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Handprint Apple Trees
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Students will have a bushel of fun with this hands-on craft!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 3rd grade / 3 - 8 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

  1. Reproduce the apple template onto red, yellow and green construction paper.
  2. Reproduce the tree trunk template onto brown construction paper. Each student will need one tree trunk.
  3. Cover a large table with sheets of newspaper or butcher paper. Pour green paint into each pie tin, just covering the bottom of the tin. Set the tins out on the table.


  1. Give each student a sheet of 12" x 18" construction paper, a tree trunk and one sheet of apples.
  2. Have students cut out the tree trunk and apples. Then have them glue the tree trunk to the white sheet of paper.
  3. Invite a few students at a time to bring their mounted tree trunks to the painting area. Show students how to dip their hands in paint and press them onto the sheet to add “leaves” to their trees.
  4. After the paint has dried, invite students to glue apples onto their trees.
  5. Display the trees on a bulletin board titled “This Class Is the Apple of My Eye!” or “Our Class Is a Bushel of Fun!”

Learning Extension

Use this activity to introduce color patterns! After students have finished their trees, invite a few students to bring their projects to the front of the classroom. Have them hold up their trees and arrange the students in a pattern based on the color of their apples. Encourage students to tell you which color comes next in the pattern. Then invite additional groups of students to stand up and arrange themselves in different patterns.

Have students sing this fun pattern song to the tune of “The Muffin Man.” Repeat the second verse for each pattern students have created!
  • Have you seen an apple tree,
  • an apple tree, an apple tree?
  • Yellow, red, or even green—
  • A tasty treat for us!

  • Name the pattern that you see,
  • The colors on the apple trees.
  • Here’s the pattern that we see—
  • Red, green, green, red, green, green.
On a bulletin board, display the trees in the patterns that students have created. Title the display “Patterns Ripe for Picking!”

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Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
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Peppermint Candy
Handprint Plates

Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
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Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
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Valentine Necklace
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Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
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Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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Earth Day
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Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
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Mother’s Day
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Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket

Father’s Day
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Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

Patriotic Holidays
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin

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