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This week we’re starting our meet-up with our local homeschool co-op. Over the last four {or maybe it’s five??} years, I have taught the 4-year-old class and we have an A-Z theme. I have all the lesson plans together and essentially could teach the class in my sleep.

Imagine my surprise when I found out I was teaching the 3-year-old class this year. A.k.a. pick a relevant theme.

Time to hit my files and pull up some themed ideas. This week we’re going to be learning about apples – seems like a good time, eh? My bag is chocked full of fun stuff for the morning and we’re ready to go!

Here are a few of the fun ideas that I found via Pinterest and the internet. Although we won’t be doing all of these, they are still great to share!

Apple pie themed playdough basket from Counting Coconuts – I know the kids are going to LOVE making mini apple pies {even if they are pretend}.


Making Apple Pie with Kids via the Educator’s Spin on It – some fun ideas {love the measurement examples} for making apple pies together. Doesn’t hurt that I love the Apple Pie Tree book as well!

Button Apple Craft

Apple Button Craft via Free Kids Crafts – if I had bunches of buttons handy, we would definitely be doing this!


Apple Tree Craft via Happy Home Fairy ~ I LOVE this craft and know a certain little boy at home that will be making this with me!


Felt Apple Craft via Brandy’s Crafts – I really need to buy a pair of pinking shears, because I absolutely adore this felt apple.


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Apple Unit Printables via 2 Teaching Mommies – If you are looking for some great printables specifically for apples, this is a GREAT prek and k pack for you to grab!

Torn Paper Apple Craft via Homeschool Creations – this craft has been one that we’ve done for years with our kids. The kids love ripping the paper a WHOLE lot!


Apple Word Cards – these are word cards that go along with the Read, Build, Write Vocabulary Mats. Time to pull these out again at our house!



A is for Apple Tot Printables from 1+1+1=1 – If you have a younger child in your house, these are some fun printables to use with your toddler and early preschooler. I have a few of these printed to use tomorrow as well.

If you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out my Fall Themed Pinterest board. I have a bunch of other ideas pinned there as well!

Can’t wait to see what you all have been up to this week – if you have a fun apple idea, will you leave a comment with a link so others can see them as well? Thanks so much for sharing with each other!

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  1. Cornerstone Confessions says

    So many cute apple themes. Makes me want to do A all over again! Pinning for next year! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’m a total Pinterest addict, and those are some great apple ideas! Of course, I always love your printables and so appreciate that you generously share them! :)

  3. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!
    We live in Ohio but would travel for *your* co-op :) Have a blessed day!

    • I’m not the one that heads it up!!! :) I know my limits, but we do love the group of families that we’re with. Love how everyone chips in and helps out to make it work together.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing our Apple Pie Lesson. We love apple themed ideas too, love this post and now know what we’re doing next week with the Tot School!

  5. Woohoo! Thanks for including the Fairy in this fabulous Apple Round-Up! xoxo

  6. angelicscalliwags says

    That button craft looks great and is so transferable to any theme. Buttons are so expensive in England- sigh- I can dream, right?

  7. I love unit studies. This one is great. I really like the variety of activities.

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