Over the years, Fall has become my favorite season. There are so many things to experience that you can’t at any other time of the year. One of our favorite things to do is visit the apple orchard and pick apples. When we get home from the orchard, we love to turn our apple picking experience into a learning activity. This preschool apple activity is not only a fun way for children to make a real-life connection, but it is also great for learning to identify and sort colors too.
How To Do The Color Sorting Preschool Apple Activity:
- Brown, Green, Red, and Yellow Construction Paper
- Fruit Loops
- Small Bowl
To begin this activity, make the red, green, and yellow trees. First, draw and cut three rectangles out of the brown construction paper for the tree trunks. Next, draw and cut a large circle out of the red, green, and yellow construction paper for the tree tops.
To help children who haven’t developed their fine motor skills or hand muscle strength yet, you can make a rectangle and circle template out of card stock or cardboard that they can trace. You can also provide them with hand over hand support while cutting out the shapes.
Next, the children will glue the circles onto the rectangles to create the trees.
After the glue dries, put the trees in a row in front of the children and fill a small bowl with Fruit Loops. Instead of cereal, you can also use pom poms, paper circles, or bingo chips.
The children will then sort through the Fruit Loops and put the read ones on the red tree, the green ones on the green tree, and the yellow ones on the yellow tree. The children will continue sorting until the trees are full.
If they are just learning the colors, start with one tree until they can confidently identify that color.
To extend the learning, the children can also count the number of apples on each tree. They can also compare the numbers and identify which ones has the most and which one has the least.
This preschool apple activity is a fun, hands-on way for children to practice identifying and sorting different colored apples.
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