The boy and I did another observation activity. This time we observed APPLES.
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Unfortunately, we ran out of printer ink and I was unable to print it! I was bummed. So, we had to improvise. I let him touch my computer screen to point out his answer.
- an apple
- observation sheet
- crayons or markers
- Use the worksheet to guide your observations.
- You can decide ahead of time if you want them to listen to the apple as they take a bite out of it or just listen to it as a whole. We decided to use the “crunch” factor.
- If your kiddo doesn’t understand the term sweet, sour or salty. Pull out the salt by all means and have them taste it. Have them drink a little water to clean their palate. Then ask them to taste the apple. Do they taste the same?
|Special Note: When observing the texture I tried to use clip art that your child could relate to and that would be around everyone’s house. I used a mirror to represent smooth and a cheese grater to represent rough. So, if you child doesn’t know the term smooth have him/her touch a mirror and say, “This is smooth.” Do the same with the cheese grater. Then have him/her compare what they are observing to both objects. You can then ask your child, “Is your ______ smooth like the mirror or rough/bumpy like the cheese grater?”
If you have more than one apple variety you can have a taste test and graph the results.
And that was it. As I mentioned before the boy loves observation sheets, but he likes them even better when he actually gets to eat something when he does it!
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