This week we took a short break from our normal routine to do an apple themed week. I think Xander really liked it!
The week started off with a trip to the apple orchard! He loved it except for not getting to drive the tractor.
I made just a couple of printables, which you can download here.
Instead of a letter maze, I created a word maze. He did a pretty good job of using his Do-A-Dot marker to find all the letters in the word "apples." His Saxoflute pretty much went with him everywhere this week, which is why it is in the picture.
I also made a math worksheet that he completed with his number tiles (not ready to write yet).
Apple Sensory Bin
I made a very simple apple sensory bin. The base was oatmeal and I threw in some cinnaomon sticks, some acrylic apples (vase fillers), some plastic apples, and a cute little watering can from Michaels.
The internet is full of beautiful prints made from apples. This is not one of them. He made a big smeary mess. However, he had fun, so I can't complain too much.
Doing some apple sequencing puzzles from All Our Days. He really enjoyed them and asked to do them a few times.
We also got this apple picture puzzle game from the same pack.
Since we had a bunch of apples from the apple orchard, I had Xander help me make apple pie. I peeled and sliced the apples, and then had him use an apple slicer to cut the sections into smaller pieces. He had one bowl for apple pieces and one for cores. He did a wonderful job sorting them.
Pouring them into the pie.
Learning the Life Cycle of an Apple with cards from Preschool Printables.
Not apple themed, but working on a 6 piece puzzle.
Apple Theme Books
He particularly loved Ten Red Apples!
Here is what was in this week's Preschool Backpack:
Alphabet Spelling Puzzles
Spanish Vocabulary Puzzles
Worksheets (full list used here)
2 Books for him to read aloud
This Week's Work