A very popular theme to use in autumn (especially in September) is apples. And we were not different this year. There are plenty of wonderful ideas and materials to find online, unfortunately, you will never ever have enough time to use them all. So to add a bit more to that collection, here are apple theme activities from our shelves.
Let’s start with V
1-to-1 correspondence using muffin tray and wooden apples
And as for N and S
Threading an apple tree – I made the apple tree from pipe cleaners and S was supposed to thread pony beads in three colours – yellow, green and red (pretended little apples). It was his idea to sort them by colour. Fine motor skills activity for little hands.
Apple pin poking (with a picture found online) – don’t you just love our poking tool? ;-) Activity preparing for writing – strengthening muscles in little fingers and reinforcing eye-hand coordination.
Threading an apple made from cardboard (idea taken from Sorting Sprinkles)
apples pom-poms in three colours – red, yellow and green.
Cutting practice (in two versions – with wide lines for S and narrow for N) – from Gift of Curiosity.
Shape and shadow matching cards from the same learning pack. Way too easy for S!
Another exercise from the pack – colouring apples (one set for N, one set for S)
The odd one out with glass pebbles (from Teachers pay Teachers)
A little bit of science – parts of an apple fruit (cards are from MontessoriPrintShop, I just changed the language for us)
… and apple life cycle (cards from The Helpful Garden, again I changed the language to Polish).
1-to-1 correspondence & eye-hand coordination for S – placing red glass pebbles on an apple tree.
Apple addition game (found on Life over C’s). Instead of using printed apples, we used green and red pompons. They were better manipulatives for N.
Apple tree game which I made earlier this year as our cheaper version of a Nienhuis game. The game is good for practicing counting and as an introduction to addition and subtraction.
Apple seeds matching cards
Counting to ten with apple cards and wooden pegs…
…and writing practice.
We also used a lot of worksheets from apple themed learning packs found on the internet – there are plenty of them and the number is still growing!
I used materials from following sites:
* The Helpful Garden – Life Cycle of an Apple Nomenclature and Control Chart
* 3 Dinosaurs – Apple Pack
* Life over C’s – Adding to 10 apple tree free printable
* Gift of Curiosity – Apple Printables Pack (free with signing up for a newsletter)
* Teachers pay Teachers – free Apple Same & Different Cards
* Montessori Print Shop – Apple Nomenclature Cards