Apple-themed activities seem to flourish at the start of the school year.
Whether you are looling for ideas for an apple unit at school or homeschool, or you just want a few fun learning activities for fall, there are plenty of fun apple activities for kids to choose from.
We had fun with our own apple unit in homeschool, starting with a few preschool apple math activities using pom-poms.
We used red, yellow, and green pom-poms to represent apples for these fun apple unit activities.
For more math fun, check out our apple skip counting activity.
Apple Math 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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Selena @ Look! We're Learning! says
Cute idea! We have pom poms and I would never have thought to use them like this.
Stopping by from the Tender Moments Blog Hop 🙂
This is a great way to help with counting!! I bet even my two year old might be able to grasp it since he can count to ten. We could start with just counting the objects.
Little ones love the feel of pom-poms! 🙂
Theresa (Capri + 3) says
I love these apple themed pom-pom activities. I am pinning this to my Preschool Fun board. Please share this on Artsy Play Wednesday.
Perfect timing for harvest season!
Simple and educational: love it. Pinning!
Thanks so much for pinning it!
What a great idea to use pom poms!! I love it!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!