INSIDE: Apple tree q-tip counting Fall activity for preschooler. This would make a great addition to any fall or apple themed preschool or toddler unit or a fun hands-on at-home learning activity!
Apple Tree Q-Tip Counting Learning Outcomes
- Early math skills
- Fine motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Problem Solving
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How to Set Up Apple Tree Q-tip Counting
To set up your apple tree counting box, grab your markers and a small box such as a shoe box. Draw the outline of six apple trees. In the trunk write the number of apples you would like your little one to count on that tree. For toddlers stick with 1 to 6 and for preschoolers you can go higher.
Next, cut q-tips in half and colour the ends red using a marker or a dot marker. Finally, take a pair of scissors and poke holes in the tree foliage to match the number on the trunk. Your child will stick their q-tip apples in these holes! You don’t want the holes to be too big. They should be big enough that your child can easily slide the q-tips in and have the tip rest on the top of the box.
How to Play Apple Tree Counting
Invite your preschooler to count out apples and place them in the trees. First, have them identify the number on the trunk and them count out the number of holes. Next, invite them to place the apples on the tree counting as they go.
Modify for Toddlers
With toddlers, you can do the counting for them. Or you can stick the apples in the trees and have them remove the apples and count them.
Modify for Kindergartners
Write out simple math problems on the trees and invite them to solve the problem by counting the apples.
This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
Supplies for Apple Tree Qtip Counting
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- Sensory bin or sensory table and bins
- Shoe Box
- Markers (green, brown and red)
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