Though National Apple Day was October 21st, Fall is a great time to celebrate this delicious fruit!
Did you know:
More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
Apples are a member of the rose family.
Humans have been eating apples since as far back as 6500 BC.
Apple trees can live for more than 100 years.
The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.
The average person eats 65 apples a year.
It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider.
Aren’t apples awesome?!?
The word “apple” is mentioned several times in the Bible, and was believed to be the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil in Genesis, now, however that is a controversial topic and many believe the fruit was not an apple, though there is much speculation as to what that fruit may have been.
Here’s a fun song to remind us of how we can be thankful.
Johnny Appleseed Grace
“Oh, the Lord’s been good to me.
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
The sun, the rain and the appleseed;
Oh, the Lord’s been good to me.
Oh, and every seed I sow
Will grow into a tree.
And someday there’ll be apples there
For everyone in the world to share.
Oh, the Lord is good to me.”
For the full song visit dltk-kids.com
Younger children will love apple stamp art, not to mention you can use this method on fabrics to make all sorts of things including table runners, accent gifts, and of course framable art.
We can’t wait to hear about the fun ways you incorporate apples into teaching your children and family time.
Comment below: What are your favorite activities, crafts or recipes your family has for apples???