We always have a few bum apples leftover after apple picking with the kids. They seem to always find some that are bruised or slightly rotten among the bunch. These provide us with the perfect opportunity to do some painting with apples.
Painting with Apples:
- Cut apples in half and remove seeds
- Put various colors of paint in containers
- Allow your child to dip the apple (cut side) in the paint and stamp with it!
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This is great practice for little hands, and the process of the artwork is just as important as the finished work. While painting, ask your child questions about their experience with picking apples. Do they have a favorite apple? How do apples grow? You just might be surprised at home much they know !
I think they did a great job! 🙂 So festive!
M wanted to ‘do something’ with his artwork so we grabbed some paper bags and went on a fall treasure hunt. It’s amazing how the word ‘treasure’ can really peak a 3 year-old’s interest! This served as a great opportunity to look around and compare what is different outside in the fall vs. the summer. M observed that the leaves looked different and felt crunchier, that there were more squirrels out and that the air was colder.
We took all of our treasures to the table and glued them to our painting once they had dried. The kids had a blast with this, and talk about simple!
To see some more fun, fall activities for kids, check out our:
- 10 Fall Fine Motor Activities
- Spin Art Apple Bunting
- Paint Pouring on Pumpkins
- Fall Sensory Bin
- Pumpkin Painting and Washing
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