September Apple Block
Back to School Special!!
I have had so many requests
for special directions and patterns for the "Monthly Blocks" that I am
going to be making these available to those who are interested in
purchasing this resource. You will be provided with full colored
pictures, patterns and detailed directions. There is a different
character for each of the months from September through May.
An on line link will be
provided to access the directions and patterns. Please make sure you
provide the correct email address for me to be able to send you this link.
There are no shipping charges since this is a digital link. You will
be able to start your projects as soon as you receive this link.
The blocks that the children
make use a 2x4x6 inch piece of wood. They last forever and will be a
family treasure for many, many years to come. Many parents tell me
that they still have all of the blocks and use them each year!
will receive detailed directions to make the following:
man ( see sample)
October Pumpkin man
February 2 different blocks for Feb--Cupid and Abe Lincoln
This is a great time to get
started. I will provide the link for you as soon as I receive
payment for you to be able to get started right away on your monthly
The cost will be $14.99 with no shipping charges.
would like to pay with a credit card, click below on the link. If
you would like to pay by check, please contact me by email
at lcritchell@ kinderteacher.com (no space.)
Paper Plate Apples
The apples above were
made on a small paper plate. Each child painted glue on the plate
and attached pieces to cover both sides. The pieces can be torn or
cut for a different look. They can also be red, green or yellow. A
stem and a leaf were added. These were hung from our lights/ceiling
in our classroom. You can see an example of these on the
September Bulletin Board page.
This is the simple glyph
that we start the year off with each year. You can follow the guide
below for each child to complete his/her own apple.
This apple art project was
given to me by Paige Brown from Fairfield, CA. They are made with a
pattern using red on one side and green on the other to hang. Scraps
of paper are used to stuff for a 3 D effect. You will also need
double leaves and stems to cover both sides. You can tell that this
is her sample given to me--the lines are all straight!
This is one of my favorite art
projects that we do each year. The project is done with red,
green and brown tempera paint. This project is included with pattern
and full directions on the September Ideas package that will be available
This project was done with
real apples cut in half vertically. We tried to keep the stem on the
apples, but that wasn't always possible. We found that the apples
made much better stamps if we cut the apples the day before and let them
dry out a bit. See September Bulletin Board page for these projects
have had this project for many years, and I can't remember where I found
the idea. I haven't used in Kindergarten. It might be a bit
difficult for them. But, it probably could be adapted for
Kindergarten age. The pieces are doubled and glued onto
both sides of a long piece of yarn. These look really cute done in
red, green and yellow hanging in the room.
Hanging Apple Idea
Two large apples were cut
using red, yellow and green construction paper. A regular wire coat hanger
was glue in the middle for the hanger. The children attached the
stems, leaves and a worm to their apple. These were hung from our
lights for September!
Other Art Ideas:
1. Use a paper bag (upside down) to show the parts of an apple
tree. Place apple tree (leaves, branches, apples and trunk) at the
top. Use the bottom of the bag (flap part) to put roots to show they
are under the ground.
2. Apple Collage--Cut out pictures of apples, recipes and apple
products from magazines. Arrange on poster paper. Pictures
could be collected as a homework assignment and one large collage made for
3. Quilled Apples This might be hard for Kindergarten
students, but is fun for older students. Cut 12"x 1/2" strips of
construction paper. Let each student cut out a large apple shape (or
provide the pattern.) Wrap each strip around a pencil, slide it off,
and glue it standing on edge to the apple. Children should hold each
strip in place until the glue has dried enough to hold. One inch
strips would be easier to handle for younger children. When the
apple is filled in, attach a stem and green paper leaves. This
idea can be adapted for other seasons--pumpkins, bells, hearts, eggs,