Thursday, September 29, 2011

stART ~ One Red Apple

Welcome to stART!  I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!
Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.  I have also included a list of all the blogs that participate in stART.  **This is a work in progress so if you have participated at least 3 times and would like to be added to the list, leave me a comment and let me know :0)
This week we have been having fun with apples and One Red Apple, by Harriet Ziefert went along perfectly with everything we have been doing.  This is a beautifully illustrated story of the life cycle of an apple tree, from tree to market tree to market, to picnic, to seed, to sapling and tree, and finally to a new apple.  I think Emily loved it because she is always saving the seeds from foods to plant in our garden!
To go along with this book I found this Apple Life Cycle Poem Craft on Pinterest  and new Emily would love making it.
First, I cut out the pieces for Juliette because she wanted to do exactly what Emily was doing.  Then I had Emily cut out her own pieces.  I drew some of the pieces on the paper as a guide and some she wanted to do herself. 
Next, the girls glued the pieces on the blue paper which we folded into 4 equal spaces.  Emily did this part completely on her own, it was like a puzzle for her.  For Juliette I helped her by telling her where to place the pieces (ex.  Glue the red circle in the middle of the first square).  I was really happy with how for the most part she listened to the directions and then followed them.  I just had to point to the box that she had to put the pieces in.  If it was not perfectly placed I did not move it.
Then they used little red dot stickers for the apples in the apple tree.  Juliette also wanted green apples in her tree so she added those too.
IMG_0256Finally, I wrote the words to the poem and we read them together.  After thinking about it I would have liked to write the words on separate pieces of paper and have Emily match them on her own.
Now it is your turn!! Click below to link up a book you read and the project or activity that you did to go with it.


Esther said...

I like the apple craft! So cool! I think my daughter would love it too!

Unknown said...

I love the apple tree life cycle! What a fun project!

Little Wonders' Days said...

This is such a cute craft. It looks like a great book too.

Cindy said...

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Aimee said...

I love this idea- the apple life cycle :-)
I run a weekly Craft link-up on my blog, Classified: Mom called The Sunday Showcase and would love it if you shared this idea!

I linked up here as well!


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