Happy September! I love this time of year…there are apples everywhere! There are so many things you can do with apples, so here are 8 of our favorite apple activities for preschoolers.
1. Homemade Applesauce
This recipe is fun to make with your preschooler, and it tastes so good! It reminds me of warm apple pie filling. To get the recipe, see this post.
2. Apple Play Dough
This recipe uses REAL apples to make play dough! Smells so good, too! Find the recipe right here.
3. Graphing Apples
Take a poster board and draw 3 vertical lines to set up the bar graph. At the foot of the poster, draw a picture of the apple. Then instruct your child to place all the apples in a line under the correct color. After all the apples are placed on the graph, have your child count the apples. See which color had the most and which one had the least.
4. Painting with Apples
5. Apple Cider Cloud Dough
This is a super simple sensory activity to set up. Kid love playing with cloud dough! Find the details here.
6. Apple Sensory Bin
Let your child explore a fun sensory bin. Here are 2 that we’ve made: (click on the picture to take you to the post.)
7. Taste Test
Slice several apples into pieces. Have your child taste them and have them describe how they taste. Talk about attributes such as sour and sweet. You can even have your child close their eyes before tasting the apple and then have them guess which apple they tasted.
8. Jumping Apple Seeds
This activity is so neat! All you need to do is fill a cup with water, add apple seeds, and place Alka Seltzer tables in the cup. Watch the seeds jump around! They will move for about ten minutes. If you want to watch them jump again, just place another tablet in the water! Kids LOVE this activity. Check out the video here:
If you are looking for more really awesome apple activities, check out my 10 Apple Science Activities for Little Learners. These are not only fun activities, but they explain the WHY behind each experiment. See more here.