I absolutely love the season of fall! I love doing seasonal activities with my students, and we always enjoy having some apple themed fun in the fall!
These apple patterns are such a fun activity for kids, and I love that they are working on patterning and fine motor development at the same time!
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To set up the activity, you will first need red, green, and yellow pom poms (the kind you can get at craft stores or even at many dollar stores) for the “apples.”
Lastly, you will need the printable pattern cards and recording sheet.
Place the pom poms in a basket with a few clothespins, depending on how many children will be doing the activity.
I placed the pattern cards on top as an invitation to play. My students have had prior teaching of what an “AB” or “ABC” pattern is.
If you prefer them to just order apples on the strips without the pattern label, or for younger learners just exploring patterns, there are blank strips included as well in the download.
Students can use the “apples” to build patterns on the pattern strips. They can extend the patterns further if they wish.
Using the clothespins helps build up strength in their fingers, which is a benefit as they learn to write!
Extending the Activity
Some students may be ready to extend the activity by recording their patterns. On the recording sheet, they can color their apples to match their pattern strips. There is also a version without the letter labels.
Grab the Downloads
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
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