Nothing says fall like apples! Apples are not only delicious but they are a great theme for preschoolers to have fun with and explore. Here are some awesome apple activities you can do with your preschooler this fall and have FUN with apples.
Apple Printables From Confessions of a Homeschooler
We used the Letter of the Week Printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler for years when my little one was in preschool. They are easy to print and fun for little ones with lots of hands on active learning and not your usually boring worksheets.
Apple Tree Seasons Craft
This is an easy simple craft. Just 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 Themed Preschool Trays
Preschool trays also known as tot trays are great activities to keep little ones busy while you do school with the big kids if you homeschool or one of the other 10000 things moms have to do. Not only do they keep them busy but they are fun and educational. On our trays we had….
- 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
One of my favorite activities for toddlers and preschoolers are sensory bins. They are great ways for them to explore their world through sensory play in a safe environment. Plus they keep them busy for a bit so you can catch your breath or get something else done.
Most of the things I used you can find either at the Dollar Tree or in the Dollar Spot at Target. For your bin you can use a plastic dishpan or shoebox. I filled ours with oatmeal, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, plastic applies, measuring spoons and cups, Letter A magnet, a pail and red, green and yellow pom poms (apples).
This is another fun sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers though it may be a bit messy. You need a plastic dish pan filled with water, washcloth, apples and a beach 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. My daughter 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 cereal 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.
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.
More Apple Activities for Preschoolers
Have a ton of apples you need to use? Little Lake County has 10 creative ways you can use them.
This apple craft from Simply Today Life is great for working on fine motor skills.
Have some science fun and learn why apples turn brown with Left Brain Craft Brain.
Older preschoolers can learn to sew their own apple pin cushion.
These apple shakers from Mom Smart are a great easy and healthy snack to make. And these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Apples from What's for Lunch? will be hit for sure!
No matter what you do with your apples, the key is to have some hands on fun and explore!