I will be teaching preschool next year. I lcurrently live in Ohio (we are the second largest apple supplier in the US). There are orchards everywhere.
Pick our own apples
Tour how they clean/shine apples
Talk to an apple farmer
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
Cut in half
Fiction, Ten Apples Up on Top, The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, Ten Red Apples, The Apple Pie Tree, Apple Sauce, Apple Picking Time, Johnny Appleseed, What are Legends?
Non-Fiction, How Do Apples Grow?, The Amazing Apple Book
My Trip to the Orchard
My Favorite Apple
core the apples
Discuss How to dehydrate
Pierce the apple with a fork. The students can pick up the apples with the fork to dip in the paint and avoid getting paint all over their hands and clothes.
slice apples sideways and place in a lemon juice and water mixture for a few minutes. Moisten rigatoni pasta with water and then roll in cinnamon to coat. Using plastic needles and yarn, have children alternately string the apples and noodles. Add a country fabric bow to the top and dry near a sunny window.
Have a large tree, use tissue paper to create blossoms. Hang in classroom
Decorate with candy
Bring in crab apples, dip in paint, in a carboard box lid, have children tilt lid to roll painted apples around.
Apples Off My Tree
Ten Rosy Apples