Over 30 Apple Preschool Activities

The seasons are about to change and I could not be more excited about Fall arriving! This is the perfect time to have an apple unit study with your kiddos!

Here is a collection of more than 30 apple preschool activities you can do together if you homeschool, or if you’re doing preschool at home or if you just want to do some extra supplementing at home.

These are ideas that are from bloggers all over the internet and activities they are actually doing with their children. Kids love these!

more than 30 apple preschool activities

 Over 30 Apple Preschool Activities

  1. Cutting Practice Apple Craft by No Time for Flash Cards
  2. Apple Lollipop by Crystal & Co. 
  3. Tissue Paper, Button Apple Tree Craft by Happy Hooligans
  4. Handprint, Footprint and Fingerprint Apple Tree by Motherhood on a Dime
  5. Coffee Filter Apple Art by Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
  6. Apple Sun Catcher Craft by My Joy Filled Life
  7. Easy Apple Tree Painting Craft by The Chaos and the Clutter
  8. Apple Stamping by Life with Moore Babies
  9. Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft by Two Daloo
  10. Scissor Skills Apple Craft by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  11. Apple Picking Craft by No Time for Flash Cards
  12. Easy Apple Craft using a Wine Cork by Sassy Dealz
  13. Apple Stamping by Happy Hooligans
  14. Apple Garland by I Can Teach My Child
  15. Paper Plate Apple by Arty Momma
  16. Apple Pie Tree by Motherhood on a Dime
  17. Apple Tree Paper Plate Craft by Reading Confetti
  18. Tissue Paper Art Apple Tree Craft by Fantastic Fun and Learning
  19. Build an Apple Tree by Preschool Powol Packets
  20. Stuffed Paper Apples by Buggy and Buddy
  21. Apple Tree Craft by Blog Me Mom
  22. Apple Printing by What Do We Do All Day
  23. Apple Paper Plate Craft by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  24. A is for Apple Cut-Punch-Paste Craft by Laly Mom
  25. Apple Tree Craft for Toddlers by Hands on As We Grow
  26. Apple Print Wreath by No Time for Flash Cards
  27. Paper Plate Apple by Kids Activities Blog
  28. Apple Tree Craft for Preschoolers by Reading Confetti
  29. Apple Tree Craft by I Heart Crafty Things
  30. A is for Apple Torn Paper Craft by Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
  31. Apple Collage Craft by 3 Boys and a Dog
  32. Apple Tree by Hands on As We Grow

What are your favorite activities to do with your kids when you’re learning together at home?

More Letter A Activities for Kids

If you are using these apple preschool activities while you’re teaching your little one about the letter A, here is a collection of more ideas you might enjoy.

Kid Color Pages: Back to School

Is it back to school season where you live?

Our local public school starts tomorrow.

We are starting our next year of homeschooling the Tuesday after Labor Day.

I thought these fun kid color pages would be perfect as we celebrate back to school. I also worked in some handwriting practice for kids on each page too!

kid color pages back to school

You Will Need:

Click on the link above and print out the ten page packet.

handwriting practice for kids

These are perfect for coloring with crayons, markers, map pencils or even watercolors!

We just used crayons.

kid color pages with handwriting practice for kids

The first page is a schoolhouse.

Under the picture is handwriting practice for writing the words back to school.

back to school color pages

 

It would not be back to school without an apple, would it?

Next  trace the word apple and color the apple green or red.

kid color pages apple

Everyone needs a backpack, right?

What color is your  backpack?

kid color pages backpack

Back to school means there is a classroom.

We homeschool, so our classroom is the dining area.

This is what a classroom might look like in a schoolhouse.

kid color pages classroom

 

With back to school comes reading.

What are your favorite books to read right now?

kid color pages books

Some kids ride a school bus to school.

Do you think it would be fun to ride a school bus?

kid color pages school bus

Every classroom has a globe in it.

Let’s take a look at the world around us!

Practice your handwriting and trace the word globe.

kid color pages globe

The school year means lots of writing.

What would you write on the paper below?

kid color pages writing

Do you love to color with crayons?

