1-2-3 Come Sequence The Life Cycle Of An Apple With Me!
I liked to do several life cycle "craftivities" for our apple unit. After several hands-on activities, the sequence eventually got into everyones head. Cutting and glueing are wonderful fine motor skills that need plenty of practice, so I made several ways for you to use the life cycle of an apple printables.
For a quick and easy table top activity, run off the “Sequencing the Life Cycle of an Apple” worksheet. Make sure you print a color copy for your demonstration model. Students cut off the bottom and then cut and glue the individual pictures to the matching ordinal number position at the top of the paper. Before hand, point out to students, that the pictures are numbered.
When everyone has completed their project, use the “teacher cards” on your word wall or pocket chart, to reinforce and review the life cycle (science) as well as the new vocabulary. This is a great time to cover ordinal numbers as well.
If you’d like to involve math, have students choose a partner and take turns rolling a die. Whatever number they roll, is the piece that they cut and glue. If they roll a six, they lose their turn. The first child who completes their apple life cycle, or the one who has the most squares glued on when the timer rings, is the winner. All children should complete their paper.
To involve a bit more cutting, plus listening and following directions skills, pre-cut red, yellow and light green construction paper into 11 by 4 inch strips. Give students a color choice. They cut “slits” on their ordinal number template; the “doors” will then flip up. So that children don’t snip off their “fllip-up’s” remind them to STOP cutting when they run out of a line to follow.
Students rub a line of glue along the top of their ordinal number rectangle (this is the title portion) and glue it to their piece of construction paper.
Children press on the folds to crease them, so that they easily flip up. Students glue the appropriate picture under each flap. When everyone is done, to make sure that students have the correct order, review the life cycle.
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