When it comes to finding the perfect apple books for first grade, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Easy readers are a great option for beginning readers, as they often have large print and easy-to-follow storylines.
For kids who are ready for something a little more challenging, beginning chapter books are a great option.
And for those who love all things autumn, there are plenty of great apple books that make perfect fall reading.
No matter what your child’s reading level or interests, there’s sure to be an apple book that’s just right.
Apple Activities for First Graders
Looking for some fun apple activities for your first grade students? Look no further! These hands-on activities are perfect for fall and are sure to get your students engaged.
One great activity is to have students make their own applesauce. This is a perfect opportunity to talk about the different parts of an apple and how they all work together to make a delicious treat. Plus, what could be better than eating your own homemade applesauce?
Another fun apple activity is to create cars out of apples. This is a great opportunity for students to use their imaginations and be creative. You can provide some basic materials, such as toothpicks and small grapes, and let students build their own apple race cars. This activity is also perfect for promoting fine motor skills.
So don’t wait, get started on these fun apple activities today! Your students are sure to love them.
Apple Lesson Plan
Teaching your students all about apples is the perfect hands-on lesson for fall! Not only is it engaging and hands-on, but it’s also perfect for teaching a variety of concepts in math, science, and literacy. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
For math, have your students estimate how many seeds are in an apple, then count them to check their estimation skills. You can also weigh and measure apples to compare their sizes, or sorting them by color.
In science, talk about how apples grow – from seed to tree to fruit. You can even do a taste test of different kinds of apples to see which ones your students like best!
And for literacy, there are so many great apple-themed books to read aloud or independently! We’ve featured ten of our favorites below.
Apple Books for First Grade
Looking for a few good apple-themed books to share with your first grader this fall? Check out some of our favorites!
Easy readers are great for beginning readers, and they'll enjoy tackling these beginning chapter books.
Plus, what could be more cozy than curling up with a good book on a chilly autumn day? Happy reading!
An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store.
This picture book takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients for a delicious apple pie. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat.
Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don't forget to go apple picking in Vermont!
A simple recipe for apple pie is included.
Have you ever eaten part of a flower? You have if you have eaten an apple!
Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit--ready for you to pick!
Don't let the apples drop! Three animal friends practice balancing apples on their heads in this hilarious introduction to counting!
Apple cider, applesauce, apple muffins, cakes, and pies! Annie is a very busy apple farmer. She bakes yummy treats with the apples she picks and saves her best apples to sell at the market.
Follow Annie through her apple-filled day of picking, counting, sorting, baking, and selling, and then try making some of her simple apple recipes.
Who doesn’t love to go apple picking at the first sign of fall? A sister and brother celebrate autumn with a trip to a local apple orchard.
The kids bound with glee through the rows of trees, and race against other children to pick the most and the best apples. The story of their day is bright, fun, and full of light action.
Apples! The very word conjures up images of fall: ripe red apples falling off the tree as the leaves begin their glorious extravaganza of color change; baskets of gathered fruits at the foot of laddered orchards; the rich aroma of an apple-pie cooling.
Amelia Bedelia can't wait. What could be better? Autumn! Hooray for apples and fall!
Freddy Thresher's first-grade class is taking a field trip to the local apple orchard.
Best of all, whoever finds the hidden wooden apples among the real fruit will win $5!
But can Freddy get to the prize before Max cheats his way to winning?
Pinkalicious and the Pinkertons are all excited when they return from their trip to the orchard with lots of Pink Lady apples to munch on!
After realizing they have more apples than the family could possibly use, Pinkalicious finds ways to share the apples with others.
It’s a blue sky autumn day and Minna, Pop, Mom, and Dad have decided to go on an outing to Long Hill Orchard.
As the bunnies fill their baskets, Farmer Miller teaches them all about apples.
This charming story is filled with fun facts, activities, and an applesauce recipe.
Your students are sure to love learning all about apples with these fun and hands-on activities!