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Apple Exploration and Apple Market (K-2)


Introduce students to the systems farmers use to sell the vegetables and fruits (apples!) they grow. Set up a “farmers market” in the classroom where students will sort, sell, and buy apples.

Need to Prepare

  • Prepare market three market kits from the provided materials that includes:
    • One market sign
    • One page of apple prices (printed on cardstock and cut out)
    • One envelope for collecting “fruit bucks”
  • Print out “fruit bucks” on cardstock and cut out – enough for each student to have three “bucks”

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