Oh, how we love apples. Personally I am partial to Granny Smith as I love all things tart and sweet at the same time. They are also the best apples to use when cooking and baking. We also have used apples for painting as well as early math play.
Measuring how tall we are in apples was so much fun! Not only does it introduce young children to the idea of measuring but it is in a standard they can understand. They are also comparing and contrasting their own height with their friends'.
I allowed the children to help stack the apples for their friends.
When we were done we tallied everyone's height.
The activity extended to our dramatic play area where the kids measured their doll friends.