A small bushel basket I found in Target's dollar spot - it was a $2.50 item. Inside are some red and green plastic balls that we had from an inflatable bouncy house - we're pretending that they're apples. We've used these a few different ways:
- tossing the 'apples' into the bushel basket from different lengths
- pretend 'apple' picking
- hide and seek apples
- counting, addition and subtraction
Pattern work using red and green pom poms - I created the pattern strips in Word, then printed and laminated them. I plan to pull this one back out at Christmastime!
I found this apple hole punch in Walmart's $1 craft supplies. Munchkin has punched a number of apples from each of the red, green and yellow strips that he will then be gluing onto a paper apple tree.
Apple size sequencing from File Folder Fun
Button on Apple Tree - Here's the tutorial
Smelling bottles - I bought these spice jars at IKEA for a totally different use, but they work great for smelling bottles (although, I'm not sure if these glass bottles will retain the scents after washing...I'll have to update this in a few weeks). I used basic baking extracts - vanilla, lemon and mint.
Foam alphabet puzzle that I found at Walmart (on clearance...for 75 cents!)
In addition to these, we also have some fall coloring pages and worksheets from various workbooks that I've picked up from Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc. And we've played a rousing game of Hi-Ho Cherry-o pretty much every day.
Here's the list of Apple books that we've been reading:
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