This past week, we thoroughly enjoyed the book "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" (see link below) during our "Apples" theme. I decided I just had to make something fun to go along with the book, and it HAS been a while since I posted one of these (snack/lunch ideas), so here you go! :)
What it looked like before my daughter began the seasonal transformations below...
SIDE NOTE: I love the craft/activity we made to go along with this book as well and will be posting it later in the week with some other apple related activities. :)
Why I Like This Book:
I love how Gibbons portrays the seasonal changes, not only with the tree itself but in Arnold's activities and wardrobe as well. I also enjoy the subtle tie that Arnold has with this tree - it seems to be his special spot for playing, imagining, etc. Perhaps it speaks to the child in me.... :)
Tree Trunk: peanut butter and apple butter sandwich with Nutella details. Fruit roll-up tree leaves.
Muffin cup#1: string cheese flowers and celery leaf buds.
Muffin cup#2: cut up snow pea leaves and M&M red apples.
Muffin cup#3: carrot and dried cranberry leaves for Autumn.
Muffin cup#4: marshmallow snow!
Wording details: Nutella
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