Apple Sayings, Stories
The apple of my eye. (Someone whom you adore.)
One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel. (One person
can ruin things for everyone else.)
The Big Apple (New York City)
Don't upset the apple cart. (Don't do something
that will make you change your plans.)
Adam and Eve - The Biblical tale tells of the trouble that
fell upon Adam and Eve when they tasted the "forbidden fruit"
(supposedly an apple) in the Garden of Eden.
William Tell - William Tell was a great archer who lived
in Switzerland in the fourteenth century. He is famous for shooting
an arrow though an apple that was sitting on his son's head.
Newton's Apple - An apple falling from a tree led Isaac
Newton to investigate the wonder of gravity.
Snap Apple - Hang an apple from the ceiling with a piece
of string. Put your hands behind your back and try to take a bite
from the apple while it swings.
Bobbing for Apples - Float some apples in a large tub of
water. Try to remove an apple from the tub with your teeth. No
hands allowed! You will quickly discover why this game is called
"bobbing" for apples!
Games to Predict the Future - Carefully pare an apple so
that the peel remains in one long piece. Now close your eyes and
toss the peel to the floor. Examine the position of the peel to
determine which letter of the alphabet it most resembles. That
letter is the first initial of the person you will marry!
Twist the stem of an
apple around and around while reciting the alphabet. Whichever
letter of the alphabet you are saying when the stem breaks is
the first initial of the person you will marry someday!
Activity 1 - Investigate the history of various apple anecdotes.
How many can you think of?
Activity 2 - Make up your own apple sayings!
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