Celebrate National Apple Month with Fun Family Learning Activities
Today’s guest blogger is Edie Windsor, a curriculum and math guru at Connections Academy, who is sharing a free apple-themed learning activity worksheet filled with fun facts and math activities.
While autumn décor usually features pretty leaves and plump pumpkins, October is also National Apple Month. And what’s not to love about apples? They are delicious, nutritious, and acceptable to even the fussiest of kids! So before your children start campaigning for Halloween candy, take time to celebrate the fall harvest with your own apple festival. Here are some enjoyable family learning activities to inspire you:
- Download this free apple-themed learning activity worksheet. Your children will learn fun facts about apples and enjoy real-life math activities featuring America’s favorite fruit!
- Before cold weather arrives, take a family visit to an orchard to pick your own apples. Apple picking is a great way to enjoy being outdoors together—and good exercise, too. While you’re at the orchard, you may also want to take the opportunity to talk with your kids about agriculture, organic produce, healthy eating, or other related topics.
- When you get home, visit the USApple Association’s recipe page to find a delicious apple-filled side dish, entree, or dessert to make together. Cooking together not only teaches children a valuable life skill but also is a great way to practice reading, following directions, and measuring.
- While the weather is still warm, take a large container outside, fill it with water, and introduce your kids to good old-fashioned bobbing for apples. For extra fun, make it a contest! Use a stopwatch to time who can grab an apple the fastest, or who can get the wettest! Afterward, share the story of Johnny Appleseed while drying off and sipping some cider.
- Visit the Connections Academy fall crafts board on Pinterest to find enjoyable easy crafts you can do together. You’ll find crafts that look like apples—and crafts that use apples as ingredients!
For more fun and enriching learning activities you can share with your children, visit the resources page on the Connections Academy website.