Looking for ways to making math more fun and easier to understand? Try this cute apple counting activity with your preschooler!
Tactile counting with pompoms really helps conceptualize numbers. For this activity, preschoolers will add red and green pompoms to their apple tree to show the same number of apples as is listed on their flash cards. Preschoolers count and touch the number of “apples” and can see how the physical representation matches the number.
I made cards numbered 1-10 for you to print off, as well as an apple tree sheet. This activity can used over-and-over again since no glue is involved. Preschoolers just need to pick a card, look at the number, and place the corresponding number of “apple” pompoms on the tree!
Supplies Needed to Make Apple Counting Activity:
For this activity you will need to print off the flash cards and cut them out; print off the tree page; and have 10 pompoms in red and green.
Click on the link below for your flashcards and tree:
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Pair this activity with Adding Apples by Nick Rebman. This nonfiction, early math book is a great choice for preschool and kindergarten apple-themes. The child in the book leads the reader through a series of age-appropriate math problems with apples 🙂 My son liked counting all of the apples on the page and announcing the answer to me! Plus the pictures in the book do a great job representing different colors in the apples.
My son had a blast with this preschool apple counting activity. We had lots more apple fun too. If you are looking for more preschool apple fun, then check out my post about apple-themed books, STEM activities, and a craft: https://imaginationsrunningwild.com/2021/09/08/apple-theme-preschool-books-crafts-stem-and-game-activities/