With back to school upon us and fall just around the corner, it’s about time to bring out some fun learning activities with one of my favorite themes – apples! These apple tree counting puzzles are perfect for anytime of year though and are just right for helping preschoolers and kindergarteners count sets and identify numbers.
Pair these with our Apple Math and Literacy Centers!
Apple Tree Counting Puzzles
To prepare these puzzles, I quickly printed them out and laminated them (I use my home laminator instead of my schools because it’s a lot thicker for games). Then, I cut them apart so that I have baskets numbered 0-10 and apple trees with 0-10 apples on them.
I typically introduce games by playing them in a small group, but you could also explain the directions and let your kids try on their own depending on how you think they will do.
We lined up our baskets from 0-10 (which is great for working on number order) and then picked up the trees, counted their apples and paired them up with the correct basket.
You could also make this game self correcting by writing the number on the back of each tree. Then, after the kids put the puzzles together, they can turn them over to check their answer!
Grab Your Set
Ready to go “apple picking?” Grab these apple counting puzzles by clicking the yellow button at the bottom of the post.
Then, hop over and grab our Apple Centers Pack!
More Apple Activities
Looking for more fun apple themed learning fun for kids? Scroll down and check out 25 more apple activities from some awesome kid bloggers!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Letter Matching Apple Tree Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Apple Lacing Fine Motor Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Kindergarten Math Activity: Apple Matching Game // Schooling a Monkey
Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity // Stir the Wonder
Write and Wipe Math Cards | Bobbing for Apples // Science Kiddo
Apple Life Cycle Printable Book // Stay at Home Educator
Apple Number Match // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Apple Life Cycle Hat // The STEM Laboratory
Fine Motor Strengthening Apple Activity // Sugar Aunts
Apple Tree Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Apple Shape Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Oatmeal Apple Crisp: A Recipe for Kids // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Apple Addition Write and Wipe Cards // Playdough to Plato
Johnny Appleseed Apple Coverall Games // Recipe for Teaching
Apple Play Dough Surprise Activity // Play & Learn Every Day
Apple Counting Book // Fun-A-Day
Balancing Apples Up on Top // Sara J Creations
Apple Seed Counting Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Apple Alphabet Puzzles // The Letters of Literacy
Apple Subitizing Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Apple Tree Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Apple Ten Frames // Still Playing School
Tracing Letters Printable Apples // Modern Preschool
CVC Spelling Mats // Fairy Poppins
Apple Color Matching Activity // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails