When I was giving a lesson on a new pine cone decorating craft, one of the children asked if a pine cone was a pineapple. There is a similarity! This sparked a whole new lesson – what is a pine cone and what is a pineapple. We looked at pictures of pine cones on pine trees, and pineapples on pineapple bushes. Surprisingly, pineapples do not grow on trees!
|We passed around a pine cone and a pineapple for all the children to feel and look at.|
|We put the top in a dish, and added water. After it grows roots, we are going to plant it and grow a pineapple bush.|
|The sides of the pineapple were cut off.|
|We talked about the core and what other fruits have cores.|
|Dice it up.|
|Let’s eat snack! Yum!|