Apple-themed activities seem to flourish at the start of the school year!
We will be begin our own apple unit next week in homeschool, starting with these apple themed math activities using pom-poms.
Some Apple Activities I have planned:
- Sort the “apples” into baskets. (Our baskets are empty yogurt containers that have been washed and dried.)
- 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.
- Work on one to one correspondence with the pom-poms as you count.
You can line up the pom-poms and show your child how to point to each “apple” as you count.
- 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.
- 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?)
Of course we will be reading several apple-themed books and doing a variety of other apple activities and crafts.
Check out some of our previous apple fun we had with 10 Apples up on Top!