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An Apple a Day!

Apple by Nikki McClure

Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jodi Fickes Shapiro

Find some ap”peel”ing preschool apple science activities here:

http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2014/08/apple-preschool-science-experiments.html

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/apples/apple_science.htm

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Arbor Day! Earth Day!

Earth Day Birthday by Maureen Wright

We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow

After reading the first book, select some activities from:

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/h_earth-day.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/earthday/

After reading the second book, examine some ways trees get planted other than by people:

http://www.first-school.ws/activities/shapes/easyshapestrees.htm

which includes:

http://extension.illinois.edu/trees1/25.html

Or, collect maple helicopters, oak acorns, pine cones, etc., to use with a magnifying glass.

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Tree Life Cycle

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Copy or draw a picture of a big tree with lots of branches.  Have each child “dress up” the tree with their own artistic ideas.  Perhaps leaves, kites, apples, blossoms, birds, or animals will be used.

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