Our theme this week is Apples...goes well with our letter A lessons don't ya think?! We read my most fav book yesterday, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I love love that book! Anyhow, to continue that story a bit we created our own apple tree using the kids' handprints for leaves.
|Remember those handprints we did last week? Well, we made these green ones that day as well.|
|Load 'em up!|
|Checking out his green hands :)|
After their green handprints dried, I cut them all out and saved them for our tree. Then yesterday they painted their apples. We used small paper plates and I let them paint until they said they were done.
|Harley and Ash both picked green first.|
|He was digging it!|
|Moving onto red...|
|Lots of swirl action going on.|
|Time for a yellow one!|
|And back to red...|
|Gotta get the edges too :)|
|All of our apples!|
Once the paper plates dried, I cut out the centers in an apple-ish shape. Then during nap time I put their tree together! The kids love it and every time they walk by it they check out the handprints. I plan to turn this apple tree into a fall tree in a few weeks :)
|Apple Handprint Tree!|