We have had apples on the brain around here. I knew that we’d be going to pick apples this past weekend so in preparation Mister C and I did a few apple activities throughout the week.
We continued to play with our Apple Orchard Play Dough Invitation. But along with that we added to our repertoire an apple themed sensory bin and a couple of apple art projects.
First up is our Abstract Apple Art. For this we just used a toilet paper roll, some red paint and a green marker. C stamped circles using the toilet paper roll onto white paper. I did one along side him and showed him how to make stems on the apples using a green marker and he did the same.
We did a Cork Stamped Apple Tree too. For this project I cut a tree base and top out of cardstock (you could easily used construction paper too) and glued it to white paper. I set this up as an invitation to create after his nap one afternoon. I gave him the cork and the red paint and let him go to town.
Lastly was our Apple Themed Sensory Bin. This one was fun! I used split peas for the base, some small wooden apples we had, along with a few other wooden accessories like bowls, buckets and peg people. I also threw in a few red beads for another variety of apple and some little plastic leaves I found at the dollar spot at Target.
What’s a apple sensory bin without trees? I made a couple of trees out of corks and green pom poms. (Which in hindsight look like something better suited for the Lorax, but hey… I tried). I also made a tree out of left over card stock from our cork stamping project. That one looked a little better. If you want really nice looking apple trees though you have to check out these from Stir The Wonder. They rock! I’m totally making some. In the meantime here’s another look at our bin 🙂
Oh look! What’s that in our sensory bin? Yes, it’s one of C’s trucks. You’ve probably heard me say it before but everything becomes a “road” around here. That poor little peg person taking a bath in that bucket doesn’t stand a chance.
Finally, what apple themed week would be complete without a trip to the local apple orchard for some picking (and eating).
Phew! I think I’m pretty much appled out at this point. We better move on to pumpkins!