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An apple tree goes through many different stages during its lifetime, from the time it is a tiny seed to the time it bears fruit. With our free worksheet, students will review the stages of the life cycle of an apple tree.
In addition to the worksheet featured here, we’re providing a wide range of books and activities you can use to create an entire apple unit study.
Our printable and the supplemental activities described are perfect for kids in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Be sure to check them out as you plan your apple activities for kids.
This activity is designed to help children review the life cycle of an apple. As they complete the worksheet, have students describe what happens in each stage in order from seed to apple.
The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree
An apple tree goes through many different stages during its lifetime. The seed starts off as a small, hard object that is planted in the ground.
The seed then grows into a sprout, which eventually becomes a tree. The tree then produces apples, which are eaten by people and animals.
The apples then fall from the tree and decompose on the ground. This process repeats itself over and over again, resulting in a life cycle that is full of growth and renewal.
Preparing the Activity
Preparing this print-and-go worksheet for kids is a breeze! Just print it out, and you’re ready to go! This cut-and-paste science worksheet is a great way to review the life cycle sequence while strengthening motor skills.
What You’ll Need
- The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree worksheet (at the bottom of this post)
- Crayons or markers (optional)
- glue stick
What You’ll Do
Review the life cycle of an apple with your students before passing out this worksheet.
Instruct students to color the life cycle images on the right side of the page. They can also color the arrows, if they’d like.
Then, they’ll cut out the life cycle images. Finally, glue them in order from seed to apple on the worksheet.
Differentiated instruction is a teaching strategy that provides students with different ways to learn and access the same material.
In this lesson, teachers can provide a visual to help students sequence the life cycle properly. They can also have students layout the sequencing pieces to be checked before glueing them down.
Apple Books for Kids
Apple-themed books for kids are a great way to learn more about this delicious fruit. These books are full of fun facts and stories about apples, making them a perfect way to learn more about this iconic fruit.
Some of our favorites include:
• The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall – Two young sisters follow the progress of their apple tree through the seasons, from a bare tree in the winter, through the pink blossoms of the spring, to the apple picking in the autumn.
• The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons – Arnold collects apple blossoms in spring, builds a treehouse in summer, makes apple pie and cider in the fall, and hangs strings of popcorn and berries for the birds in winter, among other seasonal activities. Includes a recipe for apple pie and a description of how an apple cider press works.
• Applesauce Day by Lisa J. Amstutz – Applesauce Day is here! Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it’s time to turn the apples into applesauce. Every year they use a special pot that has been in the family for generations. Follow along as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce.
Hands On Apple Activities for Kids
For students who want to learn more about apples, there are a number of supplemental activities that can be done.
These activities include visiting an apple orchard, going on an apple nature walk, and making homemade apple cider.
These activities are fun, educational, and best of all, delicious!
More Apple Life Cycle Worksheets
- Apple Life Cycle Printable
- Apple Life Cycle Printable Book
- Apple Life Cycle Worksheets
- Apple Life Cycle Worksheets from Living Life and Learning
- Apple Life Cycle Coloring Book from Homeschool Preschool
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.