Fall is *almost* officially here!!! The time for sweaters and pumpkins and everything autumn! This is a post packed with apple-y goodness for your preschooler. And make sure you – read to the end – to find out what we have in store next week for your elementary-aged students. (HINT: There’s a giveaway!)
As promised – I am updating my preschool category with these free apple-themed preschool printables that teach:
- number recognition,
- uppercase and lowercase A,
- fine motor skills,
- matching, and more.
We looooove apples! Picking them, eating them, counting them, coloring them, and reading about them. They are such a versatile choice for unit studies because the theme can be adapted for science, nature, reading, math, cooking, art, the list goes on. Here are some of our most favorite books, crafts, and activities for little apple lovers everywhere.
Our Top Apple “Picks” for Bookworms
These are our must-read apple books that we have really enjoyed over the years. There are so many more good ones. But if you’re only going to pick a few (LOL Get it? . . . OK, OK. No more apple puns) I would say definitely these.
Our Favorite Apple-y Activities
Here are some of our favorite apple-themed crafts and activities that are oh-so fun for preschoolers and teach new skills at the same time.
- Try this cute apple name puzzle craft that helps your toddler learn his or her name AND works on cutting skills.
- Let your little one test out their engineering skills with this build an apple tree STEM project!
- Make an apple bird feeder and watch your feathered friends enjoy.
The Yummiest Apple Snacks
This is the perfect time of year to try out some apple recipes and turn it into educational fun by letting your preschooler get in on the act. Here are delicious recipes that are perfect for little ones help with. And if you’re looking for an easy way to get them excited about working in the kitchen and learning new skills, check out My First Kitchen Binder (one for girls and boys) from Proverbial Homemaker. I love that it covers everything from safety rules, to kitchen terms, to table manners!
- Apple Muffins from Townsend House
- Simple Applesauce from Homeschool Hideout
- Whole Wheat Apple Muffins from Midget Momma
- Apple Pie Oatmeal from Midget Momma
- Apple Cinnamon Popcorn from Lit Mama
And STAY TUNED because the yummy-ness continues next week for your elementary-aged kiddos. In celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday (Sept. 26) we will be sharing free notebooking pages, book recommendations, activities, and *drum roll* a GIVEAWAY!
Check back next week to win this Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study from Beth at Techie Homeschool Mom! Enter to win this year-long course that covers two famous people every month. You will want to have this in your homeschool tool box since it teaches multiple subjects to multiple ages. It is self-paced. And you get lifetime access! So you can completely take your time with it or revisit it later.
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