day that we get for Homecoming. It typically falls around Johnny Appleseed's birthday and since it's an early out, our schedule is completely messed up so it's the perfect day to have stations and eat applesauce. 

I wanted to share with you today some of my favorite apple-tastic activities, as well as some of my favorite books I use about apples and Johnny Appleseed.

You can see my last blog post about apple day here where there's a freebie too!

I love using this flipbook with my kids. Last year, I created stations around the room and the kids took their booklets around the room to complete each task. Students have an apple taste test, measure apples, make sink or float predictions, conduct a science experiment with different liquids, and graph the class favorite.

 Here's one of my students flipbooks when conducting float or sink experiments.

Here's our applesauce. I used to be that really awesome teacher who made it from scratch. And then I got really tired of my kids complaining about how gross it is because it was brown (from the apples). I decided peeling the apples and spending all that time the night before just wasn't worth it anymore! So, I buy jars of applesauce and put it in the crockpot with some cinnamon and call it a day... #sorrynotsorry

Here my kids are measuring their apples.

And filling out their investigations booklet.

And here's our experiment to see what happens to the apple when place in soda, milk, water, and red Kool-Aid. 
Red Kool-Aid apple! 

We also had a lot of fun making these Johnny Appleseed hats and book.

This is one of my favorite pages where the kids have to draw the setting. Fun way to tie in a comprehension skill too!

We have a great time celebrating apple day and Johnny Appleseed with these fun activities!

If you are interested in these activities, click the pictures below.

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