A is for Apples {Massive Packet!}

It's Mommy School time! 

Hip hip hooray!! 

Download available at the end of this post.

I am thrilled to be finished with this massive Mommy School unit!  And now I can't wait to get started with all kinds of Apple fun here at home!  Right now is the perfect time to study apples.  Just this week, we are canning our own fresh applesauce!

You may remember that A is for Apples was one of my very first Mommy School units.  However, I didn't create all of my ideas in packet format.  Because it is one of my all-time favorite units, I wanted to re-visit it again this year!  My format for Mommy School has kind of evolved, so I wanted to organize it a little better this year.

Here is a little peek at what's inside:

Letter of the Week:  A

Number of the Week:  1

(I am only working on numbers 1-10 right now, so we are starting back over at 1 with this packet!)

Color of the Week:  Red

Song of the Week:  Apples and Bananas

Theme of the Week:  Apples

And of course there are many more fun ideas that I can't wait to do with Little Man including games, literacy activities, math, science, flannel board stories, arts/crafts, and recipes!

And here are a couple of sneak previews...

There are TONS of yummy apple recipes!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  I used this Apple Pickin' Kit to create these templates.

I am super excited about these apple seed counting cards!  You can cover the "seeds" with chocolate chips and count them as you go!

There are 3 letter-writing practice and coloring sheets.

I added several of my favorite apple poems!

I love this idea too... stamping fingerprints on the different apple trees to make a book!

I am forever grateful to DJ Inkers and A-Manda Creations for allowing me to partner with them on this packet!!  Yes, that's right... I am excited to announce that A-Manda Creations has partnered with me on creating on my Mommy School packets!  Be sure to check out both of these incredible designers!

Graphics Credits

Many of the clip art designs and/or fonts copyright Dianne J Hook. Used with permission from DJ Inkers.  Thanks SO much to the fabulous people at DJ Inkers!

I also used this lovely Apple Pickin’ Kit with permission from A-Manda Creations.  Check out A-Manda Creations!  I am so excited to be working with this fantastic company!

Terms of Use (Please read before downloading)

* All Mommy School printables are created for Oopsey Daisy subscribers…. so just hop on over to the sidebar and hit “follow” before downloading.

* This packet is in PDF format.  Please be sure that you have the most updated version of Adobe Reader in order to open the file.  This packet is too large to e-mail, so this download is the only way I have to share this with you.  If you run into issues downloading, please check the spyware and download settings on your personal computers.

* PLEASE do not take advantage of my willingness to share.  I will not customize this packet using different fonts, colors or personalized formats.  I am sharing what I have created for my own family.
* This packet is for personal use only!  You may use this for your own preschool class or in your own home.  You may never sell or redistribute any part of this packet.
* I do have a copyright on my blog. You may not redistribute my Mommy School packets or host them on your own site.  Please link to my personal blog to refer a friend.

You can download your own A is for Apples packet here on Scribd.

I would always LOVE to see if you post about your own Mommy School adventures.

Drop me a line so I can see what you're up to!

Have fun!

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  1. I just want to say thank you sooo much!! I was planning on doing some apple things this week with my son. Got online this morning to find some ideas and there was your packet!!! I have been a follower for a while and I just want to say thanks for the brilliant timing of this packet! 🙂 Can’t wait to start! Have a great week!

  2. You rock! Thank you for all your hard work. So much awesome stuff in that packet!

  3. Yaaaaaay!! I LOVE your packets. THANK YOU!!

  4. Thank you Allison! I love this Apple unit. I also downloaded your other units for Fall. As soon as I get (my self imposed) glitches figured out on my blog, I will post what we are doing and link back to you.

  5. This is so cute! Thanks for doing these awesome packets, I can’t wait to start doing them with my kiddos!!!

  6. I just love these packets. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. Thank you for all of your hard work! I love doing projects and crafts while teaching my kids but I just am not super creative. You have inspired me to do great things with toddler and preschooler! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  8. Thank you so much for these! I can’t wait to start this with my little ones!

