Apple season is pretty synonymous with fall. The temperature starts dropping, the leaves change color, and the apples are ready for picking.
Since this time of year also happens to coincide with the beginning of the new school year and there is so much amazing learning that can happen with a preschool apple theme, we always try to make this one of our first fall preschool themes of the year.
Kids absolutely love it and its a great way to incorporate learning across several subjects into their days.
So, whether you’re looking for apple crafts, apple books, math activities, or even science experiments, browse through all of our fun apple activities below and put together an awesome apple theme for your preschoolers!
Preschool Apple Theme Activities
Fine motor skills are so important for preschoolers to practice.
They’re what make it possible for them to use scissors, hold a pencil for writing, and so much more!
Fortunately, this fine motor apple counting activity is an easy way to practice and it fits perfectly into an apple theme!
Circles, squares, triangles, and more! Your preschoolers are going to have a blast matching all of the different apple shapes to the empty spaces on the tree in this file folder game!
Perfect as a quiet activity and for early finishers, they won’t even realize their working on their early math skills!
These red apples look good enough to eat but first, your preschoolers will need to cut them!
They’ll work on strengthening their small motor muscles while also learning to control their scissors at the same time!
Bust out the play dough! It’s time to make and count some apples!
Whether they’re in a wagon, a basket, or up on a tree, your preschoolers are going to love these apple themed play dough mats and they’re going to be able to work on those fine motor skills while using them!
Having a variety of activities to use in your apple theme is a great way to keep your little learners engaged and this apple pattern activity makes a fantastic addition to your math center.
Just grab some red, green, and yellow pom poms or even some different colored apple counters and you’re ready to work on simple patterns!
When it comes to fine motor skills, finding manipulatives to practice them is as easy as looking at the things you already have lying around!
For this activity, for example, all it took was a few black beans and a little imagination and we were able to work on counting apple seeds in our math center!
Prefer a digital version of this apple seed counting activity?
Your preschoolers will still get the opportunity to work on counting and number recognition, but with the digital version, they’ll be able to work on those skills both at home and at school!
It just wouldn’t be a preschool apple theme if we didn’t have a few good apple books to go along with it!
With this list, you’re sure to find something that every single one of your preschoolers will love!
Reading about apples can be a lot of fun, but making them is even better!
This textured preschool apple craft is such a cool sensory experience and gives each of your preschoolers the opportunity to make their own apple and as an added bonus, it smells like apple pie!
Dig a little deeper into how apples are grown with this printable apple life cycle book!
Your preschoolers will get to make their very own apple book while learning about each of the stages in an apple’s life cycle.
Grow your own apple orchard, it’s apple picking time!
With this letter A apple sorting activity, your preschoolers will pick the paper apples off of the tree and sort them based on whether they are uppercase or lowercase letter A’s.
One of the first things that we learn in our preschool apple theme is that apple starts with the letter A.
The easiest way to help your preschoolers remember this is by letting them make their own letter A apple craft where they turn the letter into the fruit!
If there is one thing that preschoolers love, it’s painting with Do-A-Dot markers!
With this printable activity page, they’ll get to work on their early literacy skills while they paint the upper and lowercase letter A’s!
Really want to add some literacy work into your apple preschool theme?
These apple tree beginning sound mats are a great way to work on a variety of skills like letter identification and beginning sounds!
If you’re working with older preschoolers and want to start adding some sight words into their learning, this apple sight word matching activity is a fantastic place to start!
Your students can work on those first sight words while fitting into your fall apple theme!
No list of preschool apple activities would be complete without a full printable apple pack!
These themed activities will have your preschoolers working on things like numbers, matching, puzzles, parts of an apple, and more!
Work on sorting, visual discrimination, and even some math words with this printable activity!
Build a paper tree on your classroom wall and have your students pick their apples before they work on sorting them!