After reading Seuss's Apples Up On Top, have students create their name apples on top of their first day photo. If you use 3 different colors you can teach an ABCABC pattern, as well as that science fact. There's also a graphing extension for how many letters students have in their name. FREE templates.
Cute for our apple unit...this would be a great 'whole, part, gone' activity. I have the cards, but this might be better for wee ones. You could also make a bunch of whole apples out of paper plates and paint them the various colors of different apples. Love.