Here are some of the other apple activities we’ve done over the past several weeks. I had planned to do more detailed posts, but I figured I’d at least share a few pictures and links…
Once again, this year Lauren enjoyed playing in an Apple Oatmeal Fall sensory bin. You can read more about it in my original post here.
Cut Paper Apple:
Lauren is really into cutting right now. I had originally planned for this activity to be done with torn pieces of red scrap paper, but it was a good time to practice cutting.
Then, she used a paintbrush to spread glue onto a paper plate. Next, she covered the entire plate in red.
Finally, she added a brown piece and a green piece for the stem and leaf.
Marble Roll-Painted Apple Garland:
I was really excited about this painting activity. I though Lauren would be too since she LOVES painting, but I think she found getting the marble to roll a bit too challenging. We’ll definitely try it again soon.
Place paper in a shallow cardboard box. Roll marbles in paint and then roll them around on the paper. Allow to try and display.
The last three activities are inspired by the blog Oopsey Daisy‘s “A is for Apple” MommySchool Packet. All the wonderful printables used are from this amazing packet. I highly recommend you go and download it for yourself and your kiddies. You’ll be glad you did!
The MommySchool packet contains apple cards for each (uppercase) letter of the alphabet. I printed our set off in color and laminated them. After me trying to teach her for the past couple of years, Lauren is (finally) really into identifying all the letter right now, so this was perfect for her.
…and around the first floor for the rest of the alphabet. She loved finding each letter and calling it out. The possibilities for what you could do with these cute cards are endless!
My Apple Book:
I love this little apple book printable. It’s perfect for counting and one-to-one correspondence thru five.
…and then she added the corresponding number of apples. (Thanks to Granny, we had these cute apple stickers, but colored dot stickers or a BINGO marker would work great too. You could even draw apple on.) I wrote the numeral on each page to help reinforce her recognition. She was so cute, she wanted to try too! It made me really proud. She’s SO motivated to learn and I love it!
The next day at school look at what they made…
I love this simple activity that reinforced the same math skills and also helped with cutting and identifying the circles (tree tops) and rectangles (tree trunks).
Apple Counting Cards:
These are another great download from the MommySchool Packet. Again, I printed in color and laminated.
Lauren counted each set of dots and then added a colored “apple” pom-pom to show the total. We practiced writing the numerals on with a dry erase marker at the end.
Did you see my other apple posts?
Check out my Stamped Tissue Paper Apple Tree here,
and my M&M Apple Sorting Activity here.