Apple Learning Activities for Toddlers
Developing Fine Motor Skills:
This week, I pasted an apple on a shoe box and punched some holes in the top for noodles to fit through. (top right picture) Who knew something so simple and inexpensive could be so entertaining!!!
Transferring and Early Math Skills:
Another hit from the week was our apple pom-poms. I forgot to bring the tongs to our park play date, so the activity changed a bit and the kids sorted by colors and made patterns with their fingers. I made a sight word memory game for my after-schooler so she could be part of the apple fun too!
Again, I braved putting out a sensory bin. Someday, it will go as planned. Until then, he had a BLAST dumping, picking up, dumping, picking up with his toes, and dumping some more! I just used rice and cut out red construction paper apples to add in.
JDaniel4's Mom says
This looks like a great book! I love the exploring your son did!
Ludicrous Mama says
How fun! What great activity ideas! I found a cheap (ie: someone gave it to me) sturdy vinyl or plastic tablecloth that I make her keep the sensory tub on (even though it's garish and bright and covered with Santas. If we're not working with wet stuff or paint, I flip it and keep the ugly-side down.) That way I can easily bundle up the tarp and pour the beans or beads or whatever back into the tub after. 🙂
Thanks JDaniel4's Mom! and Ludicrous Mama, the table cloth is a good idea. I have tried containing the sensory tub on a blanket, but my little one has different ideas. He does not like a contained mess =) It is just so much fun to watch him explore though that it makes it worth picking it up together a million times!
An Almost Unschooling Mom says
It's definitely and apple time of year!
An Almost Unschooling Mom – it is apple time!!! just wish our weather would reflect my sentiments. I think I could do a million things with apples and still love them =)
Joleen Pete says
Fantastic ideas! It looks like our sons are the same age too!! Mine turns 2 on Thanksgiving this year. 🙂 I'm glad I found you through the Tot School link up.