Apples are always a fun theme especially in the fall. We love going apple picking and there are so many great books and preschool activities you can have fun with. We always have them on hand and we like to eat them in a variety of ways, particularly apple sauce. They have a wonderful fresh scent and pair well with cinnamon so they can make any desert a winner.
My teen gobbles up a ton of these each day but they’re healthy so they make wonderful snacks. These apple preschool activities will have your child asking you for more apples.
Apple Activities for Preschool
Inspired by the Jamaican game 123 Red Light and a bit similar to the American Red Light, Green Light, this game is great for gross motor skills.
This paper plate craft doesn’t require as much paint or materials, since it is the apple core. Hone scissors skills by cutting “bites” into the apple. A few drawn on seeds give it an extra little bit of fun personality.
Practice sensory with this textured paper plate apple. You’ll need red and green paint, cinnamon to create a gritty texture, card stock, and brown construction paper. It is complimented with a green handprint as a leaf!
Create sweet-smelling green apple play dough with this simple recipe, that only requires 2 ingredients, plus optional green food coloring.
Practice alphabet matching with capital and lowercase letters. Download these free printables, and grab some red circular Avery labels!
Tissue paper is thin enough for preschoolers to tear, but colorful enough to show colors vividly. Put together an apple made from ripped and shredded tissue paper!
Create a rosy apple from your child’s footprint! You’ll need red paint, a bit of green and brown paint, and a canvas for the finished artwork. It looks adorable hanging on a wall!
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More Apple Activities for Preschool
With fingerprints as little apples, practice counting with this worksheet inspired by Johnny Appleseed.
Settle down with this set of simple free apple coloring pages for preschoolers! They’re great for quiet time, or for keeping hands busy during a movie.
Create an apple core with a mini paper plate. Paint the core with a sponge, rather than paint brushes, for a fun sensory twist.
With this craft, instead of painting apples, use apples to create the end creation! Since preschoolers must grip the apple, this also strengthens core muscles.
Grab some shaving cream for paint, and sprinkles to create paper apples, stuck on a popsicle stick!
Baking soda and vinegar are great for preschoolers, since it has a fantastic chemical reaction, but isn’t very fatal.
Cloud dough has the texture of chalk powder. Create apple-sentenced cloud dough for hours of easy fun!