Did you know October is National Apple Month? Today we have some fun ways to celebrate apples with your children this month!
1. Apple Stamps
Supplies: apples, paper, red paint & green and brown paint, crayons or markers
Directions: Cut the apple in half and let the child use them as stamps. Use the green & brown to add stems and leaves!
2. Apple Tree Sponge Painting
Directions: Paint a tree trunk with brown paint. Use the bath sponge in green paint to create the top of the tree. Once the green is dry, use the round sponge brush you make apples on the tree.
3. Check out this post for more cute apple crafts!
1. Apple Picking
Go apple picking! This is the first year we took the kids and they loved it. It was easy for them to grab low hanging apples and easy enough to pull them off when we lifted them in the air. They were so proud that they each got their own big bag to fill.
2. Apple Taste Tests
National Apple Month means lots of fresh apples in the stores. You can find much more of a variety of apples this time of year. It’s fun to buy a few different kinds, learn the names and slice them up and have the kids do a “taste test” and vote on their favorites. You can even make it trickier, for older kids, and have them guess which apple they are tasting.
3. Making Applesauce
Making homemade applesauce is really pretty easy. All you need it apples! We add a tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon to ours, but that’s up to you. This year, I peeled the apples and let the kids help chop them up with kid friendly knives. They helped dump them all in the pot and were surprised how quickly they turned into mushy apple sauce. An alternative to making the applesauce on the stove, is to make it in a crock pot. Check out this easy recipe for details.
Our favorite books about apples: