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Summer is winding down, and autumn is just around the corner. It’s a perfect time to explore some new apple craft ideas with your preschoolers.
Apples are the perfect theme for early fall and back to school. The apple craft ideas below make the perfect addition to all of your apples preschool theme lessons.
With just a few household items – paint, paper plates, yarn, etc. – you’ll be on your way to a fun afternoon of crafting with your preschoolers.
The activities featured below will help your preschoolers work on creativity, color recognition, fine motor skills, and more. So, without further ado, let’s explore some amazing apple craft ideas.
Apple Craft Ideas
Don’t get rid of your pool noodles just yet. Slice them up, and turn them into homemade stamps. Show your preschoolers how to use them to make apple stamps.
Kids will work on motor skills as they create a one-of-a-kind apple paper plate lacing craft.
Here’s another fun apple craft that uses yarn. Kids will love stringing together a whole bunch of yarn wrapped apples to make a beautiful fall garland.
If you cut your apples in half horizontally (instead of vertically like normal apple stamps), you’ll have some apple stamps with stars in the center.
Older preschoolers who won’t put beads in their mouths, can make perler/hama bead apples. These would even make great back-to-school gifts for preschool teachers.
Apple Life Cycle Printable
This paper plate apple craft is super simple. It’s easy enough for toddlers once the plate is prepped.
Little ones can practice beginner sewing skills (and work on fine motor skills) when they sew a construction paper apple.
I’m a huge fan of fingerprint and handprint crafts. But, footprint crafts are fun, too. Paint your preschoolers foot to create the trunk of this footprint apple tree.
If you love felt crafts, you’ll love this one. Your kids can help put together these easy felt apple slices, and use them in their imaginative play time.
This loofah stamped apple art project takes sponge painting to a whole new level.
I can’t wait to do crafts with my grandson when he’s older. This apple suncatcher looks easy enough to do with him this time next year.
If you and your preschoolers are talking about emotions, you can makeapple print puppets to help them act out stories about feelings.
What do you get when you mix a salad spinner, paint, and preschoolers? A fun art project! Check out this tutorial to see how to paint apples using a salad spinner.
Little ones develop fine motor skills as they make this cute pom pom apple tree craft.
This textured paper plate apple craft is a fun art project and sensory activity all in one.
This fall, take your preschooler on a nature walk to gather pine cones. Then, turn those pine cones into apples with this fun nature craft.
This is a simple apple coffee filter craft that makes beautiful apple artwork you’ll want to display all season long.
Spend some time making apple birdseed bird feeder with your preschoolers this fall.
Which one of these apple craft ideas will you try first with your preschoolers?
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT APPLES
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about apples. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Apples, Apples, Apples – It’s a blue sky autumn day and Minna, Pop, Mom, and Dad have decided to go on an outing to Long Hill Orchard. As the bunnies fill their baskets, Farmer Miller teaches them all about apples. This charming story is filled with fun facts, activities, and an applesauce recipe.
Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples – Pinkalicious and the Pinkertons are all excited when they return from their trip to the orchard with lots of Pink Lady apples to munch on! After realizing they have more apples than the family could possibly use, Pinkalicious finds ways to share the apples with others.
How Do Apples Grow? – Young children love to eat apples and go to orchards. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce.
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Everyone loves an apple. Yum. Dig right into the core of the apple with this interactive felt labeling set. There are labels for the inside and outside including ones to show what happens to the flower during the apple life cycle.
Practice counting apples with this fun apple counting baskets felt board set. Children will love placing the correct number of apples in baskets. They’ll learn to recognize numerals, number words and counting to five.