This story is great to read before or after a trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch and provides the perfect opportunity for text to self connections. But my kids also wanted to do a project for the book. It was last minute so we made it up as we went along, and didn't go quite as I'd hoped.
I found some small styrofoam balls that I had gotten from the dollar store. I decided some shake painting was in order, so the kids each put a ball and some paint in an empty container with a lid. (We used an ice cream bucket and a coffee can.) I had no idea if the washable poster paint we were using was actually going to adhere to the styrofoam or not. It did. However...
By this point, the kids had lost all enthusiasm for the project.
|They look like little planets, don't they?|
Maybe we should just stick to paper plate apples and pumpkins?
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