Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Johnny Appleseed day!

We celebrated Johnny Appleseed yesterday.  Most people celebrate him in the fall when apples are all around.  Not us crazy kids!  We actually do it on his death, or supposedly!  Morbid, yes, but we don't tell the kids that.  We ask that everyone just bring an apple snack.  There were sliced apples, applesauce cups, oatmeal applesauce cookies, apple butter with mini bagels, apple jacks cereal, apple juice!  Last year Adam made apple seed bean bags for the kids to play with.  We had to remake the dirt piles the kids throw the seeds in.  L and D cut green stripes of construction paper to make grass for them.  I also had the kids make apple trees out of construction paper.  Luckily I had found a small apple shaped punch this fall in the dollar section at Target.  All the kids (between the ages of 1-4) did a great job of glueing the pieces together.

The books we read were:
Johnny Appleseed: My story by David L. Harrison
Our Apple Tree by Gorel Kristina Naslund
Ten Apples up on Top! by Dr. Suess

All 3 of our trees.

D's tree. She was very proud of the apples falling off the tree, and the on that is going to land on the top. Not sure where it is coming from, but oh well!

Apple seed toss game.


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