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Apple Crunch is not a “one size fits all” event. Activities vary from school to school, group to group, and even state to state. The following ideas provide a number of exciting ways your organization can participate in the festivities!

Apple Crunch Celebration Ideas

  • Bring celebrations to the classroom. Organize a storybook reading of “Johnny Appleseed” and choose lessons that promote the importance of making healthy, easy snack choices.
  • Host a cafeteria-wide crunch. Students and teachers can count down to take a bite of an apple.
  • Coordinate fun challenges and games to increase physical education. Healthy choices include the decisions students make in eating and exercising.  Have fun with Apples.
  • Partner with your local community organizations. They are a great resource to provide apples and promote apple crunching activities.
  • Take a field trip. A local orchard, farmer’s market or grocer can provide a hands on experience to promote apples and apple products (applesauce, juice, and cider) as a healthy snack. Find a local orchard.
  • Create a recipe share of apple related snacks and drinks. This is a great way to involve school administration, teachers, other staff, students and families. Click here for recipe ideas.

Activities and Lessons from Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board

About Apples (PDF files)

PA Apple Industry Fact Sheet
Apple Varieties and Health

Apple-Related Lessons & Activities (PDF files)

Apple collage, puppet and finger paint
Apple life cycle maze
Apple number dots
Apple head doll; make your own dried apples
Apple word search
More apple fun worksheet
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Additional Resources

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