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Preschool Apple Activities Theme Block Center Ideas
Add mini apples, leaves, eater grass and toy trucks to your block area for some apple farm fun!
Look for local cultural ideas from your area for ways to theme up your block area. Preschool apple activities my not include orchards or farms. Perhaps yours will focus on the local produce department of the grocery store!
Also, add many non-fiction books to enhance your preschool apple activities theme throughout your classroom.
Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!
Star in the Apple Story
This is a classic preschool apple activities type of story! The author is unknown to me, but we have enjoyed this story for years! There are many versions of this that you can find online!
The Adventures of the Apple
Materials: An apple, a piece of paper and a pen
Tell the children they are going to help you write a story. We named ours the Great Apple Adventure! Write down what each child says so that you have it for compiling the book as discussed at the end of this activity!
This is a cooperative story telling technique that the kids LOVE because they are allowed to make it up! Note to you as the teacher: Remember that this is THEIR story, not yours! It will most likely NOT make sense. It may have the apple being given a time out. It may have the apple visiting a hospital. Go with it...children will use make-believe to talk about things that bother them, scare them or simply things on their minds!
I usually prepare the kids by telling them that in our stories, we use our classroom rules--we do not use bathroom words, we do not hurt each other (prevents too much make believe "violence" from happening). Those are the only rules. Try your best, as the teacher, not to tell them what to say next or what should happen next. Enjoy!
This is the story of the Great Apple Adventure! Once upon a time there were some apples that lived at XXXX Preschool. They wanted to go on an adventure. They went outside and they saw....
Have one child fill in the blank.
Continue the story. "The apples saw (fill in what the child just said) and then decided to.... (next child fills in).
This is a story that the children will want you to read over and over to them at circle time!
At the writing table, remind the each child what part of the story they made up and ask them to draw a picture about that one thing.
Use the pictures as the illustrations. Each page is in the order it was told and you write the words each child said on their illustrated page.
Make color copies of the book for each child to take home!
Materials Needed: One apple, knife and cutting board.
Have the children guess how many seeds might be in your apple. Cut open and remove the seeds and count them together.
Great intro to your preschool apple activities theme!
Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Preschool Apple Activities Theme!
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Ingredients and Items needed: apples, peeler, corer (optional), sharp knife (for you to use), plastic knives for children to use, bowl, teaspoons, water, microwaveable bowl
Peel the apples. If you have an apple peeler/corer, even better! They attached to the table and the kids LOVE using it. I got mine from Pampered Chef, but they are available in many kitchen stores.
Cut large pieces of apple using your sharp knife.
Give each child a piece or two of apple and a plastic knife. Teach them how to cut the apples. REMIND THEM TO NEVER PUT THE KNIFE TO THEIR LIPS.
The children place their pieces in a bowl and add some water using a teaspoon.
Microwave a few minutes at a time until the apples are soft and can be squished with a fork.
Preschool Apple Activities To Help Your Preschoolers Develop Their Math Skills and Develop the Small Muscles In Their Hands!
Small, Medium, Large
Materials: In advance cut out many apples using three different sizes and using three different colors (red, green, yellow).
Place them in your math/manipulatives area.
The children can use these to place in order of small medium large; sort by color; sort by size; count.
Materials: In advance, cut out 10 apple shapes from construction paper (make several sets so several children can do this activity at the same time). Draw apple seed shapes on them in increasing number (1, 2, 3). Laminate.
Provide apple seeds in a cup for the children to place the correct number of seeds on each apple.
Make a large apple tree on a piece of poster board.
Cut out apple shapes from construction paper (use apple colors!). Write a number on each apple. Laminate the apples and add velcro to the backs. Add velcro to random places on the apple tree.
The children place the numbers on the tree. You can do this at circle time (give each child an apple and ask "Who has the number 1? Please place it on our tree!). Then, leave this at the math station or in your Library area for the children to use on their own.
EXTENSION: In the past, I've also drawn the corresponding number of dots on the backs of each apple so the children could count the "seeds" OR recognize the number.
Preschool Apple Activities Theme Science Activities--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!
Place pieces of string or yarn, apples, paper and markers in your science area.
The children choose an apple and wrap the yarn around it to see how wide their apple is. There are many things you can do with the results. You can make a "My Apple Book" (see Writing Activities section at the bottom of this page for this information); have the children cut the string once they measure and tape it to a piece of paper under their name. The children can then compare the different sizes of apples by comparing the strings.
Provide magnifying glasses and all types of apples and apple items for the children to explore such as:
apple seeds, a small jar of apple jelly; different colors of apples; apple sauce; dried apples, apple juice, etc.
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