Cool, crisp autumn weather just screams apple season, doesn't it? Get your kids in the mood for fall with these apple-themed crafts, activities, and recipes.
by Lindsay Hutton
Apple picking is the quintessential fall family activity. Get the family together and head out to your local apple farm to pick your own apples. It's a great way to enjoy the fall weather and to get some fresh air and exercise. And besides, you'll need a big harvest for all the recipes and crafts we have in store for you!
Apple candlesticks are easy for kids to help create and make a great seasonal centerpiece. Use your imagination to carve designs into each apple— the possibilities are endless! Just remember to leave the carving to the older kids, and always supervise your kids when using a knife.
The kids will get a kick out of this one. Simply peel your apple, carve a face, and hang your creation out to dry. As time goes by, your apple will start to look more like a wrinkly grandma than a piece of fruit.
This simple activity is great for little hands. Not only can apples make a ton of cool shapes (stars, anyone?), they are also perfect for toddlers to improve grasping and other fine motor skills. Apples‚ the learning fruit. Who knew?
What do apples and bath poofs have in common? They can both make an adorable craft! We love this simple activity suggestion from our Craftivity Corner blog. It's perfect to keep your kids busy on a dreary, rainy day.
Apple games are a great way to learn about the letter "A" and build vocabulary. Younger kids can get started on the alphabet with this printable two-player game about the letter "A", and older kids can work on their vocabulary and reasoning with the always-hilarious game Apples to Apples.
Sing an Apple Song
Baking an apple pie is fun— singing a song about baking an apple pie only adds to the excitement! The next time you're whipping up one of your famous pies, get the kids involved in the kitchen, too. Use these apple-pie lyrics to help them remember the process.
Button Apple Tree
You might not have your own apple tree in the backyard, but you can have one on your fridge. This button apple tree from the Craftivity Corner blog is easy to make and absolutely adorable. Let the kids use their imagination when it comes to colors. Orange-button apples? Sounds good to us!