August 17, 2023

# Hands-on Apple Math Salt Tray for Counting, Adding, Tracing

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Make practicing counting, adding, and more extra fun with this hands-on fall math! This apple math helps pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders practice a variety of early learning skills such as counting, addition, and writing while having fun. This apple activity is perfect for September or first week of school activity.

## Apple Math

This super cute apple activity for preschoolers is a great way to help early learners review a variety of skills with a fun apple math project. In this apple theme, kindergartners can practice counting apples, tracing nmbers in the salt tray, form number bonds, add apples together to find the sum, and so much more! The possibilities for uses as apple activities for kids during September are endless. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this fall learning activity!

## Apple activity for preschoolers

You will need:

• Apple manipulatives(make your own like us from salt dough or use mini erasers, for example. Red bottle tops can work too!)
• Green craft foam or cardboard
• Tray and some small containers
• Salt
• Writing utensil(we used a red straw)

## Apple Counting

Cut leave shapes from the craft foam/cardboard. Number your leaves. You can go up to whichever number your child is familiar with. Add them to a container and add the manipulatives to another container.

Add all the supplies mentioned above to the tray as seen in the image.

Your little ones can simply pick a numbered leaf, recognize the number, write the number in the salt and count out manipulatives accordingly.

## Apple Theme

Children that are a bit older can use this tray for making sums.

First, decide if it would be an addition sum or subtraction sum. This will depend on which skill your child need practice. When introducing sums, we typically start of with addition and then subtraction.

Then, pick two leaves. For addition sums any number can go first, but for subtraction sums the largest number must go first(a lesson on its own). Add the leaves and count out the corresponding manipulatives. Now count them all together(for addition) or take away some(for subtraction) to get to the answer. Write down the answer in the salt or find the correct leave as answer.

## Apple activities for kindergarten

This is a simple way to practice writing and sums, but quite effective because it is hands-on- meaning the child experiences the mathematical side by handling the manipulatives.

Would your child like this apple tray activity?

We’ve got so many fun preschool alphabet crafts , apple activities, September crafts, September Activities, and free apple printables for you to play and learn with kids this fall!

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If you are looking for some more fun, engaging, hands-on, and free printable counting activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners – check out these great resources!