Every year I have an apple week! This week is filled with so many fun and engaging activities that are perfect for your fall apple unit and will get your students excited about this delicious fruit and get them in the mood for autumn!
From word cards and matching games to art projects and science experiments, there is something for everyone. And best of all, most of the fun apple activities included are super easy to complete! So be sure to check out this list of apple activities. You will definitely want to add some of these fun ideas to your upcoming lesson plans for your apple week of school!
You’ll adore these 8 math centers for kindergarteners with an apple theme that is ideal for your students.
Once your kiddos master these math centers, you’ll discover that you can quickly switch them out for a different subject to create an entirely new game! Psst… it is the same game!
With these math exercises, you’ll enjoy how independent your kids become during center time! In addition, the math center set with an apple theme is packed with entertaining classroom activities.
Despite the fact that it states there are 8, there are actually more due to the differentiating possibilities.
You can find these apple themed math centers by clicking:
With the aid of this engaging alphabet game, you can help your younger kids with letter recognition. For your kindergarten students to learn letter recognition, set up this ABC game as a simple activity for center time.
Try customizing these letter recognition games by adding more focus on certain letters or words using the editable areas.
Don’t get a worm in your apple! These super cute apple kids will make for great ABC recognition practice for your students. The best part? Your kindergartners will beg to play this again and again.
The set includes 9 unique cards in addition to ABC (upper and lower case) cards. So while they practice letter identifying, keep your kiddos’ attention with these fun alphabet activities.
You can find this apple-themed ABC game by clicking:
Fluency in math up to 10 and addition and subtraction. This game will be a hit with your kids when you study apples or when they return to class!
Easy game to differentiate:
- Students can read numerals, count up to nine, ten frames, and read number words.
- Students can practice addition and subtraction facts 0-5
- Students can practice addition and subtraction facts 6-10
You kids will spin a spinner to determine whether they advance or go back in order to keep the game lively. With this entertaining game, your kids will adore honing their math skills! Additionally, you can add your own equations because this file is customizable!
You can find this apple math fluency game by clicking:
With these SeeSaw preloaded themed math and literacy centers, you can set your young children up for success!
These online centers for math and literacy are a fantastic way to integrate technology into the classroom, and it’s a great way to help your students practice their literacy skills. With 20 slides, these skill-based digital learning activities ensure that your students never get bored!
You only need to click once to add each set of SeeSaw kindergarten activities to your account! Each topic consists of a week’s worth of arithmetic and reading centers geared at kindergarten abilities.
A weekly schedule of assignments is given to the students. For in-person or online learning, this collection of SeeSaw activities with math and literacy centers is straightforward and user-friendly.
You can see this set of math and literacy digital centers by clicking:
These activities are fantastic! They are not only interesting but also self-correcting! Boom Cards are task cards that are a fun way to provide students with quick feedback. Any device, such as an iPad, computer, Chromebook, or smartphone, can be used for these center activities.
Stamping Centers are so much fun!
- This monthly stamping unit offers 4 different themes:
- Back to School Supplies
- All Around the School
- Lunch Time
Each theme has 6 different options, which will make differentiation easy peasy. 4 for ELA and 2 for math:
- Stamp It! Write It!
- Stamp It and Write a Sentence!
- Write the Sentence and Stamp the Word!
- Stamp It Booklet!
- Count It, Stamp It, Write It!
- Count and Stamp!
Kindergarten games for math and literacy are ideal for centers! Students can practice their arithmetic and reading abilities with these enjoyable and interesting activities.
These games are enjoyable all year long because of their monthly themes! September’s back-to-school and apple themes are ideal for the start of the academic year. Additionally, I love being able to teach this game structure once, then students can play BUMP with a variety of skills or themes.
With repetition, game-based learning offers practice and mastery! As the math and reading skills are adjusted to fit your scope and sequence or differentiation demands, your students will be able to master the game’s structure.
According to research, students spend more time and are more engaged when working on a task, which leads to active learning rather than passive learning. Plus, implementing games into your curriculum is an easy way to make learning fun!
Click here to find my monthly BUMP game sets.
Two emergent readers are provided in this packet. Both offer a narrative text for your kindergarten class that is predictable and uses short sentences.
Students will trace and write the sight words that are the focus of each class book. Your kindergarten kids will be able to practice handwriting while also learning simple words! Holding a writing utensil with their little hands will also help them to practice their fine motor skills.
Fall Season Vocabulary Words and Phrases are Included in This November Sentence Building Center:
- rake leaves
- make a scarecrow
- jump in the leaves
- run in the leaves
- ride in the leaves
- go on a hayride
- apple seeds
- play in the leaves,
- pick pumpkins
Apple Poetry Fun
I actually have two different apple-themed poems. One is called Apples (I know… super creative!) Your students will love counting apples as they sing this poem. This poem is part of the free downloads that are included in this poem.. The other is called Johnny Appleseed! Each of these poems included the following:
- 5-day fluency plan so you can keep these poetry activities going all week
- An emergent reader for each poem
- Student copies for their poetry notebook
- An “I Can” chart so students can work independently at the poetry center
- Two center activities you can use during your poetry time or place in your student centers.
- Pocket chart sentence strips with moveable pieces.
You can read more about how my poetry units work by reading this blog post:
Apple Books and Close Reading
One of my favorite apple nonfiction books is called How Does an Apple Grow. This book has amazing illustrations and describes to life cycle of apples and the parts of an apple in great detail.
These thematic lesson plans include a fun art project apple wheel that shows the apple life cycle. It also includes some fun apple stem activities you can do with real apples!
You can read more about how we used the book, How Do Apples Grow? by clicking: