A fun way to incorporate apples into learning time is apple tasting! This allowed the kids to explore their five senses; touch, taste, smell, see, and hear. We went to the store and the kids helped me pick out four apples. They chose two apples (Red Delicious and Granny Smith) they were familiar with and two apples (Gala and Kanzi) they did not know. When we got home we washed the apples and talked about the different colors of each apple. Then I cut the apples up and separated them into their categories. Before the kids tasted the apples, they each made their own predictions on how the apples would taste. I encouraged them to use words like crisp, soft, sour, sweet, and tart to describe the taste of the apples. The kids also felt the skin on the apples and smelled each apple before tasting it. When the kids were all done, they decided they liked the Kanzi apple the best. This activity prompted many conversations about apples, trees, and leaves. They loved apple tasting and want to do it again soon!