There are so many learning activities you can do in an apple preschool theme, especially with your fall preschool activities when apples are ripe for picking! These printable apple activities for preschoolers are just the way to fill out your preschool apple lesson plans.
Liven up early learning with these adorable apple printables for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. This pack offer an engaging way to practice essential skills such as counting, visual discrimination and prewriting skills.
A preschool apple theme is a fantastic option for fall! Most preschoolers have some prior knowledge about apples, and this theme allows you to build on what they already know.
Studying apples with preschoolers provides:
- Hands-On Learning: Engaging in apple-related activities allows children to explore and learn through touch, taste, smell, and sight.
- Language Development: Discussing apples encourages vocabulary development and communication skills.
- Seasonal Awareness: Exploring apples connects children to the changing seasons and nature.
- Creativity: Creating apple-themed art projects and recipes fosters imagination and creativity.
- Fun and Engagement: Most importantly, studying apples in preschool is fun and engaging, making learning enjoyable for young children.
Not the mention, of course, that studying apples in preschool is a crazy fun way to teach math, literacy and fine motor skills! That’s where these printable apple activities for preschoolers come in handy.
Preschool Apple Printables
Using apple printables adds an enjoyable and interactive element to learning about apples. These resources make it fun for preschoolers and kindergarten to explore and discover more about this favorite fall fruit.
This pack of printable apple activities for preschoolers includes six apple activities. The activities were designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten students.
Each printable is in full color, making them extra inviting, but also so they can be used year after year in your apple theme centers.
Apple Playdough Mats
These mats are great for young and older preschoolers because the seeds are already printed in the ten frame on the mat.
Why is that a good thing? It’s a good thing because preschoolers who are still learning the basics of one to one correspondence can place their “apple seeds” over those already in the ten frame and then count and transfer them to the apple half.
Older preschoolers who don’t need that scaffolding can simply count the number in the ten frame and add the corresponding number on the apple half. It’s a printable that differentiates.
Apple Visual Discrimination Activity
Establishing good visual discrimination skills is important for preschoolers because it is a precursor to letter identification and learning how to read. By noticing small differences in pictures, children learn to train their eye for detail.
These apple visual discrimination mats are designed to help train the eye for those small details that make the apple different.
Apple Life Cycle Activity – Roll and Cover
No apple theme would be complete without a center that teaches the apple life cycle.
In this activity, preschoolers roll their dice and find a matching image and cover it with a counter. Encourage your preschooler to name the picture and describe it in the apple life cycle.
The game continues until every picture on the mat is covered. If you’re doing an entire apple life cycle theme, then you have to grab our free Apple Life Cycle Printable Booklets.
This activity not only teaches preschoolers about the apple life cycle but it also teaches them about sorting and graphing. How? By discriminating which picture is a match to the one rolled on the dice and finding it among other pictures that may not match.
These roll and cover mats will also work your preschooler’s fine motor skills, too. When putting the pieces away, you can pretend you are picking apples for a little clean-up fun.
Apple Colors Book
Preschool is a great time to learn colors, but this apple colors booklet also helps develop emergent reading skills, too. Each page reads the same simple text, empowering preschoolers to feel like they are actually reading.
They also get to trace the color word on each page, allowing them to learn basic letter formation.
Also included is a full page, full color version for parents and teachers to read to their children.
Apple Prewriting Cards
This is a preschool favorite. These cards can be used with dry erase markers or in a salt tray. Once I even gave my preschoolers some wiki stix to shape over the lines.
The cards can be cut apart, like I have, and left separate or bound together on a binder ring. Or, they can even be left as a whole page and traced over in a traditional manner. It’s up to you. This is an excellent way for preschoolers to develop emergent writing skills.
Apple Games for Preschoolers
This is a simple board game that teaches preschoolers their colors, as well as reinforces basic turn-taking and one to one correspondence skills and other number sense skills. I like to use a numeral dice so that my preschoolers get extra practice in number identification as well.
It’s fast paced and if you want to add an extra challenge preschoolers can collect matching colored buttons as they work their way through the game. My favorite buttons, perfect for this game, are these rainbow colored buttons.
Apple Books for Preschoolers
Reading apple books to preschoolers during your unit study is a great way to help them learn. These books engage kids, develop their language skills, and teach them facts about apples through fun stories and pictures. Plus, it makes learning enjoyable and encourages a love for reading.
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Apple Activities for Kindergarten
For kindergarten, apple-themed resources are abundant and incredibly valuable. These resources include worksheets, interactive activities, and even apple-themed books, helping kindergarteners learn while having fun.
- Apple Life Cycle Booklet
- Apple Shape Recognition Worksheets
- Apple Drop Game – Apple tree Counting Activity
- Apple Line Tracing Worksheets
- Parts of an Apple Worksheet
- Life Cycle of an Apple Worksheet
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.