Apples Game Ideas
Apple File Folder Games
Below are photos I took
of my class working with the different file folder games during our
(photos above and below were submitted
Apple Color Match
Apple Letter Match
Apple Number Match
(match dots to correct
Apple Number Match
dots to correct number)
Cut out construction paper apples and hide them in the room.
Let the children look for the apples. Then count how many they can find.
Where's That Worm?
Combine rhyme and numbers in this seasonal group
activity. To prepare, cut ten apple shapes
from red construction paper.
Label each apple with a numeral from 1 to 10. Tape a craft stick handle
each apple. Then tape a two inch long piece of green pipe cleaner (a worm)
to the back of one apple.
At circle time, have ten children stand in front
of the class and give each one an apple cutout.
Have students recite the
following poem; then have a child try to find the worm by naming a
apple. Direct the child holding that apple to answer yes or no and show
the back of it.
Continue the activity until a child finds the worm.
Then collect the apples, move the worm, and play again.
Ten red apples growing on a tree-
Five for you and five for me.
There's one little worm that you can't see.
Where, oh, where can that little worm be?
out basket of red and green apples and pieces of red and green
construction paper. Let your children
remove the apples from
the basket and place them on the matching colored paper
pieces. When the children
are ready for a more challenging
game, add some yellow apples and a piece of yellow construction
apple shapes from construction paper. Print a word on each apple that begins
A and the picture. Make two apples for each word. Invite students, to play
a memory game by
laying the apples face down on the table, turning over pairs of words,
reading them, and trying to
match pairs. Students can aim play by mixing the apples face up, matching,
and reading word pairs.
Set out a
basket of red and green apples and pieces of red and green construction paper.
Let your children remove the apples from the basket and place them on the
colored paper pieces. When the children are ready for a more challenging
add some yellow apples and a piece of yellow construction paper.
Fishing for Apples
poles with magnets connected to the ends. Cut apple shapes from red, yellow,
and green construction paper. Attach a metal paper clip to each apple
shape. Place apples on a
large piece of blue butcher paper that has been cut into the shape of a
pond. Lay the items on the
floor and ask children to fish for different colored apples or to pick up
a certain number of apples.
apples out of green, yellow and red paper. Glue them on a file folder.
Have the kids match them by color. Or you can draw shapes on the apples
and they can match them. Numbers, Size, or Letters work also.
Glue a felt tree shape to each of
five cardboard squares.
Write a number from 1 to 5 under
each tree. Cut fifteen
apple shapes out of felt. To
play the game have the children
take turns identifying the numbers
below and placing
the corresponding number of apples on them.
Apple Bingo Matching Game
6 Poster board
strips (approx. 6x11" each)
6 Red construction paper apples
6 Yellow construction paper apples
6 green construction paper apples
Black permanent marker
Lamination or contact paper
Draw 18 different faces (i.e.: sleepy eyes with nose and smile;
triangle eyes with nose and sad face) on the 18
construction paper apples. Glue the red apples at the top of each of the 6
poster boards; the yellow apples in
the middle and the green apples at the bottom. (The apple poster boards
will resemble a stoplight, sort of.)
Contact or laminate each card. Now cut out 18 more apples (6 of each
color) and draw the same faces on
these apples. Laminate/contact these apples. These apple cut-outs will be
the lotto or bingo cards to match
to the corresponding apple face on the lotto/bingo poster board pieces.
Have one player hold up a card
(or the teacher) and the child who has the matching face will put the card
over his/her matching face.
Play until all children have their cards filled up. It's a fun game!
The Early Worm
Gets the Apple
"Sometimes seeing a worm in an
apple isn't so bad--especially if you're the worm!" Divide your group into
thirds. Designate one group to be the worms. Pair the students in the
remaining two groups. Ask the
students in each pair to face each other & hold hands to represent an
apple. Play some lively music
as the worms move & wiggle around the apples. Then stop the music and
direct each worm to find
an apple in which to hide. Continue the game until everyone has had a
chance to be a wiggle worm!
Real Easy Apple "Stuff"
Have several different
varieties of apple, several different colors - discuss different colors,
you can let each child have a different one and play a game like -- if you
have a green
apple stand up, if you have a yellow apple hop up & down, etc. Have large
cut out and different color paint to match the apples and let the kids
choose which color
to paint theirs. Cut the apples and serve for snack, talk about the
different tastes, make
a graph showing which apple each person liked. Cut the apple in half and
show the kids
the star inside, make up a story about it! You can do apple printing from
the halves -
maybe on a large apple shaped paper. Hang apples from ceiling & challenge
the kids to
take a bite without using their hands (good for older ones, can be
frustrating for little ones).
leaf walk outside and collect apple leaves. If this is not possible,
cut leaves from construction
or tissue paper and place them around your room before taking the walk.
Have children find the leaves.
Tasting Different Kinds of Apples
Provide three types of apples - red, yellow, and green. Wash the
apples and cut them into pieces,
and place on three separate paper plates. Tell children the name of each
Have them compare the color, texture and taste of each type of apple.
an apple necklace for each child playing. Cut a small apple shape
from red, yellow,
and green construction paper. Punch a small hole in the top of the apple
and attach a piece
of yarn large enough to loosely go over the child's head. Let the children
wear their necklaces
while playing Musical Apples. This is played like musical chairs. Place a
picture of an apple on
each chair. Put out one less chair than children who will be playing. Play
some marching music
and have children sit on the chairs as the music stops. Each time you play
the music eliminate a chair.
The child who doesn't get a seat needs to wait until the game starts over.
The winner is left when there is only one child on one chair.
Real apples, pictures of apples or felt apples
Invite the children to go on an apple hunt. If you use real
use them to make applesauce using your favorite recipe
Who Stole the Apple from The Apple Tree
Real or plastic apple
Play this game just like "Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie
this game just like "Hot Potato"
Let the kids
paint apple trees using sponges dipped in the color they would like their
tree to be. (You can also just use markers or crayons and color trees)
Once the kids are
finished, have them tell you a story about their tree. Write out what the
child says either on the
back of the tree or separate paper, and have the child circle all the
words that have an "A" in them.
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!