Apple Pictures

The pictures of different numbers of apples can be used as a teaching tool for a variety of concepts. Creativity knows no bounds.

Some suggestions are:

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Smoothie Sequence

This is a nutritious mid-morning/mid-afternoon snack which can be made with the students favorite fruits.  The taste of a raspberry smoothie is delicious however the seeds do offer a texture that could be unpleasant to some and more difficult to swallow.

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Pineapple: Open Jar and Pour

Using a manual can opener this sequence can be utilized to reinforce hand strength combined with fine motor skills (twisting using the index finger and thumb).  In conjunction with the other fruit preparation sequences this could be incorporated in the Fruit Kabob activity.

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Bugs on a Log

This is a familiar, nutritious snack incorporating mild to moderate strength for downward cutting pressure.  This could be modified to using pre-cut celery pieces for dipping into peanut butter and then raisins.

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Pigs in a Blanket Sequence

The Pigs in a blanket sequence turned out to be a favorite. Molly really loved doing it and her grandfather enjoyed eating them.

This is a familiar favorite of most people and a good way to introduce use of a toaster oven.  There are many different varieties of hotdogs and any can be used.  The hot dogs and rolls can be cut smaller to make snack size.  The standard size hot dogs can be cut length wise with such things as cheese, a spoonful of chili., barbecue sauce or relish spooned into the slit before wrapping and cooking.

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