Looking for a fun way to teach your kids about the apple life cycle? Check out this free apple life cycle printable diagram!
It’s a great visual aid that shows how apples grow and change from seed to fruit. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do together.
Just print it out and your kids can color in the different stages of the life cycle. They’ll be learning about apples in no time!
Just like people, apples go through a life cycle. This printable can help your little ones understand the different stages an apple goes through, from blossom to tree to fruit.
Download and print it out, then color in the different illustrations as you talk about how an apple grows.
You can also use it to teach your kids about the seasons, explaining how apples are usually harvested in the fall.
Hang it up on the fridge or in your child’s bedroom as a fun and educational reference guide.
The Life Cycle of an Apple
Apple trees are a staple of many gardens and orchards, and they are relatively easy to grow. However, before you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of crisp apples, there is a lot of work to be done.
Here is a quick overview of the apple life cycle, from planting to harvesting.
When you first plant an apple tree, it will be a small sapling. With proper care, it will quickly grow into a medium-sized tree. Once it reaches maturity, it will begin to produce flowers.
After the flowers are pollinated, they will develop into apples. The apples will ripen and fall off the tree in late summer or early autumn.
Finally, it is time to harvest the apples and enjoy their sweet flavor!
Apple Science Activities
There’s something magical about apple science activities. They’re the perfect blend of kitchen science and fall fun. And they always seem to turn out beautifully, even when they’re not planned that way.
The next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, try one of these apple science activities. You might be surprised at how much they enjoy it.
One of the simplest apple science activities is to slice an apple in half and observe the different parts. The seeds, the flesh, the skin, the stem – each part has its own unique function. And when you put them all back together again, you have a delicious snack.
If you want to get a little more hands-on with your apple science, try making homemade applesauce. It’s a great way to use up any extra apples you might have lying around. And it’s a perfect opportunity to talk about the Science of Cooking.
How does cooking change the structure of food? What happens to the nutrients in food when it’s cooked? Your kids will be fascinated by the answers to these questions – and they’ll love eating their homemade applesauce too.
So don’t let the chilly weather keep you indoors this fall. Get out there and enjoy some apple science with your kids. They’ll love learning about the life cycle of apples – and you might even learn a thing or two yourself.
BOOKS ABOUT APPLES
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, 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.
APPLE RESOURCES I LOVE!
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.