Apple Week for Preschoolers Featuring 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

Apple Week Featuring 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

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Red, green, yellow it’s apple season again and we have a fun week of Apple Activities for your preschooler and you to do this week. Featuring the classic picture book Ten Red Apple by Pat Hutchins we have 5 easy, hands-on apple activities to learn, play and create with.

Apple Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers. Featuring the book 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins this simple plan of hands-on activities is ideal for preschoolers to read, learn, play and create with.

Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

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For this week’s theme of Apples, we are returning to our favourite Apple Book Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins. We love this book because of the clear counting and numbers as the apples get removed from the tree and also the familiar farm animals that are pictured in the book.



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Apple and Ten Red Apple Themed Activities for Preschoolers

We have picked 5 easy activities based on this theme. Pick the one that appeals to you the most, try a few or if you are looking for more structure for your days then check out our weekly suggested schedule and plan to try all 5.

Apple Sensory Activity for the book 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

For this week’s sensory activity on the apple theme this color matching sensory bin is great.

It may take a little time to make the trees but after you have made them it’s something that you can keep out for the week.

Alphabet Activity for Apple Week

Time to revisit names with this week’s Alphabet Activity.

These build a name apple trees are a great way for children to work on identifying their names – we love the little apple baskets to collect their letters in.

If your preschooler is familiar with their name and knows their letters well – why not adapt it for sorting out upper and lower case letters into the baskets.

Join our Facebook Group and see how others are using the idea this week in different ways for inspiration.

Math Activity for the Theme of Apples

Counting out and 1 to 1 correspondence plus number recognition are all part of this week’s apple themed math activity.

This Apple Busy Bag is easy to set up – if you can’t find apple gems why not use stones (painted red and green for apples), gems, erasers (have you seen the apple shaped ones) or even playdough made into apple shaped balls.

Apple Themed Science or Cooking Activity

We couldn’t feature apples without making Apple Pies and this simple recipe is ideal for cooking with your preschoolers and toddlers.

If you can’t find the ready to fill pastry cups then you can use a packet mix or ready to roll pastry and bake according to the instructions.

Art Activity for the Apple Theme and 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

Our art activity this week also sneaks in some math.

We apple printing one of our favourite early fall activities with toddlers and preschoolers and then using them to create our own math resource. Find out how to make the best prints and use them for math in this Apple Printing Art and Math Activity.

More Apple Books for Preschoolers

If you wish to add a few more books to your reading this week with your child then check out our 3 other book suggestions around the Apple Theme this week.

Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr Seuss

Apples by Gail Gibbons

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

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More Activities Inspired by Ten Red Apples

We love the book 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins and have featured it as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids previously. If you would like even more inspiration based on this theme then check out our extra activities by clicking on the image or the link below.

Apple themed book based activities and learning ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.

10 Red Apple Themed Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers.

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