“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” as the saying goes. Of course, at our house we eat apples more for their delicious taste than for health reasons. Baked in a pie, sliced and dipped in peanut butter, or devoured fresh from the tree, apples are a kid (and grown up) favorite at the Fleck house.
There’s also apple fun to be had beyond eating them. We look forward to our annual trips to the local apple orchard each year. Pulling the little red wagon around, gathering our favorite varieties, and enjoying some time at the orchard store are a part of the year’s rhythm we never miss.
We do a fair bit of crafting with apples, too – from apple stamped tee shirts using the actual fruit, to arts and crafts inspired by the apple. It is a versatile, wonderful material to work with.
The Apple Star
Take an apple round and red
Don’t slice down
Slice through instead
Right inside it you will see
A star as pretty as can be!