Archive | September, 2013

Ten Fun Things to Do With Apples.

26 Sep

1.  Make an apple sandwich. Slice apples crosswise for the “bread.” Experiment with different things in the middle: cream cheese, peanut butter (careful with allergies), raisins, chocolate chips.

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2.  Cut apples in half. Dip in washable paint and stamp on a big sheet of paper. Use fingertip dipped in green to make leaves on the apples.

3.   Make a person. Find some sticks and insert into the apple for arms and legs. (Or use red licorice twists.) Attach a marshmallow on top for the head.

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4.  Bowl with apples. Set up empty water bottles for the bowling pins. Roll an apple down a long strip of paper toward the water bottles.

5.  Hang apples from a tree with a string. Swing each apple. Have a contest to see who can catch an apple in their mouth the quickest.

6.   Make race cars. Cut the apple into segments. Place the apple cut side down on a plate. Cut grapes in half and place on the apple slice for wheels.

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7.  Make caramel apples. Use sticks (as in from a tree) instead of the normal “popsicle” sticks. Drizzle chocolate on the apples or roll in nuts or M and M’s.

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8. Glue googly eyes to an apple. Simple but fun.

9.  Make applesauce. Mix 4 apples- peeled and chopped- with ¾ cup water, ¼ cup sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Cook for 20 minutes. Mash.

10. Make a ladybug out of an apple. Cut the apple in half. Place cut side down on a plate. Make a cut in the middle ¾ of the way from the bottom to top. Spread the two pieces to form the wings of the ladybug. Place raisins on the wings using cream cheese or peanut butter to hold in place. Use small pretzel sticks for the antenna.

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Check out our pinterest apple board for more ideas.

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Easy Kid Friendly Apple Snacks

25 Sep

Truthful Lips

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Supplies: apple slices, small marshmallows, whipped cream cheese, paper plates, plastic knives

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Place an apple slice on the plate for a mouth. With a knife, place a dot of cream cheese on the marshmallow and stick it on the apple slice. Continue this until the apple slice has a line of “teeth.”

Discuss how we need to keep our lips from telling lies.

Keep your lips from telling lies. Psalm 34: 13

**Excerpt from Make Your Words Count

Apple Faces

Supplies: apple, frosting, plastic knife, gumdrops, candy corn, string licorice, candy coated chocolates

Give each child an apple. Use the frosting as glue. Make a face and hair out of the different candies attaching with the frosting.

God created each of us uniquely. Each of us has the purpose of glorifying God with the way He has created us.

Everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. Colossians 1: 16 TM

**Excerpt from Kamp Kaboom

Check out our apple pinterest board for more apple snack ideas.

Object Lessons Using Apples

24 Sep

Object Lesson: Apple of God’s Eye

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Supplies: different kinds of apples, optional: treasure chest

Preparation: Place the apples in a treasure chest or a bag.

Hold up the apples one by one and let the kids guess the type of apple.

Does anyone know what it means to be the apple of someone’s eye? It means that you are very special to them. You are a treasure to them.

Did you ever think that you are an apple of God’s eye? In fact, we are so special to Him that He calls us His children. In 1 John 3:1 it says, “The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God.”

Give each child an apple. Look them in the eye and say, “You are a treasure to God. You are the apple of His eye.”

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

*Take from Dr. Jones and The Secret of the Lost Keys.

 

Object Lesson: The Trinity

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Supplies: apples, knife, plate

Slice the apple in half through the core.

Each apple has three different, distinct parts to it. Can you name the three parts? We have the apple peel, the white flesh and the seeds. Each of these parts has a job that they do. However, they also are all part of one, the apple.

Although God is not actually like an apple, the way the Trinity works together can be understood a bit better by thinking about an apple. God the Father, God the Spirit and God the Son all have different, distinct jobs. But they are all one- they are all God.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship in the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13: 14 (AMP)

**Excerpt from Cruisin in My Father’s Car

Check out our apple pinterest board for more apple ideas.