We made apple print trees today and they turned out great. Using brown paint the children painted a tree on construction paper and let it dry.
I put red ... yellow ... and green paint on to paper plates and then sliced apples in half. The children dipped the apples and then pressed them on the trees. I also put paint brushes out as an option for the children to use as an option to dipping the apples.
You can see a video of this project below:
We did this project last year and it really turned out great. I'm posting it again in case some of you missed it as I still have a lot of material to bring over from my old site design.
We worked on this project over a three day period and not only did the children learn about the different seasons but they also worked on their fine motor skills by scrunching ... tearing ... cutting ... and pinching. We used large sheets of white construction paper and folded it into fourths. Brown lines were painted for the tree trunks (one per each of the four sections) and then children painted their hands and pressed their hands above the tree trunks.
After the trees were dry we decorated each one according to the seasons:
After the trees were decorated and dried we cut the season tags out and glued them on the correct tree. We then glued the title on the bottom of the picture. You can grab the patterns here and see a video of this project by clicking below:
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