Bite into this ADORABLE Apple Theme Preschool unit and get everything you need to have your best apple week yet.
This set is PACKED with bright colors, fun, and hands-on learning ideas for preschool kids. There is Math, Literacy STEM, Colors, Tracing, and more.
These red, green, and yellow apple activities are perfect for your centers and lesson plans.
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APPLE THEME PRESCHOOL
Prepping your preschool apple theme lesson plans and centers is going to be a breeze with this amazing collection of activities. Nearly every activity comes with a side of fine motor skills to complement the other skills you are working on.
Preschool Apple Activities – Math
Getting kids excited and engaged in math early is huge for their academic development because math skills build on each other and require practice. Here are some super fun, active, apple-themed ways to keep kids enjoying math.
Wormy Apple Counting
Fine motor skills meet counting in this wiggly, wormy apple activity. The fact that it is a little bit silly makes it even more engaging and fun.
Worm Hole Count and Punch
There are few things preschoolers enjoy more than using a hole puncher. Here we combine that grip strength practice that gets them ready for scissors and pencil grip with some early math skills.
Apple I Spy Counting
I Spy games are fun, yes, but did you also realize that they encourage sorting and maybe even classification? Here we stack that with math skills as well.
Apple Counting Puzzles
These simple counting puzzles are easy and fun for the math center. They can help kids practice subitizing as well as one-to-one correspondence.
Apple Shapes Spin and Cover
Using a spinner turns a simple shapes activity into something more like a board game. We use our favorite clear spinners but you can also DIY it with a pencil tip insice a paperclip.
Who Gets the Apple Game
This apple race game is another fun way to practice number sense concepts like subitizing and one-to-one correspondence.
Preschool Apple Crafts and Literacy Activities
There are lots of parts to early literacy and these preschool apple crafts and activities help kids work on several of them. They’ll practice spelling their name with the paper plate apple craft and then practice letter formation and recognition in these other activities.
Apple Name Paper Plate Craft
Do a simplified version of this paper place craft by gluing red tissue paper to the plate and gluing on the stemp and letter seeds.
For this version we got to do some fine motor sewing and the pocket hold the letter seeds so you can reuse them to spell your name or even sight words.
Apple Letter Cards
These apple letter cards are versitile. Use them for tracing, memory games, or even in a sensory bin where you write the letters in sand or cinnamon sugar mix using your pointer finger.
Match & Clip Letters
This one is easy and fun. Try matching capital to lowercase and dots on the clothespins to numberals. This activity is great for grip strength as well as fine motor practice.
Apple Letter Find
Combine this with the activity with the letter cards above to cover each apple as you pull them out of the cards. Another option is to cover the letter apples with toy letters. Either way use tongs for fine motor, grip strength, and fun.
More Preschool Apple Activities
We definitely don’t want to miss sorting and patterns when teaching a classroom of young preschoolers. Here are a few more apple theme printables you can use in your classroom centers or small groups.
Apple Sequence Cards
First, then, next, last… this is getting your kiddos ready for future writing assignments as well as many other applications. Sequencing is a great skill to practice in preschool.
Apple Color Puzzles
Puzzles are great for critical thinking as well as grit. These apple puzzles also help with sorting colors and come in red, yellow, and green.
Apple Tree Counting
We wanted to make this math activity sensory so we used green playdough to cover the tree. Then kids could squish and push their “button” apples into the tree. SO fun!
Apple Color Patterns
Patterns are another super important preschool skill because they help kids start prepping for multiplication (patterns in math). Patterns are also something they will find in social and earth sciences, phonics, writing, and so much more.
Apple & Stick Patterns
Here’s another adorable preschool pattern activity. This one almost looks like pre-computer coding to me. Whether it preps the next generation of computer scientists or not, it is a whole lot of fun.
Apple Seed Counting
Vary the difficulty of this activity by changing the manipulative you are using. For the highest level of difficulty, use actual apple seeds. They are tiny and will require more control to pinch and place.
For a slightly easier version you could use buttons or pom poms and maybe use tongs.
APPLE WORKSHEETS PRESCHOOL
In addition to the hands-on preschool apple activities above, we also created 15 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, scissor practice, counting, color-by-number, and more.
Preschool Apple Worksheets – Math
These worksheets are designed to not only help preschoolers with their early math skills, but to get some fine motor, scissor, and gluing practice as well. Check out these fun worksheets from dot to dot and coloring to counting and sorting pages.
Preschool Apple Theme Worksheets – Literacy
These pages give your kiddos a bit more cut and paste practice as they work on letter recognition, sorting capital and lowercase letters, and matching letters.
More Preschool Apple Worksheets
Keep the skills going with tracing practice, color sorting, and same or different activities.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these apple theme preschool activities and worksheets. Grab them today for your next apple theme week.
More Preschool Apple Activities
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