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It’s time to gear up for back to school. Add one or more of these science activities to your apples preschool theme. The kids will love it!
I know most early years teachers (classroom and homeschool alike) like to start a new school year with a fun apple theme. Apples and back to school go hand in hand. So, I’ve rounded up more than 20 science activities that you can add to your lessons this year.
From cooking to sensory bins and science experiments to explorations, you’re sure to find something fun and new to use with your preschool and kindergarten kiddos!
Which one of these apple activities will you try with your preschoolers first?
Science Fun for Your Apples Preschool Theme
Each one of these activities is designed to engage your preschoolers. As summer winds down and autumn is just around the corner, you’ll have plenty of time to try more than one of these science activities and experiments.
Slice up some apples and let your preschoolers turn them into apple boats. Then, sail them down the creek, across the pond, or even in the bathtub.
You can explore magnets with your preschoolers when you create this magnetic apples sensory bin. All you need is pipe cleaners, sensory bin filler, and a magnet wand.
Explore chemical reactions when you set up an erupting apple science experiment. Kids will be amazed with what happens to baking soda and vinegar when they meet!
Slice an apple and let your kids guess what will happen with this apple rotting experiment. This is a great time to introduce the word predict to your science lessons.
There are many different observations to be made (both mathematical and scientific) when you and the kids try this apple drying experiment.
Your kids will be amazed at how simple it is to make homemade applesauce. And, if you use the right secret ingredient, you can even make orange-flavored applesauce.
With this edible bubble science experiment with apples, you can introduce your kids to surface tension.
This apple stacking magnets activity is the perfect experiment to use alongside Ten Apples Up on Top.
Slice an apple into chunks and provide a handful of toothpicks, and see how tall your child’s apple toothpick towers can get!
Try making apple star natural ornaments for this year’s Christmas tree. Kids can get a first-hand look at the effects of drying fruit.
Mix up a batch of homemade playdough, and see how many apples your kids can stack in this apple stacking activity.
Explore the question “What keeps apples from browning?” with this apple science experiment.
I love this DIY felt apple life cycle for a hands-on look at the parts of an apple and its life cycle.
Print out the free apple science booklet, and let your preschoolers explore (and then illustrate) the inside of their favorite apple.
Set up a fun fall farm sensory bin to mimic a trip to the apple orchard.
Add a little STEM to your homeschool preschool day with this balancing apple activity!
Kids can work on fine motor skills when you set up an apple scented sensory bin this autumn.
Set up an apple sensory soup sensory bin, and your kids will have a blast scooping and pouring in this water play activity.
Explore apples inside and out when you present your young learners with this STEM apple activity.
Grab some red and green paint, and let your kids get creative with this apple stamping sensory activity.