Okay, am I the only one daydreaming of fall? I can’t help it. I hope you don’t mind if I share some fun fall activities this week. We just finished up our apple theme, and I can’t wait any longer to share! One of our invitations to play was this lovely apple cinnamon sensory bin.
FIND ALL OF OUR APPLE ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
FOR HOME PRESCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Miniature Apples (ours are from the Walmart craft section)
- Red glass gems
- Small wooden buckets (ours are from JoAnn Fabric & Crafts)
I knew the toddlers would really enjoy this sensory bin, but Lovey also spent a lot of time playing with it, too.
The small buckets were a great size for scooping and pouring the oats.
After the kids dumped in the mini “apple” gems, they had fun getting scoops of oats and searching for the “hidden treasure.”
The cinnamon sticks were not only great for the sensory experience, they also inspired a lot of pretend play. The kids used them as utensils to “cook” oatmeal and apple pie.
They also used them as drumsticks to make music.
As usual I loved to see their imaginations at work!
GET A FULL WEEK OF APPLE THEME LEARNING AND PLAY
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Help children learn more about apples in a playful hands-on way with the apple activities in this comprehensive set of lesson plans for preschool, PreK and TK classrooms. This apple theme preschool lesson plan pack can be used during the fall, back-to-school time, in conjunction with a fruit theme, aligned with exploring the letter A, etc. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
- Apple Number Cards (0-35)
- “Counting Apples” emergent reader
- “I See Apples” emergent reader
- Apple Letters (uppercase and lowercase in both red and green)
- Apple Life Cycle Cards (in color and b/w)
- Label the Apple Diagram (in color and b/w) with labeling cards
- Apple Pattern Cards
- Put the Apples on the Tree Game Mat
- Editable cover and pages for a class apple book
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More Apple Sensory Play
I love the elements and colors in this Apple Themed Sensory Box from Pink and Green Mama.
Teaching Mama also has some great sensory and learning activities. There’s even a free printable.