Each week decorate and then draw or add the appropriate number of apples to the Apple Tree Posters (finished example above). At the end of the curriculum combine the posters to create a book. Links are provided in the 2 Year Lesson Plans.Ideas to create apples:
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To add further learning to the Apple Tree Posters, decorate each tree with different art media.
#1 - color with crayons
#2 - colored pencils
#3 - markers
#5 - fingerpaint
#6 - glue corresponding construction paper shapes (leaves, trunk, basket)
#7 - tear and paste tissue paper
#8 - dot paints or outline the tree and basket with a black crayon and then paint with a mixture of corn syrup (very little needed), water, and food coloring
#9 - cut and glue construction paper squares
#10 - watercolors
#11 - glue items found on a nature hike
#12 - glue on macaroni or other noodles ( dye the noodles for extra color)
#13 - cover with material or felt pieces
#14 - paint with shaving cream and food coloring
#15 - paint using q-tips
The apples were added when the paint had dried. (The only problem I encountered was the stickers having more difficulty sticking to the paint. They could be reinforced with glue though.) The children enjoyed the activities and when it was all done, not only did they have a number book to count with, but it was also an appealing keepsake of artwork!
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