Teach kids about the parts of an apple and let them build one of their own when you present them with this engaging preschool apple craft.
The sweet smell of fall is beginning to waft through the air, and soon we will be making all the fun crafts. Apples are a fall staple, and they make an excellent basis for crafts.
Add one or more of these ideas to your preschool apple activities this fall.
Add these free preschool printables to your autumn preschool activities. They’ll go great with the apple craft ideas I’ve shared below.
Preschool Apple Craft
One of the easiest apple crafts to make is apple scented playdough. Go to your local craft store’s baking section for apple flavoring. You can add the extract, red food coloring, and cinnamon to your favorite playdough recipe for a sweet-smelling fall craft.
Nothing is cuter than a kid’s thumbprint craft. Make a tree out of construction paper. You can even trace your child’s arm to make the trunk of the tree. Then, using red paint or a red ink pad, have kids add their thumbprints to the paper. You will have an adorable apple-themed craft to display.
Crafts are an excellent way for kids to practice their fine motor skills. Creating an apple lacing activity will hone a great many skills. Take a sheet of red or green craft foam and trace the shape of an apple on it. If your children are old enough to use scissors, have them cut out the foam. Then, use a handheld punch to create holes along the edges. Children can use yarn with tape on the end or a shoelace to lace around the apple.
Apple stamping is a classic craft that children love to do. Cut the apples in half and dip into the paint for stamping fun. Be ready to wash hands after this activity, because it is messy. But, it’s a ton of fun.
While you’re having fun creating all these crafts, it’s the perfect opportunity to teach your preschoolers about apples. The Parts of an Apple Activity is an excellent activity to include for a fun learning experience.
Print out the activity and let them have fun labeling the apple. The printable also includes an activity to create their own apple.
Enjoy this printable and all the fun apple-related crafts I’ve shared.
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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Apples – A combination of clear, well-labeled diagrams and simple text introduce important vocabulary and concepts for young readers. Parts of the blossom and fruit are clearly explained as Gibbons explores how trees grow and produce apples
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.
Apple Trees and the Seasons – This emergent read explores what happens to apples through each season.
Teaching Resources for Your Apple Theme
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.
Your preschoolers will love pretending they’re making an apple pie with this fun “Cooking with Apples” dramatic play area.
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