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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apple Unit for Toddlers

First Week of September: Apples
*I did these activities last week with my pre-toddler (14 months)

Writing/Fine Motor: Color a picture of an apple with a red crayon or red color wonder marker *this will mostly be random scribbling and/or chewing on the marker and that's fine :)

Music/Math: Sing Ten Little Apples by Patricia Morrison
(sung to tune of Ten Little Indians)

One little, two little, three little apples
Four little, five little, six little apples
Seven little, eight little, nine little apples
Ten little apples red.

Ten little, nine little, eight little apples
Seven little, six little, five little apples
Four little, three little, two little apples
One little apple red.

Reading/Math: Read Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss

Gross Motor Skills/Science: wash apples in the sink (you can fill up the sink with water and watch for whether the apples float or sink). Allow your toddler to really help scrub the apples with a little vegetable scrubbing brush to get the full gross motor skills benefit.

Vocabulary/Foreign Language: Apple, Red, Manzana(apple in spanish), Rojo(red in spanish)

Optional Field Trip:
Go apple picking at a local orchard!

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