Apples are a very popular topic for unit studies in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. There is just something so quintessentially American about apples. Could that be due to the history of the apple being intertwined with the settlement of pioneers who moved west before the founding of our country? Johnny Appleseed, of course, gets much of the credit for the spread of apples across our nation.
In any case, my kids and I did an apple unit study while they were in preschool. We went apple picking. We taste tested all manner of apples and apple treats. We read about apples. We engaged in apple arts and crafts, apple science activities, apple math activities, and more.
If you are planning an apple unit study, I hope you will find some useful ideas below! Although my kids were three and four when we did this unit study, many of these ideas can be adapted for kids both older and younger.
My learning objectives for our apple lessons included:
- Kids will know that there are different varieties of apples that have different colors and tastes
- Kids will be able to identify the parts of an apple
- Kids will have an understanding of the apple life cycle
We also used apples to inspire math and science lessons with their own math- and science-related learning objectives.
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