Awesome apples is just one of the many great theme ideas that can be implemented as a part of your preschooler’s educational experiences. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, early childhood educator, or a home-school mom, these fun and creative activities can be implemented into your day.
You can use a small paper plate to create this fun apple collage. Children can use a number of red collage materials, such as, construction paper, tissue paper and streamers. Simply glue the collage materials on the paper plate. To complete the effect, children can make a stem out of green construction paper and glue it to the top of the plate. These apple collages will be an excellent addition to any room decor.
Thumbprint Apple Trees
Let the children dip their thumbs into non-toxic red paint, and press them onto construction paper tree cutouts to resemble apples. Tree patterns can be easily obtained by searching various Internet website. When they are finished, children can count the number of “apples” on their tree.
Your children are sure to enjoy this no-cook, no-fuss treat. For this recipe, you will need an electric blender, apple juice, cinnamon, apples, knife, (for adults to use only) and a spatula. Adults need to core and dice the apples. Children can add the diced apples, apple juice, and cinnamon to the blender. Blend these ingredients until they are smooth, and has the desired consistency. Your best judgment should be used when deciding how much of the ingredients you will need to use.
Giant Finger Paint Apples
Your kids will have lots of messy fun with this activity. Cut a large apple shape out of poster-board. Children can use their fingers to fill the large poster board cutout with non-toxic red paint.
Red, Green, and Yellow Apple Sorting
Using three clearly labeled baskets, one red, one green, and one yellow, let the children sort apples that are cut out of red, green , and yellow construction paper. Real apples can also be used to do this activity. This is an excellent activity for counting, or color recognition.
Red, Green, and Yellow Apple prints
Dip apples that have been cut in halves into red, green, or yellow non-toxic paint. Press the paint dipped apple halves onto white paper (heavy paper works best.) Children should use a different apple half for each color of paint. After the imprints have dried, children can hang them on the door, or wall at home or at school.
These are just a few of many fun ideas that parents and teachers can do to have fun with apples.