A is for Apple Pie

We picked up another vowel this week. I just couldn't resist "A is for Apple Pie" because we picked cratefuls of apples just before it started snowing and apple pie was on my fall list of things to do. We had a very fun, but relaxed week combining Tot School and Preschool and made the best apple pie!

(Sing the Word From A-Z)

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, that's the word of the Lord and it's written by Paul in Romans three, twenty three.


How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman
The Apple Pie Tree, by Zoe Hall
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons
That Apple is Mine! retold by Katya Arnold
The Amazing Apple Book, by Paulette Bourgeois


This book was the highlight of our week! I made the crust, rolled it out with Mali's help, pressed it in the pie pan and had it ready for Mali and Elli to fill with apples.

After the crust was ready, we peeled, cored and sliced the apples with my Apple Mate. (I love that thing!)

Mali and Elli dipped the apples in the sugar, cinnamon and salt mixture and placed them in the pie pan.

Then, Mali and I added the lattice top. We forgot to add the butter slices, so we snuck them underneath the lattice top crust.

We ate it without icecream (just like in the book) and it was still the best apple pie I have eaten.

Apple Pie Scrapbook:

For Mali's scrapbook page, we printed the pictures and added a "mini apple a," letter Aa diecuts, and some apple and baking stickers.

Apple Lapbook:

We pulled out the apple lapbook that we made when we read Chicka Chicka 123, and did the apple file folder game and apple sequencing with Elli.

Mali did the Apple Pattern Strips and wanted to do the Apple Graph again, but was disappointed that he had glued the apples down. I told him he could still ask everyone what their favorite apple was and see if the results were the same. (They were).

See more of our Tot School here and see what other's are doing here.
See more of our Preschool here and see what other's are doing here.

Thanks to Carissa and Jolanthe for hosting Tot School and The Preschool Corner!


  1. Great Post! I hope Mali did get to cut it...LOL! Looks great!

  2. Oh this looks fantastic! We're baking ours tomorrow. I have the same kind of peeler and it is great. The lattice top is beautiful. Ours won't be pretty, but it will taste pretty good. ;) I think we're making an apple crisp too for the 2 year olds to help (we're cooking with my sister and her kids).

  3. I love the picture of your little girl licking her finger. Too cute:)
    It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  4. Great hands-on learning. We also read How To Bake the Apple Pie book today, but my previous apple bake demonstrated that Anna doesn't eat baked apples. Bummer - your apple pie looks delicious, and I really liked the picture of Elli and Mali together - so cute.

  5. I tried and tried to get this apple book but it had far too many requests at our library weeks back when I wanted it. It looks so fun!

    I LOVE your apple pie--it looks delicious and beautiful!

    You had an awesome week and so much fun too. Your apple lapbook is one of my favorites!

  6. What a beautiful pie. It's so pretty I wouldn't have wanted to cut into it.

    What a fun apple week.


  7. Your apple pie looks much prettier than what we made a few weeks ago.

    You guys had a lot of fun this week.

  8. Great ideas! We have the same apple peeler and the boys LOVE it!

  9. Very, very adorable project. We love that book-one of our favorite FIAR stories.

    As for the soap-I stand corrected! LOL Didn't know they claimed it as Kosher~guess a soap can be religious. Wonder if I should delete that part? Well it isn't screaming Bible verses, so it still gets to keep the world icon. LOL.

    Thanks for clarifying that for me. And thanks for all the cute posts on the alphabet stuff-I am sad I don't have a preschooler to do this with anymore. :0(

  10. Sheri, the soap is NOT kosher! ha ha, that is why I couldn't use it ~ it contains pork lard. We follow the Biblical dietary commands which says pork is unclean. Sorry for confusing you! Your review was great, btw! *Ü*

  11. I love all of these activities! And i want to let you know i just gave you a blog award!

  12. I love your post on making the apple pie,looks like you all had such a great time.