Practice sequencing and build vocabulary with these apple life cycle worksheets. They’re perfect for your apples preschool theme!
I can’t wait to explore apples with my grandson this fall. We’re going to try to visit a local apple orchard to explore them up close and personal.
After that visit, we’ll taste a few different apples and try some apple foods – fritters, sauce, etc. Yum!
These free preschool printables are a great place to start your life cycle studies, but if you want to teach a whole unit check out my apple life cycle unit.
Apple Life Cycle Worksheets
Apples are so interesting. There are so many varieties and colors to explore with kids.
These free life cycle worksheets are perfect for older threes, fours, and fives.
If you’d like to teach a whole unit on apples, be sure to add this apple life cycle activity.
apple life cycle puzzles
The first worksheet in this pack features four self-correcting puzzles. If your preschooler doesn’t enjoy coloring, you can print the puzzles on colored printer paper before laminating them for durability.
Once the page is laminated, cut out the four puzzles and then cut the puzzles apart.
Have your child match the picture with the correct life cycle vocabulary word.
Even if your child can’t read yet, they can complete the puzzles as each one is different.
If your kids need extra scissor practice, let them do the cutting. They’ll strengthen visual discrimination and logic skills as they decide which pieces fit together.
apple life cycle sequencing
Preschoolers will work on sequencing with the “Which is Next?” worksheet.
You print this one on colored paper, too, if your kids want to color the pictures.
Preschoolers will cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page. Then, they’ll glue them in the correct box to finish each sequencing strip on the page.
You can make this a reusable activity by laminating the page and adding velcro dots to the sequencing strips and cards.
This is a great time to talk about the vocabulary associated with the life cycle of an apple.
life cycle of an apple vocabulary
The next page in this pack has several different learning components. First, kids will see the sequence of the life cycle in the pictures on the left side of the page.
Second, they’ll review the vocabulary words as they read them down the right side of the page.
Third, kids will practice handwriting as they trace each of the vocabulary word on the right side of the page.
Then, work on motor skills as they draw a line to match the picture with the vocabulary word.
You can laminate this page and have kids write with dry erase markers, if you would like to make this reusable.
The final page in this worksheet packet is a maze. This activity is a great way to help kids strengthen logical reasoning skills as they trace a path from beginning to end.
This activity can also be laminated or slipped into a plastic pouch and completed with a dry erase marker.
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.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie – When the very literal-minded Amelia visits Grandma’s house, she gets into the spirit of the fall season by baking her first apple pie.
Annie the Apple Fairy – Annie the Apple Pie Fairy is a TV chef who makes simple, homey pies. One day, her position as the queen of pies is threatened by Sondra the Strudel fairy’s new show. An intense competition starts between Annie and Sondra, and sees their fairy audience become obsessed with Sondra’s fancy pies and the gadgets used to make them. But when the mass of new gadgets and pie-making machines causes a huge power outage, what will happen to all the pies, and will Annie be able to save the day?
Max & Mo Go Apple Picking – Max and Mo are tired of eating corn. Luckily the big ones — the kids — just went apple picking. Everyone knows you can make applesauce with apples, but is there anything else you can make with them?
RESOURCES I LOVE
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.