Life Cycle of an Apple Lapbook

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This life cycle of an apple lapbook is perfect for assembling a lapbook that will fit right into your autumn science lessons.

With these free homeschool printables, kids can learn about the life cycle of an apple and the vocabulary associated with how an apple grows.

Add this activity to your fall apple-themed homeschool plans.

Life Cycle of an Apple Lapbook

I love using lapbooks with my younger children. I find them to be a great way to have children record what they learn in a fun keepsake-style activity.

I have boxes in my basement full of my kids’ old lapbooks. I love looking back on them at the end of the year and reviewing what we learned.



Open the file folder. Fold each side in half so that the edges meet in the center of the folder.

Color and cut out the cover pieces – the “this lapbook belongs to…” sign and the apple picture. Glue them to the lapbook cover.

You can model the cover in the pictures here, or you can have your kids glue them wherever they’d like.

Now, open the lapbook. On the left-hand flap, we’ll glue the “parts of an apple” label.

Under that label, have your children glue the apple core and then label it correctly. They can cut/paste the labels or write them by hand.

Next, assemble the Apple Facts mini-book according to the instruction page. Glue the assembled mini-book at the bottom of the left flap.

On the center flap, let’s work from top to bottom. At the top of the center flap, glue the “life cycle” sign.

Then, assemble the life cycle accordion book. Glue the top of that book under the sign leaving the book able to fold/unfold.

Next, on the left-hand side of the center flap, assemble and glue down the “what plants need to grow” booklet.

Finally, assemble and attach the life cycle of an apple spinner.

Now, let’s finish the lapbook with the activities meant for the right flap. At the top, have kids assemble and attach the apple recipes flip book.

Finally, cut out the “vocabulary words” box. Cut the lines with the word “cut” beside them. Fold on the dotted lines, and glue the flaps to the lapbook. Cut out the vocabulary words and put the in the pocket you just created.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about apples. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Apples, Apples, ApplesPinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples!Hello, World! How Do Apples Grow?


Apples, Apples, Apples – 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.

Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples – 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.

How Do Apples Grow? – Young children love to eat apples and go to orchards. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce.


Add an apple girl peg doll to your imaginative play area this fall. She’s great for storytelling and makes a wonderful addition to a doll house. 

With a printable pattern, you can make an apple counting basket set for your felt board. It includes an apple tree, apples, baskets, and numbers. 

Fall is the perfect time of year to study apples! This apple life cycle printable features 17 activities designed to teach the five stages of an apple’s life and the vocabulary that goes with it.

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