Apples Fine Motor Ideas
Mini Apple Orchard
Have the children work in small groups to design
their own "Mini Apple Orchard".
Fill a pan with dirt, twigs, toy
tractors, green sponges for apple trees with red tissues
for apples, or anything
the children can come up with as ideas for their orchards.
Have children cut out apples from red, yellow, or
green construction paper.
Glue onto another sheet of paper. Glue on
tissue paper leaves or real leaves (collected on
a leaf walk). While
children are doing this activity, reinforce the colors of different apples.
Red, Green, and Yellow Play Dough
Photo submitted by Shell
Play with red, green, and yellow play-doh
a play dough recipe to make red, yellow, and green
Let the children have fun creating play doh apples.
Fishing For Apples
Make fishing poles - see below for
directions. Cut apple shapes from red, yellow,
and green construction
paper. Attach a metal paper clip to each apple shape. Place
on a large piece of blue butcher paper which has been cut into the shape of a
Lay the items on the floor and ask children to fish for different
colored apples or to pick up
a certain number of apples. Apple shapes can
be laminated or covered with clear contact
paper first so they will last
longer. Shapes or dots can be written on the
apples and used for shape
recognition or counting activities.
Directions to make fishing poles:
Make fishing poles from 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wooden dowel rods which can be
at a hardware or craft store. Cut a groove around one end of the
dowel rod about one
inch (2.5 cm) from the end. Tie a short length of yarn
into the groove. Tie a
small magnet onto the other end. (Magnetic
strips are available at craft stores.)
Giant Apple Tree
For each child , draw three or four apples on red construction paper.
the children cut out the apples and glue then onto a giant tree made from butcher paper.
apple shape from red construction paper (or the color of your choice). Cut it up
into puzzle shapes and give children the opportunity to assemble it. Donít
forget the stem and leaf!
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