  9. Love all of this!!! I am a former kindergarten, now 1st grade teacher! Great work!

    P.S. If you add red hots to the applesauce, it makes the applesauce red and kids LOVE it even more! 🙂

    Marcy @ http://busybeesandcupcakes.blogspot.com

  10. I just found your blog and I love it!! Thank you for sharing all your hardwork. I am going to use your packets with my 5, soon to be 6, little boy. He is autistic, loves to learn and this gives me a whole new resource for him.

  11. Wow!! You rock!! I can’t wait to do some of these with my (often bored) 4 year and 2 year olds. Thanks!!

  12. I love this! Thanks again for sharing your time and talents!!

  13. Once again, thanks so much for your incredible generosity Alison! You’re amazing. 🙂

  14. So many fun ideas! We haven’t done apples yet this year, so these will be so fun! Thanks Alison!

  15. I really love all the packets you’ve shared but I thought this one was cool in that you put pictures of projects right by the descriptions in the lesson plans. That was awesome. Thank you Alison for sharing!

  16. I printed this packet last night and just wanted you to know that I love the format. As I was going through the pages, I was so thankful for the way you set up the printables – a page of instructions with the printables following. This is perfect for my activity notebook that I’m creating to use for years to come. I so love that I don’t have to copy, re-copy, and manipulate things! Your hard work is so appreciated!!!

  17. Ok, you are incredible! I hope to be as creative as you someday!

  18. Thank you for sharing! I’m looking forward to using this with my Pre-K child!

  19. Wow! This looks amazing! I’m always looking for new school-like ideas to do at home with my 3-year old and I think I just hit the jackpot. I’m off to follow and download. Thank you so much!!! 🙂

  20. Sarah Bringhurst says

    Hello! For some reason I can’t download this packet or the leaves one…is it unavailable now?

    By the way, I love love LOVE the Thanksgiving and Halloween packets! We are traveling across the country next month and I am so glad I can use those to entertain my 3 kids!!!

    • Alison@Oopsey Daisy says

      Hi Sarah! All packets are in working order! It seems to be settings on individual computers–spyware, download settings, internet speed, etc. that give some people downloading issues. Good luck!

  21. Thank you! Your packets are amazing and such a time saver. I plan on teaching “mommy school” starting next week and will be working on the A is for Apples unit. You compliled so many fantastic ideas and I am so grateful to you for all your hard work and time spent on making this available. I wanted to let you know I included your link in my post today sharing information about teaching tots. I shared some information (i.e. types of acitivites but no downloads) found in the packets but linked everyone to your website for downloading. I hope this is okay 🙂 Feel free to check it out at http://ktdesigns-katania.blogspot.com/2011/10/tot-school-planning.html. Thank you again!
    ~Katania from KT Designs

  22. OOPS! I forgot to ask you how you organize your packets. Do you store them on your computer and just print them as you need them, or in a binder or a file folder? Also do you use a lesson plan to plan each day or just pick and choose. Thanks so much!

  23. Aleksandra says

    Found it through pinterest and fall in love. Cannot way to use with my boy. Thank You. Going explore more

  24. First of all, thank you so much for this amazing packet!

    Second, how old is your son now (as you are using this packet with him)? My son is 21 months old and is very excited about learning his letters. He mastered all of his colors by 15 months, just in passing (simply pointing out colors of things in every day conversation). He knows a few of his letters and I’m looking for fun ways to learn others. I don’t expect him to really understand letter-sound relationships yet, but recognition is exciting. Okay, all that to say, I’m wondering if this is age appropriate at all (obviously I can adapt some stuff and I don’t have to use it all), but I have such a hard time figuring out what he’s capable of at this point in his life (never expected him to learn his colors so fast and easily). Thank you so much for both any advice you can give and for the awesome packet.

  25. I love these packets! I am so glad that I found this helpful website. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  26. THANK YOU so much for all the time you put into these packets and for being generous enough to share them!!! It is a very kind thing for you to share these and make sure all little ones get to learn and benefit from your time, love and creativity. I am currently on maternity leave with my second son and have my older one in a small school were he goes from 9-12. I try to incorporate soem of your activities daily. Do you teach your children at home? How long do you generaly work on a letter?

