It’s apple picking time which also means its time to share some simple and fantastic apple activities for kids!
Yes, there’s also some pretty darn cute apple crafts you can do with the kids.
But this list is compiled of just activities that use actual apples in them!
Stock up this season and have fun with it!
We have a nice apple tree in our backyard, as well as at Grandma’s house, so we get lots and lots of apples! But don’t nearly get through them all every year.
This year, I’m bummed. We are in the midst of a big backyard and garage project and the big machines knocked the apple blossoms off the tree! So we don’t have any apples…
So we’ll be heading to Grandma’s house to do some of these crazy apple activities!
I never knew there was so much kids can do with real apples!
Doing simple seasonal fun things with apples. Learning and experimenting with apples. Cutting them open to see what’s inside (and what to do with them!)!
I’ve found tons of apple activities for kids to do!
Plus, I even included some fun and easy apple treats at the end!
You’ll want to make those with the kids for another activity! The kids will love to taste what they made.
These are all apple activities using real apples.
Here are my 40 apples activities for kids to do!
What’s coming up next? Activities using pumpkins!
Just Plain Fun Apple Activities for Kids:
First off, we’re just going to have some fun with apples!
If you haven’t gone apple picking or bobbing for apples its a must!
But definitely take a look at the amazing apple puzzle idea, its my fave!
- Here are simple tips for How to Go Apple Picking with toddlers from The Pleasantest Thing.
- Try Apple Bowling from Coffee Cups & Crayons.
- Stack Apples Up On Top for some definite giggles with preschoolers from Learn, Play, Imagine.
- Try this tongs teaser twist Fine Motor Bobbing for Apples from Fantastic Fun & Learning.
- Make a sweet and simple Apple Pie Sensory Bin for lots of imagination and pretend play.
- This toddler Indoor Apple Picking Activity is perfect for any weather.
- Get a little crafty with an Apple puzzle from A Mom with a Lesson Plan.
- Fine Motor Apple Pick Up Game is lots of fall fun for toddlers and preschoolers from Gift of Curiosity
- Try a simple kitchen science experiment perfect for the season with these Apple Volcanos from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails.
- Get blowing with Bubble Science with Apples from Preschool Powol Packets
Add a Learning Twist in Apple Activities for Kids:
Don’t just stop with the fun, add in some of these learning apple activities and the kids won’t even notice!
Apple printing is a classic, but add in some patterning or learning the letter A, and you’ll be set!
- Easy Apple Taste Test from Inner Child Fun
- Apple Graphing from Teaching Mama
- Simple Apple Sorting By Color from The Resourceful Mama
- Apple Sorting by Size from Family Education
- Apple Sink or Float from Mom to 2 Posh Li’l Divas
- Invitation to Count with Apples from Life Over C’s
- Apple Gravity Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Letter A Apple Stamping from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
- Apple Print Math Patterns from Buggy & Buddy
- Make Apple Patterns from Teach Preschool
- Apple Rotting Experiment from Gift of Curiosity
- Estimating Circumference of an Apple from Gift of Curiosity
The Insider Scoop of Apple Activities for Kids:
Okay, now its time to cut open the apples and see what’s on the inside!
Investigate why apples turn brown.
Have you ever seen the apple star?
But be sure to add in some toothpicks and start building, another fave of mine!
- Why Apples Turn Brown from Left Brain Craft Brain
- Make Apple Prints from Hands on As We Grow
- Growing Apple Seeds from In All You Do
- Will Animals eat Apples? from Teach Preschool
- Building with Apple Chunks from Fun at Home with Kids
- Jumping Apple Seeds is a super simple science experiment that’s perfect for autumn from Teaching Mama
- Apple Seed Counting from Modern Preschool with free PDF printables
- The Story of the Apple Star from Come Together Kids
- Festive Feast for the Birds from Natural Kid Steam
- Examine the parts of an apple from Little Bins for Little Hands
Apple Activities to Apple Treats:
Lastly, let’s eat the apples after all the fun!
Include the kids in baking and cooking these apple treats!
They’ll think they’re even more delicious if they took part in preparing them.
- Simple Apple Pie from Powerful Mothering
- Applesauce from Creative with Kids
- Apple Cookies from Rachel Schultz
- Easy Apple Chips from Living Sweet Moments
- 7 Minute Apple Crisp from I Can Teach My Child
- Apple bowls from The Pleasantest Thing
- Pan-Fried Apples from Feels like Home Blog
- How to Keep Apples from Turning Brown from My Crazy Blessed Life
So many apple activities for kids! What’s your fave?
These apple activities for kids also means that its the beginning of the fall season!
Here’s some of my favorite fall posts for you to enjoy:
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What are some of your favorite ways to have fun with real apples?
Share some of your ideas or go to activities for Apple season in the comments. We love to hear from you!