Which colors are in your crayon box?

kid color pages crayons

One of our favorite things about homeschooling is creating stuff.

What are your favorite things to create?

kid color pages create

 

And there you have it. A fun kid color pages packet that is perfect for back to school!

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Kid Color Pages: A Sick Day and Spreading Germs

What better way to learn about germs and resting when you’re sick than to do so with kid color pages.

These pages are perfect to share with your kids at the beginning of the school year and before cold and flu season.

They remind kids of basic things they need to keep in mind when they feel like they are getting sick and when they see friends who are sick.

Have a child home sick who is bored? These are the perfect color pages to help them pass the time!

kid color pages sick day and spreading germs

You Will Need:

Print out your kid color pages that are all about having a sick day and how to not spread germs.

You can click on the link above or on any of the images to print the packet.

kid color pages and germs

There is fun facts and information on each page you can go over with your kids.

kid color pages about germs

Let’s take a look at this 10 page packet!

kid color pages sick day We remind our kids that micro-organisms cannot be seen with our eye. They are super tiny.

They come in different forms like viruses, bacteria and fungi.

kid color pages sick day cold and flu

 

Micro-organisms  help us by breaking down waste and such but they can make us sick.

color pages for kids sick day and spreading germs

Remind kids how quickly germs can grow and spread.

Also remind them how important it is to wash our hands and cover our coughs and sneezes!

cover your cough and sneeze

When we are sick it is very important that we stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

kid color pages sneezing spreads germs I love chicken noodle soup and broth when I am sick.

So do my kids!

kid color pages chicken noodle soup Sometimes when we are sick we have to go to the doctor.

Sometimes we just need plenty of rest.

 

kid color pages sick day at the doctor

If we have to take medicine when we get sick, we need to ensure we read the labels and take the medicine exactly like the doctor and/or instructions indicate.

kid color pages sick day cough medicine

Coughs and sneezed can travel 3 meters!

Covering our mouth is super important so that we do not get our friends and family sick.

kid color pages sick day spreading germs

 

Sometimes we do not have a tissue handy when we cough or sneeze.

I tell my kids to give it the elbow and cough or sneeze inside the crease of the elbow. This can help keep germs away from others.

kid color pages sick day spreading germs

 

I hope that you and your kiddos enjoy these color pages!

What is your most important advice when your family gets sick?

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19 Preschool Car Craft Ideas

I am not sure about you guys, but my kids love to play with cars.

They integrate them into so many play scenarios; like independent play, imaginary play, while playing with Legos and even while doing homeschool work.

Here is an awesome collection of 19 preschool car craft ideas  that your kids will love.

There are ideas for re-purposing things you have around the house to make a toy car, ways to make it educational (like using a car track to teach a little one to spell his name), ways to discover texture and more!

These are perfect for homeschool families, weekend enrichment projects with Mom and Dad or for a unit study that is all about cars.

19 Preschool Car Craft Ideas

19 Preschool Car Craft for Kids

  1. C is for Car (Letter of the Week Craft) by Crystal & Co. 
  2. Pringles Can Racing Car by Craftulate
  3. Seat Belt vs Air Bag Science Experiment by Inspiring NH Kids
  4. Car Ramp Painting by Adventures of Adam
  5. Paper Car Crafts for Kids by Buggy and Buddy
  6. Transportation Math Activities by PreK and K Sharing
  7. DIY Take-a-Long Race Track  by Pint-sized Treasures
  8. Homemade Cars Party by Red Ted Art
  9. Alphabet Sorting Activity  by Life Over C’s
  10. Shaving Cream Car Tracks  by Adventures of Adam
  11. Alphabet Parking Lot  by I Can Teach My Child
  12. Car Activity for Kids – Tape City  by Artsy Mama
  13. Name Activity Using Toy Cars  by Buggy and Buddy
  14. Truck Painting  by Craftulate
  15. DIY Block City – Car Road from Pizza Box  by 123 Homeachool 4 Me
  16. Masking Tape Car Track  by Adventures of Adam
  17. Cardboard Box Car by Craftulate
  18. Wooden Toy Car Ramp by Buggy and Buddy
  19. Car Snack for Kids (apples and grapes) by Crystal & Co. 

