Apple Taste Test with Printables

We haven’t done an apple taste test in years. I skipped the whole apple theme when Krash was younger, and now that Ladybug is in Kindergarten I wanted to have apple fun again!  I created some apple taste test printables for my kids to use and you are welcome to them also!

Apple Taste Test Printable



I bought 7 different types of apples and invited some friends over since I knew we couldn’t eat all of the apples!  Plus it’s more fun with friends! I got the table all prepared before the friends arrived to make things run smoothly.  Even had time to snap a few pictures for you!

Apple Taste Test

Apple Taste Test Printable

Apple Taste Test

I cut each apple as we tasted to keep them from browning.  I used an apple cutter and walked around the table letting each child sample and then fill in their sheet.

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My sweet mom is here so she took some photos for me while I worked!

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The kids wrote in the name of the apple, circled a descriptive word, colored the apple to match, and chose a smile or sad face to represent if they liked it or not. Ladybug and her four year old friend both had some writing help.

Apple Taste Test Printable

In the end each child ate more of the apples they liked and then filled out the final poster to tell their favorite kind of apple!  You can see Ladybug’s papers below!

Apple Taste Test Printables

Download you free Apple Taste Test Printables

here on our Apple Fun webpage

See more apple ideas on our Apple Theme Pinterest Board!

Apple Theme Pinterest Board

Apple Activity with Cubes ~Free Printables

We haven’t had an Apple Theme week in our homeschool in years. I decided it was time to have some apple activity fun this week with Ladybug for Kindergarten. I printed many apple activities from other sites and made these simple apple cube printables for us to use.

Apple Cube Printables



Years ago I made a pumpkin cube printable just like these, which is in our Pumpkin Printable Pack.  Many have asked me to make more of these and finally I have more for you!

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I made an A is for Apple and an Apple Tree.

A is for Apple Activity Using Cubes

Our Color Cubes set didn’t have enough greens to make the tree, nor does it have brown.  Thankfully Unifix Cubes are about the same size, so we used those for the tree!  You can use Unifix Cubes for both if you don’t have the Color Cube set.

Don’t have either?  Use the outline version and color the squares in, use colored stickers, or even dot paint!

Apple Tree Activity Using Cubes

 

This activity provides young kids the opportunity to practice spatial visualization skills in recreating the pattern using cubes. Older kids can look at the pattern and recreate OFF of the printable to make it more challenging.

Both activities will be set up on trays for her to work on!  I pre-counted the cubes and colors for her and placed those on the tray with the printable. Once she copies the patterns on the printable, I will encourage her to try to recreate on the table next to the printable.

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You can see I chose to use the outline version to save on ink, but there is a solid color version also if you prefer that.  The solid color version would be easier for younger tots.

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Download your FREE Apple Cube Printables

here on our Fall Fun Webpage!

See more apple ideas on our Apple Theme Pinterest Board!

Apple Theme Pinterest Board

Pumpkin & Fall Preschool Fun

I am combining these two themes into one post because sadly, she was totally UNinterested in my fall theme. It would have made a really lame post to be honest. Last year she LOVED the fall theme, see it here.

 Fall Preschool Fun

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used in this post}

Her Fall shelf ~

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I talked her into exploring a bit, but didn’t really choose anything on her own, except for the sensory basket…

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She loves sorting…

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She also sang the fall leaf songs with me, she always likes songs!

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She LOVED this book last year {here’s last year’s Tot School post}, in fact I created an entire Scarecrow Printable Pack because she loved it so much  This year she told me she doesn’t like scarecrows. Figures. We did read it a few times, and she enjoyed the props, but not nearly as much as last year.

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Pumpkin Preschool Fun

Her Pumpkin Shelf ~

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She was excited about the pumpkin shelf and dove right in!

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We made a printable pumpkin craft from here.

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She dictated and created an adorable story about a pumpkin, all with a Minecraft theme.

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Cutting and matching shapes from my pumpkin pack.

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This was probably her favorite printable activity.  It’s from education.com and I used wooden alphabet beads for her to find the missing letters.

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We read lots of books, here she was picking out the daily reads while I sat in the bean bag waiting for her to choose!  See our pumpkin books here!

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Her completed pumpkin work. Cat coloring on left is from here and on the right was from my Just Color Pumpkins pack.

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Fall Theme Pinterest Board

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board

See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!

Fall Fun ~ Just Color!

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Fall Fun Coloring set!

Fall Fun Coloring Printables

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


Looking for more Fall Theme fun?

Fall Fun...Apples, Fall Leaves, Pumpkins

Tot School ~ Fall Theme

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We used printables from various sources, mostly the ones shown below {buttons are linked to source}!  I also used a few items {coloring sheets mainly since Ladybug LOVES to color} pinned to my Fall Theme Pinterest board!

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I set up her area with a fall theme and she loved it.  I recreated our fall sensory bin, and added a big scarecrow!  Fall Tot School-3308

Fall Tot School

One of her favorite books is The Falling Leaves and the Scarecrow, so I put little magnets on the back of the printables to make story retelling props. The Falling Leavs and the Scarecrow

I put all of her fall work, which I gathered from various places online {all linked above} into a Fall Notebook, similar to our Christmas Notebooks from last year. I made the cover quickly and forgot to save it {so, no printable to offer, sorry}.Fall Tot School-3310 Each day she chose what she wanted to do.  Most days she did 4-5 activities, and would have done more if I could just spend my entire day with her!  I sorted her notebook into 3 parts, in the front I put coloring pages {not in any sheet protectors}, then I put a section of reusable work {mazes, tracing, etc.}, and then a section just for dot fun printables.  Things that were more project natured {cutting, gluing, etc.} I kept separately in a pouch and pulled out for her to choose something when we worked together.  Here’s a few photos of things she did.

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We used magnets for the first round of roll and graphFall Tot School

The next day we used dot paint to play again, she loves it!Fall Tot School

Her favorite dot fun was definitely the fall tree.Fall Tot School

She made a leaf arrangement all on her own to set next to her while she colored her mini leaf colors book.Fall Tot School

Cutting, counting and gluing is another very favorite.Fall Tot School

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She wanted me to hold her papers while she cut them…Fall Tot School

After she cut them apart I mixed them all up and had her match them all and glue them on a paper…Fall Tot School

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Then she wanted to glue on the leftover from her cut-count-glue activity…Fall Tot School

She counted and dot painted the correct number, in our mini Fall Counting book.  This is the first time she has done this printable and she really liked it!

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The girl loves singing and our fall songs were a big hit!Fall Tot School

She loved the 1-10 scarecrow puzzle!

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Here is some of her fall work all hung up, she loves for me to hang it all up!Fall Tot School-3305


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Ladybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

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Life-School_thumb_thumb_thumb We spent the end of our week camping together as a family and had a fabulous time!  I got some sweet shots of my baby girl, here’s a few favorites!

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When did my little baby get so big?


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