Resources to help you teach all about apples, from the life cycle of an apple tree to a fluency play about Johnny Appleseed.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Apple-Themed Lesson Plans
Students explore how an apple tree changes with the seasons through reading, crafts, role play, and the use of a graphic organizer.
Illustrate an apple tree's growth by having students work as a team to create a display about the four seasons.
Celebrate apple season with this lesson plan on teaching Zoe Hall's The Apple Pie Tree in your classroom.
Use the book to teach about the characteristics of different types of apples through cooking and other activities.
After reading the book, sprout an apple seed, discover an apple's star, or visit an apple tree in blossom.
Activities and Crafts Using Apples
Use apples to cook, craft, and create with these project and activity ideas.
Support phonics and early reading skills with these easy-to-make phonics apples. Create them for a center or have students make their own "worm word family."
Young students will love working with cereal as they create and decorate the letter "A" in this fun craft activity.
Celebrate fall with an easy craft that lets students get their hands dirty!
Whip up these no-bake apple cookies, or play a game of "Hot Apple."
Recommended Books on Apples
Suggested titles featuring apples, as well as book disussion guides.
Books with striking illustrations, early reader favorites, the best tales in the West, and — of course — a few spooky stories.