Which one are you most excited to create with your little one?

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

This week we have Michelle from CraftyMorning.com sharing one of her creative craft ideas with us! Her whole website is full of kid’s art projects so if you are stuck in a rut on how to entertain your kids, hop on over to get some inspiration!

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I was in my kitchen today and realized we have a HUGE amount of paper plates sitting around (thanks, Costco!) so I decided to make a snake out of one! Kids will usually either be scared of these animals or obsessed with them. Not only do kids get to use their cutting and gluing skills but I also incorporated a fun painting tool using bubble wrap and a paint roller! You don’t have to use the red and black colors either, how about a neon rainbow one?

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

Materials Needed:

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

Start by taking an empty paint roller and stick a recycled paper towel roll on it (mine fit perfectly!) If you have a smaller paint roller, you can also use a toilet paper roll.

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

Take a sheet of bubble wrap and wrap it around it, securing it with a piece of tape. Then have your kids dip the roller into some red/black paint and roll like crazy all over the paper plate!  Note that this part can get messy so I would use washable paint.

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

Once the paint is completely dry take a scissors and cut a spiral. To make this craft easier for younger children, adults can draw on the spirals with black marker for them to follow. Make sure to stop cutting towards the end so you can make a head shape.

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

Glue on two little googly eyes and cut a small piece of red ribbon. At the very end of the ribbon cut a triangle out to make the creepy snake tongue! That’s it…time for the kids to play with their snakes :)

You can check out how to make this green paper plate snake using a rolling pin over at Crafty Morning!

Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Snake Craft

Activities for Kids: Caterpillar Pencil Topper

I was on the phone the other day with my friend Kelli and her kids start back to school the first week of August.

What? Where has the summer gone? And when did school start back the first week of August?

We homeschool, so we do school work year round, but school supplies are out at the store in abundance and this is the time of year I buy them. The prices are just too good not to stock up! Pencils, folders, paper, markers, crayons…. all of these things are so affordable right now!

This year why not make some fun {and super easy} pencil toppers? My boys will love this!

DIY caterpillar pencil toppers

You Will Need:

Grab all of your supplies.

how to make a pencil topper for back to school

Wrap the pipe cleaner (I used a white one) around the top portion of the pencil right under the eraser.

use pipe cleaners to make pencil toppers

Next. use the hot glue gun to attach the multicolored tiny pom poms.

Are these cute or what? I love tiny stuff!

Glue them on really close to each other- no gaps.

Four or five tiny pom poms will fit.

DIY pencil toppersGlue the tiny eyes on.

Be careful not to burn yourself.

Make sure you help your little one if they are doing the craft. Those tiny eyes can be hard to get a small dot of glue on.

caterpillar pencil topper

And there you have it.

How fun and cute is this?

Just sharpen your new pencil and you’re good to go!

caterpillar pencil topper craft

My go to spot each year for buying school supplies is Target. It has been for years.

I love their up & up brand- best deals every year!

And you know what? Target gets it. They know we are paying attention to those details in the quality of the supplies we’re buying as well as the price because so many of us are on a budget. For me, I hate three ring binders that break just after a few weeks of using them! I hate pencil bags that break just a few months into the school year. It’s a scavenger hunt for the exact items we need- we are on a budget, folks!

Have you heard the news about the Buy One, Give One promotion? For each select school supply you buy for back-to-school, Target will give another to the Kids In Need Foundation. Together, we can help Target reach their goal of donating $25 million in supplies.

Do you set a budget each year for school supplies? Does your heart sing when you see all of the totally budget-friendly supply deals this time of year?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target Back To School. The opinions and text are all mine.

32 Letter F Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Are you on the hunt for more letter F crafts for your preschooler?

Here is a collection of 32 more activities you can do with your little one.

One of the best elements of learning is making it fun. It is about more than just saying your alphabet and hoping the letters and sounds stick in their head.

This list of ideas fits the needs of many different learning styles and are perfect for boys and girls!

There are crafts to make, things to cook, books to read, art work ideas and more!

Let’s dive into this list.

