September 16, 2010
Apples: Apple Prints
What would an apple unit be without an apple print craft? When I ran across two totes in a friend's bag of old craft supplies (thanks, Michelle!), I knew they'd make perfect bags to take apple picking this weekend.
I'm sure you'll forgive me for doing this craft while the two-year-old napped. Some things - like acrylic paint - are best left out of toddler's hands.
E decided on the design for her bag, which provided an excellent lesson in patterns.
After bedtime tonight, I pulled out my trusty paint pens and add the stems and leaves. Aren't they cute? They're going to look even cuter filled with ripe, juicy apples! We just booked our hotel and I can't wait to drive to the mountains to go apple picking this weekend!
Apple Fractions by Jerry Pallotta
So when is someone going to invent Netflix for books? I can't get my hands on this one, but the few pages I can preview on Amazon look fantastic. Can anyone recommend? Full page colorful illustrations show tiny elves working with whole and sliced apples. Under each picture are factoids about not only apples and fractions but other types of fruit and even bees. The pictures alone make this book worth a second look, but I also think it would be a great way to introduce fractions... and then do an apple fraction activity on your own! Yum.
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