October is here! Autumn is underway and it’s time to enjoy one of the most popular fall fruits: Apples! One of the world’s healthiest foods, apples have numerous health benefits and are sweet enough to get kids to eat them without hesitation. Still have difficultly convincing your little one(s) to munch on this healthy snack? Try this tasty yet nutritious snack after school or even for dessert:
Peanut Butter Honey Apples
A classic recipe with some oomph:
1. Cut apples into bite sized wedges and remove seeds and core with knife or apple-corer.
2. Then dip in peanut butter or spread peanut butter onto apples with knife. Whichever you prefer!
3. Finish by drizzling on some honey with a spoon.
There are many variations to this yummy classic snack. Make it an apple sandwich by cutting your apple into flat round slices and put peanut butter and honey in-between two slices. Or add the three ingredients between two slices of bread to make it a real sandwich! Another idea is to add cinnamon to make it extra special this holiday season. Have other ideas? Share them with Chipper!
Learn more about which apples to use for what in Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]!
Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Apple Craft
This craft is awesome because it requires almost no supplies, and it’s safe to assume most of us have paper rolls around the house. Oh and it’s so cute! These could also be used for cute apple napkin rings, a useful craft perfect for the Holiday Season!
1. Gather your materials. You will need a toilet paper roll, red and green paint, a sponge paint brush ( any brush or even fingers will work but sponges work best!), scissors and glue.
2. Start by cutting your roll into rings, you can make think or thin.
3. Cut 1 or 2 into strips ( these will be made into the leaves).
4. Paint the rings red, inside and out. Let dry.
5. Paint the strips green. Let dry.
6. When the paint is dry cut the strips into leaf shapes.
7. Bend the bottom.
8. Add glue
9. Stick it on the red ring! Use as decorations, fun toys, or napkin holders!
Recycled Plastic Bottle Apple Craft
Chipper loves to reduce, reuse and recycle! The bottoms of plastic drink bottles come together to form what looks remarkably like an apple shape. By varying the size of the bottle bottoms, you can make bigger or smaller kids apple crafts to use as boxes for all sorts of things.
1. Cut off the bottoms of two drink bottles. (You will have to do this for the children, as it requires sharp scissors or a knife.)
2. Have children fill one of the bottle bottoms with whatever they like – red colored treats, little notes, small toys, or anything else they can think of. They can also crumple up some red cloth, red napkins, red tissue paper or red-colored recycle paper inside the apple crafts for kids, which makes them a bit more decorative.
3. Punch two holes in each bottle bottom. Now have your child close the “apple” by sliding the second bottle bottom on top of the first. He or she can add a stem and leaves made of colored cardboard, craft foam and/or felt for decoration.
4. By threading ribbon through the holes and tying a bow, you can secure the lid onto each of the kids apple crafts.
5. Finally, have your child add a note with the recipient’s name or a sweet message.
This “apple for the teacher” back to school craft for kids is perfect for children to present to their teachers during the first week of school – or any time, really. Apples are also one of the symbols of the Jewish New Year, so this also makes a great Rosh Hashana craft for any Jewish friends or teachers in your kids’ lives!
Recycled Paper Plate Apple Craft
Re-imagine and old paper plate using torn red paper, tissue or napkins and gluing them on! Then just cut out a stem and a leaf and hang up on the fridge. This is a very simple and easy craft for your little one’s to try and they make cute, home-made decorations for Fall, the Holidays, or a classroom!