Have you ever been to an apple farmer’s market?
What is a farmer’s market? What happens at a farmer’s market?
Introduce young learners to explore a farmers’ market or apple orchard with this STEAM Storytime experience inspired by the book “Apple Annie Farmer.”
STEAM Storytime Challenge: Can you create an apple farmer’s market?
Objective: Explore the different colors, sizes, and shapes of apples by building an apple farmer’s stand with play dough.
- “Apple Farmer Annie” written by Monica Wellington
- Play dough
- Small buckets, baskets, or bowls for sorting
- Cardboard, craft sticks, and blocks
Read “Apple Farmer Annie” by Monica Wellington or watch a video read aloud of the book.
Discuss the different types of apples farmers grow in an orchard. What type of apple is your favorite?
Use play dough to design and build a variety of apples and apple treats. Sort the play dough apples into different small containers or baskets.
Build a farmer’s stand for your apples using cardboard, craft sticks, and blocks.
- What color is your favorite apple?
- How many different kinds of apples did you make?
- Can you think of some different foods that are made with apples?
Science: Explore different foods that are made with apples.
Technology: Watch a video of an apple orchard. What tools help farmers harvest the apples?
Engineering: Build a farmer’s stand for your play dough apples.
ARTs: Draw a sign for your farmer’s stand.
Math: Count and sort the different types of apples you made.