  27. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. All your hard work is very much appreciated. I am so glad there are people like you out there!!! These packets are amazing 🙂

  28. I actually found your site through Pinterest! I am super excited about it– it’s just what I’ve been looking for! Thank you for all your time, energy, and effort into creating all these amazing lessons!!! You rock!!! : ) I know my daughter is going to love our very own “Mommy School”!

  29. You are amazingly awesome! Thank you for this. Just found you via Pinterest,

  30. I’m trying to download “A” packet and I keep getting a message that the link is no longer available is there any way I can still get it?

    • Alison@Oopsey Daisy says

      Hi Angela!

      This packet is still working and available for download! I just tested it, and it’s in perfect working order. I suggest reading the “Download help” section under the Mommy School tab if you continue to have issues.

      I hope this helps! I would love to hear about your experience with Mommy School! Good luck!

  31. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome teaching tools!! I actually found about this on pinterest!! I can’t wait to start using this with my daughter!! She loves playing “school” and I know she will love it!! You are awesome!!!

  32. Grace's Mom says

    I just wanted to write you a quick note and tell you what a lifesaver your mommy school packets are! I have been working with my 3 year old daughter for weeks on her letters, and she is just not grasping them. I have determined that she is not a visual learner and she needs a more tactile way to learn her letters, and I have found my saving grace (no pun intended, since my daughter’s name is Grace!) in your mommy school packets! Clearly you have many mothers who appreciate your hard work on these packets – I just wanted you to really know that the time you took to put these together is making a difference for my little learner! Thank you.

  33. Lindsey says

    Allison – I love your Mommy School program and Ideas! THANK YOU so much for putting it out there and encouraging all of us moms to be teachers in the home! I too was a teacher for 3 years before my little came. I taught elementary music! SO when it comes to making sure my son is well rounded musically I’ve got that covered, but I was unsure how to structure learning time for the general education. Your ideas or collaboration of ideas and your week’s plan that you included on your D is for Dogs page has really helped me get the process started. Thanks again! Oh, and I’m pinning some of your stuff on Pinterest to share with my other stay at home mommy friends! I hope that’s ok! 🙂

  34. I read the download help already, but I was wondering if you have to join 4share in order to download. No matter what I click it says I to join or sign in. Just wondering. Thank you!

    • Please follow the directions in the download help. YOu have to click the blue “download now” box… wait 90 seconds, and then go back and click the link after waiting. You do NOT have to join 4shared at all. I hope this helps!
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    • I am having the same issue Lorae. Even after following Alison’s directions, waiting the appropriate amount of time, etc. there isn’t a link that appears after clicking download now and waiting. It makes you sign in/create an account.

      • Hey Heather, it appears that 4Shared has changed its terms of use and requires you to create an account now. Sorry about that! This is new. Please understand that it’s very difficult finding a FREE (that stays free!) download service. I have attempted 3 services now! At this point, I don’t have a lot of options for sharing free (large) downloads.
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      • Alright! I just added an additional download link on Scribd if you see it above 🙂 I hope that helps!
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        • Thanks Alison. I certainly understand and appreciate your work and thus far being able to share your efforts for free with others. The scribd link says that the document is private.

  35. Alison, this packet is AMAZING! I am trying to download for my two-year-old but it seems that you HAVE to be a member of Facebook. Is that correct? I must be the last person on earth that doens’t Facebook and I don’t have plans to join. Is there another way to download the content?

    • Hi Monica. You definitely do NOT have to be a member of Facebook to download these packets… they have NOTHING to do with FB! 🙂 There is a link through the 4shared File Sharing service (you will just need to enter your e-mail to log in.) OR you can download through Scribd (again, you need some type of log in, but FB is not necessary.) I hope that helps!
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  36. Hi! I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! I left teaching 7th graders to become a stay at home mom/photographer and though the transition would be easy – WRONG! Now that my oldest is 2 1/2, I really wanted to teach him but really struggled with finding things to do, how to teach him, etc and just became so overwhelmed I gave up. Behavior went down the tubes, he was really yearning to learn something and I was failing at my job. We’ve been doing this unit together for the past week and we’re all in love with it! He adores the activities, I enjoy lesson planning and teaching again and now that we have a more structured schedule, his behavior has improved. You’re a miracle worker – THANKS!!!