32 Letter F Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Letter F Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

  1. Letter of the Week Craft: F is for Frog by Crystal & Co. 
  2. Letter F Paper Plate Craft by East Coast Mommy 
  3. F is for Farmer Sensory Bins by Life with Moore Babies 
  4. Fairy House Toiletl Paper Roll Craft by Red Ted Art 
  5. Thread Wrapped Letters by Craftulate 
  6. Fishing Game by No Time for Flash Cards 
  7. Letter F Do a Dot Worksheet  by Crystal & Co. 
  8. Frog Sandwiches by The Chaos and the Clutter
  9. Letter of the Week:  F Theme by No Time for Flash Cards 
  10. Letter F Preschool Printables by Teaching Mama 
  11. 20 Letter F Books Children Must Read by Crystal & Co.
  12. Letter F: Frog Printable Freebies by Life Over C’s
  13. Frog Playdough by Life Over C’s 
  14. Tissue Paper Flower Lollipops by Red Ted Art 
  15. Letter F Frankenstein Math for Kids by No Time for Flash Cards 
  16. 15 Feather Crafts for Children by Craftulate
  17. Fingerprint Fish by 3 Dinosaurs 
  18. Football Crafts by No Time for Flash Cards 
  19. Farm Small World Play Ideas  by Craftulate
  20. Flower Bead Card by Red Ted Art 
  21. 20 Letter F Books Children Must Read  by Crystal & Co.
  22. Jump Frog Jump Gross Motor with Printable by 3 Dinosaurs 
  23. Fancy Nancy Activities  by The Chaos and the Clutter 
  24. Preschool Art Activities: Rainbow Fish by Planet Smarty Pants 
  25. Handprint Fish by Craftulate
  26. Handprint Alphabet: F is for Flamingo by Red Ted Art 
  27. Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers  by Craftulate
  28. Letter F Sensory Bin by Life with Moore Babies 
  29. How to Finger Knit for Kids  by Red Ted Art 
  30. Fairywand Cookies by Red Ted Art 
  31. Gone Fishing Cupcake Snacks  by Crystal & Co. 
  32. Fireworks Crafts by No Time for Flash Cards 

Which idea do you think your young learner will love the most? Pick a couple and create them together!

Pasta Crafts for Kids: How to Dye Pasta

Have you ever used colored pasta when teaching your kids?

Dying pasta is very easy and it uses supplies you likely have on hand.

You can use this to create pasta crafts for kids, but also for learning. Pasta is a great manipulates for sorting, counting, developing patterns and more!

Kids also love to create art and other projects using colored pasta.

Let me show you how easy it is to make this. (While you’re here check out all of our activities for kids!)

Pasta Crafts for Kids How to Dye Pasta

Supplies:

Gather up your supplies.

You will need to repeat the first four ingredients for every pasta shape and color you want.

 

supplies needed to dye pasta with rubbing alcohol

Add 2 c of pasta to a ziplock bag.

In a bowl mix the alcohol and food coloring with a whisk.

Dump the mixture into the bag and seal it.

Swish it around until the pasta is evenly coated.

use alcohol and food coloring to dye pasta

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Dump the pasta out and let it dry on the cookie sheet.

let the dyed pasta dry before playing with it

Look at all of the colors you can make.

This is a great opportunity for your kids to help with measuring, following directions and mixing colors to make new colors.

dying pasta for kids to play with

So many projects and activities for kids await!

Pasta Crafts for Kids

 

Over the next few weeks I will share with you tutorials and ways to use this pasta in learning.

MORE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Here are more activities for kids that encourage play and learning.

Homemade Bubble Recipe for Kids

Summer is in full swing and I am on the hunt for fun activities for kids that involve a little outside play time.

I have been wanting to make a homemade bubble recipe for a while. My boys LOVE to play with bubbles! What about your kiddos?

This morning we made these bubbles really quickly and easily. I bet you’ve got the items on hand to make them.

This version makes a little over 4 cups of bubble solution.

By noon it was too hot to play outside much, but this will be a perfect morning or late evening family activity.

