Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Apple Activities For Fall

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Apples apples and more apples.

Our first apple activity we grabbed and took outdoors.  It is really nice to just sit on the porch and soak up the sun.  There is just something about the sunshine and outdoors that makes it a little bit more fun don't you think?  There is nothing unique about this activity I'm sure you've seen it in lots of places.   I sliced an apple in half, gave him some paint and paper and let him have it.  

PhotobucketFrom apple stamping we morphed into color mixing and got some really pretty oranges.  Perfect for fall!  We're going to turn them into trees soon.

Next, we made apple pie bars and took them to the park to snack and play! These are so YUMMY! and Easy to make!   

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Making these was delightful treats was a last minute decision.  Y'all may have picked up on the fact I will do whatever necessary to avoid a trip to the store.  So, we checked out a few recipes on Pinterest and then threw what we had together to make our own.  They were a bit crumbly but they tasted GREAT!

Peel and slice 3 apples and layer them in the bottom of a casserole dish.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

Next  mix 2 cups of cooking oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar , 1 1/2 cups of AP flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda , 1/2 tsp salt (maybe less) and sprinkle over apples.  Now cut butter squares and layer over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until it looks done.

Painting outdoors with our apples followed us indoors this week too.  We've had a great time reading apple books  like 
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Then we melted some crayons and made wax apples. I really loved these!

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They are really easy. Cut out apple shapes from wax paper.  Add your crayon shavings in color.  Place on a paper plat and microwave for 20-30 seconds.  That's it.  Your child can spread the wax paint around with a paint brush if' they'd like too!  We cut some stems/leaves from green foam and glued on with a glue stick. Aren't they pretty?  
A Busy Bag Apple Craft ~ I cut red apples, a tree trunk and tree top and placed them in a zip lock bag with glue stick for one of those busy afternoons when I needed a few minutes to get something accomplished. PhotobucketWorked great.  I love having activities in a bag that he can grab and sit and make something by himself.  He is always so proud!

Whether outside or inside we hope that you are enjoying the beginning of Fall and sharing this time with your children!  Here are a couple of other apple post you may enjoy here at the Zoo.

Crock Pot Apple Crisp (oh it is so yummy!)
* An Apple A Day  (fun apple activities for the week)


Here are the lovely host of this event be sure and visit them. I am sure some great and fun ideas will be shared . These ladies are so creative when it comes to play!

Angelique Felix,  Kitchen Counter Chronicles, The Fairy and The Frog, Rainy Day Mum, Loving My Nest, Living at the Whitehead's Zoo, Inspiration Laboratories, Growing a Jeweled Rose,  and The Pleasantest Thing.