  37. This is such a cute unit! Thank you!! I just stumbled upon your website and REALLY love it. I’m sure I’ll be back again. Thanks again!

  38. You have SAVED me from my SAHM slump! Thank you thank you thank you! I’ve recently become a SAHM (in February) to my just now three year old son. I’ve had the best of intentions with creating lists/schedules/itinerary for crafts, play dates, library trips and have made my own “learning boards” for ABC’s and 123’s, etc. Recently, however, it seems to have become slightly monotonous and this is EXACTLY what we’ve been looking for! I cannot wait to get started on this. I know my little guy and I are going to have so much fun and benefit greatly from this. Thanks so much for sharing the fruits of your labor!

  39. These are so cute. Thanks for your generosity!

  40. I’m participating in a little preschool co-op, and it was my turn to teach on Friday. I used your ideas for most of my planning. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It made planning a cinch! I’m sure I will be coming back again and again as the year progresses!
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  41. I know you aren’t blogging regularly anymore, but I just wanted to let you know that I have been doing some of these activities with my 2 and 4 year olds and we have had a great time! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  42. This is an amazing packet … thanks so much for sharing it! I featured your A is for Apples packet as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow
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  43. I am in love with this! I recently decided to homeschool my 2 year old. I love how organized your mommy packets are! No guessing where to start, thank you so much!

  44. I love your packets!!! And I can’t thank you enough for giving them freely. I know creating things takes alot of time. I am getting my blog up and running so that I can share our homeschooling journey and offer my creations for free as well. You offer such great encouragement for others to share things which is a true blessing to those of us SAHM’s with a one income budget! Thanks!

  45. Ok first off… I love you. Weird? Maybe. True? Most definetly. I am starting to work with my two year old son on a more regular basis and have been searching for something just like this. Thank you pintrest!! I appreciate all your hard work and you have inspired me to do even more with my boys. My youngest (13 months) will even benefit from this. Printing ASAP!! Thanks again!

  46. AMAZING STUFF!!!!! I just found you tonight via Pinterest. This is incredible. I just subscribed to your blog, and may print a few things off tonight. Even my husband is excited about the apple unit for our little girl – and that’s saying a lot. Thank you so much. 🙂
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  47. I just stumbled upon your page from Pinterest and I’m so excited to get started with mhy 3 year old! She has a lot of the basics but we need to get a good foundation started for pre-school this fall!

  48. Melissa D. says

    Thank you for putting this together! It is a perfect example of what I want to do with my children! Now I have a great spring board to begin putting together my own lessons for my children. Wonderful, wonderful job! A million thanks! 🙂

  49. Sara Bruce says

    I want to say thank you so much for your site, hoping to do some things with my daughter and son! 🙂 Really excited! 🙂

  50. Thank you so much for sharing the Mommy School with the world! I am a toddler teacher at a daycare center and am always looking for new ideas! Your packets are awesome and fit right in with a lot of my curriculum themes. I can’t wait to try some of these activities with my kiddos. You rock!

  51. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful packets! Do you have a packet for the letter B? I was unable to locate it.

    Thank you again!!

  52. Ok so I made your applesauce first time ever making applesauce I use these really huge granny smith’s from a friend’s tree and when I say huge I mean softball size, any ways just had to tell you this was the BEST applesauce I have ever tasted love love it am making more on Thursday. ..o by the way hot out of the crock over vanilla ice cream OMG!!!!!!THANKS SO MUCH

  53. The link for the Apple packet will not open. Please check and let me know if it is still available for download.

    Thank you!!

  54. Thank you, this resource is perfect for my son(hyperlexic).

  55. Thank you, seems perfect for my son’s needs.

  56. Jill Closs says

    Hi from Jill Closs how do I print your Apple book. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jill Closs

  57. Just would like to let you know that your download link is routing to a porn site.


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