September 14, 2010

A is for Apple

Of course it is! Here's an adorable and simple craft I found on Totally Tots.  All you need is a few sheets of construction paper (or craft foam) and glue.

 Let your little one practice her fine motor skills while you discuss the letter "A".

A finished craft in about five minutes - the perfect amount of time for my active toddler!

Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

Little Apple GoatI'll admit it... It's the cover that drew me in. How adorable is that goat? And that apple? So pickable! The story is almost as cute. Little Apple Goat lives down on the farm and loves eating apples (and pears and cherries). When she's done with the fruit she spits the seeds and pits over the hedge (Plippety Plip!). One day a strong storm blows over all the apple trees, making all the farm animals sad to lose their orchard. But come next autumn, a whole new orchard grew up over the hedge. Who could have planted it?

Like I said, it's a cute story, and my only complaint is that it actually takes years for a fruit tree to start bearing fruit. Hardly an issue with toddlers and preschoolers who can't yet understand the passage of time.


  1. I love this! I have seen a lot of a is for apple projects, but never with the seeds inside. Well done!

  2. This is really clever. A nice variation for an A project...certainly a lot better than just coloring in a picture. We'll have to try it.

  3. See, I knew you would have some incredibly cute ideas! I love this project, especially for little ones.

  4. A is for adorable! That is so cute!

  5. I had the same issue with the book...just a little something that always nagged the detail-oriented me about that super-fast-growing tree! I do love all books by Caroline Church, though. Thank you for reminding me of this one!


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