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Your preschoolers will love this A is for Apple printable along with all of the fun, hands-on activities that go along with it!
There are so many fun things you can do with apples in the fall. Get the kids in the kitchen to make a pie or homemade applesauce. Go apple picking at a local orchard. Do taste tests and science experiments.
In today’s thematic unit, preschoolers will explore apples with hands-on activities, arts and crafts, snacks, books, and more.
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Preschool Apple Activities
The resources I share below cover a variety of homeschool preschool subjects, concepts, and skills. Don’t feel as if you need to do them all.
Pick and choose the ones that target skills you are currently working on or ones that will most interest 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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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?
Your preschoolers will have so much fun practicing their counting skills with the printable activity pages below. They include:
- counting practice,
- roll and cover,
- I Spy,
- and more.
Apple Videos for Kids
This little ditty is sure to pique your preschooler’s interest. They’ll be singing this one all day long!
Apple Hands-On Activities
Apple Stamping Tree Craft from Crafty Morning
Hands-On Learning: Apple Counting from 3 Dinosaurs
No Cook Apple Cinnamon Playdough from Natural Beach Living
Apple-Themed Science Activities
Your preschoolers will enjoy exploring apples with the printable activity pages below. They include:
- a life cycle poster,
- taste test recording page,
- description page,
- and more.
Apple Life Cycle Printable
Fall is the perfect time of year to study apples! This apple life cycle printable features 17 activities designed to teach the five stages of an apple’s life and the vocabulary that goes with it.
Apple Arts and Crafts
Easy Apple Craft Using Wine Corks from Crafty Morning
Apple Bowling Art from Mess for Less
Apple Suncatcher Tot Craft from Simple Fun for Kids
Apple Footprint Art from Raising Little Superheroes
Invitation to Create: Apple Trees from Things to Share and Remember
Apple-Themed Literacy Activities
Your preschoolers will enjoy working on their literacy skills with the printable activity pages below. They include:
- color and write,
- color by letter,
- letter hunt,
- and more!
Apple-Themed Snacks and Treats
Apple Turtles from Spaceships and Laser Beams
Caramel Apple Slices from Mommy’s Bundle
Apple and Grape Car Snack from Crafty Morning
Apple Smoothie from Artsy Momma
More Activities for Teaching the Letter “A”
This is a great time to teach or reinforce the Letter A and its beginning sound. The activity pages in the printable below contain the following:
- a reading challenge,
- a maze,
- picture cards,
- and more.
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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