Nothing says fall like apples! And nothing says learning like hands on sensory filled activities, especially when you are talking about young children. Have some fun with apples and your children with these educational activities for preschoolers!
Apple Printables From Confessions of a Homeschooler – I love her PreK 3 and 4 Letter a Week Curriculum and have used it with Caitlyn for years. Her A is for Apples Printables are adorable!
Apple Tree Seasons Craft – This is an easy simple craft! Divide a sheet of construction paper into four rectangles, on each rectangle draw a tree, label each tree (summer, fall, winter, spring) and have children decorate their apple trees or the season. We did red, orange and yellow tissue for fall, white cotton balls for winter, pink and green tissue for sprint and red and green tissue for summer.
Apple Tot / Preschool Trays – I love tot / preschool trays. They help keep your tot or preschooler busy while your doing housework or in my case working with an older child. On the trays below:
- Apple puzzle, lacing and printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler
- A – apple writing page
- “apple” sorting (red, yellow, and green pom poms)
- Apple Counting Cards
- Apple Pie Scented Playdough
- Apple transferring with small plastic apples and tongs
Apple Sensory Bin – I love sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers. They are great ways for them to explore their world through sensory play in a safe environment. You can use either a plastic dish pan or shoebox filled with oatmeal, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, plastic papers, measuring spoons and cups, Letter A magnet, a metal pail and red, green and yellow pom poms.
Apple Washing – This is another fun sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers. You need a plastic dish pan filled with water, washcloth, apples and a towel. Put the dish pan filled with water and child on the towel, put the apples in the water and have the child wash the apples. Caitlyn loved this activity, and it provided at least an hour of fun!
A is for Apple Jacks – For this activity you need some Apple Jacks and a letter A, either printed or drawn on cardstock. Put glue in or on the letter A and have the child glue Apple Jacks to the A. For older children you can put the glue in a small container and let them put it on the A with a cotton swab.
Apple Prints – For this activity you need red washable paint, apples cut in half, and paper. Put the paint in a small shallow dish or on a paper plate. Have the child dip the apples in the paint and press them on to the paper.
Most of all have fun!
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