These apple life cycle hats are a fun way to learn the stages of the fruit’s life – from seed to apple and everything in between. This crafty science project makes an adorable take home that kids will be proud to show off to their families!
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Prepping the activity was quick and easy. First I printed one coloring sheet for each of my kids and used black construction paper to make each of them a hat band that was 4 inches tall and 24 inches long.
After grabbing our crayons, glue sticks and scissors and we were ready to start!
Making the Hats
Time to color! My kids always love to color so they jumped right to work fancying up their sheets.
As soon as they were finished, Big Brother (age 6.5) carefully cut along the outside border of the pictures and labels. I cut out Little Sister’s (age 3) because there were so many twists and turns and even Middle Brother (age 5) needed help on a few of the pictures.
We worked together to put the stages of the life cycle in order:
Seed – Seedling – Tree – Blossom – Green Apple – Red Apple
Each child carefully glued the picture near the top of their band and the corresponding label directly underneath it.
I would then wrap the band around each child’s head and stapled it to fit snug.
The kids were so excited with their crafty science creations and, best of all, could easily recite the apple life cycle stages by heart.
Grab Your Set
Click the blue button to grab your apple life cycle hats and then check out 25 other apple activities to add to your must-try list (below)!
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Apple Lacing Fine Motor Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Kindergarten Math Activity: Apple Matching Game // Schooling a Monkey
Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity // Stir the Wonder
Write and Wipe Math Cards | Bobbing for Apples // Science Kiddo
Apple Life Cycle Printable Book // Stay at Home Educator
Apple Number Match // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Apple Life Cycle Hat // The STEM Laboratory
Fine Motor Strengthening Apple Activity // Sugar Aunts
Apple Tree Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Apple Shape Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Oatmeal Apple Crisp: A Recipe for Kids // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Apple Addition Write and Wipe Cards // Playdough to Plato
Johnny Appleseed Apple Coverall Games // Recipe for Teaching
Apple Play Dough Surprise Activity // Play & Learn Every Day
Apple Counting Book // Fun-A-Day
Balancing Apples Up on Top // Sara J Creations
Apple Seed Counting Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Apple Alphabet Puzzles // The Letters of Literacy
Apple Subitizing Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Editable Apple Sight Word Game // DIY Farm Wife
Apple Tree Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Apple Ten Frames // Still Playing School
Tracing Letters Printable Apples // Modern Preschool
CVC Spelling Mats // Fairy Poppins
Apple Color Matching Activity // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails