Welcome, September! It’s officially apple season with apple orchard visits, Johnny Appleseed stories, and all the apple unit activities for young children who are just starting school. Back to school and fall is the perfect time for rhymes with apples in the preschool classroom. This sweet paper apple fingerpainting rhyme is fun for little learners to explore the different kinds of apples and the mixing of colors. Looking for more apple printables? You might want to add this to an Apple Tasting activity with different varieties of apple slices to make it multi-sensory. Introduce food and you will have everyone’s attention! Taste tests make learning memorable and enjoyable.
Apples are not only delicious and nutritious, but they also make fantastic teaching tools for preschoolers! Incorporating apples into lessons can engage young learners while introducing them to various educational concepts. Whether it’s exploring the different colors and textures of apples, counting apple seeds, or even conducting simple science experiments like observing how apples float or sink, these activities provide a hands-on approach to learning. Apple-themed arts and crafts projects, such as making apple prints or creating apple paintings, can foster creativity and fine motor skills development. With these interactive lessons, preschoolers can develop their cognitive, sensory, and social skills while enjoying the delightful world of apples. Bring the magic of apples into your classroom and watch your little ones blossom into curious learners!
Apple Fingerpainting Rhyme Preschool Activity
We know apples are different colors. There are red apples, green apples and yellow apples, but usually, small children only get offered red apples, which tend to be sweeter. Try looking at an apple. What colors do you see? Often we find the apple isn’t even 100% red!
Simple art and sensory activities like apple fingerpainting sure make life easier for family child care providers and PreK teachers! Just download (at the end of this post) and print the template on copy paper or cardstock. We love all the fall preschool apple theme activities, so we add in these printable apple activities. Look no further for an apple pattern.
Place a small amount of each color – red paint, yellow paint, and green paint on a paper plate. I use a small paper plate all the time for childcare! They are awesome for snacks or art and craft projects. Find 5 fun apple poems at Little Learning Corner. They also make a sweet apple craft like this little apple seed art project.
Read the apple rhyme and watch them finger paint little apples. Each apple will look different! I encourage them to make dots or paint areas, but however it turns out, will be perfect. Enjoy this fun fall apple printable in your child care center or preschool. Parents love to display seasonal projects like this.
Here’s the apple poem:
Apples can be yellow, red, or green. Aren’t these the prettiest apples you have ever seen?
Download the Apple Fingerpainting Rhyme
The printable includes the apple shape and apple poem. It can be used in different ways – develop fine motor skills by having the children cut apple shapes. For a fun activity, after cutting out the apple shape, and create apple spin art with a salad spinner. Extend learning for older children by having them create a family tree. Add this to your preschool lesson plans this fall!
Have you participated in the Great Apple Crunch? Check it out!
Extend your apple theme with story time favorites: