Hello again, I am Keri from Living In This Season. I love being able to spend some time with you all over here at Beauty Through Imperfection. Today, I wanted to share with you 5 of our creative apple activities that my kids and I enjoy doing.
(1) Torn Paper Apple- This activity is a favorite of my 2 1/2 year old. I draw an apple shape on the paper and spread some glue, then we tear up paper together (what child doesn’t like that?!) and he starts gluing away!
(2) Apple Picking for Literacy- I actually saw this at Growing a Jeweled Rose and just loved the hands on learning. My 5 year old had so much fun doing this activity.
(3) Fine Motor Apple Tree- Here is a simple way to work on your child’s fine motor skills. I created the apple tree paper. We used little poms from the Dollar Store and a pair of tweezers and small bucket. My son then used the tweezers to pick up the poms and place in the bucket. It took some practice at first for my toddler, but then he started to catch on. It is great practice for when they will use scissors.
(4) Count The Apple Seeds- Place an apple on the table and ask your child to guess how many seeds are in the apple. Then cut the apple open and take out the seeds, and count. Afterwards, you can have them paint an apple picture and place the seeds on the apple painting.
(5) Apple Colors- We love using coffee filters for crafts and this is one way to have fun blending colors. Give each child a coffee filter and some markers. Use a plate under the filter to contain the mess. They color on the filter. Then they use a spray bottle filled with water and spray the filter watching the colors blend. For this activity we used yellow, red, and green. . You can hang the filter to dry and then paste it on a piece of paper and turn it into an apple creation!
What are some fun activities you and your children enjoy in the fall?