Inside this post, you will find a fun fall preschool activity. Apple sort and glue are great ways to help your toddler or preschooler practice color sorting and gluing.
It’s apple week at my son’s preschool, and this apple preschool activity is a hit!
Apple preschool activities have been such a hit that I wanted to carry the apple theme into our next Breakfast Invitation.
Think about it. Apples can be sorted, graphed, explored, and tasted.
What’s not to love about that?!
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Make the home-school connection.
One valuable thing you can do for your children takes what they are learning at school, and keep it very hands-on at home. It is as if you are taking the apple preschool activity and showing your child that you are invested in what he is learning.
Keeping the apple preschool activity hands-on also helps keep the content learning more meaningful.
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Preschoolers, apples, and glue are a winning combination.
I knew my four-year-old would be full-on invested in this apple sorting and gluing activity. I mean…who doesn’t love to use a glue stick at 7 am?!
Since my preschooler now attends half-day preschool, I knew that the teachers would want him to have experience with using a glue stick. So at home, we get to practice exploring how to hold it and just how much glue is needed to help the pom poms stick.
Are you working with your child on holding a glue stick? Try saying this:
Just a little dab of glue will do!
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Let’s set up this preschool apple activity!
I set this up on the kitchen table the night before my preschooler plays. When he wakes up, he is ready to dive in.
I call these Breakfast Invitations; simple solutions to wake up, and make breakfast as kids are invited to learn through play.
First, tape down your white paper roll.
Next, draw a red apple, green apple, and yellow apple – use GOOGLE images to help get you started if you need a quick visual.
Place red, green, and yellow pompoms to the left of your paper.
Finally, place a glue stick on your white paper roll.
When your preschoolers come to breakfast in the morning, invite them to match and glue the “apples” onto the larger apple.
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Here’s what my four-year-old is learning:
holding a glue stick – which will lead to a more efficient pencil grip READ MORE ABOUT PENCIL GRIP HERE.
classification by color
making a home school connection
conversation starters about why apples are different colors and the differences he remembers in the way apple taste
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Go ahead! Set this apple activity for preschoolers as your Breakfast Invitation up for tomorrow!
Then head back here for 35+ more ways to play with color that you’ll enjoy!