Kids are going to love this versatile, easy-to-set-up, and FUN to play with 3-in-1 Apple Tree Activity!
This is a great way to play and learn with a fun fall, apple theme for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids.
Apple Activities for PreschoolThis was easy and quick to make, you can make it too!
- Toilet paper rolls (see more toilet paper roll crafts)
- Green felt
- Green, red, yellow pom poms
- Velcro dots
- egg cartoon (any type of flat box)
Firstly, draw the apples on the rolls with markers and add the velcro dots to the pompoms.
Then cut the felt into tree shapes. These you add it to the cardboard rolls, after you cut two small slits at the top.
Ready to play and learn!
Sorting & Fine Motor Apple Activity for Kids
When you use it as a fine motor toy, let your child "pick" the "apples" with a tweezer. Adding the right color pompom to the right cardboard roll tree. This activity is not only for fine motor skills development, but hand eye coordination and color identification/sorting skills too!
I attached each roll to the egg carton with a piece of Blue Tack so that it is secure enough not to fall over, but you are still able to lift it so that the dropped pompoms fall out again. (This "hide-n-seek" part was quite fun for my toddler.)
Match the color pompom to the color apple tree to use this toy as a sorting toy. Identifying colors and naming it is a skill children learn easily while playing.
Counting Apple ActivityThe great thing about this activity is you can use it in so many ways! You can also use it to help preschoolers practice counting and introduce the concept of addition.
For example: add one pompom to each tree, let your child take them down (picking it), count, and get an answer. You can do subtraction too, using this same method(picking two apples from the three trees, how many is left on the trees?), or even counting in 2's, 3's etc.
More fun learning activity you can check out:
- Fine Motor Play using Recyclables
- Counting with Acorns
- Paper Plate & Pompoms Play
- A is for Apple
- 30 FUN Apple Crafts for Kids
Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.