Apple Unit Study

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Don’t miss this apple unit study that is perfect for grades K-3. Find books, videos, printables, and hands-on activities to build the perfect unit!

If you plan to teach about apples this fall, use the resources below to learn how they grow and more!

Apple Unit Study

This apple themed unit study is perfect for kids in grades K-3. It’s designed for use in both a homeschool and classroom setting.

Apple Orchards

Take a field trip to a local apple orchard to pick apples. Use those apples in the activities below.

Language Arts

Older students can practice parts of speech with this noun and verb apple tree sorting activity.

If you create your spelling lists based on the theme you’re studying, check out these apple themed spelling activities for grade 3.

I love to use book-based activities in my homeschool. Here’s a great unit based on the story How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.


Read Applesauce Day, and have your kids help you make applesauce from scratch.

These simple apple muffins will make a tasty afternoon snack.

Math Activities

Bring the story to life when you add these Ten Apples Up on Top to your early learning math centers. Counting to ten has never been so fun!

If your kids are working on time, be sure to check this apple themed “How Much Time Has Passed?” activity.

This Johnny Appleseed math pack contains activities that focus on graphing, number recognition, addition, and word problems.

Apple Crafts for Kids

Kids will love making a paper plate apple core craft with real apple seeds.

Your slime-loving kiddos will love mixing up a batch of fluffy apple slime.

Little ones can practice their sewing skills with this fun apple sewing craft.

Science Activities

The first thing I would focus on in an apple-themed science lesson is the life cycle of an apple. Kids can enjoy this Apple Life Cycle printable which contains a combination of worksheets and hands-on activities to teach and reinforce the lessons.

Teach kids about the parts of an apple and let them build one of their own when you present them with this engaging preschool apple craft.

Head to the grocery store or farmer’s market to purchase a variety of apples. Be sure to get different types, colors, and sizes. Then, have your kids complete an apple taste test.

If your kids enjoy lapbooks, here is an apple science lapbook that explores parts of an apple, vocabulary, life cycle, and more.

Apple Books for Kids

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

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ApplesHow to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)Johnny Appleseed


Apples – Explore the history of the apple but also the way that families and farmers grow and care for apple trees today, from planting to selling, to turning them into delicious treats and using them for classic games like “bobbing for apples” on Halloween.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World – 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.

Johnny Appleseed – John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was a historical figure whose wilderness adventures became larger-than-life legends.

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