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I absolutely love fall and I love doing seasonal activities with my students! We all enjoy having some apple-themed learning fun. This free Apple Patterns printable activity is so fun for kids, and I love that they are working on patterning skills and fine motor development at the same time!
*Pair with our Pattern Centers and Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten!
Apple Patterns Printable Activity
To set up the activity, you will first need to gather the supplies!
Lastly, I printed the pattern cards and recording sheet (download below).
How to Prep and Play
To begin, I added the pom poms into a basket with a few clothespins (you can adjust the number of clothespins depending on how many students are playing).
I placed the pattern strips on top as an invitation to play. My students have had prior teaching of what an “AB” or “ABC” pattern is.
If you prefer the kids 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.
To play, students simply look at the pattern label in the first box and use the “apples” to build that pattern on the pattern strips. They can extend the patterns further if they wish.
Using the clothespins to pick up the pom poms and place them on the pattern strips helps build up strength in their fingers, which is a great 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.
This activity also includes a second version of the recording sheet without the pattern labels for kiddos to build and color their own patterns.
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start making patterns? Grab your free copy of the Apple Patterns printable activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!
More Apple-Themed Fun
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
Apple Tree Quiet Book // Teach Me Mommy
Free Apple Orchard I Spy and Scavenger Hunt // Life Over Cs
Apple Number Match Up Activity // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Apple Color Sorting // Modern Preschool
Toy Apple Busy Bag // Stay at Home Mama
Apple Puzzle Making // Play and Learn Everyday
Apple Collage // Powerful Mothering
Farmer Brown Has Five Red Apples Song with Counting Printable // Study at Home Mama
Apple Print Animal Art Activity // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Apple Time Write and Wipe // Fairy Poppins
Apples Up on Top Name Activity // Fun-A-Day
Apple Patterns // The Kindergarten Connection