An apple preschool theme is a classic for preschool teachers to plan for every year. These hands-on apple activities for toddlers and preschoolers are new and creative and will fit in perfectly with your apple theme preschool lesson plans.
Below you’ll find 20+ of the best activities for an apple unit, including sensory bins, apple crafts, play dough activities for fine motor skills, and science and math activities.
You can add these apple activities to your preschool apples theme, your preschool autumn theme, or even your preschool farm theme.
“I can’t wait for apple picking! I love the smell of all the apples!” exclaimed my son as he walked down the aisle at his local grocery store.
It’s nearly September we’re getting geared up for apple season. Like my son, I love walking through the grocery store–or better yet, a fruit stand–and seeing so many different kinds lined up on the shelves. I love the variation in color and size and sheen.
We have a wonderful hybrid apple tree in our back yard and I have no idea what varieties are on it. All I know is that I love seeing my kids go outside and pick a fresh apple for a snack. Our tree apples are not quite ripe, so my son asked to take home a few bags of apple…and how could I say no? He’s already decided what we’ll make first: an apple pie from scratch, including the crust, and shortcuts allowed!
Now, apple pie is my jam! Actually, pies in general. So it definitely warms my heart to hear my youngest ask if he can try his hand at making his own apple pie.
FAQ About Teaching an Apple Preschool Theme
You can teach your preschooler anything about apples. You can teach them about their life cycle and how to bake apple pies with them. Apples can also be used to teach other science concepts as well as math concepts such as counting, one-to-one correspondence, color sorting, and measurement. They can also be used to teach preschoolers about the five senses.
An apple preschool theme can be taught at almost any time of the year with a food and nutrition theme. It’s great in the fall when apples are generally ready to pick! But it can also be taught in the spring with a garden or weather theme.
This is a good question, especially since we often do apple seed activities in preschool. If a child eats an apple seed, stay calm. Although apple seeds can be poisonous when chewed, it takes a large amount to be dangerous. But apple seeds can also be a choking hazard. To avoid these issues, don’t use apple seeds at all in your preschool apple activities. Instead, use beans painted black or black buttons instead of real seeds.
There are so many fun preschool apple activities! I can’t wait to plan some of these fantastic activities for my son’s preschool apple theme. I’m sure they’ll enjoy the fall crafts and sensory play activities. Which apple themed activities and crafts for kids are you planning for this year?
Try this Printable Apple Pack!
Looking for something educational to keep the kiddies busy learning for the coming harvest season? This Apple Activity Pack includes six super fun activities and multiple variations of each! It’s perfect for any fall or autumn theme in preschool.
Whether you’re looking for something to supplement your preschool or homeschooling curriculum, or looking for something to keep the children busy while you cook and can that last bit of applesauce, this activity pack will not disappoint!
It’s loaded with fun preschool apple theme activities your little one is sure to adore.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.