Free Apple Printables, Worksheets, and Activities
Take your kids outside to sit under an apple tree, then keep the learning fun with these free apple printables, worksheets, and activities.
Its the perfect time of year to practice fine motor skills, letter recognition, letter sounds, number sense, and the apple life cycle with these free apple worksheets. Kids can experience learning about apples with their five senses. Let them pick a red apple, eat it to the apple core, talk about the apple parts, pick out apple seeds, then experience the smell of apple pie sitting on the counter.
For this perfect theme for Fall, I will highlight my favorite fun apple activities. Then, and at the bottom of the post, you will find links to more apple themed worksheets and activities.
Free Apples Theme Literacy Activities
Fall poems are a fun way to engage your emergent reader in language and literacy skills. PreK, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children love an apple unit study that is complete with apple poems and activity packs.
Whether in themed centers for classroom use, or themed activities at home, this free Fall apple poem is sure to bring joy to kids of all ages.
Have you heard of Build a Poems? Let me share with you this secret treasure to get kids excited to read. Build a Poems are interactive poems where kids sequence large print word cards to build a familiar poem. They are the perfect way to practice reading fluency in different ways from the traditional educational resources.
To kick off this apple picking season, I am giving you a free A is for Apple Build a Poem activity. This printable packet comes with the A is for Apple Fall poem, apple cards with large print words, and a full color Apple Poem.
A is for Apple Build a Poem is a printable pdf file with:
- A full color rhyme poster for display – A is for Apple
- Word cards
- Every word is printed on a separate card, with a small graphic of apples ~ this helps when storing, organizing, and sorting, to keep students from misplacing them with other pocket chart activities.
Some of the best ways to use these fun apple Build a Poems are in pocket charts, on a clean floor space, in a small reading group, or send home in an apple pack for the whole family to have fun!
A great way to get started is to teach the kids the A is for Apple poem. It’s a great addition to your apple themed printables. You will read and recite the poem several times with the kids. Then, present the apple cards (word cards) to the kids. I like to do this in a pocket chart.
Using a fun pointer, let the kids practice reciting the poem while pointing to the words. Then, take out the apple color words (red, yellow, and green). Mix them up below the poem as though they were apple piece puzzles. The kids will try to put those three color words back into the poem in the correct order.
Once they master the color words, you can begin removing and scrambling more words. They will build the apple poem a little bit at a time, and eventually build the entire poem independently.
When done, the younger children LOVE to retell or sing the poem to the class. You could also invite older children to come and listen to the kids recite the poem, followed by a fun apple book.
If this is the kids first time doing a Build a Poem, I recommend doing a simple poem, such as this free A is for Apple. The kids who need a challenge can move on to a more challenging poem, such as the apple poems that I use with my Johnny Appleseed Unit.
Free Printables for Apple Season
I have teamed up with several other early childhood teachers to bring you more free apple printables.
You can click on the links below to find apple fine motor activities for little hands, apple math mats, compound word cards, an integrated apple science activity, and printables for the apple life cycle. Consider it a large, free, apple activity pack with lots of inspiration and free resources for apples centers at home or in the classroom.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Apple Compound Words Free Matching Game // The Simplified Classroom
A is for Apple Build a Poem // Little Learning Corner
Apple Fine Motor Activities // Fairy Poppins
Apple Math Game // M is for Monster
Before you go, here are more apple and Fall themed blog posts to enjoy:
Fun and Easy Apple Crafts for Kids
10 First Grade Sight Words Worksheets