It is time for a few Apple activities, brought to you by a bunch of creative kid bloggers! Last month we had Shape Puzzles as part of this monthly blog hop, have you seen it?
Now onto the apple activity: I made this quiet book page from felt and apple buttons!
It is a fine motor skills activity as well as differentiate between the big, medium and small apple trees. Almost like a puzzle!
I used green, brown and white felt, together with apple buttons.
First I cut all the shapes: cutting a big, medium and small trees and a strip of grass.
Then I used a glue gun to glue down the tree stumps and grass.
I cut slits into the tree tops for the buttons to go through, by bending the felt as seen in the picture below.
To help me with getting the apples in the right spot, I used an ink pad to make markings for where the apples must go according to the slits of the tree. I put the apples in their place, dabbed them on the ink pad, then pressed the tree where it must go, marking for me to show me where to sew the buttons.
I did that with all three trees and sewed on the apple buttons,this part took the longest.
I added the words big, medium, small with a marker. The idea is to get the right size tree top onto the right sized tree stump by fastening it with the buttons. Fine motor skills, thinking skills, differentiating skills and matching skills are all at work here.
Here is my 5 year old at work:
You might like to see these activities too:
Fine Motor Snail Craft
Matching and Counting Fine Motor Sheets
Upper & Lower Case Lacing Cards
On the hunt for even more apple themed activities for kids? Check out these fun ideas from some of my favorite kid bloggers.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Apple Counting Activity // The Pleasantest Thing
Felt Apple Pie Making Kit // Still Playing School
Free Apple Playdough Mats // Playdough to Plato
Free Apple Orchard I Spy and Scavenger Hunt // Life Over Cs
Apple Tree Quiet Book // Teach Me Mommy
Apple Number Match Up Activity // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Apple Color Sorting // Modern Preschool
Apple Puzzle Making // Play and Learn Everyday
Apple Collage // Powerful Mothering
Apple Print Animal Art Activity // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Toy Apple Busy Bag // Stay at Home Mama
Farmer Brown Has Five Red Apples Song with Counting Printable // Study at Home Mama
Apple Time Write and Wipe // Fairy Poppins
Apples // Think Magnet
Apples Up on Top Name Activity // Fun-A-Day
Apple Patterns // The Kindergarten Connection
Such a clever idea – thank you!