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Apple Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

With fall around the corner, I’m sharing a list of apple activities for preschool and kindergarten. These ideas would be great for building an apple-themed unit study or simply for planning a few fun apple-related activities for the season. Lets get started!

What can my child learn from studying apples?

This year, I am really loving the idea of creating units for us to use in our homeschool. Submersing ourselves with different faucets of an object or idea. It’s not just a worksheet about the parts of an apple but its books, poetry, music, math, writing, crafts, cooking, and more.

Apples are a great topic to jump into, especially with little ones. From harvest time to the season of autumn, kids can learn a lot from this topic, here are a few more things they can learn:

  • Life cycle of fruit
  • types of apples
  • season of autumn
  • cooking and processing food
  • parts of an apple
  • an empathy for farmers and the work it takes to grow food
  • ways to use apples
  • the feeling of fall
  • story of Johnny Appleseed

Objectives for Apple unit

  • Identify general characteristics of apples (shape, color, taste, etc)
  • Differentiate apples from the other types of fruit
  • Build preschool and kindergarten skills through apple-themed music, crafts, activities, math, language, and imaginative play.

Picture books about apples

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  1. How to Make Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
  2. The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
  3. Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh
  4. Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum
  5. Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
  6. The Apple Pie That Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson
  7. Apples by Gail Gibbons
  8. Ten Apples on top by Dr. Suess
  9. Applesauce Day by Lisa J. Amstutz
  10. Apple Cider Making Days by Ann Purmell

Apple poem for apple unit

I always like to add a memory piece to our units. This one touches on colors, shape, the season, and what we can make with apples. Here is our apple poem download if you would like to add it to your apple unit as well.

Toy and prop ideas for apple unit

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Music and Videos for apple unit

Apple Crafts for Preschoolers

Apple Activities for Preschoolers

Apple Math Activities

Literacy and Writing activities

Dramatic play ideas for apple unit

Free Printable apple-themed unit study plan for moms and teachers

For my homeschool moms and teacher friends, I’ve complied all these ideas into a printable resource. This unit builder includes everything in this post and also leaves room for you to add material lists and notes.

Whether you are creating a apple-themed lesson plan for preschool or kindergarten or just thinking of adding some apple activities into your homeschool preschool unit later this year, this is a great printable preschool resource to reference with a lot of ideas to choose from!

apple unit study plan

Download Apple Unit Study Plan

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What are your favorite apple-related activities?

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