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Anatomy of an Apple: an activity for children of all ages. In this activity, children will not only learn more about apples, but also about how God created them to be unique and special.
- Read the story:
- The Apple Tree’s Discovery by Peninnah Schram – highly recommended for children ages 4-9. (R)
- Talk about how special your child is to Jesus and about the unique gifts that God has given them. For an older child, this story can open up communication about comparing oneself to others and being confident in who God made each of us to be.
- Throughout the week, memorize Psalm 17:8, “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”
- Lay an apple on it’s side and cut it crosswise so you get a cross section view of the apple. (Be sure to save your seeds for the Growing Apple Trees From Seeds activity.)
- Using one of the apple resource books (Seed, Sprout, Fruit: An Apple Tree Life Cycle by Shannon Knudsen and/or How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro), have your child draw the cross-section of an apple and/or apple blossom.
- Label each part. Record a younger child’s explanations/dictations as needed.
- Place the page or pages in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
- For an older child: have them include a brief description of each apple part’s function or role.
- For additional learning, consider having them draw an apple blossom and the life cycle of the apple tree, again labeling each part and including a description.
- Feel free to add your memory verse, a list of the books you’ve read, poems, recipes, memories, or quotes about apples to the journal page.
- Place the page(s) in a protector when finished and include it in the garden notebook/journal.
- Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.