Explore natural science, fine motor, and visual arts skills with your preschoolers using this Paper Plate Apple Craft. This quick and easy painting for kids activity is perfect for your harvest, Fall, and orchard themes. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
Apple preschool crafts are perfect for Fall. Teach your children about the tree life cycle, fruit trees, animals in the orchard, and skins and shells with this wonderful apple painting for kids.
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Apples are a great way to introduce the concept of life cycles to preschool-aged learners. After all, we start each new homeschool year in September, which is the perfect time to learn all about apple orchards.
Who doesn’t love picking apples, making applesauce, and even baking pies? There are so many wonderful ways to explore math and reasoning skills with your preschoolers this Fall season.
A seed is the part of a plant that can grow into a new plant. They range in size and color. Many kinds of seeds are good for animals and people to eat.
Apples are definitely a Fall favorite, especially for curious preschoolers. This is the perfect time to learn about what’s inside an apple, share some fun apple read alouds, and of course make apple prints too.
Paper Plate Apple Craft
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Paper Plate
- Black Beans
- Nature Items
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
- What colors and shapes do you see in the photo?
- How do you think an apple grows?
- Will you make an apple core or a whole apple?
- Will you cut the paper plate?
- What can you use to make leaves?
- Does the child express any knowledge about the inside or outside of apples?
- How does she explain how apples grow?
We used sticks from our backyard and artificial leaves to finish our apples. You can use a variety of nature items or cardstock to decorate your paper plate apple craft. Either way, your preschoolers will enjoy making their very own apple painting process art.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Orchard Harvest theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgment when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger