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Strengthen motor skills while learning shapes with this preschool apple printable. Kids will love using dot markers to make eight fun shapes!
Building fine motor skills is crucial in the preschool years. The small muscles in the hand must be strong to master handwriting, grasping, pinching, and more.
Using dot markers to fill in the circles on these preschool shape worksheets is the perfect way to strengthen those muscles this fall!
These free preschool printables work well within several of your preschool themes. If you are focusing on apples this fall, be sure to add these pages to your math centers.
They also work well within a Letter Aa theme, as well as a general shape theme.
Whether you’re teaching your preschoolers about apples or you’re just looking for a fun way to practice shape recognition, these worksheets are just what you need!
Because they’re print-and-go, they’re perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you.
Not only do these worksheets focus on shape recognition and fine motor skills, they also address hand-eye coordination as your preschoolers aim their dot markers for each individual circle that forms the shapes.
You can also point out the parts of an apple using the apple image on each page.
Using The Apple Worksheets
To use these apple worksheets, print them out on printer paper or cardstock. Provide your preschooler with a set of dot markers. You can use red, yellow, and green (the colors of apples), or you can let them use their favorite color.
Have your child name each shape and trace it with their finger. Now, have them use the dot marker to fill in the circles that form each shape.
Toddlers can just dot the circles randomly, but preschoolers should follow the proper formation of each shape.
Finally, you can have your child trace or color the shapes on the outside edges of each page. If they’d like, they can turn the shapes into everyday objects such as a sun (circle), window (square), or a slice of pizza (triangle).
There are a variety of ways your preschoolers can complete these pages. Instead of using dot markers to complete the pages, they can color the circles or cover them with clear gems or mini erasers.
They can also fill each circle with pom poms or playdoh balls. If they use playdough balls, they can go back around and smoosh the balls adding another fun motor skills activity.
You can use these pages to practice building patterns, if you’d like. Have them use two colors to form an AB pattern around each shape or three colors for an ABC pattern.
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.
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