Back to School and Fall are apple-solutely the perfect times for an apple theme! Check out 20+ of our very favorite apple activities for preschool.
How do you introduce apple activities to preschoolers?
Kids learn best through meaningful, hands-on experiences and there are so many adorable kid-approved apple activities!
With any theme, it’s a balance of interacting with the real object plus adding additional experiences to extend and enhance learning.
I have been a preschool teacher for 15+ years and I have never, ever run out of apple ideas. They’re fun, delicious, and kids love an apple theme.
Related: Our GIANT 10-foot Apple coloring page banners are a preschool dream!
What types of apple activities are the best for kids?
To make an apple theme be the best it can be, we want to provide preschoolers with opportunities to touch, feel, play with, and create with apples.
We’re introducing cooking activities + sensory activities + art project + science experiments + more.
The only hard part of choosing an apple activity is choosing where to start because they’re all fantastic.
Apple Stamps Process Art
Grab apples, some popsicle sticks, and any of your favorite kids’ paint for adorable apple stamps. These are a preschool classic for good reason!
Magnetic Apple Sensory Bin
I never pass up an opportunity for a magnetic sensory bin! Twist your pipe cleaners into apple shapes, toss into a sensory bin, and explore science fun.
Torn Paper Apples: Easy Fine Motor Activity
Torn paper apples aren’t just adorable, but they’re loaded with fine motor practice. Bilateral coordination, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and more.
Apple Theme Giant Coloring Banners
At 10-feet long, this GIANT apple theme coloring page banner is the best thing since sliced apples. Decorate indoors or outdoors with any of your favorite art supplies.
Apple Poke Fine Motor Activity
Kids LOVE apple poke, and with such simple supplies, you can likely try this activity right now. So many sensory levels to this adorable apple activity.
Salad Spinner Apples: Process Art
Grab your salad spinner and let’s make some apples! Salad spinner apples is easy to set up and your kids will want to make 1,000 of them.
Apple Foam Bath Sensory Bin
I want to put my hands in this right now! Easy-to-make foam + apples = an inviting apple sensory table that your preschoolers will love (and play with for hours).
Apple Pie Playdough
We love a themed play dough! Whip up a batch of apple pie playdough for hours (and days) of open-ended, sensory, creative fun.
Preschool Apple Math: Measurement Apple Activity
One of my favorite math activities ever: apple measurement! Use an apple + string to begin, then continue by measuring all of the things in your home or classroom.
Apple Science with Baking Soda & Vinegar
Can you hear these sizzling through the screen? Baking soda and vinegar are the dream team and they’re especially fun when made into apples!
Apple Sticker Sort Activity
I’ve done this with our preschoolers every year since I first saw this! Apple sticker sort is not only the cutest thing (ever), it’s also something your kids will go crazy for.
Dancing Apple Seeds: Science Apple Activity
Did you know that you can make apple seeds dance with baking soda and vinegar? (Plus, an idea on a substitute to use as pretend apple seeds.)
Yarn Apple Garland
This yarn apple garland is adorable for your kids to make, plus you can save it to display year after year. Easy, simple supplies and directions.
Apple Washing Bin
Your kids will ask you to do this over and over again. It can be set up in seconds, and the amount of play and fun that your kids will have is endless.
Apple Vocabulary: Literacy Activity
Turn a plain poster or box into a giant apple full of giant learning. Kids will explore vocabulary and adjectives in this collaborative activity.
Fingerprint Apple Trees
How many apples will your apple tree have? Invite your kids to use their fingers to make millions and billions of apples (+ a fun way to add a fine motor tree trunk).
Math Patterns Using Apple Prints
Preschool math is everywhere! Use apples and paint as easy-to-prep and easy-to-use materials for apple patterns.
Marble Painting Apple Craft
The sounds of the marbles moving, the colors mixing before your eyes, and the shrieks of joy from kids as they made marble painting apple crafts are priceless.
Time to move and groove! Use paper plates and small materials to make apple shakers. Kids will love creating and using their very own musical instrument!
Apple Rotting Science
What makes an apple rot the fastest? Invite your kids to predict what will expedite the rotting process and learn how to set up this captivating science activity.
Apple Activities are the most fun!
Bringing apples to life is one of my favorite annual traditions.
I can’t wait to see what one you pick first!
Apple Activities FAQ
Any where the kids are engaged, excited, and learning! This list is the perfect place to start.
We have an adorable, educational apple week in our Fall Year 2 semester of Virtual Preschool!
We do! We have an adorable set of pumpkin and apple coloring pages.