Ready for the simple recipe?

homemade bubble recipe from crystalandcomp.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 c hot water (just use tap)
  • 2 T glycerin 
  • 1 c hand soap or dish soap
  • 3 drops of essential oils Joy (totally optional, but this adds a happy scent!)

You will also want a large jar and spoon for mixing as well as bubble wands.

Add the hot water to a large jar that you can mix the bubbles up in.

Add the glycerin and the soap.

Easy Homemade Bubble Recipe

Add a couple of drops of Joy essential oil, this is totally optional, but it certainly makes for a happy smell! Here is where I buy essential oils online.

Use a spoon to gently stir. Minimize making lots of foam at the top.

homemade bubble recipe adding Joy essential oils

Grab your bubble wands and you’re ready to go.

I found a packet of 12 online for a pretty reasonable price and free shipping.

homemade bubbles using glycerinThe kids had lots of fun until they got too hot.

There are so many fun things you can do while making bubbles. See who can make the biggest bubble!

activities for kids homemade bubbles

My husband and I had even more fun than the kids.

He was home for lunch and we made bubbles in the front yard.

Any idea how hard it is to get good pictures of bubbles? They are translucent do they are hard for the camera to focus on. Not to mention the wind blows them away fast.

Homemade Bubble Recipe using Essential Oil

The glycerin in the recipe will help make the bubbles thicker.

This will prevent them from popping so quickly.

Homemade Bubble Recipe how to

See all of the things you can create using different shaped wands.

Homemade Bubble Recipe for Kids

Who can create the most bubbles at one time?

this man of mine

This bubble was MASSIVE!

homemade bubbles

Such a fun activity to do as a family.

how to make bubbles at home

When was the last time you played with bubbles?

Have you ever considered making them homemade? It really is super easy!

homemade bubble recipe for kidsEnjoy!

MORE HOMEMADE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Here are more ways to use essential oils in your home.

 

 

 

 

 

Activities for Kids: 42 Frog Craft Projects

Are you looking for activities for kids as you teach your preschooler about frogs?

I have pulled together a nice collection of frog crafts and projects that you can do with your little ones.

These will go perfectly with our letter of the week activities that are here in my this site.

 

Activities for Kids 42 Frog Craft Projects

 42 Frog Craft Projects

  1. Letter of the Week Craft: F is for Frog 
  2. Frog and Turtle Unit
  3. Frog Life Cycle with Printables
  4. F is for Frog Do a Dot Letter Printable 
  5. Printable Frog Activity Book for Kids
  6. Make Frogs Using Wine Cork
  7. Circle Frog – Shapes Craft
  8. Paper Roll Frog Craft
  9. Oreo Frogs
  10. Green Crafts
  11. Catching Frogs and Toads
  12. How to Make an Origami Frog that Jumps
  13. Frog Paper Bag Puppet
  14. Paper Heart Frog Craft for Kids
  15. Footprint Frog Craft
  16. Free Frog Pond Play Dough Printable
  17. Animal Movement: Red Light Green Light
  18. Exploring with Frogs – Sensory Play
  19. Pond Sensory Bin
  20. Cheap Handprint Frog Craft for Kids
  21. Free Printable Froggy Fold Up Book
  22. Hungry Hungry Frogs
  23. Mr Croak – Unexpectd Substitute Teacher for an Afternoon
  24. Frog Pond Skip Counting by 5s (with free printable)
  25. Pet Frog Sensory Bin
  26. Interactive App Following Frog Life Cycle
  27. Jump Frog Jump Gross Motor with Printable
  28. Free Printable Frog Skip Counting Puzzle
  29. Frog Hand Puppet
  30. The Study of Animals: Vertebrates
  31. Egg Carton Frog Craft
  32. Party Blower Frog Catching Game
  33.  Free Pond Pack
  34. Learn Phonics with Froggy Froggy
  35. Frog Pond Sensory Sink
  36. Handprint Frog Craft
  37. Free Resources to Learn About Frogs
  38. Free Frog Mask
  39. Frog Unit Study
  40. Free Pond Dot Marker Pages
  41. Life Cycle of a Frog Activity
  42. Printable Tree Frog Craft

More Learning Activities for Kids