# A Deliciously Easy Math-Based Apple Project That’s Ripe for the Picking!

This week I’d like to share how one die can be used for multiple seasonal activities! I’m always looking for new ways to offer “hands-on” learning for my young students. It’s even better when I can use the same materials in multiple ways! I've used this Apple & Worm Die for a previous project, and am glad to share another couple of ideas today!

MATERIALS

Ellison SuperStar Machine
Apple & Worm Die
Green cardstock (one 8 1/2 x 11" sheet make 12 worms)
Red cardstock (8 1/2" x 11" sheet makes 4 apples)
Scissors
Black marker

DIRECTIONS

Step One: I cut the green cardstock into 12 pieces for the worms, then die-cut with the SuperStar. You can cut 4 worms at at time by stacking the pieces of cardstock.

Step Two: Fold the cardstock into quarters, or cut into four pieces, and then die cut.  You can cut 4 apples at a time by stacking the cardstock.

Step Three: I used a black marker to write matching facts (i.e.: matching dots to the numeral) on the cut pieces. My students will be able to match by inserting the worm in the dice-cut slits in the apple – no glue necessary!

Step Four: Get creative! How else can you incorporate apples this month?

I’ll be using the extra apple shapes on our anchor chart as we learn all about apples!

Jen

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