Apples and Fall go together like peas and carrots. If you love the crisp cool air, the beauty of Autumn leaves, and all things apples, you’re going to love these preschool apple life cycle activities. These easy learning activities are perfect for exploring apples and life cycles with your kids this season.
Apple Life Cycle Activities, Printables, and Lesson Plan Ideas for Fall
Teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners about life cycles with apples is a great introduction to learning about the natural world. Learning about life cycles with your kids is an important way to help them develop an understanding of the world around them and begin to grasp concepts like life, death, and birth.
You can use these apple life cycle printables to explore life cycles in nature with your preschoolers.
Plus, they’re a great addition to your kindergarten and preschool apple theme this Fall. Want more fun apple-themed activities?
Check out some of the other great ideas and learn more about the life cycle of an apple below.
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Life Cycle of an Apple Tree
Exploring Apple Life Cycles with Kids
Preschoolers tend to learn best by interacting, so I’ve created these life cycle printables to help facilitate conversations and lessons about the life cycle of an apple. Apples are widely available across the United States, so you might want to consider getting some for this lesson. Having an actual apple to manipulate and explore will make it easier for preschool learners to understand and remember what they learn.
The stages of the apple life cycle are:
- Apple Seed
- Apple Tree
- Apple Blossom
You can continue to explore the apple’s life cycle by planting apple seeds with your preschoolers.
For extra learning fun, share the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he planted apple trees all across America.
Apple Math Activities for Preschoolers
If you’re using these apple activities as part of a themed unit study, you’ll definitely want to add some math-related activities. Practicing early math skills with preschoolers is an easy way to help them build mathematical thinking skills they can benefit from in kindergarten and throughout their academic careers.
You can count apples or sort them by colors to take advantage of early math learning moments with your preschoolers. Counting clip cards are another easy way to explore counting and number recognition with your preschool learners. Check out these apple-themed math clip cards for an easy low prep printable you can use to practice with your preschoolers this Fall.
Don’t Miss These Apple Books
These picture books are perfect for an apple-themed unit this Autumn. Along with learning about apple life cycles and American legends like Johnny Appleseed, you can use apples to learn more about farming and seasons.
Reading aloud is one of the most important things you can do with your preschoolers. Reading builds lots of important early learning skills. It’s an excellent way to build vocabulary and help children begin to fall in love with reading and books from an early age.
Check out these Fall-themed apple books your preschoolers are sure to love:
- The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
- The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
- Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro
- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
- The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
- Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell
- Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum
- Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
- The Bad Apple by Edward Hemingway
- Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie by Robin Gourley
- Enough Apples by Kim Kane
Apple Snacks to Share
Another way you can explore life cycles with your preschool learners is with snack time! Themed snack times are a fun way to help children remember the things they’re learning by activating senses of smell and taste to create fun memories of apple-themed activities.
Apples are a healthy snack full of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Your preschoolers may enjoy choosing their own apples for snack time from a variety of colors and sizes. If you’re looking for something a bit more involved, you could always make a fun dip for your apples with yogurt and sprinkles! Who doesn’t love sprinkles?
Or try adding a little STEAM building fun to your apple unit study with grapes, apple slices, and some toothpicks. Have your preschoolers use these fun tools to build their very own apple cars.
Apple Art Experiences
You can explore other stages in the apple life cycle by drawing and painting apple blossoms with your preschoolers. You might be surprised by the creativity your little ones show as they create their own apple blossom art. Plus, it’s a great way to explore this important part of the apple life cycle.
Need help drawing apple blossoms? Use these apple life cycle printables as a guide or simply trace the images and have your preschoolers use different art materials to “color” the blossoms. Let them get really creative and enjoy your process art experience together. It’s a lesson they won’t forget!
When you’re finished with your apples, you can create more process art with the apple cores. Provide finger paint, newspaper to contain the mess, and let your preschoolers explore stamping and rolling paint with their apple core tools.
The creative projects will be the perfect art for your school room this Fall!
Apple Life Cycle Field Trip Ideas
What better way to explore the life cycle of an apple than with a trip to your local apple orchard. If you plan ahead, the farmer may be willing to give your preschoolers a tour and answer questions they have about apples and apple trees.
This Fall a field trip to the apple orchard wouldn’t be complete without picking apples and tasting fresh apple cider available at most orchards.
Whatever you decide to include in your apple life cycle lessons, don’t miss out on these colorful apple life cycle printables to make teaching your preschoolers all about apples easy this Fall.
Then, share your exciting ideas and memories from your preschool apple unit in the comment section.
Montessori Apple Printables
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This set includes:
- 11 pages of Apple Life Cycle Activities
- The lifecycle of an Apple Tree Labeling and Control Chart
- Apple and Apple Tree Life Cycle Cards
- Apple Life cycle and Apple Tree Life Cycle Coloring Cards
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Want more apple-themed fun? Be sure to check out my apple slime recipe and Johnny Appleseed unit study for extra learning fun with your preschoolers this Fall.