Apple Shapes Sorting Sticky Wall

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INSIDE: Apple Shapes Sorting Sticky Wall is a fun shape sorting for toddlers and preschool. It is a great early math activity for Fall. This is a great activity to include in an apple themed unit for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Putting Up Your Sticky Wall

Contact paper has one side that is very very sticky, so unrolling it and taping it to a wall can be a little tricky. Here’s how I do it:

Step 1

Stick the sticky wall up on the wall using small rolled up pieces of tape in the four corners. Make sure the paper backing side is facing out.

Step 2

Peel the paper backing off to expose one small corner of the sticky paper. Continue peeling the paper backing off until one side is exposed. Tape that side down fully using Painter’s tape. This will ensure that it doesn’t fall down as your child is playing.

Step 3

Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side.

Step 4 (optional)

Remove the small rolled up pieces of tape from underneath the sticky wall. These rolled up pieces were just there to help you get the sticky wall set up and can be removed once your sticky wall fully up. But if you don’t mind them there you don’t have to remove them.

Making the Apple Shapes Sticky Wall

Grab your red construction paper and cut out the outline of various shapes, such as a circle, heart, square and triangle. Out of brown and green construction paper cut out a stem and leaf for each shape apple.

Apple Shape Sorting Sticky Wall

Out of black construction paper cut out small shape apple seeds, see photos for reference.

Put your shape apples up on the sticky wall.

Apple Shape Sorting Sticky Wall

How to Play Apple Shapes Sticky Wall

Invite your toddler or preschooler to sort the apple seed shapes onto the correct shape apple on the sticky wall.

Apple Shape Sorting Sticky Wall
Apple Shape Sorting Sticky Wall
Apple Shape Sorting Sticky Wall

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Apple Shapes Sticky Wall

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  • Black, brown, green and red construction paper
  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape
  • Bowl

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