It’s September and that means it is apple season, and that gives enough reason for fun learning activities using apples and apple trees! This 3 in 1 Apple Tree Activity can be used to work on three different skills: color sorting, fine motor skills and counting! This is such a fun, apple activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergarteners.
Activities for Toddlers
Kids are going to love this versatile, easy-to-set-up, and FUN to play with 3-in-1 Activities for Toddlers. This is a great way to play and learn with a fun fall, apple theme for Toddler, Preschool, pre k, and Kindergarten age children. Use this activity to practice sorting by color, improving fine motor skills, and counting to 10.
Activities for Preschoolers
This was easy and quick to make, you can make it too! all you nee are a few simple supplies including:
- 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)
Apple Activity for Kids
Firstly, draw the apples on the rolls with markers and add the velcro dots to the pompoms.
Apple Tree Activity
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!
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 Activity
The 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.
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- Fun Apple Experiment Worksheet
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