Apple tree scrunch art

Printing with apples is a great way to explore color and texture!

I just love the fall and all the great things you can explore or create that surrounds the fall season. Although apples could really be talked about any time of the year, it is always a fun topic to help kick off the school year because apples are something most young children are familiar with and best of all, they grow on trees!

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

We spent some time exploring and tasting real apples in my classroom and of course, we just had to make an apple tree. Our apple tree may seem a little abstract but the process was fun and interesting and achievable by new little ones…

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

Drawing their Tree

To make our apple scrunch trees, the children started by drawing their own tree trunks with a brown crayon. Earlier in circletime, I gave the children a few tips for drawing trees with branches so they would have an idea of how to get started on their own trees…

Once they had their tree trunks and branches drawn on their large sheet of art paper, then the children scrunched  a small piece of copy paper into a small ball. The children had to really word the muscles in their fingers, hands and wrists to get that paper all scrunched up…

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

Making Apple Prints

The children then dipped their scrunched up paper into paint to make their “apple prints” on the tree. Available on the table were red, green, and yellow apples since we talked about all three colors of apples earlier in the day…

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

Exploring Color and Texture

The children chose one or all three colors to dip their crunchy scrunchy apples in..

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

Then the children pressed their scrunchy apples on their hand drawn trees…

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

Every Creation is Unique

Depending on the interest, some of the children made lots of scrunchy apple prints on their trees while others only made a few scrunchy apple prints…

Apple tree scrunch art by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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