Apple-themed activities seem to flourish at the start of the school year! We had fun with our own apple unit in homeschool, starting with these apple themed math activities using pom-poms.
We used red, yellow, and green pom-poms to represent apples for these fun apple unit activities.
Apple Learning Activities:
Sorting: Sort the “apples” into baskets by color. You could also do size if you have different sized pom-poms. (Our baskets are empty yogurt containers that have been washed and dried.)
Patterns: Use the pom-pom apples to work on patterns. You can challenge your child to create their own patterns or give them a type of pattern you want created (such as a simple AB pattern or an AAB pattern).
For younger students you might want to start a pattern and then ask them which color would come next in the pattern you created.
One-To-One Correspondence: Work on one to one correspondence with the pom-poms as you count. Line up the pom-poms and show your child how to point to each “apple” as you count.
Counting: Ask your child to count out a specific number of apples. I created simple construction paper apples and wrote different numbers on them for my kindergartner to then count out that many apples.
Addition and Subtraction: Use the pom-pom apples as manipulatives to work on adding and subtracting skills. You could use the pom-poms to help your child work on addition or subtraction problems on pre-made math worksheets. Or you could create your own math problems to work on together. (If I have 5 red apples and I add 4 green apples, how many apples do I have total?)
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