Your students will have a blast with these apple math activities for preschool and kindergarten kids! Be sure to add them to your next preschool apple theme.
The engaging, hands-on apple math ideas below touch on many important early math skills. The concepts include counting, patterns, one-to-one correspondence, graphing, colors, number recognition, and more.
Of course, you don’t have to use these apple-themed math ideas just for an apple theme. They’d be great integrated in your fall lesson plans, as part of a nutrition theme, or as part of a fruit unit. You can even break out the apple math after a trip to the local orchard.
Related: Fall Activities for Preschoolers
Fall is a fun time to explore apples, especially if you live in an area where apples are grown. I love teaching with preschool themes that relate to the seasons, as well as the kids’ interests.
Materials for Your Apple Math
Let’s take a quick look at some supplies you might want to have on-hand for all of the apple math activities for preschool. Here are some possibilities (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
If you have most of the materials ready to go, you should be ready for almost all of the apple math ideas. Don’t worry if you don’t have everything, though. You can definitely make adjustments to the activities as needed.
Apple Math Activities for Preschool
Keep these apple-themed math activities in your back pocket! They’re relevant to such a wide variety of themes and you can really use them any time of the year.
Since this is a collection of ideas, the details of each activity can be found by clicking on its link. So take a look, find the activities you’re most interested in, and click through to read all about them. Each link should correspond with an image, too.
Students practice the early math concept of “counting on” while keeping score during the apple bowling math counting game from Coffee Cups and Crayons!
The kids love getting to taste different types of apples as part of our apple graphing activity! This is the perfect introduction to the basics of graphing and data analysis.
With the apple math activity tray, from And Next Comes L, children start out practicing their counting and one-to-one correspondence. Then, they move on to more challenging math concepts, like addition.
The simple apple dot to dot math invitation from Days with Grey is a great way to practice one-to-one correspondence.
Children create math patterns using apple prints in this great math activity from Buggy and Buddy. The kids are going to be so excited to use the apples in a novel way!
The fall apple pattern activities from Playground Parkbench gives the kids a chance to practice so many skills like continuing patterns, fine motor skills, and matching a 2D model with 3D manipulatives!
Apple Math Printables
We can’t forget the printable apple math activities for preschool and kindergarten! Click through to get your own copy of each of the printables for your next apple unit.
The kids practice their fine motor skills along with one-to-one correspondence with our apple tree math game.
Kids work on number recognition, counting with one-to-one correspondence, and practice coloring in our apple counting book!
The apple ten frames are a great way to help students with subitizing and making 10. You can even pair the printable apples with real apples.
With our I See Apples printable book, students practice color identification as they discuss how apples change as they’re eaten.
Teach students to play the fall apple roll and color game in a variety of ways. You can even let them explore the printable and come up with their own unique way to play!
Even More Apple Math Activities for Preschool
Now that you’ve had the chance to check out all of the apple math activities for preschool, which ideas are you most interested in?
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Check out our 10 Apples Lesson Plan pack by clicking on the image below. It’s a great exploration of apples AND the concept of 10. Perfect when paired with some of the apple math activities for preschool!
Here are a few more apple math resources to make your life easier: