Everyone loves apples! And fall is a great time to check out all the varieties of apples available. Cloverbuds will have their favorite but bring in different kinds of apples for a tasting party. Before you show them the apples read the story The Little Red House with No Doors and No Window and a Star Inside. Here is a link to the story: https://www.ncagr.gov/agscool/commodities/redhouse.htm
See if they can guess the answer to the riddle before you finish the story. After you show them the star inside the apple, let your Cloverbuds taste the other varieties of apples you brought and let them decide which kind is their favorite by making an apple graph.
Below are some other apples activities and recipes to enjoy.
Activity 1: Apple Science
When apples are exposed to air they start to turn brown. Try experimenting with kitchen ingredients and see which items will work so apples do not turn brown.
You will need: milk, baking soda mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, 6 small bowls, knife for cutting the apples and of course apples. In small bowls put each of the ingredients and leave one bowl with nothing.
Cut up your apples and place them in the bowls. Pour each ingredient over the apples and wait and see what happens. (While waiting you could read a story about How Apples Grow by Betsy Maestro or choose any book about apples.) Check on your apples and see which item worked best. Discuss with your Cloverbuds why they think one worked better than another.
Activity 2: Apple Art
Use your apple star and dip in paint to have Cloverbuds make apples creatures. You will need paint, construction paper, markers, paper towels for clean-up, and plastic bag paint shirts to protect clothes.
Activity 3: Apple Snacks
- Apples sandwiches – Cut apple in round slices so you can see the star. Cut out the middle with the seeds. Spread with peanut butter, hazelnut spread or cream cheese. Fill with raisins, chocolate chips, coconut or whatever snack you would like.
- Apple Pie in a Cup – Layer in a cup diced apples, graham cracker, and whipped topping. Don’t forget the caramel topping.
- Yogurt Delight –Layer apples in a cup and top with yogurt. You can add sprinkles too.
Let the fun begin as you explore the world of apples with your Cloverbuds!