Welcome autumn! If you’re like me, you’re ready for some cooler weather and fun, fall activities. I love to use the changing of seasons to introduce new vocabulary, games, and activities into my sessions. It’s also a great time to reinforce previously learned skills from a different angle. Try some of these apple activities or create some of your own.
Materials: 6 apples (2 each of red, yellow, and green), preferably in varying sizes
Matching – Have the children match the apples by color (then by size, if appropriate).
Comparatives – Pick 2-3 apples that are different enough in size and do receptive and expressive language tasks for big/little, big/bigger/biggest, and small/smaller/smallest.
Describing – Have the children describe the similarities and differences between the different types of apples.
Vocabulary/Parts of a whole – Discuss the parts of an apple, using the terms stem, skin, flesh, core, and seeds. Cut an apple in half and show them the parts.