Every September, we venture over to a somewhat nearby apple orchard. There are a few in the area to choose from, and this has become one of our favorite family field trips to take each year.
We usually have about an hour or so in the car before we arrive, so I like to bring along some apple books for the kids to read in the minivan along the way.
Bringing books along for the ride to a specific place can be such a fantastic way to connect information in a book with real life experiences!
Sometimes they’re books I’ve requested and put on hold at our local library.
And sometimes they’re books we own that I love pulling out each year.
In the days following our trip to the orchard, we enjoy stepping away from our regular curriculum bit to spend some time learning about and experimenting with all things apple.
Yes, even for the older kids!
So much learning fun to be had throughout the fall season – apples, pumpkins, leaves…it’s probably my favorite time of year for hands-on learning experiences.