There are a variety of ways you can use this packet. For a back to school treat bag, run off the "Welcome" puzzle template. Personalize them with your students' names. Cut up each puzzle and put them in Ziplock Baggies. Choose one of 3 header cards and attach. You can also give them during your apple studies or as an inexpensive gift for birthdays, Valentine's Day etc. A large apple puzzle, to be used as an independent center activity, is also included, as well as a blank grid, to help younger students easily put their puzzles together.
Teach, review, practice and whole-group assess with these apple-themed "I Spy!" games. Packet includes worksheet-games for uppercase letters, lowercase letters, shapes, numbers 0-10, numbers 0-20, plus a blank template to fill in higher numbers. Students enjoy playing the game and you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
This apple "craftivity" is a super-fun way to reinforce addition and/or subtraction. If you teach older students, I've also included a template to make a multiplication apple game.
If you read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Aurdrey Penn, you're familiar with Chester an anxious little raccoon. Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hand's-on shape games and activities.
These "shapely apples" can be used as anchor chart posters, large flashcards, a bulletin board, and assessment tools. Make extra sets and use them for independent centers and games. Children can also choose their favorite shape and make a shapely apple of their own. A shape attributes worksheet is also included.
This is a quick, easy and fun apple-themed game to play with your students, to whole-group assess spatial directions.