Something about September encourages us to think apples. School starts (apple for the teacher), we learn about the letter A (is for apple), we take the annual field trip to the orchard, we bake pies, and everything is red delicious. If September has you thinking apples, you’ll appreciate these 4 free apple-centered unit studies.
1. Apple a Day
Karen Caroe unit studies are among our favorites — all of the subjects are usually incorporated, at least to some degree, “busy work” is avoided, thinking is applied, research and investigation is open ended (leaving the learning to the student), and the heart is at the center.
Apple a Day provides many ideas leaving the final direction up to you. You can spend as much or as little time as you desire. Books and other resources are recommended.
These units were made available years ago, so some of the internet links are a bit dated. We’ll provide the redirects:
The LaCelle Family Ministries have also been around a long time. Their units tend to be centered around and incorporate lots of great literature. This unit is based on the book Apple Tree Christmas, but you’ll find the activities and resources will work for any “apple” season.
Included are several yummy activities, good books to read, a Johnny Appleseed rabbit trail, and all with the theme of enjoying this time with your children.
At HomeschoolShare.com you’ll find book studies, units, lapbooks, a book list and other apple resources.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World is a Five In A Row (FIAR) selection and highly recommended. Lapbooks include a Johnny Appleseed and Apple Pie Tree unit. You’ll also find apple math and games.
When you are ready to take that field trip (or visit virtually) you’ll find a wide variety of resources in this Heart of Wisdom unit.
Loads of activities, links, and lessons are included, always with a focus on heart.
Johnny Appleseed Song
“The Lord is Good to Me”
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An Apple a Day by Jennifer Storey Gillis
Subtitled “Over Twenty Apple Projects for Kids,” this now out-of-print Storey publication is a fun favorite around here with crafts, recipes and puzzles. Check your library!
Printables & Notebooking Pages
Johnny Appleseed Notebooking Pages
48-page download at CyncesPlace.com includes a variety of Johnny Appleseed notebooking pages, along with apple activities, including apple math (fractions).
Apple Shape Book
Simple notebooking page at EduPlace.com for copywork, narrations, or wrapping up.