STREAM Activity: Apple Wreath Craft
Create the perfect fall wreath!
Activity best for children ages 2 and up
With fall coming up, we are highlighting one of our favorite and most delicious fruits – apples! There are over 2,500 different kinds of apples that are grown here in the United States. In Escondido, we live close to a town called Julian, where there are hundreds of acres of apple orchards. Today, we will be making a fall wreath inspired by this versatile and popular fruit.
1 paper plate
2 sheets of red construction paper
1/2 sheet of brown construction paper
1 sheet of green construction paper
Brown marker or crayon
How many different kinds of apples can you name?
What do apples trees need to grow?
What season do we pick apples in?
What are some ways we use apples to make different foods?
Start by gathering your materials!
Cut out the center of your paper plate, leaving just the edge. This will be the base for your wreath.
Fold your half sheet of brown construction paper in half again, and then cut down the middle vertically. This will be the stem of your wreath. Wrap one stem around the top of your paper plate. Put glue on the edges of the brown paper to create a loop attached to your wreath.
Using your green construction paper and brown crayon or marker, draw a leaf and cut it out. Use your glue to glue it down to the stem of your apple wreath.
Now take your red construction paper and fold it in half 3 times to create 8 squares. Do this with the other red paper as well.
Cut out the strips horizontally. You will have 8 total between the two pages.
Wrap the red paper around your wreath (like you did with your apple stem). Then, use your glue to glue the edges of the red paper together.
Once you have filled up your wreath with red construction paper your apple will be finished! You can hang your beautiful apple wreath on your door, on the fridge, or anywhere in your house.
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Real World Connections
You can go apple picking in Julian beginning in September through November! Learn more here.
Take a walk in your local park or some of these locations in San Diego to see the colorful fall leaves! View fall leaves here.
Go to the grocery store and see how many different kinds of apples you can count!
Look up pictures of fall foliage around the United States – what do you notice about the colors of the leaves in different states than California?