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These apple life cycle activities are perfect for back to school! Preschool and kindergarten kiddos will love learning about apple this fall. Get yours today!
I love back to school, and I love teaching about apples during the first few weeks of school. As you begin fleshing out your preschool apple theme, you’re going to want to leave some time to include apple life cycle activities.
Add these free autumn printables to your fall preschool lessons. Your kids will love them!
Apple Life Cycle
One of my autumn bucket list items each year is to go to an apple orchard to pick apples. I’ve not been able to cross this one off, but maybe I will this year with my grandson.
My kids and I loved exploring apples when they were preschool age. We’d talk about how apple trees grew from tiny seeds.
They loved cutting an apple in half crosswise to discover the “star” inside.
And, of course, no apple study is complete without a taste test and some homemade applesauce.
Preparing the Activities
To prepare these activities, all you need to do is print out the pages. That’s it! You’re all set.
However, you can make the activities reusable by laminating them and using velcro dots on the cut/paste pages.
There are three activities included in this activity pack. The first page is a mini-book.
I suggest printing this page on regular printer paper. Have students write the correct vocabulary word on the line in each box (seed, tree, etc.)
You may need to write the vocabulary words on a note card or post it for kids to look at as they write the words.
Cut apart the pages and staple them to create a mini book, if you’d like.
Not only does this page reinforce vocabulary words associated with the life cycle of an apple, but it’s a great way to introduce or reinforce the sight words I, see, and a.
Apple Life Cycle Sequencing
The second activity in this pack is a sequencing activity. One sheet is a numbered sequencing mat. The other is a set of four sequencing cards.
Print these two pages on regular printer paper. You can use colored printer paper if your kids don’t like to color.
Now, have your kids cut out the sequencing cards. This is a great way to let them strengthen their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut out the cards.
Then, have them glue the cards in the correct order on the sequencing mat.
If you’d like to make this activity reusable, you can laminate the cards and the mat. Add a velcro dot to each box and to the back of each card.
Life Cycle of an Apple Worksheet
Finally, there is a one-page sequencing activity. Kids can color the life cycle pictures, or you can print the page on colored paper.
Have kids cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page. Here is another opportunity for them to practice their scissor skills. Or, you could build other fine motor muscles by letting them use a ½” circle punch to cut out the numbers.
Have them glue the numbers beside the appropriate image to sequence the life cycle of the apple.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a fun way to help your little ones practice counting and number recognition? These apple-themed fall number worksheets are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners!
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