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Montessori Apple Activities for Preschoolers

This post includes loads of apple-themed activities for preschoolers! A great addition to a fall preschool unit.

Preschool Apple Unit

Preschool Apple Theme Activities

Practical Life

  • Tonging Apples – Great for fine motor skill development and pre-reading skill. Demonstrate by identifying the items on the tray, move slowly transferring the small wooden apples from left to right and speak with a few words. Once the child masters the activity, integrate pre-math by counting the apples.
  • Washing Apples
  • Slicing, Peeling, Coring Apples
  • Make Apple Sauce with these Crockpot Applesauce Making Cards from Training Happy Hearts
  • Apple Lacing Card from No Time for Flashcards
apple slicing

Sensorial

applecrafts

Montessori Language

Montessori Math

  • Graphing with a chart and die, or graph an Apple Taste Test
  • Tree Addition using this template from Life Over C’s
  • Pattern Cards using a free template from Spell Outloud
  • Apple Tree Counting like this felt tree from Spell Outloud
  • Graph an apple tree’s growth

Montessori Art

  • Make Apple Prints
Fall Activities for Preschoolers - Apple Printing

Although I was at first disappointed that the apples I had bought from the grocery were not in great shape for eating, my mind immediately went to “what can I do with these apples with the boys?”

So we sliced them open and took a look at the Parts of the Apple: the skin, the flesh, the core, the seeds, and the stem. Then, well, we made art! Personally, I prefer apple activities over skeleton activities but who is counting?

Fall Activities for Preschoolers - Apple Printing

Apple Activity for Preschoolers

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Apples
  • Brush (or not)
  • Bowls for paint

Apple Printing Approach:

I set out a tray with bowls of paint. The bowls were wide enough so that the boys could dip the apple into the paint. I also included a paint brush so the boys could paint the apples if they desired that approach.

Fall Activities for Preschoolers - Apple Printing

More Apple Themed Activities

Montessori History

  • Track the time it takes for an apple tree to grow and to harvest apples using a piece of string

Montessori Geography

  • Where do Apples grow? Why? Discuss states like Washington. Mark a map with the apple grown in that state.

Montessori Zoology

  • Study of animals known to enjoy apples such as worms, caterpillars, and horses
  • Investigate: An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Montessori Botany

Montessori Science

Resources for Apple Unit

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